REAL ESTATE

Jul 27, 2018

Novotel_Hotel_CasablancaKatara Hospitality, the hotels division of sovereign wealth fund the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), has teamed up with France-based AccorHotels to launch a $1 billion investment fund to develop hotels in sub-Saharan Africa.

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_marinaUAE-based conglomerate Palmon Group has launched what it claims is Dubai’s first private commercial real estate investment trust (REIT).

Jul 20, 2018

Dubai_real_estateInvestors in the UAE’s property market have been boosted by the news that Fidu Properties, a Chinese property developer, aims to invest $1.36 billion in UAE real estate over the next three years.

Jul 06, 2018

New_York_Plaza_HotelThe Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired the New York Plaza hotel for a reported $600 million.

Jun 08, 2018

Global_propertyTwo Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds are among the top five real estate investors in the world.

May 25, 2018

Saudi Arabian stocksInvestors in Saudi stocks will have access to new hedging tools after Nasdaq Dubai revealed plans to launch equity futures on Saudi stocks.

May 25, 2018

Real_estatePrivate debt is forecast to become a greater source of funding for real estate investment in the Middle East, according to a report from investment manager Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) and law firm Clifford Chance.

Apr 20, 2018

Dubai Investments is preparing to launch an $810 million (€659.1 million) real estate investment trust (Reit), pending regulatory approval. The investment firm, which is listed on the Dubai stock exchange, will provide 40% of the fund’s capital with the remainder provided by its investors.

Apr 13, 2018

Real_estate_fundDubai-based real estate developer Damac has begun marketing a $400 million, five-year sukuk.

Apr 13, 2018

Islamic_real_estateLa Francaise Forum Securities (FS), the French investment manager’s real estate division, has launched what it claims is one of the first sharia-compliant real estate securities separately managed accounts.

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Executive Interviews

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...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Nov 23, 2017

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

Roundtables

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.

SOUTH AFRICA ROUNDTABLE: Airline syndrome

Jun 13, 2018

Our panellists tell us that instead of launching competing national projects, African countries should work together for the sake of a bigger capital market. Chaired by George Mitton in Cape Town.