Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Investable real estate universe in emerging markets to exceed USD 11 trillion by 2020

Investable real estate universe in emerging markets to exceed USD 11 trillion by 2020 provides real estate intelligence across global emerging markets for real estate professionals

December 21, 2009

The investable real estate assets universe is expected to cross USD 11 trillion by 2020, with emerging markets, especially in the developing Asia and Middle East region remaining attractive due to stable economic fundamentals and foreign investment levels, according to CBRE Investors Data. Regional governments are also focusing on supporting the FDI environment by strengthening their financial systems and easing the regulations. Committed to supporting these markets through increased transparency,, the world’s leading global online information services provider, delivers relevant and credible data and intelligence for the real estate sector throughout emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey, Middle East & Africa and other potential-laden economies, which are on the watch list of investors. procures data from an extensive network of local information partners (media, agents and consultants) and private and public proprietary sources (statistics institutes, directories, maps, listing portals, government, land registry, valuations). The company also sources information from its exclusive database -, which it links, cleanses, and stores for delivery to corporate clients, professionals and individual consumers.

“In less than a year, we have enlisted hundreds of corporate clients, with over 35,000 real estate professionals registered for the weekly newsletter, which reflects excellent growth rates in our regional operations and truly validates the market’s need of reliable intelligence for companies to maximise returns and manage risk,” said Ahmet Kayhan, CEO, “We believe that in addition to the positive developments towards transparency in the property markets, the success we are witnessing is an offshoot of our dedication towards providing valuable real estate intelligence services to real estate professionals focused on emerging markets, which hold excellent potential and considerable risk for further growth. Our target is to spread information transparency across the entire developing world, and we are rapidly moving towards realising this goal.”

Relying on resources available in low cost emerging markets to keep its operating overhead at extremely low levels, has built a strong network of information partners (including municipalities and government entities), some of which are exclusive, to maximize information value for its users. The company specialises in helping real estate professionals increase their productivity by providing essential tools and services for accessing the right business intelligence on time. offers four feature-packed products, including ‘RETAILFocus’, ‘DUBAIFocus’, ‘INDEXFocus’ and the core research platform ‘REBIS’ (Real Estate Business Intelligence Service), which provides comparative analysis at a country and city level, market price data analysis, macroeconomic trends, deals & transactions, customised news and research feeds, company profiles, projects & malls, laws & legislations, capital markets, conferences & events.

“As part of our efforts to expand the reach and scope of our offerings, we are partnering with industry leaders such as Bloomberg, which gives us a powerful co-branded partner and distribution channel for existing products, as well as future enhancements and new releases. Our roster of local and international clients, including names such as CBRE, Jones Lang LaSalle, Cushman & Wakefield, Colliers, Macquarie Bank, Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and CapitaLand speaks volumes about our capabilities, which we hope to leverage to secure more important relationships in the future,” concluded Kayhan.

About is the world's first online information company providing a range of intelligence products dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of real estate market professionals interested in emerging markets. services are used by investors, fund managers, developers, consultants, researchers, valuation experts, construction and project managers, occupiers, as well as many others who are interested in monitoring and understanding the market trends and business challenges relevant to them in real estate markets. provides hard to find proprietary business news, analysis, research, data and intelligence with online tools and services that enable real estate professionals to enhance their understanding of emerging markets such as United Arab Emirates, China, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Turkey, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina and more.

Moreover, to cater to the specific demands of Dubai’s booming property market, has teamed up with the Dubai Land Department to establish DUBAIFocus, the first exclusive online information product tracking real estate deals and transactions in Dubai. DUBAIFocus – which has data from the year 1973 - provides daily information on all types of land, villa and flat deals (sales, mortgage, lease, grant, inheritance, etc.) in Dubai.

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