REAL ESTATE

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.

Aug 09, 2019

Profits upBahrain-based alternative asset manager Investcorp has recorded a 5% rise in annual profit for the last financial year.

Jul 26, 2019

Real_estate_fundEgypt-based investment bank and asset manager EFG Hermes is reportedly planning to launch a fund in 2020 to focus on the real estate sector.

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Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

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