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Schools In: Why education is attracting more attention from real estate stakeholders in MENA


  • Demand for private schools in the MENA region is increasing. This trend is being driven by the growth in the number of expatriate children of school age and the increased number of national families seeking private education for their children.
  • The increased demand for private education presents opportunities for real estate stakeholders (investors, developers and builders) that are seeking to increase their exposure to alternative sectors as more traditional asset classes become more competitive.
  • In addition to potentially attractive financial returns, the growth of private schools is in line with government policy to raise education standards across the region. This provides comfort to real estate stakeholders and an additional social benefit, over and above the financial gains.
  • Our analysis shows that more than 1,100 additional schools will be required in the five cities studied (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh and Cairo) by 2020. Some 350 of these will need to be private sector schools, providing a significant area of new opportunity for real estate stakeholders.

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Higher EdPre K to K-12

From good to outstanding

When taking up responsibilities at a new school, school leaders need to get things moving quickly while also taking stock in a measured way. How do you strike the right balance? Andy Homden talked to Dr....

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The 21st Century Classroom: Flooring for Learning

The large majority of schools are not built to optimize learning, health, and comfort, but to achieve minimum performance at the lowest cost. Many older classrooms are actually working against basic...

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International schools pass 8,000 mark

The current expansion of international education means not only more schools being started, but established schools, growing and building new, state of the art facilities. Anne Keeling explains why growth...

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Top 3 Tips for Managing School Expansion and Foundation Projects

by Andy Homden, CEO, Consilium Education 1. Educational needs must drive architectural solutions If a building project brief is based upon the learning objectives of the school, all else follows....

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Facilities Developments in GCC

According to recent statistics, the rise in population has added more demand for education and schools. It is estimated that the total population in the GCC has reached up to 50 million. In 5 years’...