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Property Funds and Finance | Middle East


According to global property advisor CBRE, strong international investor appetite for logistics real estate fuelled by e-commerce growth and demand for last-mile logistics, combined with an abundance of institutional capital in the global market, is driving increased investment in the sector that is expected to continue in 2018.


Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd.’s planned bid for a smaller rival signals a shift away from the Israeli housing market that transformed it into the country’s most profitable lender.


The worst-performing bonds in the Gulf last week were two sukuks issued by Qatar’s Ezdan Holding Group QSC.


According to Knight Frank's recently released Wealth Report 2017, there is a change in ultra high net worth individuals (UHNWI) property investment patterns, driven by political uncertainty, cooling measures and barriers affect traditional markets.


•Global ultra-wealthy population grows in 2016, despite political and economic uncertainty

•Sydney and Melbourne see highest net inflows of HNWIs globally; Perth is 8th on the global list

•Across the globe, Australasia sees strongest regional growth in UHNWIs 2015-2016 at 11%

•Sydney and Melbourne both projected to see 70% more UHNWIs over the next 10 years


Potential jobs creators peter out in Malaysia


According to international real estate consultant Cluttons - and in the wake of Britain's exit of the EU vote and a new and uncertain dawn - for those invested in the London property market, the deterioration in the value of sterling overnight will have erased any gains in recent years, particularly buyers from the Gulf, whose currencies retain a fixed peg to the US dollar.


Investment in real estate in Wales fell in the first three months of 2016 but a number of sectors are still seeing a lot of activity, according to the latest research from JLL.


Rise in prices and sales raise fears of a market bubble; buying houses as a hedge


The United Arab Emirates’ real estate market will probably see further price declines this year because of lower oil prices and a strong dollar-pegged local currency, according to Standard & Poor’s.


London, New York and Dubai Identified as Preferred Investment Destinations


Indian, British and Pakistani buyers topped the list of non Gulf area overseas real estate investment in Dubai in 2015, according to official figures.


Plan for biggest mall scrapped for project built in stages
Focus on easing traffic, reducing air conditioner use


Abu Dhabi sovereign fund looks beyond trophy sites and major cities


Falling property prices in Dubai will help keep the emirate competitive as a business hub for the Middle East and Africa region, according to Mohammed Al Shaibani, chief executive officer of Investment Corp. of Dubai and a top government official.


According to property portal, the recent UAE-based Cityscape Global 2015 event held in September 2015 eased many Middle East property investor concerns, and cleared speculative clouds of a purported property demand slowdown in Dubai.


Falling property prices in Dubai are not totally bad news as it will make the emirate’s real estate market more mature, a new analysis report says.


According to CBRE, during the first half of 2015, $11.5 billion of capital flowed out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally--surpassing the previous half-yearly high of $9.6 billion recorded in H1 2007.


Fears of a crisis in the United Arab Emirates real estate market are “overblown” because the impact of weaker currencies and slowdown in transaction numbers is lower than some reports suggest, HSBC Holdings Plc. said.


It’s all about “exploring financially rewarding investment prospects”