EVENT: Annual Real Estate seminar draws big crowd
Date: 13th July, 2016 Time: 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Our annual seminar on real estate drew over 100 members and colleagues to hear a series of presentations on the London and UK property market – both retail and commercial – Islamic finance and recent developments in taxation and regulation that are related to real estate. There was also a special presentation on Qatari investments in London.
The seminar was sponsored by Al Rayan Bank, National Bank of Kuwait International and Qatari Diyar.
The speakers were,
Mr. Liam Bailey, Knight Frank's Global Head of Research
Mr. James Roberts, Knight Frank's Chief Economist
Mr. Michael Bowles, Senior Real Estate Advisor, National Bank of Kuwait International
Mr. Maisam Fazal, Head of Commercial Finance, Al Rayan Bank
Mr. Andrew Sneddon, Partner, Trowers and Hamlins
Mr. Miles Wood, Sales Director, Qatari Diar
The panelists agreed that the real estate market in London has recoved well from the uncertainty around the UK election in May and the EU referrendum in June, although James Roberts was concerned that there will be a general slowing of economic activity in the UK in the months ahead, and that this will have an impact on the real estate market.
However, the panelists also agreed that changes to the tax treatment of real estate purchases and investments will remain a significant determinant of their price and investment performance.
The presentations are attached below. They contain numerous graphs and tables of figures, as well as details of current tax treatment of real estate. The Qatari Diar presentation has photographs and other information on key Qatari investments in London.
Photographs from the event are posted on our Gallery page.
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