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  • Virtual Exhibitions Set Novel Benchmark for Real Estate Business
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    Virtual Exhibitions Set Novel Benchmark for Real Estate Business

    Sunday, 25 October 2020

    Invest-Gate asks the founders of Egypt's first virtual property show, or "Vestate Expo," along with the exhibiting real estate companies, to share the redeeming qualities of such exhibitions in an otherwise disrupted industry that relies on its events business, while exploring ways to properly fare this appealing approach in the local realty sector. 

  • Whatever Happened to Summer Homes in 2020?
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    Whatever Happened to Summer Homes in 2020?

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    Summer is the time when most people head to their vacation houses on the North Coast or the Red Sea, fueling an appetite for first-time buyers and potential investors to hop on the bandwagon. But summer 2020 is unlike any other; appetite for leisure property purchases is somewhat suppressed during this supposedly "always-busy" holiday. This was mainly due to the Coronavirus crisis, which changed the facets of the Egyptian summer property market. 

  • Lafarge Contributes in Cairo Metro With Over 900,000 M³ of Concrete: Lafarge Egypt CEO
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    Lafarge Contributes in Cairo Metro With Over 900,000 M³ of Concrete: Lafarge Egypt CEO

    Monday, 14 September 2020

    In an interview with Invest-Gate, CEO of Lafarge Egypt Solomon Baumgartner Aviles underlined the latest projects in which his company’s cement has prevailed. He discussed the potentials in Egypt and shared the hardships the industry is going through, while also disclosing the company’s initiatives to reinforce community protection post coronavirus outbreak, along with the precautionary measures adopted by Lafarge Egypt to maintain the safety and wellbeing of its employees.

  • Digital Marketing Allows Realtors to Capture More Buyers
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    Digital Marketing Allows Realtors to Capture More Buyers

    Thursday, 10 September 2020

    Gone are the days when giving out pamphlets to customers was the optimum way to sell for your business. In this digital era, it is imperative that all real estate developers, along with industry-related players, establish and maintain a strong online presence to build a powerful reputation and close more leads, in line with a comprehensive digital marketing strategy.

  • Real Estate: Moving From Asset-Centric to Customer-Centric Industry
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    Real Estate: Moving From Asset-Centric to Customer-Centric Industry

    Monday, 31 August 2020

    The real estate industry used to be straightforward, with a traditional business model where you could secure a piece of land, hire a reputable architect to make plans, then a contractor who would open up a site office, with the sales process maintaining itself.

  • Tour Around Egypt’s Newly-Renovated Historical Gems
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    Tour Around Egypt’s Newly-Renovated Historical Gems

    Sunday, 30 August 2020

    A hundred zillion years of grandiose history can be tough to exhibit and/or elucidate, but the following one-minute read can be the chance to discover the up-to-date upgrades to the North African country’s long-standing historical centers and ancient towns; we meticulously selected this route for readers to trace back and experience ancient Egypt, while resting in the comfort of their own homes.

  • Did Corona Fast-Track Adoption of Digital Tools in Real Estate?
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    Did Corona Fast-Track Adoption of Digital Tools in Real Estate?

    Sunday, 16 August 2020

    The real estate sector seemed always a bit conservative, mostly unresponsive to innovation. Just a couple of years back, not many countries had a digital public ledger of properties. With time, digital solutions are firmly taking bit by bit over in the property business; not to mention the rise off the pandemic COVID-19 has ensued need for social distancing, cleanliness, and minimal contact, and changed technology’s role from nice-to-have into a must-have.

  • PR The Real Estate Marketing Key
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    PR The Real Estate Marketing Key

    Sunday, 8 March 2020

    Named as one of the Top 50 Women in Egypt For 2019 by Amwal Al Ghad, City Edge Developments Public Relations and Corporate Communications Director Ghada Shaker shares her opinion on the importance of PR in the real estate industry. "PR is a bit like good coffee… it matures on a slow burner," she says.

  • 2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part II
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    2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part II

    Wednesday, 19 February 2020

    Against this backdrop, Invest-Gate draws reference lines on the indicators and reasons for a possible liquidity pothole across the local real estate sector. Better yet, we betoken ways of securing high reserves and evading the surge in cash outflows, ergo creating an ultra-leveraged business growth model for developers.

  • 2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part I
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    2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part I

    Thursday, 13 February 2020

    Everyone is welcoming the new year, whilst talks of a severe cash crunch in the Egyptian real estate industry are increasingly in the air. Lately, market experts have been pinpointing that there is enough evidence to suggest that several worrying signs could augur fresh strife for domestic businesses. Amid the varying payment facilities and flexible terms offered to lure as many buyers as possible, breakdowns are likely to formulate shortly before jeopardizing the developers' growth prospects.

  • Advertorial: CWR Phase II ‘Sapphire’ Launched, Phase I Sold Out
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    Advertorial: CWR Phase II ‘Sapphire’ Launched, Phase I Sold Out

    Monday, 13 January 2020

    Invest-Gate conducts a one-on-one interview with Mostafa Elgamal, head of sales for Cairo projects at ALDAU Development, to discuss the developer’s current and future plans, while sharing a scoop on its newest offerings.

  • Opinion: Will Mortgages Keep the Wolf from the Door?
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    Opinion: Will Mortgages Keep the Wolf from the Door?

    Thursday, 9 January 2020

    The Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) long-awaited initiative offers mortgage loans at lower interest rates and longer payment terms. This comes at a time when the real estate sector is experiencing a slowdown due to the increased property prices, coupled with weak consumer purchasing power. So, the question here: Will mortgages keep the wolf from the door?

  • Upper Egypt Sees Developmental Leap & Tangible Gains in 2019
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    Upper Egypt Sees Developmental Leap & Tangible Gains in 2019

    Wednesday, 8 January 2020

    Egypt's Ministry of Housing has taken the lid off the tangible gains made in nine new cities, which considerably resulted in a developmental leap in Upper Egypt last year.

  • Egypt Economic Reforms Thus Far: Challenges & Achievements
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    Egypt Economic Reforms Thus Far: Challenges & Achievements

    Sunday, 5 January 2020

    Invest-Gate puts Egypt’s latest achievements under the spotlight, thereby scrutinizing a bunch of macroeconomic indicators and evaluating the country's current standing in early 2020, in terms of financial structure and economic growth, in the wake of these fine-tuned revisions.

  • AI Marks Revolutionary Trend in Property Business
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    AI Marks Revolutionary Trend in Property Business

    Monday, 30 December 2019

    Invest-Gate explores global cases of artificial intelligence (AI) applications, particularly in the property industry, determining the possible hands-on merits and pitfalls of such technologies when implemented to generate well-crafted business solutions.

  • Demand vs Supply: Booming or Busting in 2019? – Part II
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    Demand vs Supply: Booming or Busting in 2019? – Part II

    Sunday, 15 December 2019

    The economics of real estate rests on supply and demand curves for being closely intertwined concepts, determining production and resource intensity, as well as, consumer spending. Therefore, Invest-Gate puts the Egyptian property sector under the spotlight, examining the current conditions of the two crucial poles of the industry, while laying hands on the trending tactics used by developers to excel and ace the market circumstances.

  • Demand vs Supply: Booming or Busting in 2019? – Part I
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    Demand vs Supply: Booming or Busting in 2019? – Part I

    Thursday, 12 December 2019

    Invest-Gate puts the Egyptian real estate sector under the spotlight, examining the current supply and demand conditions, while laying hands on the trending tactics used by property developers to excel and ace the market circumstances.

  • Tour Around World’s Most Splendid Presidential Palaces
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    Tour Around World’s Most Splendid Presidential Palaces

    Thursday, 26 September 2019

    Invest-Gate presents a glance at the importance of presidential buildings, along with a discovery tour around the world's most magnificent palaces.

  • Second Homes Real Estate Guide: The North Coast – Part I
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    Second Homes Real Estate Guide: The North Coast – Part I

    Thursday, 8 August 2019

    Invest-Gate puts the spotlight on the dynamics and preferences of second homeowners, together with potential purchasers, particularly those opting for units on the North Coast, while laying emphasis on the purchasing power partaking in the home buying roller coaster ride.

  • El Gazzar’s New Alamein Tour Reaps Major Benefits
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    El Gazzar’s New Alamein Tour Reaps Major Benefits

    Wednesday, 29 May 2019

    Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities Assem El Gazzar paid an extended visit to the iconic New Alamein on May 26 to check on the latest updates related to the under-development national projects there, which reflected that works are in full swing to hand over the new coastal city ahead of schedule.

  • Top 15 Quotes from Invest-Gate 2nd Roundtable
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    Top 15 Quotes from Invest-Gate 2nd Roundtable

    Wednesday, 28 November 2018

    Invest-Gate held its second roundtable, named “Real Estate Tourism Development," on October 23 under the auspices of the Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, covering a wide range of topics and suggesting a number of important recommendations, and these are some of the most powerful and influential quotes said by top real estate market leaders during the event

  • CityScape Egypt: Driving Investment into the Real Estate Sector
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    CityScape Egypt: Driving Investment into the Real Estate Sector

    Thursday, 29 March 2018

    Invest-Gate sits with Cityscape Egypt’s Exhibition Director Chris Speller who reveals what is in store this year and gives his insights on Egypt’s economic conditions as well as the country’s current investment hotspots

  • Marketing Real Estate in the Digital Age
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    Marketing Real Estate in the Digital Age

    Thursday, 1 February 2018

    Digital marketing has been the forefront of advertising for several years now. Social trends and habits have been ever-changing and consequently, developers are adapting their marketing strategies to the obvious changes. As the real estate market in Egypt grows, the need for effective digital marketing increases. Invest-Gate's Mary Gaied speaks with several developers and brokers about the importance of digital market and how they benefit from this powerful but underused tool

  • Developers at Cityscape Dwell on Challenges Facing Egypt’s Real Estate Market
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    Developers at Cityscape Dwell on Challenges Facing Egypt’s Real Estate Market

    Saturday, 13 May 2017
    In Cityscape’s 6th conference in Egypt, Invest-Gate speaks to leading researchers and developers about the outlook of Egypt’s real estate market and the challenges the business faces amid economic fluctuations and recent reform measures. Fatma Khaled and Leena Eldeeb speak to major key players in the sector
  • What Constitutes a Construction Violation?
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    What Constitutes a Construction Violation?

    Monday, 5 December 2016
    While construction violations are rampant in many areas of Egypt, the government has begun to crack down on widespread illegal buildings. But what specifically is considered a violation, and how might that change according to upcoming laws? Invest-Gate breaks down the specifics.
  • A History in Landscape: Five of Egypt’s Most Architecturally Significant Buildings
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    A History in Landscape: Five of Egypt’s Most Architecturally Significant Buildings

    Thursday, 24 November 2016
    Egypt's architectural landscape tells a grand, endless tale stretching across millennia, with structures as diverse as they are distinguished. We round up five of the most important landmarks of Egypt's history, exploring their inspirations and the stories behind them.