New Market Research Report: Egypt Real Estate Report Q4 2014

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Tue Sep 02 2014

The real estate sector in Egypt remains in a state of flux in Q414,facingshort-term stagnationas a result ofpolitical instability despitethe market's significant long-term potential. While we are witnessing some alleviation in the political and economic conditionsthathave plagued the sector in recent months, we do not expect the commercial real estate market to recover its previous dynamism any time soon.

Egypt has long-term potential that is being undermined by the steady risk of instability, and the country will feel the effects of the Arab Spring in the short-to-medium term. A swift economic recovery in Egypt is unlikely, and although we remain confident about the long term potential, our most recent data continue to reveal the tangible effects of Egypt's uneasy political transition on the commercial real estate market, with retail space suffering particularly from the country's volatility due to its dependence on tourism.

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Frequent outbursts in violence need to end, and greater clarity on the medium-term policy trajectory are required for Egypt's recovery. We are not very optimistic that these requirements will be met in the near term. Much is often said about the need to sign a long-awaited IMF Stand-By Arrangement, which would certainly help the country by providing a key source of external financial assistance and forcing necessary structural economic reforms. By remaining unpredictable, Egypt's economy will take time to recover from both the economic crisis as well as its multiple coups, and less foreign direct investment will come in as investors move on to more stable nations.

Egypt currently has a decent supply of office stock, mainly used by the energy and banking sectors. While supply is slowly increasing, the political events within Egypt are complicating things by increasing the demand for more secure spaces, often on the outskirts of Greater Cairo (such as in New Cairo or 6th of October City). Indeed,...

The Egypt Real Estate Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts of major construction projects in the residential and commercial markets, plus rental prices and yields in major cities. The report critically analyses the prospects for real estate within the broader economic and financial context - both domestic and global - via our econometrically-modelled and clearly explained banking and economic forecasts and follows this through to evaluate the implications for REITs.

BMI's Egypt Real Estate Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the real estate industry in Egypt.

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