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Cityscape Global encourages access to Middle East markets

As many Middle East countries, including the UAE, promote their position as a stable market place for international investment, the real estate industry is one that is anticipated to benefit most from the growing attention from both East and West.

Hosting a number of international exhibitors, as well as those based locally and regionally, the region’s premier event for the international real estate industry, Cityscape Global organised by Informa Exhibitions, will offer investors and end users an opportunity to connect with developers on a global scale. 


City Scape GlobalThe exhibition will once again feature the region’s leading real estate developers, such as Emaar Properties, Nakheel, Dubai Properties Group, Union Properties, DAMAC Properties and Meraas Development. Overseas participation will be represented by real estate companies including the Agricultural Property Agency (Poland), Crown Acquisitions (UK), Novacasa Valencia (Spain), IP Global (Hong Kong) and Fragrant Property (Thailand); architects including RTKL (UK), Tabanlioglu Architects (Turkey) and yoo (UK); along with government representation from the Ivanovo Region of the Russian Federation.

Commenting on the significance of Cityscape’s global standing, Nicholas Maclean, managing director of CB Richard Ellis Middle East, said, “CBRE research indicates that there is an increasing level of international business interest in the MENA region. For those organisations entering the Middle East for the first time, Dubai, because of the quality of its infrastructure and accommodation, is clearly the most popular location and therefore Cityscape’s new global positioning can help accelerate access to the region.”  This week, the global leader in real estate services, CB Richard Ellis, will announce recent findings on the Dubai MarketView, which they will be available to discuss at Cityscape Global 2011, along with a new report titled Business Footprints, which has some very interesting findings on the UAE market.

Emaar Properties, the renowned global property developer, has extended its expertise internationally, with a significant presence in fast-growing overseas markets in addition to having pioneered integrated lifestyle neighbourhoods in Dubai, which are now fully established. Commenting on the importance of participating in Cityscape Global, Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director – UAE, Emaar Properties: “The focus of the UAE Government to further strengthen the real estate investment environment in the country and the nation's reputation as one of the most competitive and stable economies have energised the property sector.

Cityscape Global underlines the opportunities to invest in world-class projects in Dubai, including an array of prestigious projects by Emaar, which have set global benchmarks in build quality and design excellence." Emaar’s approach to developing integrated lifestyle destinations is highlighted by Downtown Dubai, its flagship mega-development, billed as ‘The Centre of Now' and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.  The company will be showcasing its diverse portfolio of lifestyle projects in Dubai as well as in key international markets at Cityscape Global 2011.

Cityscape Global has acknowledged the recent shift in focus for the real-estate market, which has forced developers to consider new markets and territories.  The event will bring together international companies that are keen to access and invest in the Middle East real-estate market.  Such an exhibitor is, yoo; a world leader in architecture and residential interior design.  Based in London, yoo will be exhibiting at Cityscape Global for the first time this year.  Chris Boulton, CEO, commented, ‘We see Cityscape being an ideal forum to show potential clients in the Middle East how we offer branded design and marketing services to assist in enhancing the value of real estate projects. Whilst we have attended the event before, to be present as an exhibitor will raise our profile significantly’.  At the exhibition, yoo will be exclusively revealing exciting projects in Russia; Boulton commented further, “We are delighted to be working on two projects for Barkli Group in Moscow under the yoo inspired by Starck and Kelly Hoppen for yoo brands.”

Celebrating its tenth year in Dubai, Cityscape Global will be opening its doors from 27-29 September 2011 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, to a provision of global exhibitors offering a steady stream of up to date information for property professionals.

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