On the 20th. of May 2018, the UAE government announced major legislatory reforms which will have profound impact on Dubai`s property market specifically as well as the UAE as a destination for foreign direct investment (FDI) as a whole.The new laws, anticipated to come into force by the end of 2018, will provide for visa to be granted to highly skilled professionals for up to ten years to as well as to allow 100% business ownership everywhere in the UAE for non-nationals.
In light of the retreat of rental prices witnessed since Dubai`s real estate market peaked in mid-2014, many observers have uttered concerns in view of developers continually announcing new projects, ostensibly paving the way into substantial oversupply and an aggravated price slump. With recently revised supply projections and population figures now at hand, the goal of this article is to analyze the supply and demand dynamics at play in Dubai`s property market from now going forward.
In 2016 Dubai`s property market has seen a correction of rental prices in all sectors and segments, a tendency which seems to persist throughout 2017, primarily caused by increased new property delivery during a time of subdued demand on the back of macro-economic factors. In this article I will be going into some more detail highlighting the market dynamics at play and what to expect in the mid-term from an investor`s point of view.
Build-to-Suit denotes an investment strategy which is particularly appealing to institutional investors in Dubai today, primarily because it has – if well implemented and transacted – the potential to combine highly attractive rental returns on real estate assets while effectively confining the involved risks.
With Cityscape convention – the Middle East`s most influential real estate exhibition – now in full swing, I would like to take the opportunity to cover some considerations to be made by any investor considering to buy into off-plan real estate in Dubai.Seeing two years of price declines behind us and the „Expo 2020“ effect fuelling prospective demand, the present market situation indicates a good outlook for off-plan properties scheduled for completion before the year 2020.