Zameen Expos began their 2018 journey with Karachi in January, and concluded the last show in Islamabad on March 3 and 4, after stopping by Lahore in February.
In an overall sluggish market, Zameen Expos have demonstrated that they continue to perform well every year, reflecting a good sign for the industry. Real estate activity has taken a nosedive since 2016’s taxation regime was implemented. However, the property portal’s events did not slow down. Zameen.com also held a successful event in Dubai with the Pakistan Property Show.
In Islamabad, the company put up its fourth show in Islamabad, and the 14th show overall. Zameen Expo 2018 was attended by thousands of people over two days. It catered to genuine buyers, investors, and families alike.
Minister of State and Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Naeem Y. Zamindar inaugurated the event as Chief Guest on the first day. The former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, visited the event on the second day. They appreciated the number of exhibitors, the visitor turnout, and the activity in the halls.
Speaking at the occasion, BoI Chairman Naeem Y. Zamindar said,
“The real estate market has become an efficient market, there’s more competition and investment in the country now. This industry has so much potential and growth here can set the country on a path of continued development. Around 0.1 million expatriates want to come back to Pakistan, and Zameen.com can help us reach out to them by providing them a platform.”
Given the bearish trends, Zameen Expo 2018 Islamabad offered exclusive deals and discounts at the event. Over 70 exhibitors had brought properties from all over Pakistan; catering to a wide range of budgets and categories.
People from Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Taxila, Murree, and Peshawar attended the event. A lot of projects were on display and sought out by visitors, especially families.
Islamabad’s real estate market has seen the emergence of some of the most innovative housing projects, the buyers of which have been families. A lot of people want to live surrounded by nature, a desire fulfilled by the scenic views of Islamabad. This city isn’t only good for investors as it has vast potential for long-term growth, but also for genuine buyers who want to fulfill their lifestyle needs.
In all Zameen Expos this year, host city projects were amongst the most desired properties.
The company is now geared towards moving internationally with Pakistan Property Show Dubai 2018 during August.