• 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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Increased investment in low-cost housing, improved access to home loans and streamlined procedures for building applications should feed into a stronger performance from Trinidad and Tobago’s construction sector in the near term. However, delays in payments for work completed, plus lengthy bureaucratic procedures, continue to pose challenges to expediting construction works.

High levels of private sector investment are expected to drive growth in Malaysia’s construction industry this year, with investors seeking opportunities in the regions of Johor, Sabah and Sarawak.

 

After years of steady growth, Mexico’s real estate sector is preparing for a period of moderately increased uncertainty over interest rates, inflation and trade. Despite some apprehension, sales continue and medium-term market fundamentals remain positive. Some property specialists say worries over inflation and a weaker peso may actually...

 

How do real estate investment trusts help facilitate access to the sector?

 

Mexico’s construction industry is changing gears in 2017. After recording GDP growth of 1.8% in 2016, the sector faces some short-term challenges. Austerity in public sector budgets has reduced the value of infrastructure projects. There are some macroeconomic concerns including the prospect of higher inflation and tighter interest rates. The...

 

About 90% of large companies present in Mexico secure their office space by renting, leaving just 10% owning their facilities. In 2016 most rents in central Mexico City ranged from $17 to $26 per sq metre, depending on the quality of the space. An estimate by Colliers International placed total office space inventory close to 8.3m sq metres....