Doha: Region’s leading real estate exhibition and conference Cityscape Qatar will be inaugurated by H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed Al Thani, the Minister of Economy and Trade, today at Qatar National Convention Centre.
Deep Marwaha, Group Director for Cityscape said that the number of high profile investments and acquisitions in recent years have established Qatar as one of the leading and most astute investor in real estate around the world.
“In London alone, Qatar has acquired Harrods, the Shard, the Olympic Village, the former US Embassy building, Chelsea Barracks and other landmark properties. In France, an equally impressive list includes 52 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Printemps, Virgin Megastore and a host of leading hotels. For many observers Qatar has become the international investment partner of choice,” said Marwaha.
“In all, 55 percent of all exhibitors are from abroad with participants confirmed from regional countries such as Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey, as well as major Western markets such as the UK, USA and Spain. We also have exhibitors from as far afield as Latin America”, said Marwaha.
“We have attended numerous Cityscape exhibitions over the years — Egypt, Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar to name a few — and have always found that they yield strong results and footfall, no matter their location. Qatar has always been a strong market for Knight Knox International, particularly in regards to property in the,” said Alasdair Macdonald, Senior Director of Exhibitions at Knight Knox International.
Mario Bravo, General Manager of Alliance Homes, from Madrid believes the sector has enormous potential to boost bilateral trade and investments between Spain and the Arabian Gulf.
Lennart Stahr, Marketing Manager for Southern Connections, a farmland management company based in the Uruguay and Paraguay is aiming to provide Qatari investors an opportunity to make high quality, stable investments in agricultural real estate in South America.