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Cairo International Convention Centre, Cairo, Egypt
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EGYPT'S ASSISTANT MINISTER OF HOUSING FOR TECHNICAL AFFAIRS INAUGURATES 5TH EDITION OF CITYSCAPE EGYPT
On the back of an improving economy and an attractive real estate investment climate, Cityscape Egypt opens its doorsHousing Minister: Increase in property project number positively affects Egypt’s macroeconomic growth Khaled Abbas: Current property projects in Egypt exceeding EGP 200 billion
The Ministry of Supply is working with real estate developers to explore the possibility of establishing the country’s first integrated commercial city,, hoping to boost shopping tourism and generate jobs, Minister of Supply and Domestic Trade Khaled Hanafy said on Monday.
Cairo- April 8 2014 - A significant increase in pre-registered visitor numbers at Cityscape Egypt 2014 one day ahead of the show's grand opening has underscored theimproving sentiment that now pervades the Egypt's property market.Figures from Informa Exhibitions, organizers of the four-day exhibition, confirm that pre-registered visitors for Egypt's most prominent real estate showcase are 25 per cent up versus last year, signifying the largest number since its inception in 2008.
"This year's Cityscape Egypt has witnessed a new record in terms of visitor numbers and quality, which is a very promising indicator as the market is recovering from a slowdown in recent years. We noticed this during the first 2 days of theevent with the launch of our recent masterpiece in New Cairo, a unique "Tuscan" design with fully fledge facilities and competitive pricing & payment methods. We successfully sold out the first 2 phases whichcomprise a diversified product portfolio suitable for the market like Town houses, Sky Duplexes & Exquisite Apartments."
Combining modern architecturaldesign with a superb location, Mersinia Hills presents 43 luxurious detached villas each equipped with their own private swimming pool. Situated in a prime area of Ayia Napa, the villas are ideal as a holidayhome investment or for permanent peaceful living. Enjoy green meadows and unobstructed sea views only 5 minutes away from all public services and amenities. Visit Aristo Developers at Stand 5D13 to find out more.
Real Estate search engineAqarmap.com has reported significant deals with some of Egypt’s big namereal estate companies during their showcase at Cityscape Egypt 2014. Asubstantial agreement has been made with Orascom to launch a digital marketing campaign for Makadi Hurghuda.
Hassan Hussein, CEO of ElTaamir Mortgage Finance Company "Al Oula", predicts that the mortgagemarket will witness major developments this year supported by theCentral Bank of Egypt's initiative to make available EGP 10 billion tofinance affordablehousing units. His company, who are also Gold Sponsorof this year's exhibition, will sign four agreements on the sidelinesof Cityscape Egypt 2014, including deals with Al Arabiya Real EstateInvestment, Hyde Park Properties for Development, SODIC and Tameer for Real Estate and Development, to provide mortgage options to its customers.
Tasweeq Shopping Malls has launched Mansoura Downtown Mall, the first shopping destination in Mansoura City. Mansoura Downtown is anchored by the first Carrefour Supermarket in the Delta of Egypt. Mansoura Downtown has 12,000 sqm oftotal retail space, and will feature regional brands for the first timein Mansoura. The opening is expected starting July 2014.
Here you can get details in one place - you simply cannot find all this stuff on the website. I would have to go to each company alone and check and have to call themand they call me back… Here you can talk with the right people directly,having better conversations and finding out exactly what you need to know
Leptos Estates the leading property developers in Cyprus & the Greek Islands “Leptos Aphrodite Gardens” is set to be themost luxurious gated resort residence in Paphos with a very goodselection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments, penthouses maisonettes andvillas for sale. The “Aphrodite Gardens” comprises of 200 propertiessurrounding two large free form swimming pools, landscape gardens andgreen areas.
Cairo Festival City is proudly launching six new villa types in“Oriana” and unique prime office space “The Podium” during Cityscape Egypt 9-12 April 2014 at Cairo International Convention Centre, Hall 4, Booth 4B20. Speaking on behalf of Al-Futtaim,Managing Director Mr. Mohamed ElMikawi affirmed that the real estate sector is being revived due to theincrease in demand. He announced the launch of the second phase of itsCairo Festival City project at Cityscape Egypt 2014, comprising of fiveadministrative buildings over 50 thousand square meters of built-uparea, in addition to 300 villas, 600 residential apartments, and atouristic hotel with total investments worth EGP 4 billion. Mikawiconfirmed having sold out 70% of its residential units in the secondphase of the project, as well as a full office building part of the same phase.
Hany El-Assal, Chairman of Misr Italia Holding, has announced his company's participation at Cityscape Egypt 2014, recognising it as a prime opportunity to announceits new project CAIRO BUSINESS PARK, located in the 5th settlement, NewCairo. Elaborating on the project, El-Assal said that it is a hub ofinvestments estimated at around EGP 2 billion and covering an area of 350,000 square meters. Set in lush greenery and aquatic landscaping, themodern compound presents an idyllic meeting point for businesses. Misr Italia will be also launching exclusive units in one of the Red Sea's largest and most premium resorts; Mousa Coast Resort. The project willcover 8 million square meters in two phases, withinvestments totalling EGP 10 billion. Commenting on the popularity ofthe Cityscape exhibition, El-Assal predicted a high turnout of visitors,demonstrating the growing purchasing power in the region.
More than 250 Industry Leaders and CEOs to Map Egypt’s Economy at 3rd edition of Egypt Real Estate Summit Cairo, Egypt 25th March, 2014: Minister of Housing, Utilities and Urban Communities, His Excellency Eng. Moustafa Madbouly, has confirmed his attendance at the real estate industry’s flagship event; the Egypt Real Estate Summit, taking place on 7-9 April 2014 at Four Seasons at Nile Plaza, Cairo.
Cyprus boasts some of the world's finest properties, set against a backdrop of astonishing beauty. It is a place where relaxation comes naturally. One can explore the great history, the excitement of the towns and villages, and a range of natural wonders you won't find anywhere else. Since it joined the European Union, Cyprus has become increasingly popular with business and property investors. The island has proven continuously that investment is long-term, and the prospects of living and investing are favorable. Cyprus's recent gas find has become another incentive for one to establish ties there. According to Terry Gerhart, the vice president for international operations of Houston-based Noble Energy, “Cyprus is on the verge of a natural gas revolution.
Economic stability and continued progress on political road map Cairo, 06 April 2014 JLL, the world's leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has released its first quarter (Q1 2014) Cairo Real Estate Overview
report. While there remains significant uncertainty and possible downside risks on both the political and economic fronts, the most likely scenario is for the Cairo real estate market to remain subdued in the short term, ahead of a potential period of gradual recovery from late 2014 or 2015.
Cairo- April 9 2014-As part of its commitment to developing the real estate sector and boosting production to support the economy, Hyde Park Properties for Development (HPD) announced its participation in the Cityscape Exhibition through which it displayed new real estate products.
April 7th 2014, Cairo Egypt - Sixth of October Development and Investment Co. and Tameer Mortgage Company -Al Oula signed a cooperation protocol today on the sidelines of the Cityscape Real Estate Summit.
With the aim of attractingreal estate investments, Minister of Housing, Utilities and UrbanCommunities Mostafa Madbouly said Monday that the government willconsider partnerships with private investment companies to implement
development projects in the housing sector.
Emaar Launching the first phase of Park Residences Apartments in Mivida at cityscape Egypt 2014, a vibrant, colourful community in the dynamic core of Mivida steps away from the central park, lake, and the shopping. Park Residences is characterised by the mesmerising views green open spaces and its proximity to the very unique downtown MIVIDA and all its services. Emaar Launching the first Phase of Blanca Islands in Marassi at Cityscape Egypt 2014. Blanca islands are synonymous with simplicity, warmth &Beauty. Inspired by contemporary Mediterranean & Spanisharchitecture the all-white homes excude a relaxed and fresh ambiance.
Sixth of October Development and Investment Co. and Tameer Mortgage Company - Al Oula signed a cooperation protocol today on the sidelines of the Cityscape Real Estate Summit. The protocol entailed the financing of up to 80% of built residential, commercial and retail units, where Al Oula would provide clients with loans to finance their properties. The mortgage loan would cover remaining payments on clients’ units including delivery payments, with the option of lending the cost of finishing core and shell units as well. Payment terms could be extended up to ten years. The protocol comes with multiple benefits for all parties; facilitating clients’ access to financing, shortening the cash collection cycle for the developer and boosting the mortgage finance market which is largely under utilised.
“Even the premium real estate developers within the Egyptian market place have started to cast their net a bit wider, not limiting themselves to niche segments but catering to larger diversified audiences, thereby helping meet the gap within the
housing sector. The market dynamics and demographics are exceptionallycompelling by virtue of having slightly above 50% of the populationbelow the age of 20 which represents tremendous demand driven by new marriages and households forming. So on both fronts; the macro-economic and the political and socio-economic backdrop, all the signals are really healthy.”
Combining modern architectural design with a superb location, Mersinia Hills presents 43 luxurious detached villas each equipped with their own private swimming pool. Situated in a prime area of Ayia Napa, the villas are ideal as a holiday home investment or for permanent peaceful living. Enjoy green meadows and unobstructed sea views only 5 minutes away from all public services and amenities. Visit Aristo Developers at Stand 5D13 to find out more.
Imagine a fully fledged lifestyle with shopping, water sports, golf courses, hotels, social clubs and vast green spaces. Talaat Moustafa Group Holding will be showcasing ‘Madinaty’, a modern extension to New Cairo that caters to all your luxury lifestyle needs. Visit Stand 2A20
Who doesn’t dream of a villa on the sea? Florya Beach is an outstanding sandy beach resort located on the North Coast of Egypt. Meander through its Malls, restaurants and cafes before retreating to an oasis of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, jacuzzi and modern gym facilities. With activities at the local water sports centre and refreshments at the resident Marina Yacht Club, you will never be short of pleasant ways to unwind. For details includingpayment plans visit Turk International Group (TIG) at Stand 1G20
Cairo Festival City Al- Futtaim Groupis proudly launching six new villa types in “Oriana” the residentialgated community within Cairo Festival City. With open spaces, peacefulllandscapes and water features, these large luxury villas offer a rangeof desirable features for families, singles and working professionalsalike, including private swimming pool, clubhouse membership and easytransportation. Visit Stand 4B20
One Kattameya by Al MorshedyGroup is known as the “Jewel Box” concept - a number of buildings builtwith double glazed glass exteriors to give the effect of an intricate jewel box design. If your idea of home comfort includes lakes, greeneryand seclusion within a familiar and cozy environment, visit Al Morshedy Group at Stand 2A10 between 9 and 12 April.
Take in the wonders of authentic Greek architecture, Tuscan water features and breath- taking valleys with picturesque views out to sea. ‘Sabiduria’ is a cultural fusion of lifestyle zones, interspersing ancient Europe with Malibu Beach strip to provide everything from spas and equestrian adventures to squash courts, restaurants and retail outlets. Visit Abraj Misr Urban Development atStand 1B20
Good news - life at Park View
is about to start. With homes designed by renowned architect Shehab Mazhar, this luxury gated compound consists of 24 buildings dispersed across 24 acres of lush, green gardens and lagoons. Apartments, duplex apartments and duplex penthouses are available in varying areas and sizes, all boasting high-tech infrastructure and smart technology toensure privacy, efficiency and overall wellbeing. With a clubhouse, supermarkets, concierge and visitor's lounge, Park View offers acontemporary, convenient and simply enviable way of living. Visit Hassan Allam Properties at Stand 3C30
Bringing together the fundamentals of residential, social, retail and commercial life into one cosmopolitan city, SODIC West is a community like no other. Vibrant and spacious, families and individuals can experience all the amenities of downtown living without the hassle and congestion. The community is made up of several interwoven developments including Beverly Hills, Allegria, Westown and The Strip. Visit SODIC at Stand 2B20 for details.
As the real estate industry’s premier networking event commenced yesterday, we asked two of the experts participating in the annual Egypt Real Estate Summit to share their thoughts on the landscape of real estate in Egypt today:
Cairo, Egypt, 16th September 2015: The 2015 edition of Egypt’s leading property event, Cityscape Egypt is now open to the public following an official ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Eng. Assem El Gazzar, CEO, General Organization for Physical Planning and Eng. Kamal Fahmy, Vice President for the Development of Cities, New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA).
17 September 2015: As Egypt’s largest ever property event Cityscape Egypt gets underway at the Cairo International Convention Centre this week, Aqarmap.com, the country’s leading real estate search engine has uncovered its latestfindings regarding what home buyers in Egypt are looking for.
September 17 2015,Cairo, Egypt: Real Estate Development Company Palm Hills Developments have been awarded the coveted ‘Residential Project of the Year’ accolade at this year’s Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in Egypt. The victorious Golf Extension project in 6th October is the latest extension to Palm Hills’ prized Golf Views Neighborhood – an opulent community that takes its name from an impressive 27 hole-golf course landscaped within its grounds.
Aqarmap research launched at Cityscape Egypt uncovers what Egyptian home buyers really want As Egypt’s largest ever property event Cityscape Egypt gets underway at the Cairo International Convention Centre this week, Aqarmap.com, the country’s leading real estate search engine has uncovered its latest findings regarding what home buyers in Egypt are looking for.
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There is significant demand for formal (grade A and B) office space across new / planned developments from local business entities who are willing to relocate to new offices in less congested areas and into developments with better build quality.
Delegates stress on the importance of the government’s role in resolving investor disputes and assert the need for more land supply
Minister of Housing: we are aggressively working on resolving investor issues. No more land allocation - land will be sold through open bid. 2,148 acres are up for auction for residential, commercial, and retail purposes in new cities in days.
Minister of Investment: completion of 80 land settlements; 5.9% growth in the real estate sector last year
Ahmed Badrawi, Managing Director SODIC: dispute resolution for investors in Egypt is the first step towards a healthy investment climate
One of the GCC’s most enduring and respected consultancies, KEO has not just survived challenges such as the first Gulf War and more recently, the Global Financial Crisis, but has thrived and is entering its 50th year of successful business in the region and beyond this year.
“We are extremely proud to be the winner of the Leisure and Tourism Award for Marassi project. We consider it to be an international destination for Egypt and we are proud to be working on something that has a lot more to give to this country than just a project. The Cityscape Award is the highest achievement in Egypt; actually anywhere in the Middle East, and we are very fortunate to be the winner for the second time. We look forward to more success in the future.”
“Here you can get details in one place - you simply cannot find all this stuff on the website. I would have to go to each company alone and check and have to call them and they call me back… Here you can talk with the right people directly, having better conversations and finding out exactly what you need to know”
The market is on the high side. The demand is there and clients have started to see some political stability which is reflecting on business. We can feel their appetite for buying and we expect to see a big jump in sales in the coming months, which we have been witnessing since Q1 of this year. We are back to the kind of results we were seeing before the revolution, and we may even exceed these.”
In a keynote speech on Monday at Egypt's largest real estate exhibition Cityscape Egypt, held on 9-12 April in Cairo, Minister Mostafa Madbouly said the current interim government strongly believes that the new legislative amendments are key to easing sector hurdles, improving Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) climate and to re-ignite investors' confidence".
Next week’s edition of the Cityscape Egypt Real Estate Summit to include live government commentary on housing and mega developments.
Cairo, Egypt, 6th September 2015: Three of the country’s most esteemed government Ministers have announced their attendance at next Mondays Egypt Real Estate Summit at the Four Seasons Hotel , Nile Plaza in Cairo.
Next edition of Cityscape Egypt will be the largest ever with over 23 per centgrowth and a marked increase in overseas participation.
Cairo, Egypt,28thJuly 2015: As Africa celebrates its position as the world’s second largest destination for global foreign investment,Egypt is witnessing a surge in interest from international developers and investors looking to benefit from real estate opportunities with medium to long term capital growth and resale potential.
Arabia Group’s ‘City of the Sun’ to be unveiled following government plans to satisfy Egyptians’ hunger for real estate.
Cairo, Egypt,31st August 2015: Arabia Group, the high profile real estate development company behind an unprecedented $4.6bn (EGP35bn) deal struck with Egypt’s housing ministry have confirmed they will be showcasing their iconic “City of the Sun” development for the first time at Cityscape Egypt, which takes place 16 - 19 September 2015 at the Cairo International Convention Centre.
Real Estate Developers Commend The Suez Canal Inauguration In Anticipation Of Record Investments.
Cairo, Egypt, 10 August 2015: As Egypt celebrates the rewards of a sustained period of endurance following Thursday's historic official opening of the Suez Canal, this national victory signals a wave of new opportunities for the country’s major real estate developers who are being tasked with satisfying the demand for new facilities in surrounding areas