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Sara Mohamed

  • Egypt’s Property Developers Bet Big on Sales Revival With Grand Offers
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    Egypt’s Property Developers Bet Big on Sales Revival With Grand Offers

    Thursday, 24 September 2020

    Hit hard by the prolonged slowdown in the realty sector, developers are betting big on the current season for the revival of their fortunes, making every effort to woo home shoppers with freebies and discounts. Invest-Gate looks under the hood to see if these marketing gimmicks offer value to buyers by interviewing several Egyptian real estate developers, who share their insights on how the year is coming together as well as present the various attractive offers tailored to cater to the changing consumer behavior, asking them to also layout the cascading effect on their sales and profit margins.

  • Public-Private Partnerships: Salvation to Growth in Crisis
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    Public-Private Partnerships: Salvation to Growth in Crisis

    Wednesday, 24 June 2020

    In an attempt to avert the erosion of likely future growth of PPPs and catalyze the involvement of private players, Invest-Gate seeks to scrutinize the bottlenecks and shortcomings real estate companies face when carrying out co-development projects, opting to navigate stumbling blocks ahead and bidding to boost efforts to strengthen the business climate for these well-heeled partnerships.   

  • Coronavirus Fuels Revolution in Hotel Industry
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    Coronavirus Fuels Revolution in Hotel Industry

    Tuesday, 16 June 2020

    Since abruptly the sharpest and fittest will only come out of the current tough wave, Invest-Gate lays out the flow of spillovers from Coronavirus shocks on the hotel sector, attempting to help owners/operators craft ways to steer through today's uncharted territory and buffer potential negative impacts on businesses. 

  • Quest for Government Hits & Misses in 2019 – Part II
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    Quest for Government Hits & Misses in 2019 – Part II

    Thursday, 26 December 2019

    Setting complex and challenging goals is like making a New Year’s resolution to be on the dot; there are always shortcomings and break-offs to attain these touchdowns. Hence, by venturing to pass timely judgment on the emerging policies and structures, Invest-Gate undertakes a pulse check on the state’s hits and misses on the real estate front, along with the subsectors, during the current year.

  • Quest for Government Hits & Misses in 2019 – Part I
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    Quest for Government Hits & Misses in 2019 – Part I

    Sunday, 22 December 2019

    By venturing to pass timely judgment on the emerging policies and structures, Invest-Gate undertakes a pulse check on the state’s hits and misses on the real estate front, along with the sub-sectors, during the current year.

  • REITs: Real Wealth Machine – Part II
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    REITs: Real Wealth Machine – Part II

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    Most dealers focusing their bets on real estate assets have always been craving for hassle-free exposure to the property sector. Over the years, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) have evolved to be one of the fine-tuned tactics to stimulate penetration into the market without the worry of ongoing maintenance, management tasks, and ever-changing policies.

  • REITs: Real Wealth Machine – Part I
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    REITs: Real Wealth Machine – Part I

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    How to effortlessly get a slice of the real estate pie and build wealth in tandem, while also leveraging not putting all your eggs in one basket? Invest-Gate reviews the most prevalent narrative threads as well as the stages of maturity of REIT regimes regionally and internationally. Besides, we flag up the elevator pitch on why everyday developers and investors should make room for this concept in their portfolios, with a special focus on the Egyptian scene.

  • Amusement Attractions: Far-Fetched Dream for Egypt? – Part II
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    Amusement Attractions: Far-Fetched Dream for Egypt? – Part II

    Monday, 28 October 2019

    Invest-Gate analyzes the profit potential of amusement attraction business in Egypt, along with the takeaway cumulative advantage effects, while figuring out the optimum recipe for setting up an industry baseline model.

  • Amusement Attractions: Profitable Ride for Investors – Part I
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    Amusement Attractions: Profitable Ride for Investors – Part I

    Sunday, 13 October 2019

    Invest-Gate showcases some successful models in the global amusement park industry, while analyzing the profit potential of this entertainment attractions' business.

  • Interview with Six Flags President: Theme Parks Can Boost Local Economy
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    Interview with Six Flags President: Theme Parks Can Boost Local Economy

    Tuesday, 8 October 2019

    Invest-Gate talks to President of Six Flags International Development Company David McKillips to outline some of the challenges that the amusement industry addresses.

  • Newcomers to Egypt’s Coastal Destinations
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    Newcomers to Egypt’s Coastal Destinations

    Monday, 16 September 2019

    Catch a glimpse into the new all-year-round products that are on the rise across various seasonal areas, in line with the government’s national urban development plan that aims to disperse Egypt’s growing population.

  • Second-Home Market 2019 Rundown
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    Second-Home Market 2019 Rundown

    Thursday, 12 September 2019

    Invest-Gate attempts for a pulse check to piece together the main patterns of the chunk of the housing industry during summer 2019, in terms of performance, trends, and purchasing power.

  • Egypt Sees Transport Infrastructure Facelift for AFCON 2019
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    Egypt Sees Transport Infrastructure Facelift for AFCON 2019

    Sunday, 23 June 2019

    Invest-Gate puts the spotlight on Egypt’s transport sector to examine its performance over recent years, while offering insights on the recent public works and already-existing facilities to provide easier transitions for those attending games on soccer stadiums hosting AFCON 2019.

  • Invest-Gate’s Cause This Ramadan: Egypt’s Leprosy Community
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    Invest-Gate’s Cause This Ramadan: Egypt’s Leprosy Community

    Thursday, 2 May 2019

    Under the slogan “Time to Give Back,” Invest-Gate is to host its first real estate industry charitable Sohour “Bab El Ezz,” this Ramadan, giving back to the leprosy community across Egypt.

  • Real Estate Scene After Flotation
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    Real Estate Scene After Flotation

    Sunday, 21 April 2019

    How has the EGP flotation impacted the housing sector in terms of implementation costs? What kind of imprint do the latest whooping rises leave on both developers and contractors?

  • The Rise of Single Female Homeowner
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    The Rise of Single Female Homeowner

    Thursday, 4 April 2019

    Through conducting online surveys, one-on-one interviews, as well as, thoroughly scrutinizing multiple case studies, Invest-Gate provides a comprehensive analysis of single females dynamics in Egypt’s property market, including their market behavior and trends.

  • Investing in Millennials: Agent for Real Estate Development
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    Investing in Millennials: Agent for Real Estate Development

    Sunday, 3 March 2019

    Invest-Gate presents an overview of some yielding employee-centered strategies that can positively affect the real estate development, while shedding light on how corporates can add more value to their employees by integrating a number of elements to transform their workspace into a source of competitive advantage.

  • Does Economy Directly Alter Housing Market?
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    Does Economy Directly Alter Housing Market?

    Sunday, 20 January 2019

    Invest-Gate provides an in-depth analysis of the distinct economic trends you must thoroughly scrutinize to know if any housing market is improving or not, particularly in Egypt.

  • Learn How to Turn Your Roof Green!
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    Learn How to Turn Your Roof Green!

    Thursday, 29 November 2018

    A Chinese proverb says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, plant a garden," and Invest-Gate, in turn, tells you that you do not have to own a land in order to plant a garden, you can simply turn your rooftop into a small garden and enjoy a considerable number of benefits

  • Real Estate Agent: Granting Residency to Foreigners
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    Real Estate Agent: Granting Residency to Foreigners

    Wednesday, 24 October 2018

    In an attempt to enrich the market, Egypt’s cabinet ratified last July the state’s residency-for-property law, allowing foreigners to acquire a five-year residency in Egypt in return for owning properties worth nearly USD 400,000.

    The executive regulations for the residency law are underway fine-tuning and will be issued within a month or so. In this regard, Invest-Gate delves into the newly amended law to evaluate its potential in rendering the Egyptian economy as well as reviving the real estate industry.

  • Most Recent Sale: Bitcoins In Real Estate
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    Most Recent Sale: Bitcoins In Real Estate

    Thursday, 13 September 2018

    If you were offered an investment opportunity, which would appreciate 900% in value annually, it would certainly be an investment of a lifetime. That is what the holder of bitcoin has seen over the past years with the cryptocurrency hitting the USD 10,000 mark last November. In this regard, Invest- Gate explores the utilization of bitcoin for investment purposes, in addition to its usage in the real estate market, particularly in the Middle East and Arab countries.

  • Blockchain Is More Vital Than Bitcoin: Blockchain Expert
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    Blockchain Is More Vital Than Bitcoin: Blockchain Expert

    Sunday, 9 September 2018

    Although ‘bitcoin’ has recently been a worldwide buzzword and gaining more popularity than ever, the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has issued an official warning statement against utilizing virtual currencies, mainly bitcoin, due to the high risks involved, describing it as volatile and unstable in value due to unregulated transactions. Concerning this, Invest-Gate sits with Ahmed Mansour, Information Technology Consultant and Blockchain Expert, who gives an insight about the investment and utilization of cryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin, in addition to where Egypt stands on the rollercoaster ride.

  • Business Hubs Hit The Coastal Cities!
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    Business Hubs Hit The Coastal Cities!

    Thursday, 9 August 2018

    Sales office spaces in Egypt have witnessed significant growth in the commercial real estate sector in recent years - particularly among Cairo’s suburbs - as business hubs became appealing for occupants and investors chiefly seeking flexibility, security, and value. Consequently, this boosted the business and recreational standards of the country’s present office spaces; thus, the number of office buildings among Egypt’s coastal destinations is accelerating in light of their potential opportunities.

  • Home Sweet Home(s): Enjoy Your Summer While Making Money
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    Home Sweet Home(s): Enjoy Your Summer While Making Money

    Thursday, 12 July 2018

    The summer season is just around the corner, and if you are planning to kick back, travel, and spend lots of money, why not make use of your empty first home property in Cairo while you are sipping cocktails on the beach? It is about time to gain some rewarding financial returns from your first home property. Invest-Gate surveys a number of real estate investors to present homeowners with advice on earning cash from their vacant properties during the summer time

  • Trending Now: Invest in Cyprus
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    Trending Now: Invest in Cyprus

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    The Cypriot real estate market is currently one of the hottest markets for investors in Europe and around the world, also garnering attention from Egyptians and citizens of the MENA region. Invest-Gate speaks with Cyprus-based real estate developers to explore the Cypriot real estate market with its current status and trends