United Development Company (UDC), a leading Qatari public shareholding company and the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, has wrapped up its participation in the ninth edition of Cityscape Qatar 2021.
Throughout the three-day event, UDC has launched the sales of Crystal Residence apartments within the company’s latest development, Gewan Island, located adjacent to The Pearl-Qatar.
The new property attracted a remarkable number of businesses and individual investors from both Qatar and abroad. During Cityscape, UDC has also concluded a number of sales and rental contracts for various properties in The Pearl-Qatar, especially Giardino Gardens compound villas, which have been recently launched.
Visitors of UDC’s pavilion were offered attractive in-house financing plans, in addition to other promotional offers, which contributed to an increased demand for the company’s real estate products.
UDC has equally signed a total of 26 new leasing agreements for prominent retail locations with 15 brands at The Pearl-Qatar and 11 at Gewan Island covering an area of 19,000sqm.
On the exhibition’s last day, UDC signed a retail leasing agreement with Lama Development for the opening of renowned French coffee shop, ‘Pierre Herme’, in Gewan Island.
Also at Gewan Island, UDC has announced the leasing of innovative local coffee shop concepts, including ‘Açai Vibes’, ‘Aurora Café’, and ‘100 Café’, and more restaurants, including ‘Lavan’, ‘Rusk’, ‘Crust by Rusk’, and ‘Nakiri’, in addition to several retail and F&B brands at The Pearl-Qatar, such as ‘Flavio Castellani’ fashion, ‘IXI’ home appliances, ‘Dohlicious’, ‘Cono Warma’, and ‘La Bruschetta’ by Al Maha Global and ‘Plus Café’, ‘Chicken Pop’, ‘Crazy Cookies’, ‘Pizza Rolls’, ‘Noodles Wok’, and ‘Steak O Kibdah’ by Blackstone Management.
UDC had recently announced the leasing of 29 retail units on an area of 1,500sqm in Qanat Quartier, in collaboration with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, with the aim of supporting productive families and local entrepreneurs.
This, in addition to the retail leases announced during Cityscape, brings the commercial occupancy rate on The Pearl-Qatar to more than 75%, and the commercial space reservation rate on Gewan Island to more than 50%.
UDC continues to pursue development activities at Gewan Island and various strategic projects at The Pearl-Qatar, most notably United School International and Corinthia Yacht Club. UDC is equally committed to its strategy of creating more investment opportunities, building on achievements, and reducing risks by taking advantage of the commercial and investment opportunities offered by The Pearl-Qatar and Gewan Island, which is the company’s latest and currently biggest development project.
UDC's participation in this year’s event falls in line with its ongoing efforts to cement its success as a leading real estate developer with an ever-expanding portfolio of projects developed in line with the highest international standards. These ongoing projects reflect the company’s commitment to achieving its objectives according to set plans and timetables to protect shareholders and investors rights.