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While 2016 saw an overall slowdown in growth in Jordan’s construction sector, there is reason to expect more activity in the near future. A number of factors, including the country’s sizable refugee population and the government’s new focus on transport and infra¬structure development, point to a stimulated sector and increased growth. In addition, any easing of geopolitical tensions in the region could see the kingdom become a major base for reconstruction in the Middle East. Meanwhile Jordan’s real estate sector experienced a largely stable 2016-17 period. Rents and sales prices registered marginal increases in the residential market, while there were slight declines in the commercial segment. Much of this was due to the higher growth and rapid development of recent years, which left a good supply of real estate that put a break on upward price movements.