Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market Size
|Study Period||2019 - 2028|
|Base Year For Estimation||2022|
|Forecast Data Period||2023 - 2028|
|Historical Data Period||2018 - 2021|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market Analysis
The Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market size is expected to grow from USD 43.72 billion in 2023 to USD 62.84 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 7.53% during the forecast period.
The recorded level of real estate deal value has been the highest since 2018, which benefited greatly from unprecedented increases in real estate loans granted to individuals for the third year in a row, whose volume is estimated to reach around SAR 150 billion this year, compared to SAR 140.7 billion the previous year.
Saudi Arabia currently has a population of 32 million, which is growing by more than 2% annually. It is dominated by young middle-class Saudi Arabians who are first-time homebuyers, as 45% of the country´s population is below 20 years old. The demand from expatriates has further intensified the housing shortage, with about 5.5 million ex-pat workers in the country. With younger Saudi nationals and expatriates displaying a preference for apartments and more affordable properties, the government is taking steps such as incentivizing developers to build affordable housing projects, encouraging banks to introduce more home financing options. To fulfill its ambition of increasing homeownership by Saudi Arabian nationals to 60% by 2020 and 70% by 2030, the Saudi Arabian housing ministry announced a plan to build approximately 19,500 residential units for its nationals under the ‘Sakani' housing development program. The Ministry of Housing, in partnership with the Real Estate Development Fund (REDF), launched ‘Sakani II', which aimed to deliver 300,000 residential products throughout the Kingdom in 2019. The Kingdom has even introduced a rental price index to increase transparency and regulation in the residential real estate sector. These initiatives are anticipated to increase the homeownership rates in the country, which may strengthen the residential real estate market in Saudi Arabia.
Following a dip induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, Saudi Arabia's real estate market has begun to show signs of recovery. The pandemic has caused a widespread economic slowdown in the Kingdom, as it has in other parts of the world. However, improved business confidence in the final months of 2020, bolstered by economic reforms linked to Vision 2030 and a swift response to COVID-19, has helped drive a turnaround in performance in all major segments of the real estate market.
Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market Trends
Housing Supply Continues to Rise across Key Cities of Saudi Arabia
Supply of new housing units in Saudi Arabia surged in Q-1 2021, as the government’s Sakani and Wafi programs drove the building of affordable housing. According to the Housing Ministry's Housing Data and Observatory Center, new housing supply surged by 29% year-on-year in the first three months of 2021 and by 0.6% from the previous quarter.
Further, there were 344,000 housing units built in the Kingdom over the past year (Q-1 2021 to Q-1 2022). Construction started on 101,000 units in the first quarter of 2021, an 18% increase during the same period a year earlier, while 106,000 units were completed.
The average price of residential apartments fell below SAR 500,000 (USD 133,315) in the first quarter of 2021 from the end of 2020.
Moreover, residential real estate deals exceeded 255,000 in 2020, according to the Ministry of Justice data.
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Apartments, Being the Preferred Type of Dwelling, Witnessed Increased Sales in 2020-2021
The recent decision to exempt real estate transactions from 15 % VAT and the implementation of a lower property tax have aided in the increase in residential market activity.
Residential apartment sales prices increased by 1.6% to an average of SAR 3,317 per square meter in Q4 2020, while residential villa prices declined by 2.0% to SAR 3,700 per square meter. In the year leading up to Q4 2020, the overall volume of home transactions climbed by 11%, while the total value of residential transactions decreased by 6%.
In Jeddah, average residential apartment sales prices fell by 2% to SAR 3,721 per sq. m. in the year to Q4 2020. Over the same time period, average villa prices declined by 3.1% to SAR 4,859 per sq. m. Residential transaction volumes and values in Jeddah climbed by 17% and 16% in the year to Q4 2020, respectively, owing to a significant increase in the uptake of bank and financial institution mortgages.
Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Industry Overview
The Saudi Arabia residential real estate market is fragmented with many players. Some of the major players in the market are Jabal Omar Development Company, Al Saeden Holding Company, and Emaar. The merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in Saudi Arabia is also expected to increase in the coming years, which is likely to increase real estate development, thereby encouraging more companies to enter the market.
Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market Leaders
Jabal Omar Development Company
Al sedan Holding Company
Abdul Latif Jamal
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market News
December 2021: Retal Urban Development Company announced the launch of its key residential project, Nesaj Town Al Narjis, in partnership with the National Housing Company. Strategically located in the capital Riyadh, the project spans over an estimated area of 160,000 sq. m. and features 550 independent housing units of various sizes, designs, and architectural distribution. These designs constitute modern architecture that keeps pace with the Saudi Arabian family requirements, in addition to modern structure and spaciousness.
November 2021: top Saudi real estate developers formed a tripartite alliance to establish a housing project in Riyadh. The alliance will build 580 villas spread over 300,000 sq. m. Al-Othman Group, Tamimi Real Estate, and Isam Khairi Kabbani, allied under Tilal Properties, will develop the project in Aljwan, north of Riyadh. The project will benefit members of the Saudi Housing Ministry’s Sakani program, which aims to increase housing ownership for Saudis to 70%, in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.
Saudi Arabia Real Estate Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET INSIGHTS AND DYNAMICS
4.1 Current Economic Scenario and Consumer Sentiments
4.2 Residential Real Estate Buying Trends - Socio-economic and Demographic Insights
4.3 Government Initiatives and Regulatory Aspects for the Residential Real Estate Sector
4.4 Insights into Size of Real Estate Lending and Loan to Value Trends
4.5 Insights into Interest Rate Regime for General Economy and Real Estate Lending
4.6 Insights into Rental Yields in the Residential Real Estate Market
4.7 Insights into Capital Market Penetration and REIT Presence in Residential Real Estate
4.8 Insights into Affordable Housing Support Provided by Government and Public-private Partnerships
4.9 Insights into Real Estate Tech and Startups Active in the Real Estate Segment (Broking, Social Media, Facility Management, and Property Management)
4.10 Impact of COVID-19 on the Market
4.11 Market Dynamics
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.1 Condominiums and Apartments
5.1.2 Villas and Landed Houses
5.2 Key Cities
5.2.4 Rest of Saudi Arabia
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Market Concentration
6.2 Company Profiles
6.2.1 Jenan Real Estate Company
6.2.2 Ewaan Co. Ltd
6.2.3 Sedco Development
6.2.4 Jabal Omar
6.2.6 Sedco Development
6.2.7 Abdul Latif Jamal
6.2.9 Al Sedan
6.2.10 Dar Al Arkan
6.2.11 Alfirah United Company for Real Estate
6.2.12 AL Nassar*
7. FUTURE OF THE MARKET AND ANALYST RECOMMENDATIONS
Saudi Arabia Real Estate Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market is studied from 2019 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market?
The Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.53% over the next 5 years.
What is Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market size in 2028?
The Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market is valued at 62 Billion USD in 2028.
Who are the key players in Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market?
Jabal Omar Development Company, Al sedan Holding Company, Emaar, Sedco Development, Abdul Latif Jamal are the major companies operating in Saudi Arabia Residential Real Estate Market.
Saudi Arabia Real Estate Industry Report
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