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London still offers attractive buying opportunities for Middle East investors

Posted by Nidhi Savla on May 28, 2019 2:20:54 PM

Middle East Ultra High Net Worth investors (UHNWIs) poured $3.3bn into London's real estate market in 2018, according to a Knight Frank report
London calling: The city continues to see interest in investment despite a possible Brexit

In an environment where investors continue to hunt for yields whilst also balancing portfolio risks due to uncertainties, Middle East investors continue to seek assets in London due to its safe-haven status.

This was evidenced in Knight Frank’s Wealth Report 2019 which found that UHNWIs from the region allocated $3.3bn 2018 to property in London, despite concerns around Brexit, taking advantage of a favourable currency environment with strengthening dollar-pegged exchange rates against a weakening sterling.

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Topics: London Real Estate

Arabs still keen on London property despite Brexit and plummeting prices

Posted by Nidhi Savla on May 8, 2019 3:07:31 PM

London house prices posted their biggest drop in almost a decade in July this year

An uncertain property market and the Brexit crisis have not dissuaded GCC buyers from purchasing housing in London, said experts.

There are more important issues than Brexit for GCC buyers,” Faisal Durrani, partner, head of research at property company Cluttons, told Arabian Business.

Durrani said: “They have bigger issues in their own markets, such as the conflict in Syria or the transformation plan in Saudi Arabia. All these issues make London seem like an even stronger safe haven.

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Topics: London Real Estate

Capital Assured Invites Global Investors to Buenos Aires

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Apr 12, 2018 9:33:03 AM

Often dubbed as the Europe of Latin America, Argentina is a unique cultural melting pot that has often grabbed foreign interest. It is a good time to invest in the city, and here are some reasons why:

Culture and Affordability

The capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires in particular is one of the most vibrant, eclectic and charming cities in the world. The city has a bustling art scene, welcoming locals, a love for golf and a myriad of luxury shopping areas. Topping this is the affordable lifestyle. Buenoes Aires ranks as the 6th most affordable city in the world and the first in South America, as per the most recent UBS Cost of Living survey.

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Sam Zell and Goldman Sachs Invest in Argentine Real Estate

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Apr 8, 2018 1:53:11 PM

A venture led by Sam Zell’s Equity International and Goldman Sachs

Group Inc. is investing more than $300 million in Argentine real 
estate, a vote of confidence in the economic overhaul being pursued by the three-year-old government of Mauricio Macri.

The venture has purchased a portfolio of commercial property including an office park and mall in the Buenos Aires area and land for future development. 


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Former Real Estate Developer, President Macri drives positivity and economic prosperity in Argentinian Real Estate Sector

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mar 25, 2018 12:18:53 PM

Over the past two years, the Argentinian economy has witnessed an incredible spike. Ever since President Macri took over the reins in Argentina, the real estate sector has been flourishing. The president introduced several reforms to make the country investment-friendly. His government has worked wonders towards driving positivity in the Argentina economy.

Keeping in mind Macri's background as a highly successful businessman and real estate developer, this comes as no surprise. Macri worked for several companies within the Macri Group and was even elected the president of Boca Juniors - the country's most coveted association soccer club.

Argentina was heading towards a recession in 2015 when Macri took over. Now, the story is very different. Due to his effective policies such as reversing capital controls, eliminating populist price controls on gasoline and food, devaluing the currency, settling age-old disputes with hedge funds and holding auctions on renewable and non-renewable energy, the economic situation has dramatically improved.

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