• Construction

    OBG’s Construction sector analysis highlights investment opportunities in the infrastructure, residential, commercial and industrial segments. Government policies are reviewed along with labour, materials and land costs, trends in bank lending and the public tendering process.
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While Egypt continues to face considerable economic challenges as it confronts the legacy of its recent political history, at the outset of 2017 the nation’s economic planners have reason for optimism.

At the end of 2016 the government reaffirmed its commitment to Bahrain’s $32bn infrastructure pipeline as a key driver of economic growth.

 

With leasehold ownership regulations for foreign nationals in place and property more competitively priced than in Dubai, Sharjah is set to succeed in attracting significant international investors to its real estate sector. Until the recent global financial crisis, Sharjah’s rules prevented anyone who was not an UAE national from owning real...

 

It is difficult to overstate the importance of real estate to Sharjah – along with business services, real estate accounts for 21% of the emirate’s economic activity, with residential real estate forming a large chunk of that. While prices have fluctuated over recent years, and dropped in 2016, occupancy rates have remained at almost 100%,...

 

Sharjah is attempting to step out of the shadow of its larger neighbour, Dubai, with the development of a number of major signature projects that could significantly reshape its construction landscape. Many of these projects are mixed use, with master plans involving residential properties, commercial spaces, large-scale shopping malls and, in...

 

As the third-largest of the seven emirates that make up the UAE, Sharjah has a large population and a strategic location for regional connectivity, as well as significant real estate activity, all of which contribute towards an expanding construction sector. The emirate has several major real estate developments under construction, many of...