• 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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Which segments are showing strength in the present real estate environment?

 

The impressive scale of Kuwait’s real estate sector can be seen from outer space in a time lapse video made from satellite images. These images show a new city in the country’s south being gradually reclaimed from the sea over the course of 15 years. Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City represents KD1.5bn ($5.1bn) worth of private investment by the La’ala...

 

Home ownership has been on the rise in Kuwait, as the government has begun to deal with a house-building bottleneck that has locked many married couples out of the market. For Kuwait citizens a house was a birthright redeemed upon marriage. With 103,000 couples on the waiting list for a free government home in 2016, delays in government house-...

 

With the country beginning to clear a backlog of major projects in energy, infrastructure and housing, the construction sector in Kuwait has seen a resurgence of activity in recent years. The government’s five-year National Development Plan committed to spend KD34bn ($112.5bn) over the 2015-20 period, and KD12bn ($39.7bn) worth of projects...

 

The opening of Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Hospital in 2017 will give Kuwait’s Ministry of Health (MoH) a new flagship medical centre that is reportedly the largest health facility in the Middle East and the sixth-largest in the world. It also sets a new benchmark for the provision of health care in Kuwait, as existing hospitals expand and new...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Kuwait 2017

With the country beginning to clear a backlog of major projects in energy, infrastructure and housing, the construction sector in Kuwait has seen a resurgence of activity in recent years. The government’s five-year National Development Plan committed to spend KD34bn ($112.5bn) over the 2015-20 period, and KD12bn ($39.7bn) worth of projects were signed off in the plan’s preliminary year. The...