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Middle East Capital to Invest $15 Billion in Foreign Property Markets

Middle East Capital to Invest $15 Billion in Foreign Property Markets

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. Read More »


A Third of People Visiting EMEA Retail Malls Go to Solely Eat and Drink, Not Shop

A Third of People Visiting EMEA Retail Malls Go to Solely Eat and Drink, Not Shop

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. Read More »

Office Rents Stabilizing in Dubai's Fragmented Market

Office Rents Stabilizing in Dubai's Fragmented Market

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. Read More »

Weak Oil Prices to Temper Bahrain's Commercial Market in 2015

Weak Oil Prices to Temper Bahrain's Commercial Market in 2015

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


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Golf Club In South of England for Sale

Golf Club In South of England for Sale

An extremely rare opportunity to purchase a comprehensive and quality championship Golf Course with a 25 en-suite bedroomed luxury hotel and Spa Read More »

Last Updated August 4, 2015 9:35 AM ET

Middle East and Africa Commercial News

With oil prices at multi-decade lows, Abu Dhabi's on-going drive for economic diversification is helping to underpin growth in the emirate's commercial property market sector.

Oman's continued investment in the development of infrastructure is aiding its transformation into a major logistics hub in the southern Gulf.

Despite the emergence of more challenging market conditions, Abu Dhabi prime office rents have seen a slight increase rising by around 3%.

According to a new report by Knight Frank, an increased number of international investors are investigating opportunities in African real estate markets.

International real estate consultancy Cluttons is reporting that Phase 1 of the new master-planned commercial development called Sohar Port City is now open for business.

Even with the significant drop in oil prices in the second half of 2014 and the start of 2015, investors from the Middle East continue to have a strong appetite for real estate investment globally.

London's West End is the world's most expensive office market for the third consecutive year, retaining its title ahead of runner-up Hong Kong.

With the price of oil dropping from $108 a barrel in June 2014, to under $50 a barrel in January 2015, lower oil prices are beginning to impact Abu Dhabi's commercial real estate market.

According to property consultancy Knight Frank, office space in Hong Kong is more than twice as expensive as prime commercial property in any other global city.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.

Money will continue to flow into real estate from across the capital markets worldwide, but investors should be increasingly concerned about getting caught late in the cycle

Ongoing diversification and growth of Sharjah's economy is set to positively impact on rents in the emirate's commercial property market.

Fundamentals are improving across many office markets in The Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe as we head into 2015.

Upper 5th Avenue overtakes Hong Kong's Causeway Bay as the most expensive shopping destination.

The Middle East and Africa's (EMEA) logistics and industrial property sectors had a total of €3.6 billion invested in Q3 2014

Retail property is in strong demand across most of Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), as property investors are taking on more risk

Gulf Related broke ground on Al Maryah Central, a 2.3 million square foot super-regional shopping center.


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