Egypt’s residential property market is wide and varied. You can find everything from affordable studio flats to multi-million pound luxury mansions. But evaluating the property alone will not paint the whole picture. Investors and homeowners must research the developer and find out as much as they can about them. Stories of investing with unprofessional or troubled real estate developers in Egypt are very real, and very frequent. Some of the problems include late deliveries, hidden costs, false advertising, and poor construction.
The following developers have an overall satisfied customer base and a proven track record of building successful residential communities. These developers are masters of creating desirable compounds and building in-demand properties that are easy to sell or rent while constantly rising in value.
Emaar enjoys a brilliant reputation among real estate developers in Egypt. This is a result of a proven track record of developing exceptional residential communities across Egypt and the Middle East. Their developments are perfectly planned, beautifully designed, and built to the highest standards. Emaar carries out a great deal of research to ensure that buyers will benefit from locations that will stand the test of time. Resale value is high and renting out is easy thanks to Emaar’s desirable compounds. Some of Emaar’s noteworthy developments in Egypt include Mivida, Marassi, and Uptown Cairo. For those interested in investing in West Cairo, Emaar is creating a community called Cairo Gate in Sheikh Zayed City. The buying experience is smooth and simple, and their sales team are friendly and courteous. They are patient with your questions and do not push you into making a purchase—a hallmark of a trustworthy developer.
Contacts: 16116 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
2Orascom Development Egypt
Orascom Development Egypt (ODE) is a respected developer of resort towns and residential communities across Egypt. The crown jewel in their portfolio is El Gouna, a stunning resort town along the Red Sea coast. Those that invested in El Gouna have been reaping the rewards of high rental yields and soaring property values. ODE creates wonderful investment opportunities with their ideal locations, exceptional architecture, and superb maintenance. Apart from El Gouna, ODE is behind Taba Heights, on the Sinai Peninsula, Makadi Heights near Hurghada and Byoum in Fayoum. ODE launched O West, the latest addition to its portfolio and its first project in Cairo, Egypt, located in the 6th of October City.
Contacts: 16595 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
SODIC is renowned for being one of the key developers of Sheikh Zayed City. They started with Beverly Hills which they delivered way back in 2003. Today, SODIC’s portfolio is littered with stunning developments in West Cairo, East Cairo, and more recently, the North Coast. SODIC’s developments are well maintained. The security standards are high and the streets, buildings, and pathways are clean. Out of all the real estate developers in Egypt, we find that SODIC offers more open green spaces than other communities. One thing to note is that SODIC is a busy developer. The amount of compounds they are building at the same time might make investors worry about cash flow, delays, stretch resources, quality control, and so on. But with SODIC’s track record, there should be little cause for concern. Their delivered projects are success stories, and investors are enjoying the good returns, be it from a resale or rent perspective.
Contacts: 16220 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
4Hassan Allam Properties
Hassan Allam Properties (HAP) draws on decades of experience in the construction field. Their know-how has resulted in the development of high-end residential compounds in key upcoming locations around Egypt. Communities such as Swan Lake in Katameya and 6th of October City have received plenty of praise from residents. The developments are designed to offer luxury, livability, and comfort. HAP’s landscaping is exemplary. The lush lawns and gorgeous gardens are manicured to perfection. You will find more green space relative to the number of units with HAP in comparison to other real estate developments in Egypt. Investors can expect high resale value and rental yields thanks to the efforts by HAP’s management to deliver and maintain high quality developments.
Contacts: 19172 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
Ora, as the name suggests, is another distinguished real estate developer under the Orascom umbrella. Ora is lead by the hugely respected and influential businessman, Naguib Sawiris. The company enjoys an excellent reputation and widely regarded as one of the best real estate developers in Egypt. Their construction expertise, finishing quality, unrivaled maintenance service, and ability to deliver exceptional projects makes Ora a safe haven for property investors. Ora wowed Egyptians with the jaw dropping Nile City Towers, which still adds beauty to Cairo’s skyline to this day. Recently, Ora is focused on developing key growth areas such as Sheikh Zayed City, the Fifth Settlement of New Cairo, and the North Coast.
Contacts: +20224617350, Website, Facebook
New Giza is one of the most sought after names in the Egyptian real estate market. Their flagship development, also called New Giza is a huge fully integrated development combing residential neighborhoods, medical facilities, educational facilities, a sports club, dining spots, and much more. If you are looking for a property investment in a fully integrated development built to the highest standards, New Giza should be considered. It is situated in a prime location in a key growth suburb of West Cairo. Residents will enjoy easy access to major roads such as the Cairo-Alex Desert Road, the 26th of July Corridor, and the Ring Road. New Giza has partnered with top planners, architects, and construction firms to create a truly beautiful environment that can rub shoulders with any of the best integrated communities in the Middle East. Investors can take comfort in the fact that New Giza is a well-managed company. They are quick to resolve issues, and the leadership oozes with experience in the real estate sector. People that want to invest with New Giza but in a different location can have a look at Seashell in the North Coast. There have been very few complaints from buyers with regards to maintenance services be it in Cairo or the North Coast.
Contacts: 16656 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
7Wadi Degla Developments
Wadi Degla Developments (WDD) is a trusted name in Egypt’s real estate market. Their portfolio includes plenty of developments in a variety of locations across Egypt including Cairo, the Mediterranean Coast, and the Red Sea. WDD enjoys a good reputation among the real estate developers in Egypt. They achieve this by consistently delivering projects of the highest standard. The quality of the construction and finishing is very good. Generally, the developments are designed with simplicity in mind. In fact, the architecture does not take many risks, which can be good from an investment perspective. In terms of maintenance, the compounds are clean, well managed, and free of major problems. Finally, investors will be happy to learn that the Wadi Degla’s properties are quick to sell indicating a high degree of desirability and demand.
Contacts: 19917 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
La Vista has been one of the leading real estate developers in Egypt since 1991. They are one of the few developers that have delivered on time for most of their projects, which is quite a rare feat for Egyptian real estate developers. La Vista’s developments have almost always proved to be great investment opportunities. Their properties are built to the highest standards. The planning, architecture, construction, and finishing is some of the best you can find in the Egyptian property market. La Vista is one of the few real estate developers in Egypt that focus on providing an exceptional maintenance service. The communities look as good today as they had on day 1. The green spaces and gardens are superb, roads are spotless, and security levels are high. La Vista’s compounds are great places to call home or to invest in.
Contacts: 16063 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
Iwan Developments may not be the oldest or most recognizable name in Egypt’s real estate sector but that does not make them any less brilliant at what they do. They have been impressing investors and residents with their gorgeous developments in and around Sheikh Zayed City. The construction quality and finishing is superb. The compounds are tastefully planned and designed, while the architecture is aesthetic and easy on the eye. Moreover, there have been very few complains from residents about the maintenance service. If you want to invest in West Cairo, we urge you to consider Iwan as they are fast becoming one of the most trusted names in Egypt’s property market and primed for major success in the future.
Contacts: 19338 (hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram
Since its inception in 2014, Tatweer Misr has been a vital catalyst for change, delivering incomparable value through exemplary projects that master all facets of development. Boasting a wealth of industrial and technical expertise, Tatweer Misr has been offering an innovative outlook on integrated living to strongly emerge as a leading real-estate developer in Egypt, fulfilling the rising demand on mixed-use projects that enrich the life of its communities. Committed to design excellence, innovation and sustainability, Tatweer Misr’s unique edge lies in its comprehensive solution-oriented approach spanning quality construction, landmark design and architecture, unique landscaping and an abundance of lifestyle amenities aimed at fostering the growth of its residents. Tatweer Misr is proud to boast three iconic developments that stand as true testaments of contemporary elegance and innovation across Egypt. From its flagship, award winning project IL Monte Galala in Ain Sokhna, its island-inspired, award winning development Fouka Bay in Ras El Hekma to its latest first home development Bloomfields in the heart of Mostakbal City – Tatweer Misr has become an original trendsetter in the region, celebrated for inspiring change.
Contacts: 16094 (Hotline), Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Now it’s your turn. Let us know if we’re missing any special real estate developers in Egypt in the comments below. If you’ve had a particularly good or bad experience with any of the property developers listed above, please let us know in the comments section. Want to get in touch with us? Just click here and drop us a message.
As far as investments go, I think the recommendations are accurate. But don’t blindly invest in the developer without considering the compound. Not all compounds are equally rewarding, even if they are by the same developer.
In my opinion Emaar is the safest bet. I don’t know anyone who has complained about their quality or maintenance….
The fact that Palm Hills was not listed here is the biggest indication that whoever wrote this article knows what they are talking about.
I would of thought that Palm Hills is one of the best.
Iwan should not be in this list. It is too early to tell if their porperty is good for investing, especially with the locations of their upcoming projects……
I agree all the developers in this list are trustworthy but what annoys me is that sawiris takes 2 spots. Really? Orascom and Ora is the same company. Please give the spot to another company because it would be better for the reader to have more choice when it comes to property investments in Egypt especially for someone living abroad like me.
Am sorry to say that u r wrong but for your knowledge orascom and ora is 2 different companies one is owned by samih sewiris and the other is owned by nagib sewiris.
So which developer is best for delivery times?
Good article thx
I purchased a unit at Uptown Cairo when it was launched and sold it before corona. The capital gains are excellent after factoring in the flotation of the pound. I have been investing in real estate for 30 years and this has been my proudest piece of business. I agree with this article and put my support behind Emaar.
Orascom should be number 1. Emaar number 2. Hassan Allam number 3.
Are there official statistics you can share regarding return on investment with each developer?
What about Tatweer Misr?
dorra should be in top 10 not iwan
the writer is an idiot to put talaat mostafa. there is so many problems in el rehab and madinty
anybody can help me plz… i have 7 million is it better to buy 2 flats in tagammoa to rent or 1 villa in sa7el for summer rent (i will not use villa). what is better for investment? can my budget get me anything with emaar mivida or marassi?
Definitely two flats in new cairo. I’m sodic senior sales manager if you need any recommendations and help in either East or West Cairo please don’t hesitate to contact me. As I’ve a great opportunity now in New Cairo with 1 year delivery and 8 years installments.
Neither. Best to find a well priced near delivery office / clinic & rent it.
whats ur whatsapp number?
You have to consider many points first, then that should help you to figure out how to invest that money..
1. Villa at Sahel: will be just available for rent during the summers season, otherwise, you have no investment income during other seasons. Especially that you even won’t use personally).
2. Buying 2 Apartments: it’s pretty a great idea. It’s more wise to divide the amount you want to invest with. BUT choosing Tagamoa is not the best option though. You better choose somewhere with good Infrastructure and Facilities. If it will be in a compound, that’d be better tho if you insist on Tagamoa.
3. Commercial: if that’s an option, try as best as you can to find that somewhere with high traffic, cuz that’s what indicate if your place can gain such an investment or not, and if not, you will be quite desperate. Also it takes a long time to resell a commercial unit, on the contrary with the residential units.
Hope this gave you some insight and could help you getting a bit closer to a good decision.
If you need any help further, you are welcomed to contact me anytime.
of course in Cairo to rent
I think we are approaching a housing bubble in Egypt. Prices are inflated, and pretty soon the supply will become more than the demand similar to what is happening in Dubai.
who told you that the supply more than the demand in Dubai ? only Hussain Sajwani !! what about the Dubai Land and department Daily Transactions !! ppl lives in bubble and they don’t know anything about Real Estate Market
who is the developer behind the construction at galala mountains in sokhna
I want to add a small point to this discussion. The government has a big say about the success of a compound because they control the main utilities that determine how good it is to live in a place. for example, the water, electricity, gas, internet etc are all according to the wishes of the government. Even the roads around the compound is controlled by the government. So even if the developer has a good reputation, you must also consider the government role with each development.
what about Hyde park in New Cairo? can someone advise?
the only developer to trust with your investment is orascom. not even emaar comes close bsara7a.
EMAAR one of the top Developers in the WRLD not only in Egypt Not only in Dubai , they are the owner of 70% of Dubai’s Land , has a Massive infrastructure all over the world , and a huuuuuuuuuge Fund , no doubt
this article is not fair to the micro developers that deliver good investment opportunities in upcoming locations
I wish this list was released 10 years ago. I am really suffering with palm hills.
if you think Talaat Mostafa doesn’t deserve a spot in the top 10 please go to el rabwa and see for yourself how good this developer is.
the best way to know if you can trust a developer is to speak to previous buyers directly and I can say that the developers in this list are the same recommendations I got from the buyers I spoke to. maybe the only one that’s more risky is iwan.
la vista should be first, their compounds are perfect and they are consistent in quality.
so who can tell us what’s the difference between orascom and ora?
Are any of these developers building anything in Marsa Alam?
How can this website recommend Emaar??? Didn’t a boy die at marassi a few years ago when he was sucked into the canal pipes?
Recommendation of EMAAR not depends of the boy died or not , depends of the value that they provide to the investors all over the world , please try to read Business insider
that was in hacienda bay not Marassi (PHD)
can’t believe inertia is not included. they are the best property developer and the top investment choice in Egypt.
Nope it was in hacienda palm hills
Congratulations to Emaar for being chosen as no. 1… I completely agree with what’s written and I do think they are the best to invest with
orascom should be top. it’s a simple case of low risk, high reward. the other developers simply can’t match orascoms professionalism.
my vote goes to Misr Italia properties….
la vista the best compound best beach best people best services best everything
Sodic does not deserve to be so high up on the list. this company is so disorganized. they have so many projects happening and they cant manage the craziness effectively. my sister is a senior manager at sodic and that’s her opinion by the way.
My dream is to own a villa at swan lake. Hassan allam really did an amazing job with this compound.
If you are looking for a good investment you can think about mountain view. my villa doubled in price over the past 5 yrs.
Palm Hills is z best
hi everyone! I purchased a unit at the towers by city edge in sahel but I’m worried about the outcome because I think it will be very crowded and people won’t like it in the long term and eventually the area will be deserted from over crowding. any insight from anyone will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
this list is spot on
I can’t deny that Emaar is numero Uno but mountain view should be on the list ahead of iwan
Tthis article is not accurate. Where is palm hills? Where is el ahly sabbour? Where is tatweer misr?
With all due respect, the people who believe Palm Hills should be listed in the top 10 don’t know much about property investments in Egypt. This company is an example of everything a developer should not be. They are late with deliveries, their compounds are terribly planned and will leave you frustrated 24/7, construction is horrible, the basic utilities are privately supplied, their maintenance service is the worst in Egypt, and much much more. Honestly, I could go on about them forever. Be kind to yourself and never invest with Palm Hills. It is a scam! Yaseen Mansour should be in prison. Sorry, but it’s the truth. Just speak to anyone living in Palm Parks.
this list is missing inertia
this list is missing inertia
Talaat Mostafa out because of their failures with Madinaty, Mountain View in
100% AGREE WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS
When I saw the title of this article, I thought it would be fun to make my own top 10 before I click on the link and then compare the rankings. Turns out my ranking was very close to this one except I put Talaat Mostafa at no. 9 and Al Ahly Sabbour at no. 10. Iwan did not make my top 10.
A top 10 list of the best real estate developers and it does not include palm hills. . . . hahahaha
As someone whose been working in the Egyptian real estate sector for the past 23 years, I fully agree with the recommendations above. Emaar and Orascom are really excellent companies for investment.
The good thing about this article is they base their recommendations on things like resale value and rental yield. The bad thing is they don’t give an indication of rental yield percentages with each developer. But I guess anyone can find out average rental yields if they know landlords in any of the compounds. Based on my experience, I’d say SODIC is probably the highest in terms of rental yield but I wouldn’t be surprised if New Giza and Wadi Degla also have similar rental yields. PS. I am averaging 6% with my units in SODIC.
f3lan palm hills sherket nasabeen
the number of people saying that palm hills is a scam is crazy. there must be some truth to the claims.
Hyde park is the biggest joke … hats off to this site for excluding them
guys do u hav any clue about imkan misr ????
A great & very well funded developer.
People will regret not buying in al burouj. It’s a masterpiece in planning and execution
SODIC Includes Beverly hills, Allegria , and Casa. Beautiful residential compounds and very good for investment . trustworthy company
Orascom should be number 1 — best real estate developer ever.highly recommend.
congratulations LA VISTA a living example of success and professionalism in the real estate world
Inertia is a very respectable company and I think one of the safest to invest with
everyone should read about HOUSING BUBBLES and stop investing in property. wait until the market crashes and the prices will be more fair and honest.
I can see from the comments that a lot of people are giving their biased opinion based on where they have invested or where they live. Palm Hills? Really? They are criminals! For the sake of everyone, please remove your personal emotional attachments to your compounds and give your recommendations from an objective viewpoint. Any reader can believe what you are saying and make an investment based on your recommendations. I’d stick with the developers listed above and do much more research on my own.
Does anyone else have the feeling that all real estate developers in Egypt are scammers?
I’m surprised nobody mentioned Travco Properties. Have you seen how beautiful Almaza Bay is?
Good article and good recommendations0 very well written thx
I have many friends who bought property at new giza and regretting it. please be careful guys.
Why do I get the feeling that these comments are from people working for real estate developers? Some attack the listed choices, some defend them, some praise developers not on the list… smells fishy
Ideally, you want to purchase property which will increase in value over time and give you good rental yields. Nothing is a guarantee but you must check the older compounds and see how they are doing. According to that, you will find the best places to invest. I’m not an expert but I think this ranking is accurate. These companies all have good reputations and I haven’t heard of any scary investment stories. Plus, they are building in really prime locations that are going to be very popular in the future.
For god sake! Wadi degla! Remove it immediately from the list!
Substitute it with imkan misr or marakez or tatweer misr
I own a property in Madinaty an I must say the build quality (finishing/materials used) is not the best. Looks good from a distance but far from good up close.
Palm Hills is by far the worst real estate developer. Glad it is not on the list. Palm Hills Katameya was sold at 25% higher prices than October and look at the state it’s in today. They are truly criminals and you can never take them seriously. Worst real estate decision I’ve ever made.
Any recommendations for Ahly Sabbour? Are they trusted?
Hello..I would like to sell a unit I bought in Bloomfields/ Tatweer Misr. I bought it 2 yrs ago. 156 meters, 2nd floor, Bahary, overlooking a large garden. Also, clubhouse with swimming pool on building roof.
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