Deal to boost transparency in real estate market

Jeddah—Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the world’s leading real estate investment and advisory firm, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Asharqia Chamber) to improve transparency in the region’s residential, retail, office and hospitality real estate market. As an independent consultant, JLL will assist the Damman-based chamber to improve the quality and accuracy of data being collected and shared in the market by collaborating directly with major retailers, developers, hoteliers and Government bodies amongst others.
The Eastern Province Chamber of Commerce & Industry, represented by the Housing and Urban Development Committee, has been a supportive partner to this initiative. Ali Mohsen, head of Eijad Holding and member of the committee, commented on this occasion that “the Committee on Housing and Urban Development was formed from a group of leading developers in the Eastern Province who took it upon themselves to support initiatives that promote transparency and accessibility of information as this has a positive impact on the economy in general, particularly the real estate development sector. Especially as we are in the process of a strategic shift in this promising sector. Taking into account the ambitious goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 and the importance of this sector and its role in achieving them.”
He said: “JLL is one of the first entities that aligned its vision with us and given its experience and excellence in real estate reporting, we are confident that this report will be a good addition contributing to the maturing of the market and determining its direction”. Commenting on the new MoU, Jamil Ghaznawi, national director and country head of JLL Saudi Arabia, said.—Agencies

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