Delivering Affordable Housing to the Region's Middle Class

Formulating a realistic road map to eliminating the region's affordable housing shortage

During the end of the last decade there was a boom in residential developments in the Middle East region which has resulted in an oversupply in the luxury housing market. However the region is experiencing a shortage in the affordable housing owing to a growth in population and a lack of development in the sector. It estimated that there is a shortage gap of approximately 3.5 million homes in the region.

Many of the authorities in the region have put affordable housing on top of their priority list but development has been slow. High land values, lack of sophisticated mortgage products and insufficient regulation have all contributed to the increased housing shortage. The 2nd Affordable Housing Development Summit – Middle East will be held in Bahrain on 23-26 of March 2014 will look to highlight the affordable housing industry in the Middle East and discuss the challenges the market faces and deliver real solutions that will aid in the increase of affordable housing stock.

Featured Speakers :

 Maysa Sabah
Maysa Sabah
Managing Director GCC Region
Affordable Housing Institute
H.E. Abdullah Al-Nuaim
H.E. Abdullah Al-Nuaim
Secretary General
Arab Urban Institute
 Loay Ghazaleh
Loay Ghazaleh
Advisor
Ministry of Works Bahrain
 Amin Al Arrayed
Amin Al Arrayed
Managing Director
First Bahrain Real Estate Development Co.
Dr Fahad Al-Said
Dr Fahad Al-Said
CEO
Al-Akaria Saudi Real Estate Company
 Adnan Ghosheh
Adnan Ghosheh
MENA Advisor
Affordable Housing Institute
Mr Riyadh Al-Thagafi
Mr Riyadh Al-Thagafi
CEO
Ewaan Global Residential Company

Why attend?

  • Understand the state of the current affordable homes shortage in the Middle East
  • Gain insight into the various government & private schemes that are being implemented to address the low and middle income housing needs
  • Learn about the various methods of home financing that can help make facilitate ownership for the low and middle income sectors
  • Listen to international best practice approaches to affordable housing
  • Learn from best-practice initiatives on private sector social housing
  • Hear about the latest construction and green building techniques that are being utilised to drive down the costs of new homes

Who should attend?

  • Government ministries and planning departments
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Developers
  • Community development specialists
  • Consultants
  • Architects
  • Contractors
  • Engineering firms
  • Finance institutions
  • Law firms
  • Mortgage lenders

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