Kuwait Real Estate

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Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Kuwait 2017

With the country beginning to clear a backlog of major projects in energy, infrastructure and housing, the construction sector in Kuwait has seen a resurgence of activity in recent years. The government’s five-year National Development Plan committed to spend KD34bn ($112.5bn) over the 2015-20 period, and KD12bn ($39.7bn) worth of projects were signed off in the plan’s preliminary year. The...

As Kuwait’s economy continues to adjust to the new oil price environment the country’s government is pushing ahead with investment plans and reforms that promise to put the country on a sustainable growth path in the coming years.


Across the GCC, governments have strengthened their commitments to major capital expenditure in spite of the prevailing oil price environment. To offset the cost of this spending, officials have been working to recruit help from the private sector through public-private partnerships (PPPs). In November 2015 authorities in Dubai implemented a...


Are lower raw material prices being passed off to end-consumers, and could rising labour costs offset any potential benefits to consumers?


How would you assess the balance between mid-market and upper-market development in the sector, and are investors responding?


In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, banking sectors around the world introduced steps to mitigate future risks and create more stress-resilient financial institutions with the Basel III regulations. Due to their effects on bank liquidity, these requirements could have important implications for Kuwait’s real estate sector. As the...

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