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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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Will real estate prices in Papua New Guinea level out in the short to medium term?


The business climate for real estate stakeholders in Papua New Guinea deteriorated in 2017, with rental rates at upmarket residential properties in the capital, Port Moresby, falling by as much as 50% since 2016. A macroeconomic slowdown and lower numbers of expatriate employees living in the country will weigh on growth in 2017, with agencies...


Hotel supply has risen dramatically in Papua New Guinea’s capital city, Port Moresby, over the last decade, as construction of the PNG LNG project saw thousands of expatriates and business travellers flock to the city, straining limited supply of high-end rooms. With nearly 3000 new hotel rooms expected prior to the 2018 APEC summit, the city...


With demand for high-end residential rentals declining significantly over the past year, the affordable housing segment is a bright spot in Papua New Guinea’s real estate sector and holds high potential for development, particularly in Port Moresby.

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2017

Although it recorded double-digit expansion during the boom years of 2010 to 2013, Papua New Guinea’s construction industry faces a challenging operating environment in 2017. Growth contracted in 2014 following the completion of a major liquefied natural gas project, and contractors have since struggled to regain the momentum seen earlier in the decade. The sector rebounded in 2015 and 2016,...

After a number of challenging years, PNG is starting to hit its equilibrium point again. It has largely passed through the period of difficult adjustments, and now some balance has returned. A number of long-planned projects are progressing and new areas of opportunity are being explored.