Jan 04 2012
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Cluttons in Dubai - A 'Brisk Start' predicted for the UAE's real estate market in 2012
Cluttons anticipates an improvement in occupier demand in the commercial sector
Rents are expected to bottom out in the commercial sector, with minimal further reductions
Cluttons, the real estate specialist that has enjoyed a dedicated Middle Eastern presence since 1976, today offers a snapshot for predicted property trends across the residential and commercial sectors across the UAE in 2012.
Having identified general maturing of the marketplace in 2011, Cluttons predicts a brisk start to 2012. There will be a continuation of many of the trends seen in the residential market, with good quality, well-established developments benefitting from nearby services and amenities, and continuing to do well at the expense of newer residential areas. Cluttons also anticipates the residential market continuing to gain from increasingly available mortgage finance options at competitive rates.
The general oversupply of office stock in the market place and low rents on offer will also continue to fuel occupier movement within the city. Many companies are still going through fairly rigid cost saving and downsizing exercises, noting that more focus has been put on reducing rents and vacant floor space that is no longer needed.
However, despite a number of positive signs, Cluttons notes that the overall situation in Europe and US cannot be ignored, and advises general caution over the potential knock on effects in the region in respect of debt financing and general liquidity levels.
Cluttons LLP is an independent partnership of chartered surveyors founded in 1765. With a network of offices in the UK, Europe, Middle East and South Africa, Cluttons LLP offers a wide range of professional property management, agency and consultancy services across the commercial and residential sectors, for both investors and occupiers. For further information, please see: www.cluttons.com
Issued by: Sophie Snow | Sophie Toh
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