• 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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Over the last two decades Peru has been one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. Remarkably resilient to global headwinds, positive GDP growth has continued despite the end of the commodities boom. Yet the growth rate has slowed and the initial impetus of a first wave of structural reforms has faded. The question now is whether the current administration can address problems, implement further reforms and re-accelerate the economy.

 

Renewed demand for more affordable housing in Abu Dhabi has come about as a downward readjustment of housing allowances has strained rents in the high-end residential sector. Developers are now shifting their strategies to include new mid-market developments. This has enabled double-digit returns on rental yields for some, making the mid-...

 

As Abu Dhabi accelerates efforts to diversify its economy away from a reliance on hydrocarbons, development of Al Maryah Island has become a top priority for real estate and construction. An international financial free zone and mixed-use real estate development, the island is expected to become a major financial and business district,...

 

How can developers weather the cyclical slowdowns in real estate markets?

 

Although it has risen to become a strong contributor to GDP and diversification over the past 15 years, Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector is feeling the pressures of an economic slowdown, brought on by a period of depressed oil prices and spending cuts that have affected markets across every property segment.

 

In 2017 Abu Dhabi’s construction sector should begin recovering after global oil prices reached their pain point in 2016, ending the year two-thirds higher than in January following a landmark OPEC deal. Stabilising oil prices allowed the government to reduce spending cuts, and the industry’s long-term outlook remains positive since the Abu...