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Real estate transactions in GCC demonstrate renewed investor confidence: JLL report

2019 has witnessed a number of significant real estate transactions in the GCC with the latest AED 289 million sale of Al Murjan, a residential tower in Abu Dhabi, showcasing renewed investor interest for high quality assets, says leading real estate firm JLL.

In what represents the second large regional transaction JLL has advised on this year, the recently announced sale of Al Murjan by Aldar Investments is another indication of the availability of capital in the market and the search amongst both private and institutional investors for institutional grade and stable income generating real estate assets.

This transaction follows the successful closing in February of the sale of Lulu Hypermarket’s central distribution centre in Muscat, Oman, on which JLL advised the seller, an institutional real estate investment fund.
Abdul Kader Monla, Director, Capital Markets in MENA, JLL said: “We are seeing a market shift across the region with significant investments already witnessed in the first quarter of the year despite what was marked as a year of uncertainty. Transactions of this scale demonstrate renewed investor confidence, particularly in assets proving stable revenues.”

Al Murjan tower is a 23 storey mixed-use development with residential apartments, retail facilities, and office space. The development sits within a high end master-planned development in Danet with easy access to Abu Dhabi city centre and the E11 Sheikh Zayed Road.