2010 Archive

 Here are examples of the market snapshots we produce – one for each quarter during the year.

2010 Files

Here are examples of the market snapshots we produce – one for each quarter during the year

2010 Q1 - Cairo Egypt Offices

An overview of the office real estate market in Cairo - Egypt. Q1 2010

Cairo has two distinct office markets, a central Cairo market and that of the outer suburban office districts to the East and West adjacent to the Cairo Ring Road - an eight-lane freeway that provides a rapid link between the city centre office locations to the International Airport and suburban office centres.

Central Cairo has six sub-markets: Downtown, Zamalek, Nasr City, Ma'adi, Mohandeseen and Heliopolis.

Around 20km west of Downtown Cairo are two major business parks, Smart Village and Pyramid Heights. To the east of central Cairo is New Cairo - a popular location for back-office services for financial institutions.

2010 Q2 - Lagos Nigeria Corporate Survey

Corporate survey regarding the office market in Lagos - Nigeria. Q2 2010

EMC Real Estate undertook a survey of corporate and developer attitudes to the main business districts in Lagos.

The survey related to the impressions of occupiers and real estate developers as to which area of Lagos appeals to management and senior personnel versus non-executive personnel.

The survey also considered various key criteria relating to the choice of an office location with respondents scoring each criterion for each location in a range of 0-5, 0 being very poor and 5 being excellent.

2010 Q3 - Tunis Tunisia Offices

An overview of the office real estate market in Tunis - Tunisia. Q3 2010

The prime city office location is known as Belvédère and is located in an area bounded by Mohamed V and Belvédère Park. The secondary office area, Montplaisir has poorer accessibility and is less provided for in terms of car parking.

Central Tunis remains popular with financial and professional companies buts some businesses have looked to locate away from the historic core. Out-of-town office can be found at Tunis' "Technoparks" which have a IT-related status.

2010 Q4 - Africas Hot Spots

Africa's real estate hot spots. 2010 Q4

With Africa stabilising both politically and economically there is a surge of interest from foreign companies keen to invest in the continent and its accelerating spending potential. With many year's experience EMC RE has produced an infographic that represents the countries in which the firm has seen most Fortune 500 corporate real estate interest.

Not surprisingly the countries with most interest are the major oil exporters and the more diversified economies. However, there is also a category where corporates seem to be sensing the next surge of growth.

There is a huge variation in real estate values and practices across the continent. Office rents arguably show the broadest range from the lowest to the highest in the world.