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    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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Recent macroeconomic trends – particularly the depreciation of the Egyptian pound and the foreign currency shortage – reflected both positively and negatively on Egypt’s real estate market throughout 2016, resulting in mixed results and predictions across the sector. In March 2016 the Central Bank of Egypt made the decision to devalue the...

 

How are land prices affecting the sector’s ability to keep up with growing demand?

 

What is the biggest obstacle to overcome to ensure the new capital achieves its objectives?

 

Africa is a diverse continent, with roughly 1bn people, 54 countries and thousands of languages. Additionally, many of its economies are facing similar challenges. One of the most common obstacles African markets face is a shortage of affordable housing. Kenya has a housing gap of approximately 2m homes, for example, while more than 12m people...

 

The expansion of Cairo to the east and west of the downtown area has been going on for decades, to varying degrees of success. This growth has long appealed to Egyptian government officials looking for ways to relieve some of the pressure placed on the densely populated city’s ageing infrastructure. According to the most recent data available...

Chapter | Real Estate from The Report: Egypt 2017

Recent macroeconomic trends – particularly the depreciation of the Egyptian pound and the foreign currency shortage – reflected both positively and negatively on Egypt’s real estate market throughout 2016, resulting in mixed results and predictions across the sector. The situation was felt across all sectors, but it had a particular impact on the real estate market. On the one hand, investment...