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The advent of a real estate investment market in the GCC with REITs

The property price correction in the UAE has triggered many investors to explore alternate investment avenues to preserve and grow their wealth. Ironically, the current downturn in the real estate sector is also an opportune time to invest in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). REITs allow investors exposure to the real estate sector without the risk and hassle of […]

2019 Industrial and Logistics Report

The report explores themes including area-specific pricing, supply and demand data, the impact of e-commerce, market challenges and opportunities as well as Dubai’s competitiveness in an international context.

Retire in the UAE?

How easy it is to retire in the UAE? Easier as of this year, is the simple answer. There are now estimated to be almost three million expatriates living and working in Dubai alone[1]. An equal number are to be found in the other emirates and a growing number of those are approaching retirement age. Not all of them, by […]

2019 UAE Property Market Report - A Year in Review

The report assesses the performance of the property market in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates in 2019, with a focus on the last quarter, across residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.

Dubai Healthcare Property Market Update 2019-2020

The report explores key themes including an overview on hospitals, clinics and health centres, medical tourism, upcoming projects as well as Dubai’s competitiveness in an international context.

The role of the surveyor in year-end accounting valuations

It’s the time of the year when companies try to maximise efforts for a strong close to the last quarter before jetting off on long-planned holiday breaks. It is also the time when they are closing their books for the year, ensuring accuracy of all financial information before starting afresh in the new year. With a rise in the number […]

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UAE's first WeWork officially opens in Abu Dhabi

Workspace launched as WeWork x Hub71 in Abu Dhabi Global Market Three-floor workspace offers 1,200 desks for members to innovate, collaborate and connect  Shared office space manager WeWork made its debut in the UAE with the official launch of WeWork x Hub71. The three-floor workspace offering 1,200 desks is located in the heart of the capital’s financial centre at Abu Dhabi Global Market. The […]

2019 Industrial and Logistics Report now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Supply continues to outweigh demand, but landlords align price points with occupier budget: Cavendish Maxwell 2019 Industrial and Logistics Report General trading sector remained the most active, accounting for almost 35% of all enquiries Significantly more enquiries for facilities over 100,000 sq ft built-up-area in 2019 Vacancy levels expected to taper off in 2020 as demand […]

Sharjah registers property transactions worth AED 24.2 billion in 2019

Total of 61,357 transactions recorded, up 13.4% from a year ago Most Sharjah city transactions recorded in Muwaileh Commercial, Al Khan, Al Nahda and Hoshi Sharjah recorded 61,357 real estate transactions in 2019, up 13.4% compared to 2018, according to data from the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department (SRERD). The value of transactions at AED 24.2 billion also increased 7.3% […]

2019 UAE Property Market Report now released

Dubai, United Arab Emirates Prices and rents extend decline but select communities buck the trend:Cavendish Maxwell 2019 UAE Property Market Report  Average apartment prices in Dubai declined by 15% between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019 and villa/townhouse prices were lower by 18%.   Total number of transfers in Q4 2019 was 12,444 for both apartments and villas/townhouses with off-plan transfers […]

Saudi Arabia’s mortgage loans in 2019 up to November reach SAR 69 billion

Housing loans jumped 254% in terms of number and 167% in terms of volume Residential villas received the largest portion of funding at SAR 7.2 billion A total of 155,893 mortgage loans worth SAR 69 billion were offered in Saudi Arabia by all financing institutions in 2019 up to November, figures from the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) showed. Housing loans […]

Emaar Properties denies plans to sell observation deck of Burj Khalifa

Filing by Emaar says it plans to raise financing against cashflows of the tourist attraction Earlier report by Reuters said that Standard Chartered had been hired to advise on the sale Emaar Properties has denied reports that it is looking to sell the observation deck of the world’s tallest skyscraper – Burj Khalifa, according to a filing by the company […]
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