Saudi Real estate market has seen major improvement: Dar Al-Arkan Chairman
The real estate market in Saudi Arabia has seen major improvement driven by increased trading volumes, CNBC Arabia reported, citing Dar Al-Arkan Real Estate Development Co. Chairman, Yousef Al Shelash.
He added that the industry received a boost from different programs affiliated with the Ministry of Housing, which paved the way for Saudis to pump funds into the market.
“The Saudi economy was recently subject to corrective measures, which weighed on the real estate segment; realty profit margins declined to 14%-15% from nearly 40%,” Al Shelash noted.
On the company's Q3 results, Dar Al-Arkan chairman attributed the “robust” financials to improved selling prices and return on sold properties.
Dar Al-Arkan reported net profit of SAR 134.9 million in the third quarter of 2019, versus SAR 36.7 million in year-earlier period, Argaam reported earlier.