Reducing Risk Important for Mena Investors

Reducing risk and increased market regulation remain the top two factors which are influencing investor decision making in Mena markets. At least, this is one of the findings of the recent Jones Lang LaSalle Investor Sentiment Survey....

Reducing risk and increased market regulation remain the top two factors which are influencing investor decision making in Mena markets. At least, this is one of the findings of the recent Jones Lang LaSalle Investor Sentiment Survey.

The study found that 30 per cent of respondents believe that regulation and legislation are the most important factors influencing their decisions, followed by capital growth, risk, rental, income, transparency, product availability, finance availability, cost of finance and exit strategy.

However, many prospective buyers still believe that further improvements to the application of real estate laws and access to data on the market needs to be made in the region. Jones Lang LaSalle states that Dubai has retained its position as the most transparent market in the Mena area.

Indeed, it is only one of four Mena markets that have been named as semi-transparent in the Jones Lang LaSalle Global Transparency Index. Despite this, Dubai is still lagging behind other markets in terms of day to day activity and transaction levels.

- Saturday 09 October 2010

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