• 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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Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the Latin American residential real estate market, with the economic slowdown and increased investor uncertainty serving to dampen growth in the short term. Nevertheless, the pandemic has stimulated demand for both rental properties and accommodation with outdoor space, while also accelerating the digitalisation of the industry and boosting competition among mortgage lenders.

 

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Investment in energy and infrastructure has resulted in the development of various mega-project opportunities for construction and engineering companies in Abu Dhabi. These include strategic projects such as the Midfield Terminal Building at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) and the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant, both of which are due to...

 

Faced with challenging conditions in the real estate market, some property developers in the UAE have devised a number of incentives in order to attract buyers. Some are offering loan-repayment schemes to new buyers to facilitate purchases, such as rentto-buy options that enable people to make smaller down payments. Rent-to-buy schemes have a...

 

In recent years Abu Dhabi introduced a number of legal changes designed to make the real estate market more attractive for expatriates. It is hoped that, in turn, a more established foreign population will increase foreign direct investment and boost the economy further. In April 2019 Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the UAE...

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