Real estate

Alina Gomotirceanu, Qatar country manager at Regus, is of the view that a major motivation behind flexible work options is the employer’s need to retain employees.

How flexible working options can help Qatar’s businesses

by  — 27 February 2014

According to a recent survey conducted by Regus – a multinational provider of contract-based service offices, virtual offices, business centres, meeting and conferencing facilities – 72 percent of Middle Eastern respondents believed flexible working could boost productivity. Conducted in 95 countries, the survey incorporated responses from over 20,000 senior executives. In an interview with The Edge, Qatar’s country manager at Regus, Alina Gomotirceanu talks about the survey and the scope of flexible work options in Qatar. read more ›

The Mall of Qatar, scheduled for completion in 2015, is designed to accommodate 7000 parking spaces.

The Mall of Qatar to open in 2015

by  — 15 February 2014

With a QAR400 million contract for mechanical, electrical and plumbing services awarded to Drake & Scull International PJSC (DSI), the Mall of Qatar is slated to open doors for visitors in late 2015. Donald Weir, general manager, Mall of Qatar discusses more details. read more ›

In the second half of 2013, the office market was buoyed by the leasing of three entire towers in West Bay, said Johnny Archer, head of valuation at Asteco Qatar (Image Corbis)

Key real estate trends for 2014 in Qatar

by  — 2 February 2014

The Edge examines the outlook for the office, retail, hospitality and residential real estate markets in 2014. read more ›

Developments such as this 28-million square foot luxury master unit at Akoya in Dubai are increasingly luring Qatar investors, says a regional property firm.

Qataris buying luxury homes in Dubai increase, says realtor

by  — 29 September 2013

Purchases of residential units in Dubai by Qataris are governed by investment returns, as well as being a second home for work or holidays, according to a regional real estate firm. read more ›

The current construction boom in Qatar will ultimately have a varied set of impacts, some positive, others negative, writes a top regional real estate analyst.

Qatar’s real estate: A dose of realism?

by  — 1 August 2013

Qatar is going through rapid transitions in its real estate sector ahead of the World Cup 2022, but what are the long-term repercussions of this seemingly thriving progress? Real estate analyst Matthew Green explores. read more ›

Most high-end properties in London are owned by foreign investors. (Image Corbis)

Has London become Qataris’ second home?

by  — 10 June 2013

Qataris are getting increasingly interested in owning residences in London. read more ›

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister visited Cityscape Qatar 2013 on its second day.

Cityscape comes to a successful close

by  — 30 May 2013

With over 7000 professionals and investors from around the world participating in Cityscape Qatar 2013, the three-day event closed on a successful note.  read more ›

The increasing number of expatriates in Qatar has resulted in residential demand outstripping the supply. (Image Corbis/Arabian Eye)

Doha: No place to live?

by  — 26 May 2013

Increasing rents and shortage of residential units are two key problems facing Qatar’s residential real estate sector. Complicating the issues further are the loopholes in planning and management of these units. read more ›

2083 companies from across the world participated in Project Qatar 2013.

Project Qatar 2013 concludes with positive sentiments

by  — 10 May 2013

The 10th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology turned out promising for a number of exhibitors. read more ›

Fitzroy Place features one, two and three-bedroom apartments.

Qataris taking over London?

by  — 2 May 2013

London attracted more Qatari investors by showcasing its “well-kept secret” – Fitzroy Place, a prime central London property with 235 private apartments. read more ›

No one questioned in the survey was willing to say that they had a positive experience using informal part-time agents, citing missed appointments, poor communication and misleading statements.

What are informal part-time agents doing to the real estate market?

by  — 18 April 2013

Real estate website Mannzili recently conducted both a focus group and a survey in order to better comprehend what is happening in the real estate market in terms of their key users; home seekers and estate agents.  read more ›

Cityscape is one of the world’s leading real estate exhibition and conference.

Cityscape’s Qatar Real Estate Summit: Rising to the Challenge

by  — 10 April 2013

The Qatar Real Estate Summit is set to be held alongside Cityscape Qatar 2013 from 27 to 29 May at the Doha Exhibition Centre. read more ›

Aziz Sharif, managing partner of Mannzili says that the influx of people employed to execute the various large-scale infrastructure projects led by the World Cup and the National 2030 Vision has resulted in the affordable housing segment becoming overwhelmed.

Scarcity of affordable housing in Doha

by  — 17 March 2013

Aziz Sharif discusses the reasons why expatriates are paying a higher amount on rent today. read more ›

The highest commercial space rates are still in West Bay at QR225 per sqm2 says Mirco Alexander Maurer, managing director of Engel & Völkers

High demand in 2013 for commercial space

by  — 25 February 2013

2012 was a good year in the commercial real estate market, and current signs show an even higher demand for commercial space. read more ›


Qatar’s online real estate portals

by  — 24 February 2013

How has online real estate listings changed the industry in Qatar? read more ›


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