News & Analysis

As private equity firms increasingly invest in businesses with valuable real estate assets, the sale-leaseback is becoming an increasingly handy—and popular—financing tool. By Aaron Lovell
High above London, four real estate bankers recently gathered to discuss the events of 2005, the key trends in today's market and whether the future holds boom or bust. By Jonn Elledge
As rising commodity prices and labor shortages push construction costs to 20-year highs, private equity firms are grappling with today's inflationary environment. By Paul Fruchbom
Dubai International Properties, the international real estate arm of Dubai Holding, develops and invests in real estate projects throughout the Middle East and, eventually it hopes, the world. It currently has five projects under development: two mixed-use complexes in Qatar and Turkey, two resorts in Bahrain and Oman and a city in Morocco. An architect by training, Dubai International Properties CEO Farhan Faraidooni speaks here about his firm's focus on large scale developments, his thoughts on the Middle East real estate market and Dubai International's global ambitions.
With its significant growth, healthy demographics and strong liquidity, real estate investors are turning their attention to the Middle East—and finding value across the region. By Aaron Lovell
Dubai has ambitions to become the economic hub of the Middle East. Given the pace of recent activity, it's well on its way. By Jonn Elledge
Buoyed by the wealth generated from extensive natural resources and a loosening of foreign ownership laws, many Middle Eastern countries are transforming their local real estate markets.
For the past 40 years, Sam Zell has been one of the biggest and most successful players in the US real estate market. Always opinionated, never boring, Zell recently sat down with PERE to discuss his views on the global real estate market, his unconventional holiday gifts and why he likes Libya and Brazil. By Paul Fruchbom
Lukewarm holiday sales in the US retail sector betray the increasingly picky purchasing habits of shoppers.
New York-based alternative assets firm GSC Partners and property group Tishman Speyer are teaming up to invest in Shanghai and Beijing.

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