Consistent Global Investors-
While recent news-feeds are full of headlines about emerging market capital from Asia, Latin America and Africa coming to take over the commercial property world, Middle Eastern capital has consistently and reliably been acquiring commercial property over the last 30 years.
The source of the Middle Eastern investor’s wealth is well known, with the region remaining the world’s largest exporter of hydrocarbons. Although new forms of energy production are now coming on stream at a gradual rate, the global demand for oil is forecast to increase by 25% to 2020 (EIA estimates). With costs of production well below current oil prices, the revenue streams of the nations which make up the Gulf Cooperation Council, the GCC, (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman) look to be relatively secure for the short to medium term.
- SWF’s are big and getting better
- London remains the favoured destination for Middle Eastern Capital
- Hotels appeal more than retail
- Are partnerships the key to success?
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