Dubai: Quality local real estate developments, cutting-edge proptech and high-profile international investment opportunities are some of the products set to be showcased by exhibitors from across the real estate ecosystem at Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit next week, a one-off edition of the annual event organized by Informa Markets.

This year’s special edition, which takes place at Dubai World Trade Centre on November 16-17, was co-created with the regional real estate industry as a direct response to market demand for a Business-to-Business meeting place and knowledge sharing destination for the real estate community, following the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The summit will feature over 100 hours of powerful keynote speeches, presentations and tactical talks covering industry and market analysis, with focus on all asset classes, from residential to commercial, industrial, retail and hospitality, over two days.

Local property development company Tiger Properties is one of the established names looking to connect and create valuable future relationships at the event. Tiger Properties will be showcasing its Bluewaves Tower, also O2 Tower and The Square, two developments which will be delivered this year.

Engr. Amer Waleed Mohammed, Tiger Properties CEO, said: “Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit offers an ideal opportunity for us to strengthen our connections with industry stakeholders including government entities and important players across the entire sector ecosystem. Participation at this event allows us to get together with the entire real estate community, to forge stronger networks and stay up to speed on developments within the industry while also exploring and widening our local and international market reach.”

Azizi Developments is another established name taking part this year, showcasing a selection of its extensive portfolio, from outstanding deals on Mina the Palm through to properties in Park Avenue and Creek Views II, and previously unseen units across the various phases of Riviera.

Farhad Azizi, CEO of Azizi Developments, said: “Cityscape is a major foreign direct investment driver, and a comprehensive platform that enables local and international investors to get an in-depth understanding of the UAE’s property landscape, its macroeconomic merits, and how it compares to other markets. Safety, transparency, property quality and extravagance, plus world-leading, growth-inclined ROIs, are just some of the aspects that this event sheds light on. 

“The exhibition will also feature vital conversations revolving around market resurgence. It is key for real estate stakeholders to be part of these – the resulting knowledge transfer and ideation will spark demand among buyers, and healthy competition and innovation among developers and brokerage firms. This is to the benefit of all stakeholders, but primarily investors.” he added.  

“This year, we will be exhibiting some of our most sought-after projects across Dubai, all of which assure outstanding returns, and highlighting what sets us apart from other developers – our customer centric and transparent way of working, as well as our commitment to enrich the lives of those who reside in our communities.”

Proptech is playing an increasingly important role in the real estate sector, and the COVID-19 challenges have further spurred an increase in innovation. 

The Devmark Group, the Dubai-based real estate advisory group providing expertise and insight into real estate advisory, investment, marketing, and proptech solutions, will use Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit to showcase its latest launch, SalesLab. 

This innovative web-based sales hub will empower real estate professionals, using cutting edge proptech solutions such as virtual tours, 3D and live inventory to better showcase their properties and create an engaging customer experience.

Sean McCauley, CEO Devmark Group, said: “Property developers need to embrace digital transformation and have a strategic plan on how to identify and engage with their potential clients. Our core objectives are to interreact with the relevant stakeholders and showcase our integrated real estate ecosystem of products and services which add value along the entire real estate value chain.”

International investment opportunities are also on the agenda at the summit. London-based brokerage firm Farrbury will be showcasing The London Resort, a development including a tier 1 theme park and hotel which is being viewed as one of the most unique investment opportunities in Europe for the last 30 years.

The sustainable, next generation resort is situated on the banks of the River Thames and investors can expect a minimum uncapped yield of 8% NET per annum with two weeks’ own usage, flexible exit routes and complimentary access for friends and family.

James Hayward, Farrbury’s Investment Director said: “This year’s special edition of Cityscape gives us a unique opportunity to connect with investors in the region and to showcase a unique investment opportunity and development which is leading the way in terms of innovative real estate trends.”     

Regal London is using the occasion to bring One St. John’s Wood in London to the Dubai market, a collection of 112 luxury apartments and penthouses designed by renowned ‘starchitect’ Squire & Partners and overlooking the world-famous Lord’s Cricket Ground.

Paul Eden, founder of Regal London, said: “Cityscape’s breadth sets it above many similar industry events. It brings an opportunity to create and foster relationships with clients, and to connect with other people in the industry. Although the format is different this year, we are excited to be attending and to be learning and sharing with our contemporaries within the global real estate sector, which has been particularly tough in the backdrop of 2020.”

Cityscape’s Real Estate Summit is organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standards to assure the safety of all exhibitors and visitors across Informa’s international shows – ensuring Cityscape participants can conduct business and network in a controlled and hygienic setting.