Cityscape Qatar is a chance for Knight Knox to meet home buyers and investors and network with industry professionals across three busy days at Qatar’s largest property investment show.
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center once again proved to be a fantastic venue for a property event. Its position in Doha’s central commercial and business district makes it extremely convenient for everyone involved.
Much like recent Cityscape Abu Dhabi event, the majority of the stands at Cityscape Qatar were concerned with Middle Eastern property as well as hotels and ski property. What UK based property there was on display mostly centred on London. The Qatari appetite for property in the capital is still strong, but there were clear signs that focus is beginning to shift outside of the capital.
Fears of a slowdown in the London luxury property market persist and this combined with local uncertainty about fluctuating oil prices has led to a more cautious, focused investment mood in Qatar. This has led to investors looking more carefully to the future rather than automatically investing in London, to the benefit of the regions, specifically Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool.
Knight Knox Business Development Manager Martin Cooney confirms that, “While the show was quieter than in previous years due to a more cautious local atmosphere, the show itself was still a big success for Knight Knox. The change of focus from London to Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool reflects the growing confidence investors have in the North of England and, in particular the outstanding Manchester market. We expect this trend to continue over the coming years as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ begins to take shape and Manchester continues to lead the way.”
Expert knowledge of the big Northern cities, not to mention an exceptionally strong property portfolio, makes Knight Knox well placed to advise curious investors on the best course of action. In addition to the advice on offer from our property consultants, visitors were also able to take advantage of our range of free informative literature on offer. Our Buy-To-Let Guide proved as popular as ever, as did our worldwide bi-monthly magazine, Global Property Scene.
Cityscape Qatar was a big success for Knight Knox and we look forward to returning in 2017.
We will be attending events across the world throughout the year so please have a look and let us know if you would like to attend!