Joana SabaJoana Saba is the Editor-in-Chief of Invest-Gate. She has a background in journalism, literature, and the arts, with an interest in politics and philosophy.
10Tooba: Developing an Inclusive Urban Policy
Tuesday, 20th December 2016
Amid the gold rush of Egypt’s currently booming real estate market, it is often to easy to lose sight of the larger picture; who do Egypt’s new developments serve, and what role does the real estate boom play within a larger development plan? A focus on urban policy alongside investment and development has perhaps been lacking in the past, but a number of initiatives have recently arisen to attempt to fill the gap.
Schaduf: Cultivating a New Urban Landscape
Wednesday, 30th November 2016
They first gained attention for pioneering the highly innovative concept of rooftop farming to aid low-income communities in creating an alternative source of income on their own rooftops. Since then, Schaduf has moved on to further green pastures, pushing new grounds in the field of sustainable landscaping and vertical gardening. Invest-Gate speaks to Tarek Hosny, Co-founder and Managing Director of Schaduf, to learn more about the company’s current projects, future plans, and challenges.
The Challenges of an Integrated Greater Cairo
Monday, 31st October 2016
For decades, Cairo has been synonymous with traffic, as the city of millions continues to grow in size and population on a daily basis, creating pressure on its urban fabric. This article seeks to explore the urban development of Cairo outwards, and the relationship between the new satellite cities and their urban center in terms of distribution of resources, accessibility, and the overall integration and long-term vision for the city.
The Evolution of Egypt’s Infrastructure: An Examination of Economic Drivers
Monday, 3rd October 2016
Good infrastructure enables people and commodities to travel across the country, quicker, with less risk, and at a cheaper price – a crucial factor for real estate market development in Egypt. The greater a nation’s infrastructure, the greater the potential for business to flourish. The more people that can travel between any two points, the greater the possibility for investment and development at those locations. Building infrastructure between any two points allows real estate development along them.
Developers vs. Agents: Who to Turn to for Property Resale?
Saturday, 1st October 2016
As real estate consolidates its place as one of the prime sources of investment revenue in the country, property resale value has increasingly become one of the major determinants in any investment decision – from a small-scale individual homebuyer to a leading conglomerate looking for the ideal commercial space.
Could Gulf Investment Herald a Boom in Egypt’s Tourism Sector?
Tuesday, 30th August 2016
Following the power switchover in 2013, Gulf countries emerged as Egypt’s largest benefactors; however, tourism commands only 0.1% of Egypt's total FDI. Could Gulf investments help create a new model?
The Untapped Potential of Ecotourism in Egypt
Sunday, 7th August 2016
Despite its maximal potential in terms of bankable natural resources, the concept of ecotourism in Egypt seems all but alien, with only a handful of areas making use of a more sustainable approach to attract a different type of tourism to Egypt’s shores and valleys.