The regional property market has started seeing 'green shoots of recovery' in the first part of the year, with the market expected to start recovering as early as the autumn, a property consultancy said in a report.

Jones Lang Lasalle analysts said that the Middle East and North Africa economies had started making progress on 12 of 17 key requirements for the economy to recover, including recapitalisation of banks, reduction of future supply of homes and 'concerted government action'. Still, the economies face serious challenges in the year ahead.

The National