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  • Real Estate: Moving From Asset-Centric to Customer-Centric Industry
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    Real Estate: Moving From Asset-Centric to Customer-Centric Industry

    Monday, 31 August 2020

    The real estate industry used to be straightforward, with a traditional business model where you could secure a piece of land, hire a reputable architect to make plans, then a contractor who would open up a site office, with the sales process maintaining itself.

  • Did Corona Fast-Track Adoption of Digital Tools in Real Estate?
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    Did Corona Fast-Track Adoption of Digital Tools in Real Estate?

    Sunday, 16 August 2020

    The real estate sector seemed always a bit conservative, mostly unresponsive to innovation. Just a couple of years back, not many countries had a digital public ledger of properties. With time, digital solutions are firmly taking bit by bit over in the property business; not to mention the rise off the pandemic COVID-19 has ensued need for social distancing, cleanliness, and minimal contact, and changed technology’s role from nice-to-have into a must-have.

  • Business Strategies Modified To Face The COVID-19 Aftermath
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    Business Strategies Modified To Face The COVID-19 Aftermath

    Wednesday, 22 April 2020

    In Egypt, after weeks of self-isolation and social distancing, especially across its vital revenue-generating industries, namely real estate, new business models have developed and marketing strategies have been modified to combat the virus outbreak, to overcome its aftermath, and “get the wheel running” as they say. In addition, work has resumed, especially where governmental projects are concerned, to meet the scheduled deadlines, while prioritizing the safety of workers involved. Invest-Gate meets up with a number of Egypt’s currently active players across the private sector to get their insights on the market and how this global crisis affected their businesses, while reflecting on the strategies they have adopted to overcome this unprecedented time.

  • 2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part II
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    2020 Realty Bites: What if Next Cash Crash Hides in Plain Sight? – Part II

    Wednesday, 19 February 2020

    Against this backdrop, Invest-Gate draws reference lines on the indicators and reasons for a possible liquidity pothole across the local real estate sector. Better yet, we betoken ways of securing high reserves and evading the surge in cash outflows, ergo creating an ultra-leveraged business growth model for developers.

  • What Does the 2020 Crystal Ball Hold for Real Estate?
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    What Does the 2020 Crystal Ball Hold for Real Estate?

    Sunday, 19 January 2020

    While it is impossible to predict the market's exact direction during the upcoming period, Invest-Gate asks several senior property professionals to look into their crystal ball, thereby taking a deep dive into a pool of forecasts for 2020, as well as, scrutinizing the latest real estate trends and data. We also seek answers to the million-dollar question that will perhaps influence the local investors’ future plans: "How will the housing market shake out next year?"

  • Interview with ICA President: Egypt Strives to Develop Cooperative Housing
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    Interview with ICA President: Egypt Strives to Develop Cooperative Housing

    Thursday, 16 January 2020

    Invest-Gate sits with President of ICA Ariel Guarco to discuss the alliance’s vision, while also sharing his insights on the housing coops as an economic and social solution to informal settlements and vagrancy. Guarco also sheds light on Egypt’s efforts in the cooperative movement, with a special focus on the housing sector.

  • Opinion: Will Mortgages Keep the Wolf from the Door?
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    Opinion: Will Mortgages Keep the Wolf from the Door?

    Thursday, 9 January 2020

    The Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) long-awaited initiative offers mortgage loans at lower interest rates and longer payment terms. This comes at a time when the real estate sector is experiencing a slowdown due to the increased property prices, coupled with weak consumer purchasing power. So, the question here: Will mortgages keep the wolf from the door?

  • Opinion: Windows Onto Real Estate Funds
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    Opinion: Windows Onto Real Estate Funds

    Tuesday, 10 December 2019

    Real estate funds help create growth in the property market by driving the “institutional” type of activity on the buy side, in addition to offering fund investors the opportunity to diversify their project portfolio and enter the commercial/retail market at a fraction of the whole asset ticket prices.

  • 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.

  • New Property Fees & Taxes Ignite Controversies
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    New Property Fees & Taxes Ignite Controversies

    Wednesday, 30 October 2019

    Invest-Gate studies the extra charges partaking in your deal from all standpoints of both experts and buyers, devoting a special focus on the changing fees as well as newly-applied/introduced taxes.