Features

Farah Montasser

  • BYC seizes the Brokerage Market with an Edge
    Interviews Brokerage

    BYC seizes the Brokerage Market with an Edge

    Sunday, 15th October 2017

    Real estate investment has become crucial to Egypt’s GDP and continues to be a safe-haven for individuals today, according to market analysts. In 2017 and and following the pound float and the ongoing economic reform, Egypt has witnessed massive projects being developed across its booming destinations, which were met with a strong purchase power despite all odds. Invest-Gate pays a special visit to BYC consultancy and brokerage firm and speaks to its founder and CEO Karim Ghoneim on the current investment climate, real estate trends, and the sector’s major challenges. Ghoneim sheds light on how the economic reform has affected the investment climate and the purchase power, and gives an insight on the dynamic market and its possible shifts in the future.

  • Coldwell Banker New Homes, Your One-Stop Real Estate Shop
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    Coldwell Banker New Homes, Your One-Stop Real Estate Shop

    Sunday, 8th October 2017

    Despite the political turmoil of recent years and the harsh economic reform plan set by the government, the Egyptian real estate industry stays strong. As we approach the fourth quarter of 2017, recent international and domestic figures show the market picking up steadily. Invest-Gate sits with one of the industry’s icons, Mohamed Banany, Vice President of Coldwell Banker and Coldwell Banker New Homes in a thorough discussion about the status of the real estate market in general and the dynamic role Coldwell Banker New Homes plays as a market consultant and broker specifically, presenting its “One-Stop Real Estate Shop” strategy. Bennany also puts an end to the “Real Estate Bubble” misconception.

  • SOMABAY Outshines All Across The Red Sea
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    SOMABAY Outshines All Across The Red Sea

    Tuesday, 12th September 2017
    “A self-contained paradise,” according to the developer’s website, Somabay preserves its pristine nature by adding luxury to its mix. In 2014, Somabay’s residential project sold about 40% of its units to European buyers. Invest-Gate joins Somabay’s masterminds Chief Real Estate Officer Omar El Halaby and Projects Development Director Sherif Moustafa for an open discussion about the Red Sea hospitality and real estate markets and how Somabay stood out among the rest, creating an outstanding exclusive boutique destination in spite of the many obstacles.
  • Ein Hills: The Gem On The Rocks
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    Ein Hills: The Gem On The Rocks

    Tuesday, 5th September 2017
    Embracing nature, El Shahawi Properties breaks through with its latest gem, Ein Hills on El Galala Mountain in Ain Sokhna. The beauty of Ein Hills is indescribable, be it for its unique location, the mountain lifestyle it presents, and the exclusivity every homeowner enjoys. Bringing “Monaco to Ain Sokhna”, as the developer calls it, Invest-Gates sits with Ein Hills CEO and El Shahawi Properties Vice President Hosni El Shahawi to shed light on his boutique Ein Hills resort and to discuss the investment climate, the real estate sector, and urban planning in Egypt today
  • Dorra Developments Once Again Breaks Through With ‘The Courtyard’
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    Dorra Developments Once Again Breaks Through With ‘The Courtyard’

    Monday, 31st July 2017
    Dorra Developments once again break through the Commercial Property Market with prime office space at their newest office complex ‘The Courtyard’ and modernizes the Sheikh Zayed retail market with its dominating tenant mix at ‘Capital Business Park’
  • Inertia Elevates Egypt’s Real Estate Market
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    Inertia Elevates Egypt’s Real Estate Market

    Sunday, 2nd July 2017
    Driven by pioneering entrepreneurs, Egypt’s real estate developer Inertia has achieved exemplary standing amongst the country’s real estate giants as it celebrates its tenth anniversary. Invest-Gate sits with Inertia’s masterminds Hussein Rifai and Ahmed El-Adawy to shed light on the rise of Inertia and its new take on entrepreneurship as part of its real estate activities.
  • Egypt’s Reform Plan Determined to Prosper
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    Egypt’s Reform Plan Determined to Prosper

    Sunday, 4th June 2017
    Confident that Egypt foresees its future and is capable of combatting obstacles along the way, Invest-Gate meets with real estate tycoon Eng. Hussein Sabbour. In an illuminating discussion with the property market guru, Sabbour gives a comforting view on Egypt's economic reform strategy and its developmental plan in progress. Generously, he shares his firm's future endeavors in Egypt and across the MENA region.
  • The Waterway: Upgraded Living Benchmark
    Interviews Residential

    The Waterway: Upgraded Living Benchmark

    Sunday, 4th June 2017
    Invest-Gate sits with the visionary The Waterway CEO Hossam Hassan to introduce his first "Boutique Compound" as he calls it. The Waterway is a new, uplifting project, featuring an integrated community and residential apartments in New Cairo. Hassan shares his gem of a creation and opinions concerning the current selling points of Egypt’s property market today. The Waterway is soon to hit the North Coast, too.
  • Owning a Home Not Too Far Away From Home
    Investment Residential

    Owning a Home Not Too Far Away From Home

    Sunday, 4th June 2017
    People from around the world fly to explore the magnificent Greek civilization that has been kept preserved throughout the years as it copes with today’s modernity. Egyptian travelers, on the other hand, have started to buy properties in the Greek islands rather than just going on summer vacations. Invest-Gate looks into this common trend among wealthy Egyptians that has been growing over the past year or two.
  • Egypt’s Coastal Ain Sokhna Breaks Seasonal Tourism Trend
    Interviews Tourism

    Egypt’s Coastal Ain Sokhna Breaks Seasonal Tourism Trend

    Monday, 8th May 2017
    With recent economic reform measures, Egypt seeks to pave the way for additional investments in its coastal shores after years of a standstill. Invest-Gate seizes the opportunity to have a thorough conversation with Chairman of the Ain Sokhna Tourism Investors Authority (TIA) Mohamed Roshdy
  • Egypt on Track to Combat Business Obstacles and Boost Economy
    Interviews Tourism

    Egypt on Track to Combat Business Obstacles and Boost Economy

    Monday, 8th May 2017
    In a one-of-its kind interview, Invest-Gate sits with Ashraf Salman, former Minister of Investment and current CEO of AUR Capital, to discuss the Egyptian economy and highlight ARCO Developments’ ongoing take on Egypt’s real estate market
  • Tatweer Misr to Make Egypt’s Seasonal Tourism Permanent
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    Tatweer Misr to Make Egypt’s Seasonal Tourism Permanent

    Monday, 3rd April 2017
    Presenting picturesque resort destinations with a communal twist, Tatweer Misr’s projects include Il Monte Galala Ain Sokhna and Fouka Bay North Coast. Invest-Gate sat down with Tatweer Misr CEO Ahmed Shalaby to shed light on the company’s embarked projects in Egypt and discuss the real estate market’s ups and downs, as well as expectations for the future.
  • BATIMAT Offers Potential Investments in Egypt
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    BATIMAT Offers Potential Investments in Egypt

    Sunday, 26th February 2017
    BATIMAT affirms Egypt’s commitment to participate actively in Africa’s renaissance and to strengthen partnerships and promote cross-border private sector engagement. Invest-Gate goes one-on-one with Arabian German for Exhibition and Publishing CEO Ahmed Megahed, BATIMAT’s organizer, on the exhibition’s move to Egypt
  • Investment Law No.8 of 2016: Egypt Becoming an Investment Hub
    Investment

    Investment Law No.8 of 2016: Egypt Becoming an Investment Hub

    Tuesday, 17th January 2017
    Egypt has finally put a foundation that is believed to help prosper its economy, end state - investor disputes, and create a more appealing business environment, with the amended Investment Law No.8 of 2016, favoring investors