The Real Estate & Construction sector is one of the pillars of the global economy, responsible for meeting the increasing needs of the population for affordable housing and for efficient social, transportation and utility infrastructure. As a labour-intensive industry, it is a major contributor to employment, income generation and social progress. Real Estate & Construction is also an essential element for economic value creation and sustainable growth, as it lays the foundations for the development of virtually all other industries.
Activities associated with Real Estate & Construction are the construction of residential and non-residential buildings, heavy and civil engineering construction, and the related speciality trade contracting activities. It also includes management and leasing of land and properties, real estate brokerage, architectural and engineering services, warehousing and storage activities, and operation of car parks and garages.
Construction is the sixth-largest economic sector in India, accounting for 7.8% of the country’s GDP in FY2016, the second-biggest employer (after agriculture), with about 35mn people engaged, and the second-largest recipient of FDI after the ...READ MORE
The value of Poland’s total construction output, including private works and work carried out by unregistered individuals, came to PLN 178bn in 2015, up 2.2% y/y. The official output data for companies employing more than nine persons stood at ...READ MORE
Despite suffering the lowest investment growth for seven years in 2015, the real estate sector in China still offers opportunities for investment. With the policy instruments introduced in the first three months of 2016, the sector is bottoming out, ...READ MORE
The Turkish construction market is highly fragmented, despite the presence of a high number of big contracting and construction companies with vast international experience. Most of the construction companies are family-owned businesses, which have ...READ MORE
Construction is one of the most important sectors in the Czech Republic’s economy, generating about 5.6% of the economy’s total gross value added (GVA) 2015. Real estate activities generated about 8.1% of total GVA in 2015. The ...READ MORE
Construction has always been a favoured tool of the Chinese authorities for stimulating the economy and its development closely reflects that of GDP. After the global financial crisis of 2008, a government stimulus package of RMB 4tn was used for ...READ MORE