Real Estate

Posted: 02-08-2011
SAUDI ARABIA.  The chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who has been the driving force behind the decision to build the world's tallest tower in Saudi Arabia, announced that the construction contract has been signed today. Kingdom Tower, with a height of over 1,000 meters, will begin construction imminently in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  Kingdom Tower will be the centerpiece and the first construction phase of Kingdom City, Jeddah Economic Company's (JEC) new urban development of more than 5.3 million square meters of land in the
Posted: November 11, 2015
UAE. Booming economy, growing population adds to appeal; Favourable demand picture spurs Middle East investor interest, according to the latest Global Real Estate Outlook by IP Global.
Posted: November 11, 2015
OMAN. Rents for higher quality residential stock holding steady; Rising level of poorer quality stocks caused rents to dip by 4.7% in Q3; Office market remains steady amid undertone of nervousness.
Posted: November 10, 2015
UAE. October's survey data paints a slightly less downbeat picture of real estate market conditions than those recorded over the three months to August.
Posted: November 10, 2015
UAE. The agreement details a framework for Boeing's operations which will include a spare parts warehouse, a distribution facility and a regional maintenance training facility.
Posted: November 9, 2015
UAE. Capital values for completed apartment units fell 9% year-on-year, with the highest drop registered across prime developments.
Posted: November 9, 2015
UAE. Emirates NBD Dubai Economy Tracker: Weaker growth was partly driven by a slight fall in business activity at travel & tourism companies, while both construction and wholesale & retail sub-sectors registered slower increases in activity in October.
Posted: November 9, 2015
UAE. Workshop touched on the definition of what innovation is and can be, and what the crucial elements are to embedding innovation into an organizational structure.
Posted: November 8, 2015
UAE. The development of Dubai communities has been skewed largely towards premium projects as they have higher margins compared to mid-income communities. This is reflected in the plot utilization rates of different communities.
Posted: November 7, 2015
UAE. Tenants in the higher end of the market are still seeing sizeable rental increases at lease renewal.
Posted: November 6, 2015
SAUDI ARABIA. The Fund's underlying assets included a portfolio of residential villas in Riyadh as well as a portfolio of residential towers in Makkah.
Posted: November 6, 2015
QATAR. The new Qatar Wage Protection System (WPS), which comes into effect this month, is set to bring much needed transparency to the payments of low-income employees, particularly in the construction sector.
Posted: November 5, 2015
UAE. Dubai's first four star all inclusive resort - a new 750-room hospitality concept by master developer Nakheel and Spain's RIU Hotels & Resorts - has moved a step closer following meetings in Dubai this week.
Posted: November 5, 2015
UAE. Most basic mortgage protection plans lack critical illness coverage despite high risk levels in the UAE, says Nexus.
Posted: November 4, 2015
Dubai WoodShow scheduled for April 2016 will see major expansion, reflecting the growth in the domestic furniture sector and increase in demand for imported timber from global and regional markets.
Posted: November 4, 2015
BAHRAIN. 25% of office available space taken by multinationals; Office rents remain stable across main submarkets; Residential sales values down 5.3% during first 9 months of 2015.


date:Posted: November 26, 2015
UAE. Legal experts say move will influence oil major investment plans in Iran ahead of the lifting of sanctions; Lawmakers likely to be mindful of "missed opportunities" in Iraq and Lebanon.
date:Posted: November 25, 2015
UAE. EMAAR, Shell, and Emirates lead The LinkedIn InDemand list of the most sought-after employers in the region based on millions of interactions from members; Rather than relying on questionnaires, InDemand measures the actual behaviour of professionals as they explore their career journey.
date:Posted: November 24, 2015
INTERNATIONAL. Commodities still under pressure; Oversupply in the oil market continues to be a concern; Gold consolidating as December rate hike now priced in.
UAE. "Middle Eastern interest in African investment opportunities has been noteworthy historically given that Sub-Saharan Africa is just next-door. Over the last decade, Dubai logistics and air travel have become Africa's hub and link point for China and the rest of Asia."
INTERNATIONAL. Robotics is making this new area of medicine possible. Cary G. Vance, CEO of Hansen Medical Inc., tells The Life Sciences Report about disruptive advances in interventional radiology and Hansen's own revolutionary robotic catheters.
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