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 Middle East investors of Rasmala acquired Abbvie House in UK for $35 million

rasmalaRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, has announced acquisition of Abbvie House, an office building located in Kent UK, for $35 million.

Rasmala has plans to invest approximately $1.5 billion in a broad mix of commercial real estate transactions in the UK, continental Europe and the US over the course of the next three years.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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 Middle East investors of Rasmala and GII acquired Airbus office complex in UK for $42 million

rasmala-ukRasmala, a Middle Eastern investment firm listed in London, and Gulf Islamic Investments (GII), an investment firm based in UAE, has acquired an Airbus office complex in the UK for $42 million.

The property is located in Celtic Springs Business Park in Newport, Cardiff, and are entirely let to Airbus Defense and Space, a division of Airbus Group. Rasmala and GII have plans to acquire real estate assets in the UK, Europe and United States in 2016.

Rasmala is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR48.

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 Middle East investors to spend $15 billion per year in global real estate

cbreAn average of $15 billion per year will flow out of the Middle East into direct real estate globally in the near-term, with investors from the region increasingly targeting U.S markets, according to the latest research from global property advisor CBRE Group.

The Middle East continues to be one of the most important sources of cross-regional capital into the global real estate market, with $14 billion invested outside of the home region in 2014 — the third largest source of capital globally. (Qatar was by far the largest source of outbound capital with $4.9 billion invested. Saudi Arabia has emerged as a significant new source of capital globally, investing $2.3 billion in 2014, up from almost no reported investment in 2013.)

To see listing and contact emails of Middle East real estate investors, check the Middle East Investors Directory.

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 Middle East investors to spend $180 billion in global real estate over next decade

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CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is reporting that Middle Eastern investors are expected to spend $180 billion in commercial real estate markets outside of their own region over the next decade.

Just in 2013, the commercial real estate investments of Middle East investors has been $13 billion, $5 billion of which by non-SWF and individual investors. At the moment their investment appetite is focused on Europe, but the share of investment in America is increasing - CBRE research shows. (You can listen to an interview with a CBRE head of research here. Also check recent DubaiBeat.com news on Katara Hospitaly which acquired five luxury European hotels here.)

To see listing and contact emails of investors from the Middle East, check our recently updated Middle East Investors Directory

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 Bahrain investment firm acquires US real estate assets valued at $250 million

investcorp.jpgBahrian-based investment firm Investcorp announced that its US-based real estate arm has acquired a group of high quality office and retail assets in the greater Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and New York areas valued at $250 million.

Since 1995, Investcorp has acquired more than 200 properties with a total value of approximately $10 billion. The firm currently has more than $4 billion of property and debt funds under management.

Investcorp is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code OR30.

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 Middle East investors drive European commercial property market

arab-commercial-realestate.jpgMiddle East investors are the major drivers of increased activity in the European commercial real estate market, twice of all Far East investors combined - the global consultancy firm CBRE reports.

In the first half of 2013, investors from the Middle East have increased investment activity, accounting for 21 percent of cross-border transactions, almost twice the 11 percents of far east investors. Half of the total comes from the region’s sovereign wealth funds. Transactions from Middle Eastern buyers show a strong bias towards London (nearly 50 percent of the total) and offices.

To see listing and contact emails of real estate investors from the Middle East, check our Middle East Investors Directory

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 Saudi investors of Alkhabeer acquired real estate in Houston

alkhabeer-US.jpgAlkhabeer Capital, a Saudi-based investment firm announced the acquisition of an office building in Houston.

The property is located in The Energy Corridor, Houston’s top performing and rapidly strengthening submarket, which is home to several of the world’s largest energy companies as well as over 300 multinational companies. As DubaiBeat reported on September 2012 Alkhabeer had launched a $400 million fund and invests globally - specially in UK and US.

Alkhabeer Capital is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code BFD18.

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 Abu Dhabi investment firm ADIC buys stake in Tokyo property

logo-ADIC2.jpgA consortium of international property investors including Abu Dhabi Investment Council have agreed to buy a prominent Tokyo office building for $1 billion.

It will be Japan's biggest property investment including foreign investors since the 2008-09 global financial crisis. The group, led by property investor Asia Pacific Land, includes Abu Dhabi Investment Council, Japan's Secured Capital Investment Management Co and C.V. Starr & Co Inc, which is run by the billionaire former chief executive of American International Group - Reuters is reporting.

Abu Dhabi Investment Council is listed in the Middle East Investors Directory with the code EM01.

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More from Middle Eastern Real Estate Investors ...

  Kuwait Investors acquired land in Morocco for $53 million (October 2012)

  Alkhabeer Capital to launch a $400 million fund (September 2012)

  Middle Eastern investors acquired substantial farming property in Western Australia (April 2012)

  Dubai private investors of Legatum acquired a building at DIFC (April 2012)

  Dubai's Al Habtoor to acquire hotel in Budapest for $80 million (February 2012)

  Dubai conglomerate Al Habtoor eyes Paris, London hotel buys (January 2012)

  UK fund acquired its third real estate asset to lure Middle East investors (January 2012)

  Bahrain investment firm acquires three real estate assets in the US (December 2011)

  Oman State General Reserve Fund acquired Four Seasons Budapest hotel (November 2011)

  Kuwait Finance House acquires logistic services center in Sweden for $70 million (November 2011)

  UAE investors second largest buyers of top properties in London (October 2011)

  GCC investors return to the Manhattan real estate market (August 2011)

  Qatari Diar purchases marina in North Eastern Spain (July 2011)

  Real Estate still popular among UAE investors - Barclays report (July 2011)

  Middle Eastern investors behind 20% of investments in prime central London real estate (July 2011)

  Bahrain investment firm acquired Los Angeles hotel for $40 million (June 2011)

  Investcorp makes three real estate acquisitions in the US worth $120 million (April 2011)

  Middle Eastern buyers investing in UK’s most expensive real estate (February 2011)

  Saudi investors to buy Paris Crillon hotel for $350 million (November 2010)

  Middle Eastern investor bought Monaco flat for $336 million (October 2010)

  Middle Eastern investor acquired property in UK's Hampshire for $14 million (October 2010)

  Saudi's Jadwa Investment and CIT acquired London King’s Reach Tower for $90 million (June 2010)

  UK real estate property attracts Middle eastern investors - FT (June 2010)

  Barwa Real Estate acquired London Project for $370 million (June 2010)

  Tharawat to launch $50-$60 million Saudi private equity real estate fund (June 2010)

  Dubai private equity firm bought up $655 million debt of a stalled Omani real estate project (June 2010)

  Savills Middle Eastern investor acquired property in London for $52 million (May 2010)

  Two UAE residents buy London properties worth $29 million (May 2010)

  Bahrain-based investment firm acquired retail property in Texas (May 2010)

  Qatari Diar co-invests $150 million in Cyprus leisure complex (April 2010)

  Qatar investors bought 40% stake in Fairmont Raffles for $847 million (April 2010)

  Qatar investors acquired 50% stake in a Seychelles luxury resort (March 2010)

  Shuaa Capital acquired land in Jeddah (March 2010)

  Al Rajhi Capital and Arcapita launched $500 million Gulf real estate fund (February 2010)

  Qatar royal investor buys hotel in Turkey for $15 million (January 2010)

  Middle East investors investing $4.6 billion in Scotland (November 2009)

  43% of overseas investments in UK's commercial real estate came from Middle Eastern investors (October 2009)

  Qatar investors launched Tajikistan luxury real estate project for $150 million (September 2009)

  Qatar National Hotels to buy an un-named hotel chain for $275 million (January 2009)

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