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Farah Montasser

  • Business Strategies Modified To Face The COVID-19 Aftermath
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    Business Strategies Modified To Face The COVID-19 Aftermath

    Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    In Egypt, after weeks of self-isolation and social distancing, especially across its vital revenue-generating industries, namely real estate, new business models have developed and marketing strategies have been modified to combat the virus outbreak, to overcome its aftermath, and “get the wheel running” as they say. In addition, work has resumed, especially where governmental projects are concerned, to meet the scheduled deadlines, while prioritizing the safety of workers involved. Invest-Gate meets up with a number of Egypt’s currently active players across the private sector to get their insights on the market and how this global crisis affected their businesses, while reflecting on the strategies they have adopted to overcome this unprecedented time.

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  • Interview with Hepworth GM: Egyptian Market Shows Positive Growth Trends
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    Interview with Hepworth GM: Egyptian Market Shows Positive Growth Trends

    Sunday, 16 February 2020

    As Egypt undergoes its major infrastructure development across its vital cities, Invest-Gate sits with Richard Nakhla, general manager at Hepworth PME LLC, Corys Investments LLC pipes manufacturer and supplier.

  • Interview with Hossam Fahmy: Close-Up of Egypt Retail Market – Part II
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    Interview with Hossam Fahmy: Close-Up of Egypt Retail Market – Part II

    Sunday, 7 July 2019

    Mori Sushi Int. CEO Hossam Fahmy uplifts the hospitality scene, taking us on his passion for food journey and giving us an insight into his more family-oriented food and beverage (F&B) chains.

  • Interview with Baky Hospitality: Close-Up of Egypt Retail Market – Part I
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    Interview with Baky Hospitality: Close-Up of Egypt Retail Market – Part I

    Thursday, 4 July 2019

    CEO of Baky Hospitality Ayman Baky has reshaped the fine dining culture in Egypt, influencing the concept across his many restaurants in the capital and in the North Coast.

  • Interview with Catesby Langer-Paget: Egypt Repositions Itself Among Regional Real Estate Market Leaders
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    Interview with Catesby Langer-Paget: Egypt Repositions Itself Among Regional Real Estate Market Leaders

    Tuesday, 16 April 2019

    Invest-Gate sits with Head of Savills Egypt Catesby Langer-Paget for a quick review on the market performance and forecast of the near future.

  • Interview With Khaled Abbas: Long-Awaited Residency Decree Sees Light
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    Interview With Khaled Abbas: Long-Awaited Residency Decree Sees Light

    Thursday, 3 January 2019

    As we kick start with 2019, Invest-Gate sits with Deputy Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities for National Projects Khaled Abbas to chitchat about Egypt’s real estate market status and where it is going.

  • Capital Group Properties Takes Egypt’s Property Market To The Next Level
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    Capital Group Properties Takes Egypt’s Property Market To The Next Level

    Thursday, 5 July 2018

    With a wide list of projects worldwide, namely in the UAE, London, Montenegro, and Seychelles, Abu Dhabi Capital Group (ADCG) and Al-Ain Properties landed in Egypt with Capital Group Properties (CGP) and its debut project, Alburouj, back in 2015. We speak to the company’s Deputy CEO Amgad Hassanein about the latest on Alburouj and the company’s future expansion in the country. Capital Group Properties see Egypt an important investment hub; hence, it is here to stay.

  • Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Houses
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    Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Houses

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Real estate companies and projects are everywhere across Cairo today and the temptations and payment plans are very attractive given the fact that the return on investment- when it comes to the Egyptian market- is beyond profitable. But with all those billboards and TV commercials featuring the nice spacious houses, gardens, and facilities… with all this Utopian life, where do you go and what to do when you are actually spending a fortune on a property? Invest-Gate presents the most common mistakes to avoid when making your next property investment as advised by some local experts, including Vice President of Coldwell Banker Egypt and Coldwell Banker New Homes Mohamed Banany, Sales Director of Oriental Urban Development (OUD) Ahmed Zaalouk, and Development Manager at Aqarmap Ahmed Abdel-Fattah.

  • Projects’ CEO: Making Second Homes Feel Like First Homes
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    Projects’ CEO: Making Second Homes Feel Like First Homes

    Sunday, 6 May 2018

    Invest-Gate sits with Projects Real Estate Development’s CEO Hossam Bahaa to learn more about their North Coast development, Blues Tiffany, as well as how second home destinations can be turned into a first home destination, and areas they are eyeing for their upcoming projects

  • Palm Hills Developments: One Leader Amongst Aggressive Real Estate Competition
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    Palm Hills Developments: One Leader Amongst Aggressive Real Estate Competition

    Friday, 9 March 2018

    Invest-Gate sits with PHD’s CCO Mona El-Helw to look back at the growth of Egypt’s most vibrant market and where it is headed today. El-Helw also reveals PHD’s upcoming projects and plans, continuously uplifting the real estate sector in Egypt

  • Cairo Reimagined Becomes Reality
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    Cairo Reimagined Becomes Reality

    Sunday, 18 February 2018

    Cairo Reimagined was the concept and the marketing campaign that took the entire capital by a storm, highlighting life in
    the glorious Cairo, as it should be. Featuring a home for every family, Invest-Gate explores the world of Madinet Nasr for
    Housing and Development (MNHD) in the hands of CEO Ahmed El-Hitamy. In a friendly conversation, El-Hitamy discusses
    his vision on the real estate market in Egypt today and showcases what MNHD has in store for young couples or young families

  • Cairo Festival City: A Complete City Within The Big City
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    Cairo Festival City: A Complete City Within The Big City

    Sunday, 18 February 2018

    The mixed-use community, Cairo Festival City, in the heart of New Cairo, turns heads on the hands of renowned international property developer Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate. Invest-Gate sits with the group’s Managing Director Eng. Ashraf Ezz to showcase the latest of Al-Futtaim Group project, Cairo Festival City, in Egypt and presents his outlook on Egypt’s real estate sector in 2018. Ezz shares some insights as well on the investment climate and the future of the market on the long run.

  • Mini-Guide: The Booming Home Automation Solutions For Every Home
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    Mini-Guide: The Booming Home Automation Solutions For Every Home

    Monday, 5 February 2018

    As part of our house hunt coverage for young families and newly weds, Invest-Gate put a mini-guide to those interested in the booming home solutions technology provided by Owner of Sky Pro Company, USA, Mohamed Aly

  • “We Are All In Full Gear Mode To Rebuild Egypt:” Immigration Minister Dr. Nabila Makram
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    “We Are All In Full Gear Mode To Rebuild Egypt:” Immigration Minister Dr. Nabila Makram

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018

    Under the slogan Misr Betaarablek (Egypt Is Getting Closer), the leading developers from the Egyptian real estate market headed to Abu Dhabi with the Nile Property Expo to showcase the latest projects and developments across the sector. The Ministry of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs, in partnership with the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Development, sponsored the Nile Property Expo; and to our privilege, we sat with H.E. Dr. Nabila Makram, Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs for a quick talk about the expo and her ministry’s cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Housing in supporting such an initiative despite the many challenges the sector faces today

  • La Hacienda, A Modern Dip in the Red Sea
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    La Hacienda, A Modern Dip in the Red Sea

    Sunday, 10 December 2017

    An all- year- round- retreat to many local and international visitors, La Hacienda Ras Sudr has been on the mark, attracting all attention to its unique location and natural beauty blended with modernity. Invest-Gate sits with Bahrawi Investment Co. CEO Dr. Samir Bahrawi to share his views on the investment climate in the country, today, and the future of Ras Sudr as Egypt’s, nowadays, popular destination on the rise. Invest-Gate, then, takes its readers on a tour at La Hacienda Ras Sudr with its very own Bahrawi Investment Co. General Manager Sarah Youssef to explore more on the booming destination and what it has to offer.

  • SODIC To Land in Abu Dhabi with Nile Property Expo
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    SODIC To Land in Abu Dhabi with Nile Property Expo

    Monday, 4 December 2017

    Joining the Nile Property Expo’s worldwide tour taking off this month in Abu Dhabi, Egyptian property developer giant, Sixth October Development and Investment Company “SODIC” is to present its latest projects to the GCC market, following the high
    demand received from Egyptian expats and Arabs alike. SODIC Managing Director Magued Sherif shares his insight on the Egyptian real estate market, tackling opportunities and challenges. SODIC has gained unbeatable recognition in Egypt and the Middle East, presenting modern thinking when it comes to the Egyptian home buying and living culture.

  • The Nile Property Expo World Tour kicks Off Next Month
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    The Nile Property Expo World Tour kicks Off Next Month

    Monday, 6 November 2017

    Under the slogan Misr Betaarablek “Egypt is Getting Closer,” Expo Republic flies across the world to showcase Egypt’s real estate market to Egyptian expats and international investors. Invest-Gate sits with the Founder of the Nile Property Expo and Expo Republic Chairman Dr. Bassem Kalila in a one-on-one interview to learn more about the aim and objective of this global venture before its first stop in Abu Dhabi next month. Kalila also reveals where the Nile Property Expo heads next on its 2018 world tour

  • BYC seizes the Brokerage Market with an Edge
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    BYC seizes the Brokerage Market with an Edge

    Sunday, 15 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, 8 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. Banany 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, 12 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, 5 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, 31 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, 2 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, 4 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
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    The Waterway: Upgraded Living Benchmark

    Sunday, 4 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
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    Owning a Home Not Too Far Away From Home

    Sunday, 4 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
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    Egypt’s Coastal Ain Sokhna Breaks Seasonal Tourism Trend

    Monday, 8 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
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    Egypt on Track to Combat Business Obstacles and Boost Economy

    Monday, 8 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, 3 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, 26 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
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    Investment Law No.8 of 2016: Egypt Becoming an Investment Hub

    Tuesday, 17 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