According to experts, demand for housing is likely to be strong in new cities due to affordable prices, and the promise of a cleaner, greener and more sustainable way of life. Cairo’s population is expected to hit 40 million by 2050 and competition for housing is fierce in the current capital, says real estate consultant JLL, explaining the need for residents to look at new cities.
This year’s NextMove Egypt saw developers from the New Administrative Capital place a strong emphasis on lifestyle and community living, a popular trend in the Egyptian residential market. Exhibitors showcased neighbourhoods complete with community retail facilities, as well as education and healthcare facilities, a selling point for many first-time homeowners.
Exhibitor Safwa Urban Development (SUD) showcased project Capital Heights from the New Capital and projects in Obour City. While Master Group, NextMove Egypt’s Silver Sponsors, showcased The City project in the New Capital, which is in close proximity to the Opera House and the highly-anticipated Green River, a combination of open water and planted greenery twice the size of New York’s Central Park.
La Verde, Akam Developments, MBG Developments, and Living Yards were also among the developers to showcase projects from the New Capital.
“Cairo’s population alone is growing at an average rate of 2.4% per year, this means that the appetite for property will continue to rise driving our exhibitors to launch projects that speak directly to this demand by offering much-needed housing across all price points,” says Chris Speller, Cityscape Group Director.
NextMove Egypt returns to the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC) next year from October 24 - 26 October.