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Rania Fazza

  • The Age of Relocation to the New Cities of Egypt
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    The Age of Relocation to the New Cities of Egypt

    Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    The New Egyptian cities are just a reflection of the modern vision that some people currently adopt. Living outside the crowded capital has become the trend indeed but is this drift related to the inhabitant's age? Invest-Gate explores this trend and which age group it appeals to.

  • Management Dilemma: Occupants Union or Developer Management
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    Management Dilemma: Occupants Union or Developer Management

    Tuesday, 1 June 2021

    The Occupants Union vs Developer Management has been a dilemma across the real estate market in Egypt in recent years. Property owners face numerous challenges when it comes to the management of their residential units. Invest-Gate tours the capital for insights on the impeding union vs private management issue, seeking solutions and sharing opinions ahead its next strategic roundtable on the matter on June 14

  • Will the “3% Mortgage Initiative” Lead to A Promising Market Shift?
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    Will the “3% Mortgage Initiative” Lead to A Promising Market Shift?

    Tuesday, 25 May 2021

    To finance its housing program across the low- and middle-class segment of the Egyptian society, the government has set the “3% Mortgage Initiative” proposal.

  • Housing Ministry To Issue New Laws To Regulate Outdoor Advertisements
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    Housing Ministry To Issue New Laws To Regulate Outdoor Advertisements

    Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    Several steps have been taken by the Egyptian government recently to improve the main road networks, and establish new bridges, in addition to upsurging the efficiency of the existing ones. Not only that but also the government pays a great deal of attention to protect citizens with all safety measures while executing their plans.

  • The Yet to Be Building Requirements Law Explained
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    The Yet to Be Building Requirements Law Explained

    Wednesday, 28 April 2021

    The Egyptian government has been working recently on various reformations on the real estate laws to govern the violations along with the new urban agenda. The new building requirements are one of the laws that will be issued soon after a long time of discussions and amendments from several bodies of the Egyptian authority. Therefore, Invest-Gate endeavors to elaborate the law in the simplest way to give you an overall idea about it.

  • What You Need to Know About the New Real Estate Tax
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    What You Need to Know About the New Real Estate Tax

    Thursday, 22 April 2021

    A tax means a financial charge imposed on a taxpayer by a governmental organization; this is the simplest definition of taxes that people knew throughout the years, but the new regulations that Egypt is witnessing in the real estate sector and the current property tax that the government is imposing create confusion and questions like who should pay and how.

    Therefore, Invest-Gate collects all the vital info to give you the core of this tax without complexity.

  • Depicting the Construction Industry during the Pandemic
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    Depicting the Construction Industry during the Pandemic

    Monday, 15 March 2021

    Invest-Gate digs into this industry and asks game players about the impact of the construction sector on the economy during this hard time.

  • Success Stories Starring Resilient Women in Real Estate
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    Success Stories Starring Resilient Women in Real Estate

    Tuesday, 23 February 2021

    Although female representation in real estate is constantly on the rise, it still lags much further behind than expected. For women, working in a male-dominated industry is old news, but it still poses a myriad of challenges that must be confronted nonetheless, especially in a substantial sector such as real estate. Invest-Gate meets prominent women who made it through this demanded sector, and they demonstrate to us how is it like to be a woman in this field, not to mention the challenges they usually face as women, mothers, and of course, employees.

  • Housing For All Egyptians Initiative: What You Need to Know
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    Housing For All Egyptians Initiative: What You Need to Know

    Wednesday, 17 February 2021

    Egypt’s new urban development plan does not only comprise implementing new cities from scratch, but rather extends to reconstructing homes for the middle- and low-income segments. This is evident by the new presidential initiative “Housing for all Egyptians”.

  • 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. 

  • New Cities in Egypt: Urban Growth & Job-Creation Machine
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    New Cities in Egypt: Urban Growth & Job-Creation Machine

    Sunday, 20 December 2020

    The Egyptian urban development plan does not limit only to buildings in new cities far from the center. But also, it is a promising plot to improve the livelihood of Egyptians in all aspects. Establishing mega projects means as well as business opportunities, jobs, and investments.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Reconciliation Law Leaves Property Developers Hopeful for Better Future
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    Reconciliation Law Leaves Property Developers Hopeful for Better Future

    Monday, 23 November 2020

    Following an in-depth analysis of the bottom line, back when all ongoing private housing work came to a six-month halt until owners present unit masterplans to verify fitting with building codes, Invest-Gate provides updates on the controversy over Egypt’s Construction Violations Reconciliation Law. We also give an assortment of developers' reflection entries to draw a complete picture of this so-called "tailor-made pandemic for real estate."

  • 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.

  • 2020 Back-to-School List: Build Education Projects in Gated Communities
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    2020 Back-to-School List: Build Education Projects in Gated Communities

    Sunday, 20 September 2020

    In an attempt to rate the quality of life in the different new cities of Egypt, Invest-Gate exhibits the current efforts being undertaken by private real estate developers channeling their investments and resources to cater to the educational system of these potentially revolutionary urban areas. We aim to review how market players prioritize projects according to what contributes to improving living standards, while they also stick to the state's sustainable development goals.

  • Corona Fears Change Color of Property Market Sentiment
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    Corona Fears Change Color of Property Market Sentiment

    Saturday, 18 July 2020

    For the property sector, uncertainty began to color new market sentiment amid the rising COVID-19 unknowns, thereby making some clients puzzle over home buying and turn to rental options instead. This prompted Invest-Gate to probe if potential customers are reconsidering purchasing and are better off sticking with renting residential units as the Coronavirus-induced slump takes hold, asking real estate professionals to get to the bottom of the matter and map out the prevailing market conditions.

  • Building Violations Bring Out Tailor-Made Pandemic for Real Estate
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    Building Violations Bring Out Tailor-Made Pandemic for Real Estate

    Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    Over the years, building violations have posed a tremendous dilemma in Egypt. Correspondingly, the Egyptian government recently imposed a six-month ban on building permits, halting the construction of private housing in various urban cities. Invest-Gate digs deep into the matter and reaches out to several market experts to scrutinize this decision-making, which comes into effect after Egypt called for reconciliation over construction infractions recently, aiming to outline the law’s impact on private property developers and the overall real estate landscape. 

  • Life After Coronavirus: New Residential Product
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    Life After Coronavirus: New Residential Product

    Tuesday, 30 June 2020

    Given the changing needs of a clientele, who is now contemplating whether their houses truly meet their new "Life as We Know It," Invest- Gate identifies how home design may change in response to the pandemic, going much deeper than reduced spaces or a renewed appreciation for separate rooms, in an attempt to provide a window into the new residential product.

  • Virtual Sales Emerge as New Normal in Today’s Property Industry
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    Virtual Sales Emerge as New Normal in Today’s Property Industry

    Thursday, 11 June 2020

    Invest-Gate reaches out to market leaders to discuss the business benefits from virtual sales, in an attempt to set out ways that imbibe technological advancements to bring about an evolution in the realty space, particularly in terms of revenue streams and sales volume.

  • Corona vs. Startups: Ticking Time-Bomb or Not?
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    Corona vs. Startups: Ticking Time-Bomb or Not?

    Monday, 1 June 2020

    How hard is the pandemic tightening its grip around the venture capital market? Since the road ahead seems far more daunting, Invest-Gate goes behind the scenes of Egypt’s startup companies and asks experts to identify the challenges arising in light of COVID-19, in an attempt to help entrepreneurs weather the storm.

  • COVID-19 Effect on Those Across This Sector
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    COVID-19 Effect on Those Across This Sector

    Sunday, 26 April 2020

    The coronavirus effect on the real estate sector is still questionable especially with the ongoing work on urban projects, and the state’s desire to keep the balance between work and their safety and health. Thus Invest-Gate displays the impact of the pandemic on those working in real estate, mainly construction and architecture. Here is what is going on in some firms amid the outbreak and the worldwide precautionary measures.

  • Shoukry: Egypt’s Real Estate Market Progresses
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    Shoukry: Egypt’s Real Estate Market Progresses

    Sunday, 19 April 2020

    “ We urge real estate developing companies to proceed with their projects, emphasizing the importance of serious precautionary measures to protect employees,”Head of the Real Estate Development Chamber Mr. Tarek Shoukry opens up.

  • Will Business Move Forward In The Time Of Corona?
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    Will Business Move Forward In The Time Of Corona?

    Monday, 23 March 2020

    At this difficult time, we all seek comfort when moving into the unknown. Invest-Gate displays some hardships and some feasible business opportunities in the time of COVID-19 from the eyes of Egyptian experts.

  • How Digital Marketing Transforms Real Estate into a Brave New World
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    How Digital Marketing Transforms Real Estate into a Brave New World

    Thursday, 5 March 2020

    Out of the old and in with the new… As the pace of the modern world gets faster, the real estate market of Egypt has also shifted from classic methods to the more advanced digital one to improve their revenues and generate more leads. Invest-Gate looks into this new trend and how it is moving the sector forward. 

  • Greater Cairo Goes ‘Back To The Future’
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    Greater Cairo Goes ‘Back To The Future’

    Thursday, 5 March 2020

    Amid plans of establishing new cities, the Egyptian government remains keen on developing old ones, especially Cairo, and returning it to its past glory of the 20th century. Invest-Gate displays the latest developments the government undertook in Cairo to give you the current complete picture of its latest renovations. Cairo is going back to its glorious days of the early 20th Century in the very near future. 

  • The Maspero Triangle: A Zero to A Hero Project?!
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    The Maspero Triangle: A Zero to A Hero Project?!

    Thursday, 6 February 2020

    The issue of slums has been one of the tremendous challenges that the Egyptian government has been trying hard to tackle, with the unplanned areas spanning a total area of over 106.8 acres cross-country, not to mention that 40% of Cairo’s residents are living in informal houses, based on the government’s estimates