Dubai back on Real Estate Investors Wish-List, says AAA
Just a few years after a price crash among properties in the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
investors are starting to return to the country, according to AAA.
Boston, MA, USA, April 26, 2012 -- Just a few years after a price crash among properties in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE), investors are starting to return to the country, according to Alternative
Asset Analysis (AAA).
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi is hoping to attract wealthy investors who may be looking for an
alternative investment asset class to invest in. It wants to buy up UAE real estate with the funds raised
through the commercial property fund. The fund is expected to effectively establish whether there is an
appetite for these kinds of investments in the Middle East.
Although Dubai property values made a very high profile nose-dive a few years ago, investors are once
again heading back to the UAE, with the hope of investing in a bargain and seeing values rise once
more. The region is increasingly seen as a secure region surrounded in unrest and many Middle
Eastern investors are thinking of moving their investments to Dubai as a result.
Real estate in general is growing in popularity among alternative investors, claims AAA, which
advocates alternative investments of all kinds. AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said, “The
equity markets are highly volatile at the moment, and investors risk losing money overnight if they fall
He added, “This is leading to an increased interest in real estate and other alternative asset classes,
such as forestry, social impact investing and precious metals.”
AAA claims that many of these asset classes are less correlated with equity markets, meaning they are
less likely to drop in value when the economy takes further slides. They are also good diversifiers
AAA supports environmentally responsible projects and investments into sustainable forestry
plantations and renewable energy projects. Firms like Greenwood Management, which runs plantations
in Brazil, offer foreigners the chance to invest in timberland with a modest initial investment.
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