Rising prices and interest rates since the free float of the Egyptian pound have pushed the real estate industry to be creative in funding and marketing projects, yet investors and developers are still optimistic about the sector’s prospects. This edition of AmCham Egypt’s annual Real Estate Industry Insight tracks how the sector’s players are responding to the economic challenges. First, we look at how the stock market and real estate investment funds can help the sector stay on track amid high inflation and interest rates. The second section offers an overview of the state’s housing initiatives for low and middle income buyers, the national plan for new cities, and the mortgage market’s potential for growth. Section three revisits the high end real estate market, with insight about how developers are coping with higher costs and changing consumer trends. Finally, we explore new opportunities in the commercial real estate, including retail, office and healthcare properties.