REAL ESTATE

Jul 09, 2021

Riyadh-Saudi ArabiaSaudi-based Jadwa Investment has been given the green light by the Saudi Capital Market Authority (SCMA) to raise the value of its real estate investment trust (Reit) by US$98.5 million.

Jun 04, 2021

Supermarket cartThe Rasmala Group has acquired a Tesco supermarket in Hattersley, Manchester in a deal worth US$40 million (£28.6 million).

Apr 23, 2021

Dubai real estateDubai enjoyed the second-highest number of real estate transactions since 2017 in the first three months of 2021.

Apr 14, 2021

logistics_investmentFor investors in logistics buildings, Covid-19 spurred expected growth by years. Surging demand for e-commerce means the number of warehouse sites is shrinking, providing a solid foundation for the sector’s future, writes Alex Rolandi.

Mar 26, 2021

RiyadhSaudi-based asset manager, Jadwa Investment, has raised SAR2.8 billion (US$746 million) following the first closing of a new real estate investment fund (REIF).

Mar 19, 2021

Real estate fundUAE-based Shuaa Capital has appointed Walid El-Hindi as the chief executive of its real estate arm.

Mar 05, 2021

ParisGulf Islamic Investments (GII), a UAE-based real estate asset manager, is set to pay US$301 million for Altais Towers, a commercial property in eastern Paris.

Feb 26, 2021

Logistics conceptBahrain-based asset manager, GFH Financial Group, has bolstered its global real estate portfolio with the purchase of a distribution facility in Chicago.

Feb 05, 2021

Abu DhabiThe Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) has spent US$900 million to acquire a minority stake in a real estate firm partly owned by the state-run energy company, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc).

Jan 29, 2021

US real estateBahrain-based asset manager, Investcorp, has bolstered its US real estate portfolio after spending US$330 million on five residential properties.

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Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: ‘Financing is the blood of Iran’s economy’

Amid a fresh wave of American sanctions, Romil Patel spoke to Meysam Hamedi, director of financial markets and instruments at Iran’s Securities & Exchange Organization (SEO).

INTERVIEW: Totally mega

In 2016, global consulting firm PWC forecast the emergence of five global ‘megatrends’ in the next two decades. Stephen Anderson, its Middle East clients and markets leader, talks about their...

INTERVIEW: Protecting the investment

Rasmala’s trade finance fund recently passed $100 million in assets. Doug Bitcon, head of credit strategies, explains why he has to be hands-on.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: A natural interest in the topic

Since 2016, Guillermo Ortiz has been a chairman of Latin America’s BTG Pactual. The former central banker of Mexico talks to Nick Fitzpatrick.

Roundtables

Middle East Investor Roundtable 2020: Dimensions of diversification

Investors in the Middle East consider the tools that will be needed to navigate the Covid-19 crisis, the continued appetite for dividend and why it’s all about tech. Chaired by Romil Patel.

South Africa asset management roundtable: Global rebound on ice

Experts discuss the investment implications of the coronavirus pandemic, a delayed rebound in global growth and dealing with South Africa’s energy issues head on. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

South African roundtable: Taking the bull by the horns

Our panel discusses Chinese investment in Africa, financial institutions’ contribution to economic sustainability and regulatory concerns. Chaired by Romil Patel in Cape Town.

ROUNDTABLE: Hooked to the global caravan

With the MENA region at a tipping point, our panellists talk about economic diversification, the impact of regulation and the delayed Saudi Aramco listing. Chaired by Romil Patel in Dubai.