REAL ESTATE

Jan 17, 2020

Sustainable_investingAbu Dhabi Future Energy company (Masdar) has launched what it claims is the first ‘green’ real estate investment trust (REIT) in the UAE.

Jan 17, 2020

Indian_affordable_housingBahrain-based alternative investment firm Investcorp has raised $130 million for an affordable housing fund in India.

Jan 03, 2020

An Omani fund manager has launched an IPO for its real estate investment fund (REIF), the first sharia-compliant fund to be established in Oman.

Dec 06, 2019

Real_estate_fundSaudi-based asset manager Alinma Investment has launched a real estate development fund that could be worth more than $4.5 billion in investment.

Dec 06, 2019

US_real_estateKuwaiti asset manager Dimah Capital has announced the establishment of Apex Capital Investments Corporation, which it describes as a “strategic extension” for the US market.

Nov 15, 2019

New_York_Plaza_HotelSharia-compliant asset manager Sidra Capital has invested $206 million to acquire a US industrial real estate portfolio.

Nov 08, 2019

Dubai_real_estateEquitativa, the fund manager that runs Dubai’s biggest real estate fund, has stated its intention to continue its cost-cutting drive after posting its third quarter results and reporting an 81% in net profit.

Sep 27, 2019

Global real estateOutbound investment in global real estate (RE) from the Middle East rose by 62% in the first half of 2019, making it the fastest growing region for such investment.

Aug 29, 2019

Dubai-based Equitativa, which claims to be the largest real estate investment trust (REIT) manager in the GCC, has announced plans to invest up to $54 million in new real estate acquisitions by early 2020.

Aug 23, 2019

Abu Dhabi-based property firm Imkan has appointed Chinese construction company CNTC as the main contractor for its seven-tower Pixel project located on Reem Island in the UAE capital.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Jan 04, 2019

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

Jun 13, 2018

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

Roundtables

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

Jan 04, 2019

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.

MENA ROUNDTABLE: ‘The story is about reforms’

Jun 13, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discuss the positive backdrop in Egypt, the Dana Gas controversy and the potential index upgrades of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Chaired by George Mitton in Dubai.