• 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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Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the globe. This mass rural-to-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon: in 1950 only 751m people lived in urban areas. By 2018, however, the number of urban...

 

With the aim of enhancing the economy and providing sufficient housing for its growing population, Egypt has made construction plans for a series of new cities. These large-scale projects are expected to have a positive impact on the construction sector and help ease congestion in Cairo. There has already been a positive impact on the dynamics...

 

What role have large-scale infrastructure projects played in building knowledge and capacity in the construction sector?

 

PROJECT: Cairo Festival City LOCATION: New Cairo VALUE: LE30bn ($1.7bn) DEVELOPER: Al Futtaim Real Estate Group DESCRIPTION: Spanning over 3m sq metres of land, Cairo Festival City is a mixed-use urban community that includes shopping, residential and office space.

 

One of Egypt’s biggest challenges is the lack of adequate housing for its rapidly growing population. Two key issues are perpetuating this: the insufficient volume of affordable housing units for lower-income residents; and the increased presence of informal or self-built units in most major cities. Paradoxically, real estate continues to be a...

 

Although the devaluation of the Egyptian pound in late 2016 pushed inflation upwards, strong longterm economic fundamentals have maintained interest in the real estate sector. On the other side of the spectrum, real estate developers have been able to adapt their offers to the new needs of Egyptian buyers, and have progressed with ongoing...