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United Arab Emirates Real Estate Report 2016

United Arab Emirates Real Estate Report 2016

BMI View: Despite external pressures, demand in the commercial real estate industry is rising.

Premium units in the office and retail sub-sectors are witnessing further investor interest; whilst expansion plans in industrial real estate could see rentals rise.

We therefore hold optimism for commercial sector growth over 2016, although advice vigilance in light of falling oil prices that will stretch the economy.

The United Arab Emirates holds economic strength through prominent sovereign wealth and further diversification from oil related sectors into contemporary industries over the past few years, more so than the neighbouring Gulf states, with over 40% of GDP contribution coming form services.

This indicates resilience to debilitating effects from the global economic cool down, a result of the fiscal struggles in China (a major trade partner) that has undoubtedly led the Arab nation to adopt more stringent economic policies.

Additionally, foreign investor ownership has grown, revealing a more tolerant UAE in which domestic players have previously dominated the market.

We opine that commercial real estate should see stability in rentals across the board, with marginal rental rise in premium units for office and retail, as a result of the growing demand, limited supply and inconsistent pipeline.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Office Industry Forecast
Table: Office Rental Rates
Table: Office Yields (%)
Retail Industry Forecast
Table: Retail Rental Rates
Table: Rental Yields (%)
Industrial Industry Forecast
Table: Industrial Rental Rates
Table: Rental Yields (%)
Residential/Non-Residential Building - Outlook And Overview
Major Projects Table - Residential/Non-Residential Construction And Social Infrastructure
Table: MAJOR PROJECTS: Residential and Non-Residential Buildings
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Table: Middle East Real Estate Risk Reward Index
Market Overview
Competitive Landscape
Property Developers
Property Managers
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
Methodology
Industry Forecast Methodology
Sources
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Real Estate Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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