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Green buildings grow in appeal

In Japan, the use of living vegetation to provide shade and cooling in both commercial and private property is catching on, with plants cutting costs for developers, operators and homeowners alike. more >>
 

GCC leads the way in smart approach to development

A new report says the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the pioneering regional adopters of technology that is designed to maximise building energy efficiency. However, a lack of expertise in some areas is a challenge that still needs to be overcome. more >>
 

London house market returns to tempt international buyers

A better-than-expected economic performance in the UK since Christmas and an uptick in transactions mean that its previous forecasts that JLL's forecasted house prices in London's golden post codes are looking "a little conservative". more >>
 

Bloom and Foundation sign joint venture deal to build staff accommodation

The pair said that they expected the 50/50 joint venture to spend Dh1 billion building about 4,000 staff accommodation apartments over the next three to five years for clients in the health care, hospitality and education sectors. more >>
 

Emirates Reit reports lower profit as value of portfolio matures

Reit manager cites increased lettings at Index Tower and a new school deal at Dubai Investments Park as factors in growth of rental income. more >>
 

UAE-based investors save millions as demand for London property surges

The fall in the value of the pound has opened up new opportunities for buyers from dollar-pegged countries such as the UAE as their purchasing power grows. more >>
 

Aldar mid-market focus signals coming surge in Abu Dhabi property

'With the imminent entry of Aldar into the mid-market segment, there is likely to be a proliferation of communities that will increase the volume and breadth of product on offer, heightening investor activity as a result'. more >>
 

Dubai company ready to 3D print your house, says 19-year-old founder

Chris Kelsey's company, Cazza, uses mobile printing robots that are capable of printing a 200-square metre house in a single day using just two workers. more >>
 

Al Gergawi to leave Dubai Holding post

Mohammad Al Gergawi said Dubai Holding has grown from a business with a Dh200 million loan in a rented office to having assets of over Dh100 billion and 22,000 employees. more >>
 

Al Gergawi to leave Dubai Holding post

Mohammad Al Gergawi said Dubai Holding has grown from a business with a Dh200 million loan in a rented office to having assets of over Dh100 billion and 22,000 employees. more >>
 

Frank Kane's working lunch: Ziad Makhzoumi one of most compelling men on Gulf's financial scene

Over a regrettably cigar-free lunch at Zuma in DIFC, Ziad Makhzoumi tells Frank Kane about life after a spell in the Arabtec financial hot seat. more >>
 

Investors in stalled Abu Dhabi project refuse 'half of money back offer'

Buyers who paid hundreds of thousands of dirhams have been trying to claw back their money since work on Tameer Towers on Reem Island halted in 2011. more >>
 

Chief executive of Arabtec's construction unit to step down

The head of the company's construction division is to step down by the end of the month after spending 23 years with the company. more >>
 

Riverside living by the Thames for £25 million - in pictures

The 17-storey Riverwalk residential building sits on the Thames, flanked by Vauxhall Bridge on one side and the Chelsea College of Arts on the other. A walk eastward takes you past the Tate Britain gallery and into the heart of Westminster, to the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey and ... more >>
 

The Dh114m Central London penthouse with a view to a thrill

The Riverwalk project is based in SW1 on the doorstep of Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament more >>
 

Dubai tenant must compromise to reconnect air conditioning that has been switched off for non-payment

A row over an unpaid AC bill leaves Dubai tenant in a quandry - should he stay or go? more >>
 

Mario Volpi: Dubai tenant must compromise to reconnect air conditioning that has been switched off for non-payment

A row over an unpaid AC bill leaves Dubai tenant in a quandry - should he stay or go? more >>
 

Dubai's Emaar opens property showcase in London's Harrods store

The largest developer in the emirate is targeting overseas buyers to cushion slower demand at home with an exhibition in the UK capital's famous retail outlet. more >>
 

Arabtec gains regulatory approval for capital restructuring plan

Company plans to use use cash raised to wipe accumulated losses of Dh4.6bn, Dh3.5bn of which have been racked up in the last 12 months more >>
 

Dubai issues new rules for brokers marketing overseas properties in the emirate

There are brokers who are abusing their position by 'selling international properties that may not exist, or may not exist in the form that they are selling them'. more >>
 
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