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Middle East Money Dramatically Increases Global Property Investment Activity in 2016

Middle East Money Dramatically Increases Global Property Investment Activity in 2016

According to CBRE Group, Middle East investment in the global commercial real estate sector reached nearly $10 billion in the first half of 2016. Read More »


Middle East Investors Targeting London Properties to Enjoy Significant Price Discounts Post Brexit

Middle East Investors Targeting London Properties to Enjoy Significant Price Discounts Post Brexit

For those invested in the London property market, the deterioration in the value of sterling overnight will have erased any gains in recent years Read More »

Singapore's Asia Square Tower Sells for $2.45 Billion to Qatar Investment Authority

Singapore's Asia Square Tower Sells for $2.45 Billion to Qatar Investment Authority

Asia Square Tower 1 has been sold by a BlackRock advised fund to the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) at approximately $2.45 billion U.S. dollars. Read More »

Political Unease, Oil Concerns Drive Middle Eastern Investors to UK Properties

Political Unease, Oil Concerns Drive Middle Eastern Investors to UK Properties

Increased geopolitical unrest and low oil prices are having an effect on the UK, driving private Middle Eastern investors towards London-based property assets. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated September 7, 2016 9:00 AM ET

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According to CBRE, during the first half of 2015, $11.5 billion of capital flowed out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally.

According to CBRE Group, an average of $15.0 billion per year will flow out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally in the near-term.

Shopping centres across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are now the preferred destination for eating and drinking, says a new report by CBRE.

Even with the significant drop in oil prices in the second half of 2014 and the start of 2015, investors from the Middle East continue to have a strong appetite for real estate investment globally.

According to STR Global, the Middle East-Africa region reported positive year-over-year performance results in two of the three major metrics during January 2015 when reported in U.S. dollars.

Global direct commercial real estate investment transaction volumes hit a new record high in the final quarter of 2014.

According to Cushman and Wakefield, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) will enjoy a significant increase of property investment activity in 2015.

According to the July 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Middle East-Africa hotel region reported 630 hotels under contract totaling 147,754 rooms.

Middle Eastern investors expected to spend over $180 billion in commercial real estate.

Middle Eastern investors are expected to spend US$180 billion in commercial real estate markets.

According to the April 2014 STR Global Construction Pipeline Report, the Middle East/Africa hotel development pipeline comprises 581 hotels totaling 137,799 rooms.

Qatari property company Barwa Real Estate announced its 2013 net profit increased 21 percent.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has sold The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort to Qatar's largest development company.

Sellar Property Group plans to build a 27-story residential tower on the south bank of the River Thames in London.

Luxury hotels in Qatar reported increases in occupancy and revenue in the third quarter, despite an increase in supply.

The publicly-traded Qatari property company Barwa Real Estate announced a sharp drop in net profits for the first half.

Hotel investment volumes in Europe, Middle East and Africa increased 38 percent during the first half of 2013 compared to last year, mostly driven by a major increase in Middle Eastern capital.

Barwa Real Estate announced plans this week to build a $5.5 billion residential and resort project on an island off the coast of Qatar, including five temporary floating hotels to accommodate visitors for the 2022 World Cup.


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