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  • *Chairman's role in Egypt mega-project raises eyebrows. DUBAI, April 2- As chairman of Emaar Properties, Mohamed Alabbar has shaped much of Dubai's skyline, but rapid growth in his outside real estate interests is raising the possibility of a rarity in the Gulf- open shareholder dissent. His involvement in other firms' projects, such as a planned $45 billion city in...

  • BELGRADE, March 31- The vista of rusting boats and drab wasteland that greets visitors passing over the river Sava into Belgrade is set to be transformed into a futuristic forest of skyscrapers under ambitious redevelopment plans that have left Serbs deeply split. The project marks the first foray into central and eastern Europe by Abu Dhabi- based Eagle Hills...

  • BELGRADE, March 31- The vista of rusting boats and drab wasteland that greets visitors passing over the river Sava into Belgrade is set to be transformed into a futuristic forest of skyscrapers under ambitious redevelopment plans that have left Serbs deeply split. The project marks the first foray into central and eastern Europe by Abu Dhabi- based Eagle Hills...

  • Some industry experts forecast home prices to fall by over a third by end-2016, clouding the prospects of major developers CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd, owned by Asia's richest man Li Ka- shing, and Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.. An increase in U.S. rates would also trigger a rise in Hong Kong because the local currency is pegged to the U.S. dollar, paving the way for...

  • MUMBAI, March 19- India's debt-laden property developers are turning to deep discounts, free parking spots and even gimmicks like gifts of gold coins and motorbikes as they struggle to sell billions of dollars worth of as-yet unfinished homes. It's not just bad news for developers in megacities like Mumbai, now seeking ways to offload inventory with...

  • HONG KONG, March 18- Chinese banks have extended Evergrande Real Estate Group a 100 billion yuan credit lifeline, as a slump in China's key property sector pressure one of the biggest and most indebted developers. Evergrande, China's fourth largest property developer by sales, said the credit lines had been extended by four major state-owned banks since...

  • HONG KONG, March 18- Chinese banks have extended Evergrande Real Estate Group 100 billion yuan in credit, as the slump in China's key real estate sector extends to one of the biggest and most indebted property developers. Evergrande, China's fourth largest property developer by sales, said the credit lines had been extended by four state-owned banks since...

  • Is Singapore REITs’ stellar run about to hit a wall? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 11:17 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk outside the Ion Orchard mall in Singapore

    Singapore's REITs have long defied predictions they would stumble amid forecasts of rising rates, but analysts say the day of reckoning may soon come.

  • March 4- U.S. solar project developer SunEdison Inc is expanding into the fast-growing market for grid energy storage with the acquisition of a startup that pairs big batteries with solar installations. SunEdison said its purchase of Solar Grid Storage LLC, to be announced on Thursday, will allow it to begin building a storage plan across the country, Tom Leyden,...

  • Iraq battles to rebuild despite war and oil slump Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    *New city aims to house half a million people near Baghdad. *Challenges face mega projects planned for Basra, Baghdad. BAGHDAD, March 3- On a main highway south of Baghdad, dozens of buildings rise up from the Iraqi plains, the first blocks of a multi-billion-dollar city emerging from a landscape more accustomed to conflict and crisis than glitzy new development.

  • Luxury property sales took a hit last year as China's anti-corruption campaign discouraged conspicuous consumption, but buyers are now taking advantage of easier credit and a stock market rally to upgrade their homes. "It's not going to lead to a full recovery in the market," said Clement Luk, Shanghai- based chief executive officer for eastern China at property...

  • The CNBC Crowdfinance Real Estate Average Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Housing market index

    This represents the largest capital commitments raised by private real estate companies actively listed on equity crowdfunding platforms.

  • *Dubai shares end 6.8 pct higher. DUBAI, Feb 2- Dubai developer DAMAC expects the emirate's property sector to steady in 2015 before supply shortages boost prices in 2016-17, its chief executive said on Monday, after the company reported an 11 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit. "I see Dubai's property marketing stabilising in 2015, but 2016-17 there could be...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Work has started on converting Centre Point, the towering 1960 s office building at the east end of London's Oxford Street, into luxury apartments, developer Almacantar said on Monday. The Richard Seifert- designed tower will be one of the most prominent buildings to switch from commercial to residential use in London's West End as developers cash...

  • BEIJING, Jan 26- Chinese investors are set to fork out $20 billion on offshore property this year, up 21 percent on 2014 as more domestic real estate developers and insurers internationalize their holdings, Jones Lang LaSalle Inc said on Monday. "The easing of restrictions over the last a few years by the Chinese government has... much easier for institutions as well...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 22- Perks used by property firms in Singapore to entice buyers of luxury apartments are under scrutiny after a bank sued a developer for allegedly conspiring with borrowers to inflate about S $182 million of home loans. With Singapore's real estate market on the slide, developers regularly try and court potential home buyers by offering...

  • SHENZHEN, Jan 14- As creditors circle troubled Chinese property developer Kaisa Group, it's business as usual at the company's sales office and housing projects in the southern city of Shenzhen. In a northern suburb, construction workers in yellow hats at the Kaisa City Plaza development could be seen renovating flats on Tuesday, while agents at the firm's...

  • China's upbeat housing sentiment rolls into 2015 Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 2:11 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Jan 6- China's stronger-than-seasonal property sales in December point to a recovery in market sentiment thanks to looser housing and monetary policy, with the upbeat momentum expected to swing into 2015, analysts said. China's top listed residential developer China Vanke reported a 129 percent surge in sales in the last month of 2014 from a year...

  • Is Philippine property getting bubbly? Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:40 PM ET

    Property prices in the Philippines have surged over the past few years, but it isn't clear puffed up valuations stack up to a bubble.

  • The start-up that acts like an office manager Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:29 PM ET
    Managed by Q

    More than 150 start-ups are using Managed by Q to manage their offices, in lieu of a traditional office manager.