The first edition of the Qatar Real Estate Forum will feature a number of sessions discussing key issues and reviewing the best regional and global experiences and practices over two days.
Taking place at the Sheraton Doha from Sunday, the forum will feature 35 keynote speakers and around 1,500 leaders, decision-makers, experts and individuals engaged in the real estate sector.
The forum is being held under the theme 'Regulations and Legislations for an Optimal Quality of Life and a Sustainable Real Estate Industry'.
In all, there will be 12 sessions and workshops.
The Forum seeks to support and improve the process of creating a privileged climate for the real estate investment sector, formulating a methodology to develop the sector, and setting up relevant management mechanisms, as well as addressing other factors that impact the industry.
The forum begins with the “Future Trends in Real Estate” sessions Sunday morning.
It will highlight the importance of real estate development to enhance the State's economy, strategic initiatives to build an attractive real estate investment environment, and aligning government agencies to create a mature real estate development industry.
HE the Minister of Municipality Dr Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki al-Subaie is among the speakers at the session, sharing insights on the future trends in real estate.
Up next is “Exploring the Future of Real Estate”, on the impact of natural, political and economic changes on the expansion of real estate investment at the international level, taking a look at what is beyond smart cities in the future of the real estate industry, and addressing the importance of diversity in the real estate industry: the need, solutions and challenges.
Day 1 also features a session on “Governance of the Real Estate Sector”, which will look into the impact of regulations and legislations on the development of the real estate sector regionally, the legal and regulatory framework to promote Qatar’s real estate industry, the establishment of a public authority for regulating the real estate sector: reality and the future (Law No 28 of 2023), real estate market regulation and supervision mechanisms (real estate brokerage, real estate contributions, sorting mechanisms, real estate registration, disputes and real estate arbitration mechanisms, etc).
The final session Sunday will deal with “The Digital Innovation for a Sustainable Real Estate Industry”.
The areas in focus include off-plan sales experience, the Ejar platform experience, real estate brokerage, innovation and customer journey in the real estate market, and the role of the Mullak housing programme in regulating the real estate market.
Day 2 of the forum will begin with a session on “The Post-World Cup Real Estate Sector”, which will look into the gains from the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, the future of the real estate sector post-hosting the World Cup, enhancing supporting mechanisms for real estate investment after hosting the World Cup, and the co-ordination of efforts to sustain the World Cup gains.
Next is the session on “The Real Estate Investor’s Journey – Reality vs Hope” on the challenges facing the local and international investor, the foreign investor's expectations of the real estate system in Qatar, best international practices and experiences to promote real estate investment, proposals and solutions to improve the real estate investor's journey.
Session 3 on Day 2 will be based on the topic of “Funding Policies and Processes”.
The areas of discussion include mortgage and real estate finance systems, the current and future global economic repercussions and challenges and their impact on Qatar’s real estate sector, funding to encourage foreign investment, financial leverage and its impact on real estate investment, and financial management of the real estate sector.
The final session on Day 2 will deal with “Future Cities for a Better Life Quality”.
It will explore urban development in light of the standards of sustainable development of cities, humanising cities for a better quality of life, and the role of the technologies of the fourth industrial revolution in the real estate development industry.