• 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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How can attitudes towards vertical living be changed, and to what extent can vertical projects address urbanisation-related challenges?

 

In a bid to inject more foreign capital into the real estate sector and capital markets, amendments have been made to Land (Restrictions on Alienation) Act. Until this change was made, the transfer of title of any land to foreigners, overseas firms or Sri Lanka-incorporated companies with foreign shareholding of over 49% was prohibited by law...

 

Since the end of the three-decade-long armed conflict in 2009, the construction industry has benefitted from rapid economic development. Despite unprecedented development in high-end residential and commercial space, as well as hotel and resort construction, the sector continues to be hampered by worker migration, with many construction...

 

While the construction sector witnessed substantial growth in the 24 months leading up to 2018, domestic market forces including a falling rupee, warnings of an asset bubble and political instability have stymied growth of late. However, despite market disruptions, a number of key projects forged ahead in 2018, including Port City Colombo and...

 

Impressive economic growth since 2009 has bolstered Sri Lanka’s property market. More employment opportunities, rising salaries and rapid rural-urban migration have all played a part in the expansion of housing and commercial properties. In recent years, increased investor appetite and a maturing economy have transformed Colombo into a dynamic...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Sri Lanka 2019

While the construction sector witnessed substantial growth in the 24 months leading up to 2018, domestic market forces including a falling rupee, warnings of an asset bubble and political instability have stymied growth of late. However, despite market disruptions, a number of key projects forged ahead in 2018, including Port City Colombo and the Hambantota Industrial Zone. Impressive economic...