The Affordable Housing Institute
points to the fact that in 2017, of Dubai's total real estate transactions, 85 per cent were for apartments with demand mostly in the Dh1-2 million price range.
Other prominent speakers at the conference include Chris Seymour, the managing director of Mott Macdonald; Saqr Ereiqat, senior managing consultant and Blockchain evangelist at IBM; Maysa Sabah, Mena managing director at The Affordable Housing Institute
; Sameh Muhtadi, CEO for Bloom Holding; and Mohammad Al Fardan, Director of Masdar Free Zone.-TradeArabia News Service
USAID/Haiti and WOCCU, with its partners Habitat for Humanity International and the Affordable Housing Institute
, have developed a program to work directly with Haitian financial institutions and housing developers to support initiatives that will create and strengthen affordable housing financial products and services in Haiti.
Earlier this year it was revealed by Maysa Shocair, managing director of the GCC Affordable Housing Institute
, that Dubai will have to supply 100,000 units of affordable housing to meet the demands by 2020.
Other headline speakers at the Global Real Estate Summit and the Mena Mortgage and Affordable Housing Congress include Nenad Pacek, president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of Ceemea Business Group; Philip Blumberg, founding chairman and CEO of Blumberg Capital Partners, and Maysa Sabah, managing director in the GCC for the Affordable Housing Institute
Those who spoke in the first session were Joseph Danko, managing director of Urban Programs- CH2M Hill; Thai Ker Liu, director of RSP Architects Planners and Engineers in Singapore, and David Smith, founder of Affordable Housing Institute
Traditionally, the government has directly intervened in providing affordable homes but it needs to shift towards being an "enabler" of private sector participation, Maysa Sabah Shocair, MENA advisor at the Affordable Housing Institute
, told Gulf News.
Consequently, the scale of the problem in the MENA region may have contributed to mounting frustration, especially among the region's youth, which pushed them to revolt," says Maysa Sabah Shocair, the MENA advisor to the Affordable Housing Institute
, who has worked in various capacities on affordable housing projects in the region over the past 15 years.
The list of speakers also include Casius Pealer, senior sustainable buildings advisor, Affordable Housing Institute
, and former director of Affordable Housing, US Green Building Council (USGBC); Gary Bugden OAM, chairman, ISS consulting, and advisor to the Department of Municipal Affairs of Abu Dhabi City; and Jonathan Herps, advisor to SBK Holding, Abu Dhabi Capital, and the private office of Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
My friend David Smith of the nonprofit Affordable Housing Institute
describes a recent scene in an "informal settlement"--tiny, self-built houses of sun-baked adobe and wattle on unplotted land, located on a hillside on the outskirts of Durban, South Africa's third-largest city.
Smith, Founder, Affordable Housing Institute
; Yap Kioe Sheng, Chief (retired), Poverty Reduction Section, UNESCAP, Thailand; Vishnu Swaminathan, Director, Housing for All, Ashoka- Innovators for the Public, Ahmedabad, India; and the Philippines' Bebet Gozun, Chairperson of Earth Day Network-Philippines and former Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
Nolan, TNAH 2003 task force chairman, vice president of Affordable Housing Institute
, Orlando, Fla.