16 May 2018

A report on the secondary market

Off-plan sales dominated the market in 2017 with attractive sales prices and payment plans for a wider base of buyers. During the same period, secondary market sales remained fairly consistent with traditional favourites Dubai Marina and International City leading the apartment tally and most recently Akoya Oxygen, Emirates Living and International City being the top performing areas for villas/townhouses. Since […]
19 April 2018

Q1 2018 Abu Dhabi Market Report

Our Abu Dhabi Q1 2018 market report provides a summary of the Abu Dhabi residential market. Price and rent movement and upcoming supply of residential properties are provided through Property Monitor, a real estate intelligence platform, powered by Cavendish Maxwell.
19 April 2018

Oman Property Market Review

Our Oman Property Market Review provides a summary of the residential, retail and office market as of March 2018, highlighting rent performance and factors impacting demand. The report also includes an overview of the freehold Integrated Tourism Complex (ITC) developments and outlook for the property sector in 2018.
5 April 2018

Q1 2018 Dubai Market Report

This report provides a summary of the residential market activity and highlights price movement, rent and yield statistics, residential transactions and upcoming supply of residential properties. The data is provided by Property Monitor, a real estate intelligence platform. The report also includes the recent Property Monitor Residential Survey for Q1 2018, with a summary of market sentiment for Q2 2018 […]
2 March 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Residential Market Overview

Ras Al Khaimah Residential Market Ras Al Khaimah’s real estate sector has seen a substantial increase in development activity and a change of demographics over the past 10-15 years. The emirate has witnessed rapid development of its tourism industry and increasing employment and economic activity in the manufacturing, industrial, retail, education and hospitality sectors. Additionally, the emirate offers wider freehold […]
2 March 2018

The Problem of Existing Building Stock

A noticeable shift in trend in the construction sector during 2017 has been a growing awareness amongst clients and consultants of the ageing building stock in the region. Words like refurbishment, retrofit and re-use have become commonplace in meetings, conferences and debates, and the ‘existing building problem’ is the elephant in the room that is conveniently avoided when looking at […]
2 February 2018

Ajman Residential Market Overview

The Ajman residential property market has in the past primarily catered to residents looking for a cheaper alternative to neighbouring emirates of Sharjah and Dubai. During the market peak of 2011 and beyond, residential projects closer to the Sharjah border fulfilled the demand for affordable housing for expatriates who made up 83% of the total population in 2015 and have […]
31 January 2018

Abu Dhabi 2017 – A Year in Review Report: Cavendish Maxwell and Property Monitor

Declines in residential property prices averaged 1.8% for apartments and 2.4% for villas/townhouses across Abu Dhabi investment zones over 12 months Declines in residential property rents averaged 3.3% for apartments and 3.7% for villas/townhouses across Abu Dhabi investment zones over 12 months 2017 witnessed limited handovers in Abu Dhabi investment zones, amounting to 2,400 units Abu Dhabi, 31 January 2018: […]
21 January 2018

2017 – A Year in Review Report: Cavendish Maxwell and Property Monitor in partnership with Dubai Land Department

Residential property prices registered 12 month decline of 2% on average while rents declined by 4% Off-plan residential properties accounted for most of the total transfers during the year, with more than 24,900 transactions in 2017 Over 21,600 units were handed over in Dubai during 2017 Property Monitor Residential Survey reveals that for Q1 2018 the majority of agents are […]
9 January 2018

Progression of Fire Safety in the UAE

Prior to 2010, the UAE had limited fire regulations, the design of towers being dependent on the Building Code, and designer adoption of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Building Contracting (IBC) guidelines. Due to recent tower fires, Dubai has been working towards adopting tougher fire regulations. The revisions in the UAE’s 2013 Fire and Life Safety Code […]
2 January 2018

Sharjah Economic and Residential Property 2017 Review

Sharjah, the third largest emirate with a total land area of around 2,600sqkm, borders Dubai to its south, Ajman and Umm Al Quwain to its north and Ras Al Khaimah to its east. Sharjah has become an alternative rental housing option to Dubai, due to the availability of lower-cost housing and regular migration between Sharjah and Dubai. Coupled with this, […]
30 December 2017

Abu Dhabi 2017 – ‘A Year in Review’

Abu Dhabi 2017 – ‘A Year in Review’ provides a summary of the Abu Dhabi residential market. Price movement, rent and yield statistics and upcoming supply of residential properties are provided through Property Monitor, a real estate intelligence platform, powered by Cavendish Maxwell. The report also provides a market outlook for 2018 from professionals working within the industry.
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