Real Estate

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

US new home sales at a six year high

Existing home sales have fallen, but an 18 percent climb in the sale of new homes has offset the decline

Confirmation that the US housing market recovery remains on track came this week, when the Commerce Department announced that new home sales were up 18 percent from the previous month. August saw the market’s strongest sales pace in six years, and such ...

Rio de Janeiro is getting a face lift, courtesy of investors attracted to the city by the World Cup and Olympic Games. Rita Lobo finds out that not all urban redevelopment is welcomed by the local population

Olympics catalyst for Rio redevelopment

Rio de Janeiro is getting a face lift, courtesy of investors attracted to the city by the World Cup and Olympic Games. Rita Lobo finds out that not all urban redevelopment is welcomed by the local population

Like most other cities that have hosted important international events over the years, Rio de Janeiro is hoping to cash in on its skyrocketing profile. The Cidade Maravilhosa has been working tirelessly to shed its party-town image and emerge on the other...

The German real estate market is thriving in spite of difficult economic conditions

Why German real estate is a hot investment market

The German real estate market is thriving in spite of difficult economic conditions

The euro crisis dominated the 2013 investment market in Germany and throughout Europe. Economic instability in Europe, continuously low market interest and the prospect of an ongoing financial crisis led to a comparably slow investment market at the begin...

World Finance interviews Arthur Lang, Group CFO of CapitaLand, on Asia's burgeoning real estate market and potential future investments

Arthur Lang on Asia’s real estate market | CapitaLand | Video

World Finance interviews Arthur Lang, Group CFO of CapitaLand, on Asia’s burgeoning real estate market and potential future investments

CapitaLand has grown to become one of Asia's largest developers. Arthur Lang, CapitiLand Group CFO, talks about CapitaLand's focus on China and Singapore: China's five 'city-clusters' that are driving the real estate market, and how Singapore's low intere...

Though it has been around for 30 years, Patrizia is not going to rest on its laurels: it has begun a new programme of expansion and is already the fourth-largest real estate investor in Europe

German investor secures European foothold

Though it has been around for 30 years, Patrizia is not going to rest on its laurels: it has begun a new programme of expansion and is already the fourth-largest real estate investor in Europe

Patrizia Immobilien AG has existed for 30 years and, over the decades, a clear corporate focus has developed: residential real estate, chiefly in Germany. However, companies that want to achieve long-term success and growth must focus on the long-term dev...

As the French property market continues to plummet, construction has all but reached a standstill. The port city of Marseille is swimming against the current with an ambitious redevelopment plan

Redeveloping Marseille

As the French property market continues to plummet, construction has all but reached a standstill. The port city of Marseille is swimming against the current with an ambitious redevelopment plan

If ever there was an industry that embodied the phrase ‘boom and bust’, real estate is it. Since the housing bubble exploded in 2007, the average property has decreased in value by up to 20 percent. Some domestic markets have since bounced back, espec...

World Finance interviews Mohammad al Saqqaf and Renimah Al Mattar, CEO and Executive Vice President of United Real Estate Company, on some of their latest projects in the MENA region.

Mohammed Al Saqqaf and Renimah Al Mattar | United Real Estate Company | Video

World Finance interviews Mohammad al Saqqaf and Renimah Al Mattar, CEO and Executive Vice President of United Real Estate Company, on some of their latest projects in the MENA region.

United Real Estate Company is a Kuwait-based real estate developer that spearheads a markedly different approach to development. Discussing some of their award-winning projects are Mohammed Al Saqqaf, CEO, and Renimah Al Mattar, Executive Vice President o...

World Finance interviews Ammar Shata, Executive Director and CEO of Al Khabeer Capital, on the recent reforms affecting the Saudi real estate sector

Ammar Shata on Saudi real estate | Al Khabeer Capital

World Finance interviews Ammar Shata, Executive Director and CEO of Al Khabeer Capital, on the recent reforms affecting the Saudi real estate sector

The government of Saudi Arabia has enacted the third of five regulations announced to shake up the country's underdeveloped real estate sector. Ammar Shata, Executive Director and CEO of Al Khabeer Capital, and World Finance Man of the Year for 2012, join...

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s futures remain anything but certain, even as they pay the federal government billions of dollars in dividends. We ask just what went wrong for Fannie and what does the future holds for the two biggest mortgage backers in the US?

Fannie and Freddie: economic hostages

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s futures remain anything but certain, even as they pay the federal government billions of dollars in dividends. We ask just what went wrong for Fannie and what does the future holds for the two biggest mortgage backers in the US?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were caught in the financial storm that ravished the US’ economic landscape in 2008. Fannie Mae, in particular, was suffering. Both mortgage providers were taken under government control after a costly bailout. The companies w...

Chinese investors rush to US housing market

Private buyers flooding US market as property begins to recover from a five year slump

Chinese investors accounted for 18 percent of total foreign buyers into the US housing market in 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors. These investors have also tended to purchase more expensive property than other types of buyers and t...

Though relatively young in its development phase, the Junoot Project is already being lauded as a landmark achievement in sustainable development, perhaps indicative of a wider shift towards sustainability in the MENA region

URC’s sustainable MENA

Though relatively young in its development phase, the Junoot Project is already being lauded as a landmark achievement in sustainable development, perhaps indicative of a wider shift towards sustainability in the MENA region

Middle Eastern property developments are often seen as great, imposing edifices of steel and glass with obscene budgetary requirements. However, there are organisations whose pursuits lie in achieving sustainable development. United Real Estate Company (U...

As the largest real estate developer in Belarus, Dana Holdings has designed areas where residents can live, work and socialise together. Vice President Mary Michael explains how this idea was created, and how it will be implemented

Creating the optimum city living

As the largest real estate developer in Belarus, Dana Holdings has designed areas where residents can live, work and socialise together. Vice President Mary Michael explains how this idea was created, and how it will be implemented

Dana Holdings is a leading, fully integrated real estate, investment and development company of residential, industrial, commercial, educational and mixed-use projects as well as PPP investments in emerging markets. Our group of companies was a pioneer...

The property investment seesaw

Why is residential property – thought to be one of the chief catalysts of the ongoing financial crisis – today seen as a prime market for investment?

How can a property sector be one of the causes of the global financial crisis and at the same time a safe investment for many investors because of the financial crisis? Looking back at the last six years, this is exactly what has happened to residential p...

Many housing markets around the world are still suffering. Latest figures suggest that European real estate markets could be in serious trouble when central banks eventually stop propping them up

The harsh realities of European real estate

Many housing markets around the world are still suffering. Latest figures suggest that European real estate markets could be in serious trouble when central banks eventually stop propping them up

The house-price boom that preceded the financial crisis was remarkable for its scope and scale. With very few exceptions, there seemed only one way for prices to go: up. Things have been more diverse since, and the latest review of house prices by analyst...

Qatar will be rapidly expanding its real estate presence over the next 10 years as it gets ready to welcome visitors from across the globe for the World Cup in 2022

Setting the foundations

Qatar will be rapidly expanding its real estate presence over the next 10 years as it gets ready to welcome visitors from across the globe for the World Cup in 2022

Rapidly expanding Arab countries, rich from an abundance of oil and gas, have been eager to invest in their infrastructure in order to provide the foundations for a future not solely reliant on fossil fuels. While parts of the UAE, such as Dubai and Abu D...

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