• Real Estate

    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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New property developments and large government outlays on infrastructure look set to boost Sharjah’s residential appeal, expanding housing stocks and helping the emirate maintain a pricing edge over some of its neighbours.

A rising tide of investments and solid increases in arrivals are supporting high levels of growth in Bahrain’s tourism industry, with projections that expansion will be sustained to the end of the decade and beyond.

In spite of Egypt’s macroeconomic headwinds, the country’s real estate market has benefitted in recent months from steady demand and currency reforms, resulting in a busy pipeline of new projects and investment funds.

 

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After the last downturn in the real estate market, things have picked up considerably in Vietnam. This is especially true in terms of access to financing. As commercial lending has resumed, mortgages have been more widely available, while foreign purchasers are no longer barred from buying properties after regulatory changes were enacted to...

 

After a four-year-long freeze, the Vietnamese real estate market is now entering its recovery phase. The market had reached its peak in 2009 but started to drop off the following year and had entered a cooling period until 2014. The cycle that began before the downturn was marked by a large stream of supply, particularly apartments, which had...