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5 February 2020

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 […]
27 January 2020

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.
23 January 2020

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 […]
14 January 2020

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.
17 December 2019

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.
15 December 2019

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 […]
6 November 2019

The Residential Investor Jigsaw Part One: Yields

Wise investors recognise that yields are an important, but not the only, measure that should drive their investment portfolios, which ought to be managed for, and judged by, total return in relation to risk. Significantly for the global market, however, the wave of increasingly elderly baby-boomers, all in need of stable cashflow in retirement, means that yield is acquiring ever […]
29 October 2019

Saadiyat Island: Cavendish Maxwell Special Report

The report provides a macroeconomic and demographic overview of Abu Dhabi and aims to highlight the key differentiators and yield profile for Saadiyat Island as an investment destination.
20 October 2019

What’s working for co-working?

A simple business model of leasing large, coveted office space on a shared basis; a peak valuation of USD 47 billion; a mission to “to elevate the world’s consciousness”. These factors seemed to be the ideal ingredients for a successful start-up with a social conscience – WeWork. But, one look at a filing from the industry-leading unicorn as part of […]
16 October 2019

Q3 2019 UAE Property Market Report

Real estate market conditions remained similar to the previous quarter as prices and rents continue to soften. However, price declines have brought properties within the reach of many, with transaction volumes increasing and tenants choosing to upgrade to better locations and larger units.
25 September 2019

Interest rates, lending and the real estate market

What has happened Responding swiftly to the cut in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve, the UAE central bank followed suit in September this year with a reduction of 25 basis points to 2.25%. This is far from a historic low: interest rates in the UAE averaged 1.43% from 2007 until 2019, reaching an all-time high of 4.75% in […]
18 September 2019

2019 Saudi Arabia Property Market Report

Cavendish Maxwell’s first Saudi Arabia Property Market Report for 2019 covers key data and overviews into the residential, retail, office and industrial, and hospitality sectors.
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