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Global Economic Anxiety Impacting Dubai's Industrial Sector

Global Economic Anxiety Impacting Dubai's Industrial Sector

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Middle East Money Dramatically Increases Global Property Investment Activity in 2016

Middle East Money Dramatically Increases Global Property Investment Activity in 2016

According to CBRE Group, Middle East investment in the global commercial real estate sector reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2016. Read More »

Slowing Global Economy Linked to Decreasing UAE Office Rents

Slowing Global Economy Linked to Decreasing UAE Office Rents

The impact of the softening global economy continues to hamper the UAE's office market as redundancies in the oil and gas, finance and banking sectors have stifled demand for office space across the emirates. Read More »

Global Oil Price Collapse Hurting Dubai Office Market Demand

Global Oil Price Collapse Hurting Dubai Office Market Demand

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, market demand for office space in Dubai has receded in the past six months. Read More »


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According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, demand in Dubai's commercial market remained buoyant in the first six months of 2016.

According to a new report from Transwestern, the Greater Boston office market -- which had a slow start to the year -- closed the second quarter in positive territory.

According to Cluttons, office rents in Dubai's prime free zones held firm during the first quarter of 2016, as occupancy levels remained high in core areas such as Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

According to analysts at the recent Dubai Property Show London 2016, British citizens have emerged as the second largest investors in Dubai real estate.

While Bahrain's residential and office markets continue to soften against the backdrop of an economic slowdown, the retail sector remains the standout performer

Increased geopolitical unrest and low oil prices are having an effect on the UK, driving private Middle Eastern investors towards London-based property assets.

According to international real estate consultancy Cluttons, stability in office rents in Dubai's main markets persisted throughout Q1 2016 as a result of continued high demand from both international and domestic occupiers.

Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties announced this week that since the opening of Yas Mall in November of 2014, they have welcomed over twenty million people; eighteen million of whom visited in 2015.

International property consultant Cluttons is now predicting a rise in build-to-suit developments in Oman as occupiers seek a tailor made approach to commercial developments.

Dubai's office market is showing signs of stabilizing, with average rents remaining virtually unchanged across all the city's major submarkets and free zones.

International real estate consultancy Cluttons is now reporting a welcomed the resumption in activity from multinationals in Bahrain, which now account for approximately 25% of office space deals in the Kingdom.

According to Cluttons, a rise in build-to-suit developments in Oman is predicted as occupiers seek a tailor made approach to commercial developments.

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.

Unprecedented liquidity fueling global investors to seek out new markets and it is beginning to find its home in real estate markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.

According to CBRE Group, an average of $15.0 billion per year will flow out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally in the near-term.

Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are now the preferred destination for eating and drinking, says a new report by CBRE.

The first quarter of 2015 has seen office rents stabilize across Dubai's prime and secondary markets, following a slowdown in the rate of rent increases during Q4 2014.

According to Cluttons, Bahrain's office market has remained muted in the first quarter of 2015.


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