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  • Easy Living: Make Your Home A Sustainable One
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    Easy Living: Make Your Home A Sustainable One

    Wednesday, 3 October 2018

    Having a sustainable home means having designs, appliances, and attitude that would reduce your overall environmental impact and save resources for future generations. An additional incentive to have a sustainable home is saving money. It is no secret that the cost of living has increased in the wake of the recent economic reforms; electricity, water, and gas prices have almost doubled and having a sustainable home means consuming less of these resources. Invest-Gate shows you some of the ways that you can have a sustainable home while saving money and resources

  • Rooya: Studying The Market And Its Needs Key To Success
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    Rooya: Studying The Market And Its Needs Key To Success

    Monday, 30 July 2018

    There are a few big names in the Egyptian real estate world that stand out today, not only because of their big projects, but also because of their thorough study of the market and their perpetual efforts to improve the sector. Invest-Gate speaks with one of these names, Rooya Group’s Chairman and CEO HISHAM SHOUKRI, who talks in-depth about the country’s investment climate and real estate sector, as well as, providing ideas on how Egypt can market its real estate abroad and how to benefit from the country’s coastal destinations not only in the summer, but in the off season too.

  • Top Summer Hangouts in North Coast
    The Real Deal: Commercial

    Top Summer Hangouts in North Coast

    Wednesday, 18 July 2018

    Heading to the North Coast? If you are ready and well equipped to enjoy your summer time there, you have to know where to spend your morning and night times. Invest- Gate is taking you on a tour to several venues where you can dine and party while enjoying the beach, as well as places for your little ones to enjoy their stay in the North Coast.

  • Powerful Shot On Goal In Real Estate
    The Real Deal: Residential

    Powerful Shot On Goal In Real Estate

    Tuesday, 12 June 2018

    Just as our national football team made it big, all the way to the World Cup in Russia, Invest-Gate is highlighting four developers who made it big in the real estate market in the past few years, each with their own unique edge that
    sets them apart from others

  • Is Ramadan A Low Sales Season?
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    Is Ramadan A Low Sales Season?

    Wednesday, 23 May 2018

    Since the holy month of Ramadan is almost upon us and what it entails with family gatherings, weekly outings, and shorter working hours, Invest-Gate surveys a number of real estate key players to know if Ramadan is a low sales season and if it, in turn, affects the overall yearly revenues

  • Ramadan Marketing Campaigns: Trends And Directions
    The Real Deal: Commercial

    Ramadan Marketing Campaigns: Trends And Directions

    Saturday, 12 May 2018

    As watching TV during Ramadan is one of the Egyptians’ favorite pastime, commercials increase exponentially, with companies trying to showcase their products among a sea of other competitors. Invest-Gate surveys a number of leading real estate developers to know their marketing campaigns during Ramadan, if any, as well as what they think of Ramadan’s commercials race.

  • Investing In A Second Home In the Red Sea: All You Need To Know
    The Real Deal: Investment

    Investing In A Second Home In the Red Sea: All You Need To Know

    Saturday, 21 April 2018

    Destinations along the Red Sea are numerous including Nuweiba, Ain Sokhna, Ras Sudr, Sharm El-Sheikh, Hurghada, Gouna, Marsa Alam, Somabay and many more. Each destination is unique and offer its own special set of entertainment, beaches, and services

  • Sham El-Nessim Vacation: Readers’ Choice
    The Real Deal: Tourism

    Sham El-Nessim Vacation: Readers’ Choice

    Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    April is here and with it comes warmer weather and time off during Sham El-Nessim and Easter to put this good weather to use along Egypt’s many beaches and destinations. Invest-Gate surveyed a number of holidaymakers asking about their whereabouts this Sham El-Nessim, as well as, what they look for when choosing a holiday destination and the possibility of investing in a second home

  • Radwa Rostom Starts Her Own Social Enterprise Focused on Green Building
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    Radwa Rostom Starts Her Own Social Enterprise Focused on Green Building

    Friday, 23 March 2018

    Graduating from Ain Shams University with a degree in civil engineering, Radwa Rostom is now an entrepreneur who went all the way from working as a structural engineer at a construction company to working in environmental consultancy, reforestation and solar power. Few years after, Rostom took a leap of faith and initiated her own startup to offer environmentally friendly services

  • 9 Quotes from Top Female Marketeers on Gender Equality in Real Estate
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    9 Quotes from Top Female Marketeers on Gender Equality in Real Estate

    Friday, 16 March 2018

    Invest-Gate finds out what some of the top female marketeers think regarding gender equality and breaking the glass ceiling in the real estate business by answering the question of whether the real estate market continues to be male-dominated

  • Entrepreneur Laila Badawi Starts Up Avant-garde Design Office Focused on Teamwork
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    Entrepreneur Laila Badawi Starts Up Avant-garde Design Office Focused on Teamwork

    Friday, 16 March 2018

    When there is a will, there is always everything else. The business scene, recently in Egypt, has seen many new small projects to startup businesses that made it big in a short amount of time. Invest-Gate speaks to Laila Badawi, a leading entrepreneur in the Egyptian market. Today, Laila Badawi, a Cairo University engineering graduate, who chose a career in design because she "feels challenged by problem solving and has a passion for the arts and crafts," and started her own business with the philosophy of creating spaces that adapt and fit harmoniously within their surrounding environments

  • Sophisticated Marketeers: Women Who Excel in Real Estate Marketing
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    Sophisticated Marketeers: Women Who Excel in Real Estate Marketing

    Friday, 9 March 2018

    Invest-Gate speaks to a number of leading female figures on the special aspects women add to the real estate market

  • Renting Homes in Egypt: A Rising Trend
    The Real Deal: Residential

    Renting Homes in Egypt: A Rising Trend

    Sunday, 25 February 2018

    It has become apparent in Egypt today that more newlyweds start their new lives with their significant others renting units because of the increased cost of living; and also because they have purchased residential units with delivery in five or six years time

  • Investing in Real Estate: The Complete Guide
    The Real Deal: Residential

    Investing in Real Estate: The Complete Guide

    Tuesday, 20 February 2018

    The real estate market is flourishing today, creating new trends and fading old ones. Invest-Gate gives you the complete guide on property purchase across the capital

  • Your Rent Guide: Dos and Don’ts
    The Real Deal: Residential

    Your Rent Guide: Dos and Don’ts

    Wednesday, 7 February 2018

    The hunt for a unit to rent might seem difficult and overwhelming; Invest-Gate eases this journey by providing a guide on the dos and don’ts of rent in Egypt

  • Foreign Investors in Egypt: Few but Significant
    The Real Deal: Investment

    Foreign Investors in Egypt: Few but Significant

    Sunday, 28 January 2018

    Egypt has dozens of its own real estate developers, some of whom have been working in the market for a number of decades. However, foreign real estate developers operating in Egypt, who could be estimated at a dozen or so, have built solid grounds in the country in just a few years and have enriched the market with some healthy competition. These developers are mainly from the GCC, particularly the UAE and Saudi Arabia, including Emaar Misr, Marakez, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s Cairo Festival City, and Capital Group Properties. Invest-Gate provides some figures on the investments of these foreign real estate developers in Egypt

  • A Hub for Foreign Real Estate Investors, so Why Invest in Egypt?
    The Real Deal: Investment

    A Hub for Foreign Real Estate Investors, so Why Invest in Egypt?

    Sunday, 28 January 2018

    Despite a number of economic challenges that Egypt withstood in 2017 such as the flotation of the local currency and the cutting of fuel subsidies, aiming at achieving a long-term sustained economic development, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) has named Egypt the number one spot on its list of “Where to Invest in Africa” for 2017. RMB said that Egypt’s favorable growth rate figures, an average of 4% in the past four years, has contributed to enhancing the country's investment attractiveness

  • A New Vision for a New Capital

    A New Vision for a New Capital

    Tuesday, 2 January 2018

    With a successful sales launch of the first and second phases of its IL BOSCO-New Capital projects, Misr Italia Properties is looking at never seen before profits and a prominent place as a real estate giant in the market.  Invest-Gate sits with Misr Italia Properties Co-CEO Mohamed Hany El-Assal to know more about their project in the new capital and his company’s future expansion plans. El-Assal also weighs in on his expectations for 2018 in terms of the economic climate and the performance of the real estate sector, as well as, the Egyptian developers’ needs from the government

  • Highest Yields Areas in 2017: East, West Cairo Take The Forefront
    The Real Deal: Brokerage

    Highest Yields Areas in 2017: East, West Cairo Take The Forefront

    Wednesday, 20 December 2017

    As 2017 is drawing to a close, Invest-Gate surveys a number of brokerage companies and platforms to learn more about the the highest yields areas this year, as well as, the highest yields compounds.

  • Where to Invest in 2018: Limitless Options, Extended Payment Plans
    The Real Deal: Investment

    Where to Invest in 2018: Limitless Options, Extended Payment Plans

    Monday, 18 December 2017

    The last few years saw a construction boom in Egypt, especially across Great Cairo and the second home destinations like the North Coast and Ain Sokhna. Some of these new projects have even been completely sold out. Invest-Gate rounds up the most notable recently launched new projects that you could invest your money in next year

  • Rediscover Egypt: The Country’s Top Winter Destinations
    The Real Deal: Tourism

    Rediscover Egypt: The Country’s Top Winter Destinations

    Monday, 18 December 2017

    Egypt is a country so rich for getaway destinations both in the summer and the winter, tailoring to everyone’s interests, whether cruising the Nile River to explore ancient heritage, or relax on the beach. Invest-Gate presents some of the top winter destinations featuring warm weather and hospitable atmosphere during the cold months of winter

  • Upper Egypt: ‘Back To The Future’
    The Real Deal: Investment

    Upper Egypt: ‘Back To The Future’

    Monday, 6 November 2017

    Egypt’s government has been undergoing a major development process, investing millions to build affordable housing projects to accommodate its growing population as part of a nationwide ‘Million-Housing-Unit’ plan. Upper Egypt, a region, which has been ignored for decades and given less attention compared to Greater Cairo and the Delta, is undergoing a major overhaul with the implementation of new cities and the construction of thousands of housing units and facilities. Invest-Gate sheds light on the housing projects in the new Upper Egyptian cities, as well as, efforts made by the private sector to invest in these emerging areas

  • Egypt’s Brokers, Developers: Shared Grievances, Successes in an Ever-Expanding Sector
    The Real Deal: Brokerage

    Egypt’s Brokers, Developers: Shared Grievances, Successes in an Ever-Expanding Sector

    Sunday, 22 October 2017

    With the continuous expansion of Egypt’s real estate developments and projects, the relationship between broker and developer is constantly being defined and tested. Invest-Gate sheds light on the relationship between brokers and developers, highlighting the dynamics within the market, the current challenges in the aftermath of the recent monetary policies that saw the floatation of the Egyptian pound and hiking the interest rates, as well as, the current trends dominating the sector. (some research was provided by Nayrouz Talaat)