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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


Opportunities for private real estate debt in the UAE and KSA

27 May 2018

Private debt is rather limited in the Middle East, with the vast majority of debt being provided by commercial banks. Challenges with respect to foreclosure/bankruptcy laws, lack of market data and understanding of risk and reward metrics have been some of the key reasons for its limited use in the region.

Our new report in partnership with JLL, reviews how this situation is expected to change over the next decade, with alternative funding sources including fund managers, pension funds and insurance companies actively reviewing this investment style.

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