Connect with us

Business

Pakistan Real Estate – Pakistani Realtors Are Optimistic About the Future

Published

on

The financial crisis of 2008 has affected badly the real estate sectors worldwide. Everybody knows how the spectacular Dubai real estate sector collapsed when global crunch hit Dubai. Despite the fact that Pakistan is a developing country, the financial crisis could not affect it as drastically as it affected other developing nations. Experts believe that one of the reasons behind it is that Pakistan’s economy relies less on its real estate sector. The performance of Pakistan’s real estate has remained unstable after 2008. Some experts believe that is because the prices of properties have been stagnant for the last six years while others think that the sector is under stress.

Realtors are still pessimist about the future!

The contribution of the construction sector in the country’s GDP has been slashed down to a mere 4%,  from 28% in 2009. This shows that developers are reluctant to start new projects, due to the inability of the government to facilitate new gas and electricity connections for the newly build units, the high prices of the construction materials and the low demand of properties determined by people’s low purchasing power.

Though people have mixed views about the current performance of Pakistan’s real estate, all the industry specialists and Pakistani realtors are optimistic about the future of realty market. This is because the Government of Pakistan is vigilant in fixing the problem of its once spectacular real estate sector as soon as possible. The realtors three main reasons of optimism are as follows:

Better law and order

Though the law and order situation in Karachi is currently weak, causing some of its residents to shift to a city with better law and order i.e. Lahore, yet the government is taking stern actions to stop target killing and blood shed in the city. The Government has appointed rangers and other law enforcement agencies at the public places. Moreover, security measures have been taken on the exit and entry points of the residential colonies to provide a complete secure environment to residents. 

Elections are drawing near in Pakistan and with new government, it is expected that bringing a better law and order situation in Pakistan would be its top priority list, which could increase the investment of local people in Pakistan’s properties and can bring this sector back to life.

Decrease in interest rate

Currently, the prices of properties in Pakistan are quite high which is merely due to high inflation in the country. Because of the floods of previous three years, prices of commodities have increased drastically, affecting badly the purchasing power of people in the country. The low purchasing power is the main hurdle for people to secure or even apply for a decent mortgage deal. The Government, in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan, is not only trying to curb inflation but also decrease the interest rate on home loans.

The State Bank of Pakistan slashed down the interest rate from 14% to 13.50% during 2011. This shows that the government is seriously interested to increase the purchasing power of people to help them secure a better mortgage deal for themselves. Further decrease in interest rate is expected during the following years, which would increase the demand of properties in the country. Diminishing the disparity between demand and supply would bring prices down and set Pakistan’s real estate sector back on track.

William King is the director of Pakistan real estate and mainly deals in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore real estate. Being an entrepreneur and passionate blogger he likes to share his knowledge and expertise with the industry people by writing for various related blogs.

Russian by roots, global citizen by choice. In love with India and Indian culture, love to report everything from politics to military news. Against the controlled media.

Continue Reading
Comments

Business

SkyBridge Receives “Exporter of the Year” award from Global Chamber Phoenix

Published

on

The SkyBridge air logistics project received the “Exporter of the Year, Services” award, granted by the Phoenix Global Chamber within its annual Grow Globally Fair, which brings exporters and importers together, along with international investors.

The award was presented to SkyBridge, a company chaired by Ariel Picker and directed by Felipe Monroy. The effort to position www.skybridgeaz.com as one of the leaders in the international logistics sector within the business community in Arizona has been coordinated by Marco Lopez, president of Intermestic Partners.

SkyBridge is planned to become the first international air cargo hub to house Mexican and US Customs in the United States.

Its operations are based at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and will allow e-commerce companies and manufacturers, among others, to do business in Mexico and throughout Latin America, with a more efficient and profitable transport of goods between countries, thorough inspections and adequate security controls.

The development of this project will create 17,000 new direct and indirect jobs, as well as more than 3.5 million SF of development which will include industrial, aeronautical, office and commercial real estate.

The construction plan will detonate other benefits in the border region. Arizona’s proximity to Mexico and its surroundings are highly favorable for business, and they make the state a natural center for air cargo companies, large and small, eager to see their businesses grow on both sides of the border.

In this sense, Grow Globally Fair gives global business leaders the opportunity to see what’s new, who is new and how they can grow better.

With that purpose, the Phoenix Global Chamber awards prizes in honor of the success achieved in international markets and in the United States, whose categories are: Exporter of the year, product; Exporter of the year, services; Importer of the year; Landed Company to see; Cross-border consulting; Transcendent leader of the community; International banking; International commercial law; Immigration lawyer; Diplomat of the year; Translation and localization; International logistics; International accounting and taxes; International finance and insurance; International Emerging Risk; International Talent and Payroll: International Real Estate Leader; International wealth management; International business training and discourse; International IT services; International market; International education; Collaborating Organization; International nonprofit; International business city; an Elected leader with global mentality; Young Global Leader, and Global Leaders of the tribe of the year.

Prev postNext post
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Continue Reading

Business

Axel Andorff and Carsten Isensee, new SEAT Vice presidents for R&D and Finance

Published

on

The Spanish car company, SEAT is betting on the future by hiring two prestigious new executive vice presidents. The company hired Axel Andorff as the new executive vice president of R&D (research and development), and Carsten Isensee has been appointed as the new executive vice president for finance. With both appointments, SEAT is focusing on Innovation and securing the company’s record profit and investment figures.

Who are Axel Andorff and Carsten Isensee

Research & Development and Finance are two of the most important areas on a car company. The new vice presidents of these areas, are both executives with international experience and extensive knowledge on the car market. Axel Andorff will be replacing Dr. Matthias Rabe (who will run the technical development operations area at Volkswagen), and Carsten Isensee, who is taking over for Holger Kintscher (who will be working as head of IT and finance at Volkswagen).

Let’s see who are these two new incorporations to the SEAT executive staff. 

Axel Andorff (R&D Vice president)

Axel Andorff is a German economic and mechanical engineer (from the German University of Kaiserslautern), with 20 years of experience at the car market, where he worked for Mercedes and held various positions in the research & development area of that company.

New responsibilities at SEAT

The new R&D vice president will be in charge of the company’s innovation projects, especially those involving connectivity and car electrification, developing technologies and new forms of mobility. He is in charge of the SEAT Technical Centre, who is focused on R&D. It has an area of 43,000 square meters, prepared and equipped (of a total area that covers a surface of 200,000 square meters). More than 1000 qualified engineers work on this center, using advanced technology (simulations, virtual reality…) to create modern and reliable cars, and developing new car technology.

In 2018 SEAT allocates 862 million euros on total investments and R&D expenses, 47% more than in 2017.

Carsten Isensee (Executive Vice-President for Finance)

Carsten Isensee has a degree in business management from the German University of Wilhelmshaven, and he has made his entire career in the Volkswagen company. His last charge was in China as an executive vice president for finance.

2018 was a historic year for SEAT. Sales have grown by over 10%, increasing from 468,400 sold vehicles in 2017 to 517.600 in 2018. With the incorporation of Carsten Isensee to the company, they expect to continue increasing their sales along 2019 and the next years.

New responsibilities at SEAT

The Finance vice president joins the Spanish car company with the objective of reinforcing the company’s profit record and investment figures, and to strengthen its financial basis for future Automotive (LINK NOFOLLOW) projects.

The car market is a very competitive sector. Last years SEAT increased its figures on sales, profits and investments. With the new vice presidents incorporations, the company is focusing on increasing these figures and securing its position on the market.

As SEAT president Luca de Meo said: “It’s time to look to the future with the ambition to grow”.

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Continue Reading

Business

Gutemberg Dos Santos and Robert Kiyosaki share their vision of leadership

Published

on

Gutemberg Dos Santos is a Brazilian-American entrepreneur and one of the main promoters of the use of Blockchain technology and crypto economy.

Gutemberg Dos Santos and Robert Kiyosaki

Gutemberg Dos Santos a couple of years ago sponsored an event in which the Guinness Record broke with the largest number of people playing Cash Flow, a game developed by Robert Kiyosaki. Today, Dos Santos shares some reflections that emerged on that occasion about what a good leader is. 

A good leader is an excellent guide to reach common goals. If I want my team to work successfully I must share my skills and offer the best tools for their performance. I am also committed to strengthening the capabilities of each of the members and never assume that we all work the same as diversity enriches and complements the unit. 

Sharing experiences. If I share my experiences with the rest of my team regarding the success and failures I have had in some projects, I will empathize with my team and together we will be able to reach the goals proposed for the company.

Listening. This part is essential for a business to prosper, if I do not listen to my people I will be walking towards darkness. I must always remain alert to the doubts and questions that my team may have, in this way I will know if we are all on the same frequency and we are walking towards the same course.

Motivating my team. I take my time to know my team, how old they are, what is their educational and socioeconomic level; what goals they pursue in the short and long term. This will help me find keywords that guide me to be empathetic with them and be able to have better communication. 

Being proactive. When facing a difficult situation, I try to get the best out of it, without falling into frustration and rather detect alternative solutions. Trusting and being flexible. I am attentive to the capacities and strengths within my work team, this way I trust people in order to delegate tasks, likewise I am open to listen to proposals and suggestions that lead us to strengthen our project. 

For more information, please visit : www.gutembergds.com 


Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse

Continue Reading

Trending