(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A number of leading local, regional and international real estate developers and construction companies will showcase a range of 'cutting-edge real estate projects at this year's Cityscape Qatar, the organisers have said.
Now in its seventh year, Cityscape Qatar 2018 will be held from April 22-25 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in West Bay.
The 2017 edition of Cityscape Qatar, described as the country's 'largest real estate development and investment event, ended on a high note and saw more than 6,600 participants over the course of the three-day event. It is expected to attract more participants this year given the event has been extended to four days due to 'increased demand, according to a press statement by the organisers.
The 2018 event will showcase a wide range of real estate opportunities to global real estate investors and financiers, developers across all asset classes, architects and urban planners, consultants, along with representatives from investment and economic
agencies and cities.
Joining local companies United Development Company (UDC), Msheireb, Qatari Diar, Just Real Estate and Place Vendome are regional and international heavyweights, including Riverside Group, Arma, QNB and Ezdan. These are in addition to new exhibitors joining this year such as Qatar Rail and Katara Hospitality, according to the organisers.
Speaking ahead of Cityscape Qatar 2018, Elias Massaad of UDC said: 'We are long-term participants in the event and recognise its valuable influence on the local real estate market. Cityscape has come a long way since the inaugural exhibition and is now a hotly anticipated event; the largest of its kind in the region.
UDC will not only launch its new projects on Cityscape's platform but also showcase the progress and development of its landmark project, The Pearl-Qatar. In addition to showcasing their properties, UDC will also use Cityscape to focus on previously untapped markets such as Turkey and Southeast Asia. 'We anticipate it will be an unrivalled exhibition as well as a great brand-raising opportunity, both on a local and international level.
Also participating in this event is Msheireb Properties, whose mission is to change the way people think about urban living and to improve their overall quality of life, through innovations that encourage social interaction, respect for culture and greater care for the environment.
Fellow participant Just Real Estate's Lamias Finianos said, 'Our focus for Cityscape 2018 will be on the launch of Baywalk, an exciting residential property on The Pearl-Qatar. Further, we are extremely pleased to be showcasing our prestigious THE e18hteen commercial building (winner of the 2017-2018 best commercial high rise in Qatar) in Lusail City. Additionally, we will be showcasing some of our exciting international properties, including Buyukyali in Turkey, and innovative new development in one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities.
'Cityscape Qatar will illustrate the evolving breadth of real estate opportunities in the country and region's rapidly growing market a market anchored by an ever-increasing investor and consumer demand, said Faariss Khalil, exhibition manager. 'We, therefore, expect significant interest from investors this year due to the variety of quality real estate product offered by ourexhibitors.
Meanwhile, running parallel to Cityscape Qatar 2018 will be the Cityscape Qatar Conference hosted by DTZ Qatar's general manager, Edd Brookes, along with the free-to-attend seminars Cityscape Qatar Talks, taking place on theexhibition floor.