Tim NannsTim Nanns is a graduate of Oriental Studies International B.A. from the University of Marburg, Germany with an emphasis on Middle Eastern politics. He previously studied Arabic at Ain-Shams University, Cairo. Work for Daily News Egypt and Egyptian Streets.
A History of Social Housing Strategies in Egypt
Sunday, 25th December 2016
Social housing has been a political issue for every Egyptian president ever since the formation of the Arab Republic. Gamal Abdel Nasser's industrialization policies led to a surge in rural migration at the time, and led to the phenomenon of increased illegal urbanisation with many informal settlements, while state housing programs proved unable to deal with this rush in the long run.
Tourism in Times of Crisis: Niches and Their Development
Friday, 2nd December 2016
Egypt's tourism sector has over the past years been battered by revolutionary turmoil, terrorism and uncertainty, leaving the once-blossoming industry largely shattered. With the decline in traditional tourism, niche tourism and different variations of tourism have heralded a potential salvation for the industry.
Is Egypt at Risk of a Housing Bubble?
Wednesday, 16th November 2016
The demand on housing in Egypt is ever-growing, and developers have been quick to seize the opportunity on a lucrative market, but could an exponential growth or unequal distribution of housing lead to a bubble? While current indicators suggest risks are low, numerous factors need to be addressed in order to ensure that supply and demand correspond.
Are You Making the Right Investment?
Thursday, 27th October 2016
For both burgeoning and established investors, the Egyptian market currently offers a multitude of opportunities. The recent depreciation of the Egyptian pound, despite still not being close to reflecting its real market value, along with a number of recent reforms, has brought forth many changes in the real estate market. This is an overview of the different segments of real estate investments, and their prospects.
To Build or Buy: Prospects for Future Homeowners
Sunday, 23rd October 2016
People looking for their own property face an elemental choice of either buying or building a home. Both options bring along their own advantages and disadvantages of various kinds: From the amenities of a pre-existing home to the prices of both alternatives, this article aims to provide an overview of this important topic.
FDI in the Residential Market: A Closer Look
Tuesday, 20th September 2016
The multitude of building projects across Egypt's various construction sites is nearly endless, from huge, narrow apartment buildings for lower-income households, to the luxurious shopping malls springing up all over the main population hubs.