Strategy and Consulting

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16 July 2024

A Tale of Two Markets: Capitalising on Arbitrages through Retrofits

The Dubai real estate market has been on a spectacular bull run with prices reaching an all-time high of AED 1,351/sqft. This represents an appreciation of over 70% from the market trough reached in April 2009 and, more importantly, prices are approximately 10% above the previous peak of September 2014. However, when diving into the granular details, we notice that […]
24 June 2024

Natural disasters, resilience and value

The impact of natural disasters Recent adverse weather conditions in the UAE have focused attention on the impact of natural disasters on real estate. This includes impacts associated with climate change, such as flooding caused by changes in precipitation patterns and also the potential impact of rising sea levels, increasing heatwaves and regional droughts. However, the events in the UAE […]
1 June 2024

New City Salalah – Salalah

Project Name: New City Salalah Client Name: Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Sultanate of Oman Location: Salalah Assets Covered: Residential, Office, Hospitality, Retail, Marina, Leisure and Entertainment, Education Project Size: 5 Square Kms Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Sultanate of Oman is developing a unique seaside 5 square km seaside destination township in […]
14 May 2024

Bausher Heights – Muscat

Project Name: Bausher Heights Client Name: Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Sultanate of Oman Location: Muscat Assets Covered: Residential, Retail, Leisure and Entertainment, Education Project Size: 5 Square Kms Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Sultanate of Oman is developing a luxury residential township in Bausher, Muscat, capitalizing on its unique, uneven terrain to […]
12 May 2024

Highest & best use study – Dubai

Project Name: Highest and Best Use Study for 7 Plots Client Name: Real Estate Developer Location: Dubai Assets Covered: Residential, Commercial Office, Retail and Hospitality Project Size: N/A Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary: The client is assessing the development potential of land plots they own in various parts of Dubai, including vacant land parcels and a redevelopment project with an […]
26 April 2024

Private equity and real estate in the gulf: Three reasons to be positive

Introduction: Why private equity matters Worldwide, private equity funds closed deals worth $124 billion in just the fourth quarter of 2023. Fully a quarter of all merger and acquisition deals last year involved private equity.[1] As concerns over inflationary headwinds, rising interest rates and general macro uncertainty diminish, markets such as the Gulf have become increasingly attractive. The prospect of […]
12 April 2024

Asset management strategy – Retail portfolio – Abu Dhabi

Project Name: Asset Management Strategy for a Retail Real Estate Portfolio Client Name: State Owned Company Location: Western Region, Abu Dhabi Assets Covered: Regional Mall, Traditional Souq and smaller retail establishments Project Size: 200,000 SQM of retail assets Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary The client owns a diverse retail real estate portfolio consisting of a regional mall, traditional souq and […]
12 March 2024

Asset management strategy – Residential building – Abu Dhabi

Project Name: Asset Management Strategy for a Residential Building Located in Saadiyat Island Client Name: Private Company Location: Abu Dhabi Assets Covered: Residential Project Size: G+5 Building located in Saadiyat Island Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary The client owns a residential building located in Saadiyat Island and the asset is currently falling short of industry benchmarks from both a revenue […]
12 March 2024

Retail study – Abu Dhabi

Project Name: Retail Study Client Name: State Owned Entity Location: Abu Dhabi Assets Covered: Retail Project Size: 180 greenfield and brownfield land plots Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary: The client had a land bank of over 180 unused greenfield and brownfield plots across the UAE. Their strategic direction shifted from classic retail outlets to multi-use real estate development. The client […]
12 March 2024

Asset management – Abu Dhabi

Project Name: Asset Management Client Name: State Owned Entity Location: Abu Dhabi Assets Covered: Residential, Retail, Industrial, Commercial, Educational and Civil Infrastructure assets Project Size: N/A Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary The client sought to optimise their real estate portfolio, analysing leased, owned, and granted properties across various sectors. They aimed to identify performing and non-performing assets, recommend improvements, and […]
15 January 2024

A new era for real estate dawns in Oman

The context for Oman’s real estate boom Real estate as an engine for economic growth The importance of the real estate sector in any nation’s economic and social development is no secret. For years, construction has been celebrated as a pivotal economic driver, and in recent decades we have seen developed economies evolve from industrial and service-oriented development to what […]
15 December 2023

Financial feasibility & economic impact assessment – Muscat

Project Name: Consultancy Services for Financial Feasibility & Economic Impact Assessment of New Futuristic Smart City Client Name: Government Entity Location: Oman Assets Covered: Residential, Retail, Hotel, Industrial and Office Project Size: 15.7 million sqm plot Project Value: Confidential Executive Summary The client is considering developing a masterplan for a project called “The New Futuristic Smart City. This project will […]

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