REAL ESTATE

Jul 12, 2019

Real_estateReal estate funds promoted in Abu Dhabi may face new capital requirements after the financial regulator, the Securities and Commodities Authority (SCA), amended its rules on the regulation of general real estate investment funds.

Jul 05, 2019

REITENBD Reit, the real estate investment trust managed by Emirates NBD Asset Management, has secured a sharia-compliant financing facility with Mashreq Bank worth $177 million over 12 years.

Jul 05, 2019

Real_estate_fundTwo real estate funds are reportedly in talks with Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to be listed on the country’s stock exchange, Boursa Kuwait.

Jun 14, 2019

Multifamily propertiesBahrain-based alternative investment manager Investcorp has spent $370 million to acquire 11 new US multifamily properties.

Jun 07, 2019

Real_estateGulf Islamic Investments (GII) has added to its UK property portfolio with the acquisition of an office property in Birmingham for $188 million.

Jun 07, 2019

Dubai_real_estateThe value of real estate transactions in Dubai rose by 38% in the first five months of 2019, up to $9.6 billion from $6.54 billion for the same period in 2018.

May 24, 2019

Real estate fundTwo UAE-based firms have joined forces to launch Makaseb Real Estate (RE) Investments, a real estate investment fund based in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.

May 17, 2019

ManamaBahrain’s government is planning to establish a new unit to provide accurate information on its real estate market for investors and developers.

Apr 26, 2019

The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) is set to acquire a 24% stake in a New York real estate portfolio worth that includes a number of iconic Manhattan properties.

Mar 29, 2019

Real_estate_fundSaudi-based fund manager Shuaa Capital has unveiled its first real estate investment trust (Shuaa Reit) after gaining regulatory approval for the closed-ended and publicly traded fund from the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia.

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