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Harbor Place at Safety Harbor, The Jewel of Tampa Bay

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United Arab Emirates Property News

Global property consultant JLL is reporting this week that worldwide commercial real estate investment volumes increased by 10% in the fourth quarter of 2019, to $245 billion. This brought full-year activity to $800 billion.

With capital growth in most prime residential markets around the world shrinking in 2019, the global economic landscape looks markedly different from that a year ago.

Chinese property investment in the UAE has slowed in the third quarter of 2019. The growth rate tapered off in the third quarter and was down 15% compared to Q3 2018, but enquiry levels remain healthy.

Global real estate consultant JLL is reporting this week that after a bumpy 2018, investment in global commercial real estate cooled in the first half of 2019 with year-on-year volumes dropping by 9% to $341 billion.

According to new research from international property consultancy Knight Frank, unlike Tuscany's mainstream residential housing market, the prime luxury segment is on a firmer footing.

According to the Property Monitor's latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual house price in Dubai decreased by 12% in March 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

Over 1,737 villas and 6,194 apartments were transacted within the first quarter of 2019 in the overall residential market. Volume of transactions in the secondary market was AED 20.4 billion, compared to AED 18.5 billion in Q4 2018.

According to the latest Dubai House Price Index, the average annual home price in Dubai decreased by 10.6% in February 2019, with some communities registering even higher price declines.

According to STR, hotels in the Middle East reported negative April 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

The Abu Dhabi property market heavily favored renters and buyers in Q1 of 2018, with market data showing price decreases in all areas. both apartments and villas across the sales and rental sectors became increasingly affordable in Q1.

According to STR, hotels across the Middle East reported mixed Q1 2018 performance results, while hotels in Africa posted growth across the three key performance metrics.

According to property portal Bayut, Al Reem Island is the most in-demand area among Abu Dhabi tenants this year with studios, 1-beds and 2-beds commanding AED 60k, 82k and 120k, respectively, (14% decline from 2016).

According to the latest property report from Cluttons, as the UAE government pioneers fiscal adjustment in the region in response to declining oil prices, milestones such as Expo 2020 and the introduction of VAT will play a key role in boosting the country's property market.

Dubai's vision to diversify its economy further and establish itself as a thriving global business hub has accelerated business activity in a number of innovative industries, in turn spurring a new stream of demand for industrial space.

Developers completed more retail centers across the globe last year than in 2015, but momentum appeared to wane in many countries.

According to STR, the hotel industry in Dubai, recorded strong occupancy levels during the first quarter of 2017 despite continued and significant supply growth.

A government-led delegation of UK investors and developers are set to visit the Middle East to strike deals with investors as they continue to plough their wealth into the UK post-Brexit.

According to international real estate consultant Cluttons, values across Dubai's freehold residential areas slid by 8.8% in 2016, largely in line with Cluttons' original forecast for the year of -10%.


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