Friars Gate building

Developers build on Derby's success

Derby's industrial excellence has never quite been reflected in its city centre's offering. However, a flurry of new office developments – as well as a resurgence of the city's residential market – look set to change all of that.

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Sharjah looks to build on its success

Economic free zones, political stability and diversification have fuelled development and growth in Sharjah – the emirate now accounts for one-third of the UAE's manufacturing sector – but its government has further plans to maximise its appeal to international investors. 

The shifting face of corporate real estate

The shifting face of corporate real estate

Companies are changing the way they approach their real estate requirements, with the onus on the property supply market to offer more options and flexibility in a bid to meet client demands.

View from Asia February/March 2013

View from Asia February/March 2013

Real estate is a dependable investment in Asia, although investor focus could be shifting.

Lucia Dore

View from the Middle East and Africa February/March 2013

There are signs that Dubai's real estate sector is finally recovering, with investor interest particularly focused on the residential market.

Traverse City cashes in on its aesthetic charms

Being located close to what has recently been named as the most beautiful place in the US has brought tourists flocking to Traverse City. However, as the city's mayor explains, there is much more to the area than a pretty face.

Haitian prime minister vows to revive impoverished country

Following his election this year, Haitian prime minister Laurent Lamothe has put plans in place to help boost FDI and improve job prospects in the country.

Zambia branches out

Resource-rich Zambia hopes diversity will bring prosperity

The Zambian economy has been growing apace in recent years, but with the country largely reliant on its mining industry and many of the proceeds from this sector not benefiting local people, the government is offering incentives for investment in other sectors.

Birmingham SWFs

Birmingham eyes SWFs funding for development projects

Birmingham has become the first city in the UK to target investment from sovereign wealth funds, as it announces plans to seek alternative funding for nine of its Big City Plan redevelopment projects.

Syrain real estate

Political uncertainty hits real estate sectors in Syria and Lebanon

The political uncertainty in Syria is affecting the country's real estate sector, and is also spilling over into Lebanon's. However, nearby Jordan is proving resilient in this sector.

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