Cityscape Qatar to be state’s “largest ever” property event

Cityscape Qatar is set to be the state’s “largest ever” property event, the organisers have announced.

The real estate show will take place in Qatar from 26th April to 28th April at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. The three-day event, organised by Informa, will be 10 per cent biggest this year, with more than 90 exhibitors signed up to showcase new projects and exclusive deals.

“During the last few years, Cityscape Qatar has proved to be the perfect venue for our exhibitors to interact with potential investors and showcase mega projects being designed and developed upon market demand,” Exhibition Director Ahmed Zakaria tells OPP.Today. “It is therefore essential to provide a platform as powerful as Cityscape to facilitate this interaction. Those investment opportunities will in turn deliver vast support to Qatar’s growing population by meeting residential housing needs.”

There will be a greater emphasis this year on international residential properties, with large developers in Qatar also releasing hundreds of commercial, residential and mixed-use units at the show.

Ezdan Holding Group is among the exhibitors at the event, with around 20,000 residential and commercial units on its books, with more than 9,000 residential and commercal units currently moving towards completion. It won the Property Company of the Year Award in Qatar last year in recognition of its achiement within the sector over the years. Ezdan is now aiming to highlight that lengthy experience when networking at the event.

Other companies include United Development Company (UDC), whose portfolio includes its Abraj Quartier Towers, which are expected to be completed mid-2016, Just Real Estate (JRE), Al Bandary Real Estate, Gold Bay Real Estate and John Taylor, plus regional and international heavyweights Tilal Real Estate, KGR Real Estate, Cluttons, St James and JLL, plus (from the UK) Chestertons and Taylor Wimpey.

The event arrives as there is speculation surrounding the impact of falling oil prices upon Qatar’s real estate market, although the state’s long-term outlook for the future is positive. Indeed, Qatar’s GDP is forecast to rise between 6.5 per cent and 7 per cent in 2016, while population continues to grow.

For more information on the event, visit real estate industry events calendar.


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