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Top 4 Trends that are Shaping UAE Capital Markets

Posted in Capital Markets, Real Estate, United Arab Emirates

The strengthening global recovery appears to have brought renewed confidence to the UAE’s capital markets. As such, a number of interesting themes have begun to emerge: Resurgence in Dubai’s Real Estate Sector:  Following a four year gap, IPOs and other equity offerings have returned in the form of DAMAC, Al Noor Hospitals, Arabtec, NMC Healthcare… Continue Reading

How Educational Institutions Can Capitalise on Real Estate Assets

Posted in Qatar, Real Estate, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

With investment pouring into the education sector, academic institutions have never been in a stronger position to capitalise on costly real estate assets to fuel future expansion.  Research suggests the public and private education market in MENA is projected to be worth US$96 billion by 2015, with the GCC region claiming US$61 billion of that… Continue Reading

GCC Family Businesses Investing in US Commercial Real Estate

Posted in Banking and Finance, M&A/ Private Equity, Real Estate

GCC-based family businesses are increasingly looking towards the US commercial real estate market for potential investments. Latham & Watkins recently hosted a seminar in our Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Doha and Riyadh offices to discuss how GCC investors typically structure US commercial real estate investments and what US tax considerations businesses should keep in mind. A… Continue Reading