BMI View: The outcome of October 2014's general election is likely to have done little to ease investors' fears surrounding the stability of the Bosnia-Herzegovina commercial real estate sector. The country currently ranks bottom of BMI's Central and Eastern Europe Risk/Reward Index, while economic growth has been largely stagnant over recent quarters. That said, we maintain that the real estate sector holds long-term potential for foreign investors.
The year 2014 has been difficult for the Bosnia-Herzegovina commercial real estate sector as a number of economic and political headwinds contrived to dent the country's already fragile reputation. First, severe flooding experienced during the middle of the year weighed heavily on output from the country's agricultural and industrial sectors. Added, to this, slowing growth in the country's main export markets including Germany, Italy, Croatia and Serbia, during the second half of the year placed further pressure on an already struggling Bosnian economy. Taking these factors into account, our Country Risk team estimate GDP growth to have been a slower-than-expected 0.2% in 2014, dashing expectations of an acceleration from 2013 levels.
Furthermore, it was hoped that the October 2014 general elections would bring some much-needed relief to the ongoing political tensions that have plagued the country over the past few years. As it stands, the country's political future hangs in the balance with a prolonged period of coalition forming between the main party winners in each ethnic community expected over the coming months. With little immediate upside to Bosnia's economic and political troubles, the country was ranked the worst country in Europe for doing business in the World Bank's 2015 'Doing Business' report. Meanwhile, Bosnia also remains the bottom ranked nation in BMI's Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) Real Estate Risk/Reward Index for 2015. Given the current state of play, it is...
The Bosnia-Herzegovina Real Estate Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts of major construction projects in the residential and commercial markets, plus rental prices and yields in major cities. The report critically analyses the prospects for real estate within the broader economic and financial context - both domestic and global - via our econometrically-modelled and clearly explained banking and economic forecasts and follows this through to evaluate the implications for REITs.
BMI's Bosnia-Herzegovina Real Estate Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, business investors, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the real estate industry in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
- Benchmark BMI's independent real estate industry forecasts for Bosnia-Herzegovina to test other views - a key input for successful budgeting and strategic business planning in the Bosnian real estate market.
- Target business opportunities and risks in Bosnia-Herzegovina through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments.
- Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. SWOTs, KPIs and latest activity).
BMI Industry View
Summary of BMI's key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis covering real estate and construction, regulatory changes, major investments and projects and significant national and multinational company developments.
Industry SWOT Analysis
Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the real estate sector and within the broader political, financial, economic and business environment.
Overview of the real estate sector, including analysis of existing/planned real estate developments and emerging industry trends in the office, industrial and commercial sectors.
Features detailed city-level data and analysis on rental prices, yields, contract terms and real estate availability with separate chapters covering the office, retail and industrial sub-sectors.
Industry Forecast Scenario
Historical data series (2010-2012) and forecasts to end-2018 for the domestic real estate industry and for the local and global finance industry. Indicators include:
Real Estate: Office, retail and industrial real estate yields for all major cities (%); short-term forecasts on minimum and maximum real estate rental prices by sub-sector (US$ per square metre, and local currency per square metre)
Construction: Industry value (US$bn); contribution to GDP (%); employment (`000); real growth (%)
Economy: Economic growth (%); nominal GDP (US$bn); unemployment (%); interest rates (%); exchange rate (against US$)
Business Environment Rankings
BMI's Real Estate Business Environment Rankings provide a country-comparative Risk-Reward Rankings index aimed at investors (real estate vendors, construction companies and financial investors) in the regional real estate market.
The rankings methodology makes sophisticated use of over 40 industry, economic and demographic data points.
Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI's industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape to generate Company SWOT analyses.
The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.