Saudi Arabia's Minister of Housing Majed al-Hogail said he expects investments in the real estate financing sector to reach between 60 billion Saudi riyals and 80 billion riyals ($21.33 billion) in 2019, according to Reuters on the sidelines of a housing conference in Riyadh.
The Public Investment Fund-backed Saudi Real Estate Refinance Company (SRC) expects to issue its first public sukuk this year and a second private placement in the next two weeks, while developing further plans to finance an expansion of the kingdom’s home mortgage market, according to reports.
Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province municipality is planning a model city comprising a residential, economic and tourism center in Half Moon Bay, Al-Aziziyah district, which is expected to create up to 90,000 jobs when complete.
JLL and LaSalle Investment Management’s 2016 Global Real Estate Transparency Index (GRETI) has increased Saudi Arabia's standing to "Semi-Transparent" after recent efforts by the Chambers of Commerce in Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia's housing minister Majed al-Hogail gave an interview with Bloomberg last week in which he discussed the government's plans to create its own development company and start a mortgage-guarantee fund to encourage banks to increase lending for Saudis.
A new joint venture between Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Finance (MoF) and the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) has received approval to provide loans to low and middle-income Saudis, in what could be a much-needed boost for access to mortgages in the Kingdom.