Features | COVID-19 crisis

  • Real Estate Keeps Egyptian Economy Buoyant Despite Crises
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    Real Estate Keeps Egyptian Economy Buoyant Despite Crises

    Sunday, 24 January 2021

    As a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak emerges, Invest-Gate attempts to explore the dynamic relationship between economic growth and real estate, reaching out to several key market players to find their insights on the role of the brick-and-mortar industry in pushing the Egyptian economy forward, despite the global disruption due to the continued health crisis.

  • How Has Coronavirus Changed Real Estate Demand & Buying Power?
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    How Has Coronavirus Changed Real Estate Demand & Buying Power?

    Wednesday, 20 January 2021

    To what extent did the outbreak skew buying trends in Egypt? What are the affordable price points in the face mask era? And how to assess consumer affordability to adjust real estate prices accordingly? Invest-Gate takes these concerns to local realty players who will define the post-Coronavirus consumer behavior and dynamics, in a bid to spark rebound in real estate demand by understanding market conditions. 

  • Egypt’s Real Estate Sector Rallies & Rides the Tide of Uncertainty to Reignite its Glory
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    Egypt’s Real Estate Sector Rallies & Rides the Tide of Uncertainty to Reignite its Glory

    Wednesday, 13 January 2021

    Despite the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 crisis, Egypt’s property developers enjoyed a bumper Q3 last year, with sales turning positive on a YoY basis, reflecting optimism for a quicker and more robust recovery over 2021, according to Invest-Gate’s latest market overview report, titled “Scope-Out Egypt’s Real Estate Scene in 2020.”

  • Developers Wisdom on Egypt’s 2021 Real Estate Forecast After Modest Deficits in 2020
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    Developers Wisdom on Egypt’s 2021 Real Estate Forecast After Modest Deficits in 2020

    Wednesday, 23 December 2020

    Looking forward to 2020 and beyond, Invest-Gate reaches out to a panel of Egypt-based real estate developers to identify the extent to which this year's realty sector stands in stark contrast to previous periods amidst the COVID-19 outbreak, attempting to determine what could the 2021 property market have in store.

  • COVID-19 & Brokerage Market: How Should Companies Respond?
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    COVID-19 & Brokerage Market: How Should Companies Respond?

    Monday, 14 December 2020

    The rapidly evolving threat around the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the business and investor community across the world, not to mention the go-between part of the realty sector. That is why traditional resilience planning was enough to stand against the health crisis.

  • Real Estate During Coronavirus: to Invest or Not to Invest?
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    Real Estate During Coronavirus: to Invest or Not to Invest?

    Wednesday, 9 December 2020

    With Egypt being one of the largest rising realty sectors in the MENA region for the past couple of years, we happen to bump into the question of how safe it is to gamble on real estate amid the pandemic. Invest-Gate takes these auguries to local market players to figure the bottom line.

  • Cityscape Egypt Offsets COVID-19 Losses as Developers Seal Record-High Deals
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    Cityscape Egypt Offsets COVID-19 Losses as Developers Seal Record-High Deals

    Sunday, 6 December 2020

    With the recent upward performance of Egyptian real estate developers bringing some signs of cautious optimism for recovery in the thick of the continued outbreak, Invest-Gate asks Cityscape exhibitors to evaluate the gains of the four-day property exhibition and assimilate if the touted sales and leads are qualified enough to help meet their “true north” goal in 2020.

  • E-Commerce Boom Puts Commercial Real Estate on Fast Forward
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    E-Commerce Boom Puts Commercial Real Estate on Fast Forward

    Monday, 30 November 2020

    E-commerce growth is not necessarily bad news for the commercial real estate scene. In fact, it appears that e-commerce adoption does not necessarily mean the gradual disappearance of commercial properties. The reason is that online retailing's supply chain operations require more warehouse and logistics spaces to ease product delivery to consumers. 

  • Akam’s CCO Exhibits Post-Crisis Real Estate Trends in Egypt
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    Akam’s CCO Exhibits Post-Crisis Real Estate Trends in Egypt

    Wednesday, 25 November 2020

    As Coronavirus becomes today's new normal, lots of questions are popping up about the new trends emerging on the road to the real estate sector's recovery, especially after the return of physical exhibitions and events. That follows the heavy reliance on online showrooms and virtual tours to practice social distancing in the wake of the health crisis, as well as developers' unfolding of new innovative products to meet the different needs of clients. 

  • Property Exhibitions Emerge Stronger After Coronavirus Lockdown
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    Property Exhibitions Emerge Stronger After Coronavirus Lockdown

    Wednesday, 7 October 2020

    Invest-Gate takes an in-depth look at the most recent Aqari Exhibition to monitor the current state quo of the Egyptian real estate industry by getting insights from the participating developers and attendees, thereby contemplating how the Coronavirus outbreak is reshuffling market dynamics, and thus, consumer behavior. Accordingly, we aim to discern if the trend of property exhibitions will once again rebound and inch up in the near future.