According to real estate consultancy DTZ’s recent report, future demand for residential property will be driven by population increases expected over the next few years, anticipated in the service industry, as construction projects complete.
In addition, the DTZ report notes that non-hydrocarbon GDP growth is expected to rise almost 5% this year, a good sign, especially as preparations for the 2022 World Cup are expected to continue to fuel population growth and drive domestic demand.
Running in parallel to the exhibition, this year’s Cityscape Qatar Conference saw DTZ provide an overview of the real estate sector over the last year, while panel discussions took an in-depth look at inbound and outbound investment opportunities, delved into smart and sustainable buildings and offered updates on the hospitality sector.
A popular feature at this year’s event was the Cityscape Qatar Talks, which saw hundreds of visitors attend. The free-to-attend seminars, held each day on the show floor, covered a range of real estate topics – from investment hotspots in Turkey to real estate trends in Qatar.