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Pakistan: A Nation Embracing Real Estate Ownership Culture

Pakistan’s inclination towards owning real estate assets significantly outweighs ownership of all the other asset classes combined. The landscape is dotted with sprawling housing societies, commercial properties and off-plan residential developments. These vibrant activities serve as a testament to the fervent desire of Pakistanis to invest their hard-earned money into tangible assets, solidifying real estate as a cornerstone of wealth generation and financial security in the country.

Pakistan's Real Estate: A Lucrative Opportunity

Annual Demand Total Housing Shortfall
700,000 Due to Urbanization 12 Million Shortfall in Housing Requirement of Pakistan
Annual Supply Average Real Estate Returns
250,000 Annual Formal Supply of Housing Units 392% Since 2011
Annual Shortfall Average Developer’s Margin
450,000 Average Annual Housing Shortage Up to 40% Of Revenue

Real Estate Returns & Margins

In Pakistan, the real estate sector has witnessed exponential growth in property prices over time. This upward trajectory is fueled by a continuous influx of capital into real estate, driven by the historical trend of rising property values. Notably, real estate stands out as perhaps the only asset class with a track record of consistent long-term performance, surpassing other investment avenues such as the stock market. This resilience and stability have established real estate as a preferred choice for investors seeking reliable returns and capital appreciation over the years.

Given Pakistan’s demographic landscape, widespread national inclination towards real estate, and various industry-specific factors, developers have the opportunity to achieve gross development margins of up to 40% within the industry. This substantial margin is a reflection of favorable market conditions, coupled with the strong demand for real estate across the country. Key activities such as land development, construction, and real estate trading serve as lucrative avenues for industry participants to generate significant returns on investment. As a result, developers stand to benefit from the wealth of opportunities available within Pakistan’s dynamic real estate sector.

International Players

Owing to the promising returns offered by Pakistan’s real estate market, numerous international players have ventured into the country’s real estate sector over the years. Among the notable international developers operating in Pakistan are renowned names such as Emaar from Dubai, Ora from Egypt, BRDB from Malaysia, and The Desert Group from the UAE. Furthermore, the hospitality sector in Pakistan has witnessed the entry of major international operators. These esteemed entities bring with them extensive expertise and experience, contributing to the further growth and development of Pakistan’s real estate and hospitality industries.

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