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24 October 2023

Valuing luxury real estate in the Gulf

Understanding luxury Luxury is a concept as old as philosophy itself. It has stirred debate for centuries. From the musings of Plato to modern economic thinkers like Werner Sombart and Thorstein Veblen, interpretations of the concept of luxury may differ, but they all seem to agree that luxury is an important aspect of society. Sombart championed luxury’s central role in […]
22 June 2023

Does sustainability pay? How is the Gulf integrating global best practice?

Perspectives on sustainability Architects, planners and regulators alike all favour sustainable buildings, each with good reason: to design, shape and order new developments that will benefit the planet and improve the environment. The upcoming COP28 Conference in Dubai,[1] and the prioritisation of carbon emission reductions through the circular economy as an integral part of 2023 as the Year of Sustainability,[2] […]
22 March 2022

Bahrain F1: The long term economic and real estate benefits

Bahrain was first to build a track and host a Formula One (F1) race in the region, but there was competition. The UAE, Egypt and Lebanon were all potential alternative candidates, but in 2002 the FIA came calling and Bahrain beat their internal competition, as a result of a firm commitment to deliver a race by 2004. It was of […]
11 January 2022

Confidential government entity – Oman

Type: Financial Assessment And Scenario Analysis For A Residential Development In Muscat Location: Muscat, Oman Assets Covered: Residential Reason for Study: Internal Decision-Making Purposes And Securing Finance Completion Date: 2021 Scope of Work: Macroeconomic and demographic overview of Oman. Residential market overview: historical and forecasted market trends and key market drivers. Developed a bespoke MS Excel-based model to assess the […]
11 November 2021

Lessons from the past, pointers to the future. What impact do Expos have on real estate markets?

The first modern fair was held in Paris just after the French Revolution in 1798, on the site where the Eiffel Tower now stands. By 1928 Expos had gained both codification and their own organisation. Subsequent Expos have been well-recognised landmarks of human achievement, for example, the New York World Fair of 1939 showcasing US technological innovation and the Shanghai […]
5 September 2021

Formula One and real estate — a winning team?

There are several potential multiplier effects of hosting a Formula One race on real estate. The most obvious one is the effect F1 races and similar events bring on hotel, serviced apartments and short-term let occupancy rates, and therefore valuations. Some have referred to the way in which any F1 event is a platform for local hotels and conference facilities […]
24 August 2021

Why choose Cavendish Maxwell for all your property needs

It is a great time to invest in Dubai but knowing where or what to invest in can be a daunting task. It is prudent to find the best real estate companies in Dubai to help you make that decision. Dubai real estate agencies and investment advisors bring together buyers and sellers across the industry, providing critical local knowledge and […]
11 April 2021

How do real estate markets recover from crises?

We should no longer ask how real estate markets recover from political or macroeconomic crises. Rather, we should ask how the dynamics of real estate markets themselves operate to create, manage and transfer wealth, frequently at a national or even regional level. Read more from our chief economist in his latest article.
23 March 2021

Rent-to-own: Best practices and the way forward

Worldwide there is evidence that if properly managed, rent-to-own can be a successful way to improve market liquidity, encourage home ownership and contribute to affordable housing in particular, which is the main real estate challenge facing governments in the Gulf. Read more in our latest opinion article.
14 February 2021

The Residential Investor Jigsaw Part Three: Total Returns

The two previous white papers in this series tackled yields and capital values for villas and apartments in the districts of Dubai. The task now, made straightforward by the homogeneity of the Property Monitor database, is to put the two sets of data together to calculate total returns.
1 February 2021

Q4 2020 UAE Property Market Report

Our latest publication assesses the performance of the property market in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and the northern emirates in 2020 with a focus on the last quarter, across residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.
15 December 2020

2020 Bahrain Property Market Report

In our latest report we take a look at the performance of Bahrain’s real estate market with a focus on the measures introduced to mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 contagion. The analysis provides a comprehensive overview of the residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and industrial sectors.

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