Features

Julian Nabil

  • Given the Conditions, Where Can Retirees Find Homes?
    Investment

    Given the Conditions, Where Can Retirees Find Homes?

    Monday, 5th February 2018

    Foreigners can legally purchase property with full “freehold” and “leasehold” rights across many districts in Egypt, Mansoor Ahmed, director of development solution & healthcare at Colliers International notes. With the new investment law, the government grants foreigners the right to buy a property and obtain a temporary residency

  • Egypt To Put a Law Into Action
    Investment

    Egypt To Put a Law Into Action

    Monday, 5th February 2018

    The government has already taken many steps to lure foreign investment to Egypt, setting laws to facilitate ownership of real estate properties and obtaining residency permits. Morgan-Lister is not out of the ordinary. She is among many foreign retirees who have packed their bags and moved from their countries, where it is cold and dreary, to sunny Egypt

  • With the Right Legislation and Services, Can Egypt Compete in Exporting Real Estate?
    Residential

    With the Right Legislation and Services, Can Egypt Compete in Exporting Real Estate?

    Sunday, 4th February 2018

    Egypt is an already established destination for vacation homes with the North Coast, Red Sea, Ain Sokhna, and Sharm El-Sheikh cities already being popular among both locals and tourists, according to Colliers International research. The favorable weather all year round has made Egypt a go-to destination. However, there are still opportunities to be capitalized on

  • Retirement Market: Is Egypt On The Map
    Investment

    Retirement Market: Is Egypt On The Map

    Sunday, 4th February 2018

    After a phase of volatility in the Egyptian economy, the real estate market is still attracting inflows as it benefits from the positive aspects of the floatation imposed by the central bank last year. As the market booms, and with 10% of Egypt’s population above the age of 65, the need for retirement homes is hiking, awaiting developers to put together sustainable projects to serve a never-ending demand

  • Foreign Homebuyers: Between Challenges and Benefits
    Investment

    Foreign Homebuyers: Between Challenges and Benefits

    Sunday, 14th January 2018

    From the challenges facing foreign homebuyers to prominent investment opportunities in the real estate market, Invest-Gate explores what holds Egypt back from seizing a larger share in the international market of real estate exports

  • Egypt: The Next Move To Foreign Homebuyers
    Investment

    Egypt: The Next Move To Foreign Homebuyers

    Sunday, 14th January 2018

    Invest-Gate speaks to a number of foreign expats living in Egypt, exploring the reason behind choosing the country as well as obstacles facing foreign homebuyers. “I moved from the UK to Egypt specifically because it is the safest country across Africa,” Samantha Morgan-Lister, a 47-year old doctor, who rents properties in Egypt, says. Egypt’s new legislations on residency permits gives it the chance to compete with other European countries such as Greece, Portugal, and Spain, who have similar pleasant weather year-round. However, Egypt remains at an advantage due to its low housing prices as well as its low living costs

  • Egypt’s Dynamite Growth Areas in 2017
    Residential Overview

    Egypt’s Dynamite Growth Areas in 2017

    Sunday, 10th December 2017

    Egypt is generally witnessing increased investments in the real estate sector for it being a safe haven against continuous inflationary pressures, yet some geographical areas experienced growth and demand more than others

  • Demand Still Buoyant Amid Pound Float
    Residential

    Demand Still Buoyant Amid Pound Float

    Monday, 4th December 2017

    Despite the floatation of the Egyptian pound back in November 2016 and its consequences such as significant price hikes across the real estate market, 2017 saw an increased demand. Measuring market demand through studies, Aqarmap concludes that the demand rose to 3,231 points in October from 2,678 points in January; and here is why

  • Sites International Sees Real Estate Sector Flourishing
    Interviews

    Sites International Sees Real Estate Sector Flourishing

    Thursday, 23rd November 2017

    To delve more into Upper Egypt with its distinctive architectural pieces, Invest-Gate interviews Dr. Maher Stino, who together with Dr. Laila El-Masry Stino founded Sites International in 1986. Providing various services from architecture to environmental planning and engineering, among many others, in the US and Egypt, Sites has been awarded a number of renowned projects like New Aswan City and Al Galala City.

  • Will Upper Egypt’s Wheel of Fortune Change?
    Tourism Investment

    Will Upper Egypt’s Wheel of Fortune Change?

    Wednesday, 15th November 2017

    Cities of Upper Egypt have been overlooked for decades as touristic destinations, especially after the 2011 revolution, despite their wealth in well-preserved archeological sites. However, there are a number of public and private initiatives that aim to promote tourism in these less-frequented cities and towns. Invest-Gate looks into tourism across Upper Egypt, highlighting governmental and private efforts to boost tourism

  • A Trip Back to a Royal Arabian Night at Al Moudira of Luxor
    Interviews Tourism

    A Trip Back to a Royal Arabian Night at Al Moudira of Luxor

    Monday, 13th November 2017

    An authentic oriental architectural design that takes its guests back in time to the enchanted Arabian Nights; Al Moudira Hotel in Luxor has managed to gain popularity in a short period of time, attracting worldwide icons like Mick Jagger, Kate Moss, and Christian Louboutin. Aiming to explore the hidden gems of Upper Egypt, General Manager of Al Moudira boutique hotel Zeina Aboukheir sits with Invest-Gate to share her hotel’s success story, highlighting her views on the hospitality sector's current status and challenges

  • Developers and Brokers in the GCC: The Complete Picture
    Brokerage

    Developers and Brokers in the GCC: The Complete Picture

    Sunday, 15th October 2017

    Provided by many qualified real estate brokers in GCC, brokerage in the Gulf region is a service that involves comparative market analysis, facilitation of a purchase or sale as well as managing, exchanging and auctioning property. Some real estate brokers also provide consultation based on a fee along with taking care of the client's’ property exposure too.

  • Sloanes Real Estate KSA Explores Real Estate Brokerage Market in GCC
    Interviews

    Sloanes Real Estate KSA Explores Real Estate Brokerage Market in GCC

    Sunday, 8th October 2017

    Specialized in buying, selling, and renting exceptional homes, Sloanes Real Estate is a boutique agency that managed to be one of the pioneers in the professional GCC real estate brokerage market. Invest- Gate goes behind scenes in real estate brokerage market across the region, mainly United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. Here is a special interview with Arron Browne, managing director of Sloanes Real Estate KSA, to give us insights on the market’s latest trends and current status.

  • Ökoplan Anticipates Optimistic Future for Architecture Industry
    Interviews

    Ökoplan Anticipates Optimistic Future for Architecture Industry

    Monday, 2nd October 2017

    Initially founded by Tamer El-Khorazaty and Said Sorour in the early 1990s, Ökoplan is a leading engineering consultancy firm that has a long history of successful projects inside and outside Egypt. With the aim of digging more into the design and architecture industry in Egypt, Invest-Gate meets up with Ökoplan Associate Partner and Business Development Manager Rowaida Rashed to explore the company’s business journey from Germany to Egypt.

  • Egypt Undertakes Education Overhaul with Real Estate Industry Players at the Forefront
    Investment

    Egypt Undertakes Education Overhaul with Real Estate Industry Players at the Forefront

    Monday, 25th September 2017

    As the autumn approaches so does the back-to-school season, Invest-Gate eyes real estate market players, from both public and private sectors, channeling their investments and resources to cater to the educational system as part of Egypt’s educational reform plan. Invest-Gate tours the recently established schools and universities across Egypt as well as the many to-be developed and explores how such projects are positively affecting not only the educational system but also the real estate sector.