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Qatar’s real-estate market has seen a massive uptake in demand, driven by domestic, regional, and international investors keen on capturing a piece of the pie. According to a report by Knight Frank, residential property is the most popular class of real estate, at 37% followed by office space (33%) and retail property (23%). Qatar’s real-estate has been the biggest beneficiary of the $229 billion invested in infrastructure in the run up to the 2022 World Cup. 

Between 2015 and 2021, the real estate sector’s contribution to Qatar’s GDP grew by 20% with the number of issued building permits nearly doubling during the same period. Offering unique investment prospects to its investors, Qatar is ambitiously forging ahead with its real-estate development plans, a key enabler to realizing objectives of the Qatar’s National Vision Program 2030.

At the annual Cityscape Talks Qatar, join us as we bring together the brightest minds within Middle East’s real-estate community to discuss, collaborate and explore opportunities, trends and challenges within Qatar’s real-estate landscape. 

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Conference Agenda

13:00 - 13.10

Welcome and opening remarks

13:00 - 13.30

Opening keynote session - Qatar's real estate roadmap towards 2030


How far have we come and where are we headed?

13.30 - 14.10

Panel discussion: Regulation, policy, and framework – RERA’s transformational role within Qatar’s real-estate landscape


Is this the magic formula to a stable, robust real-estate landscape?

14.10 - 15.10 - Lunch break

15.10 - 15.40

Panel discussion: Qatar’s commitment to sustainability - The stage is set


Is the real-estate community in sync?

15.40 - 16.20

Invest in Qatar – Real estate, a safe long-term investment in Qatar?


Destination Qatar! Are you onboard?

16.20 - 17.00

Technology and it’s transformative role within Qatar’s real estate ecosystem 


Technology is set to disrupt Qatar’s real estate, what does that mean for the ecosystem?

17.00 - 17.10

Day 1 recap and closing remarks 

13.00 - 13.10

Welcome and opening remarks

13.10 - 13.40

Investing in urban planning, infrastructure, and mobility on Qatar’s realestate market 


What will Qatar look like in the coming decade?

13.40 - 14.20

Real estate financing and mortgage - Addressing the burning question!


How can banks, financial institutions, developers and investors work together?

14.20 - 15.20 - Lunch Break

15.20 - 16.00

Defining the future of real estate in Qatar 


Sustainability, technology, or quality of life? What’s it going to be?

16.00 - 18.00

Cityscape WIRE - Panel and networking session


How can women contribute to Qatar’s real estate success?

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Billie Teshich, Managing Director, Omnivision Qatar and President, National Association for Women in Construction in Qatar
  • Sevi Gur, Chief Marketing Officer, Property Finder
  • Aya Nafi, Architect and Urban planner, Jacobs Qatar

18.00 - 18.10

Day 2 recap and closing remarks


End of Cityscape talks day 2

13.00 - 13.10

Welcome and opening remarks

13.10 - 13.30

Opening keynote session


Role of architecture and design in Qatar’s real estate landscape. 


Has architecture and design helped Qatar define its national identity?

13.30 - 13.50

Fireside chat: takeaways from the world cup – what have we learnt and how far have we come in terms of architecture and design?

13.50 - 14.30

Panel discussion: enhancing and protecting Qatar’s built quality 

What’s design and architecture’s role?

14.30 - 15.30 - Lunch Break

15.30 - 16.10

Panel discussion: cutting edge BIM – practices and challenges within Qatar’s construction industry

The need of the hour in Qatar and across the region? 

16.10 - 16.50

Panel discussion: achieving Qatar’s sustainable development goals – architecture’s transformative role

The architects and designers’ perspective, what do they bring to the table?

16.50 - 17.20

Fireside chat: the need for enforcement, incentives and initiatives for sustainable development


Day 3 recap and closing remarks


End of Cityscape talks day 3