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What is PropTech Convention?

Focusing on a full day convention with real estate industry players on major game changing topics & panel discussions that will follow it.

Smart, Safe & Sustainable Building technologies Convention

A convention focusing on addressing global climate change through Tech innovations in building technologies, whilst creating smart, safe and sustainable housing solutions
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Session 1 ⤵️

9:30 am - 10:00 pm

PROPTECH & SMART BUILDINGS ZONE INAUGURATION

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Convention Opening

Opening

10:16 am - 10:30 pm

Housing approaches for sustainability in Pakistan: Some perspectives

Amer Saleem Qureshi
10:31 am - 10:45 am

Role of Architecture in upliftng the dynamics of real estate in Pakistan

Thought leadership talk

Eng. Rizwan
10:46 am - 11:00 am

Shaping the future of Construction Industry

Thought leadership talk

Muhammad Kamran Basit
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Educating for smart, sustainable and environment friendly real estate development

Panel Discussion

Mr. Arif Changezi
Mr. M. Hasan Bakhshi Mr. M. Hasan Bakhshi
Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
Dr. Saeed Ud Din Ahmed
12:00 pm - 12:25 pm

Engineering the future: Innovation in smart buildings

Thought Leadership talk

Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry
12:25 pm - 12:55 pm

Local & environmentally safe materials in projects

Panel Discussion

Faheem Rao
Mirza Abbas Mirza Abbas
Ar. Purnia Farukh
1:00 pm -

Closing remarks & Vote of thanks

Closing

Session 2 ⤵️

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

PROPTECH & SMART BUILDINGS ZONE INAUGURATION

Inauguration

Chief Guest Chief Guest
2:16 pm - 2:30 pm

China's Journey in PropTech Innovation: Lessons & Collaborative Opportunities

Keynote speaker

H. E Mr. Yang Yundong H. E Mr. Yang Yundong
2:31 pm - 2:45 pm

Integrating Cutting-Edge Proptech Solutions in Pakistan's Real Estate Development: A vision for the future

Thought Leadership

Mr. Asif SumSum
2:56 pm - 3:10 pm

Embracing PropTech for Sustainable Urban Development in Sindh

Thought Leadership

Mr. Kamran Tessori
3:11 pm - 3:25 pm

PropTech & Future of Real Estate of Pakistan

Thought Leadership

Mr. Zohaib Khan Mr. Zohaib Khan
3:26 pm - 3:40 pm

Transforming the Real Estate Landscape through Technology - The Falaknaz Way

Thought Leadership

Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas Mr. Fayyaz Ilyas
3:41 pm - 3:55 pm

Building Smart Home Solutions - From Legacy to Future

Thought Leadership

Mr. Rizwan Adhia Mr. Rizwan Adhia
3:56 pm - 4:10 pm

Revolutionizing Construction & Development: The Role of Proptech in shaping Future Cities

Thought Leadership

Mr. Raheel Rinch
4:11 am - 4:50 pm

The Future of Real Estate Investment: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of REITs in the Digital Age

Panel Discussion

Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
Mr. Ali Asgher Mr. Ali Asgher
4:51 pm - 5:05 pm

Malir Expressway: Impact, development & regional insights

Thought Leadership

Brig. Hasan Raza (R) Brig. Hasan Raza (R)
5:05 pm - 5:10 pm

Collaborative Pathways: How Banks and Real Estate Can Build the Future Together

Thought Leadership

HBL HBL
5:11 pm - 5:25 pm

Revolutionizing Real Estate Marketing: Leveraging Proptech For Enhanced Customer Engagment

Thought Leadership

Mr. Mahmood Ahmed Khan Mr. Mahmood Ahmed Khan
5:26 pm - 5:40 pm

Innovating Urban Development: PropTech in the Ravi Riverfront Project

Innovation

Mr. Shehryar Rana
5:55 pm - 6:00 pm

Housing potential & role of PPP's

Innovation

Mr. Asif Haidar Mirza
6:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Proptech Revolution: Seizing the Future of Real Estate With Innovation and Opportynity

Innovation

Mr. Arshad Awan
6:15 pm - 6:30 pm

The Impact of Government Policies on the Real Estate Industry

Innovation

Mr. Mustafa Shaikhani
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Welcome Note

Morning Session Opening Remarks

10:15 am - 10:30 am

Visionary in Sustainable Facility Management

Thought Leadership Talk

Brig. Ahmed Faraz Butt Brig. Ahmed Faraz Butt
10:30 am - 11:00 am

Role of Architecture in uplifting the dynamics of real estate in Pakistan

Thought Leadership Talk

Arch. Mohsin Ejaz Arch. Mohsin Ejaz
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Innovative Green Architecture for Sustainable Living

Panel discussion

Buraq Shabbir Buraq Shabbir
Ambreen Bilal
Ar. Wajiha Siddiqui
Farhan Anwar
11:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Future of Smart Cities

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Murtaza Wahab Mr. Murtaza Wahab
12:00 pm - 12:18 pm

Role of Rescue 1122 in Fire Emergencies

Thought Leadership Talk

Dr Abid Jalal Uddin Shaikh Dr Abid Jalal Uddin Shaikh
12:18 pm - 12:36 pm

Issues of Fire Emergencies in Housing Societies

Thought Leadership Talk

Brig. Kashif Ijaz Brig. Kashif Ijaz
12:36 pm - 12:54 pm

Implementation of Building Codes in Pakistan

Thought Leadership Talk

Adv. Nadeem Shiekh Adv. Nadeem Shiekh
12:54 pm - 1:12 pm

Challenges in Fire Fighting Operations in Karachi

Thought Leadership Talk

Ishtiaq Ahmed Ishtiaq Ahmed
12:12 pm - 1:30 pm

Role of NFOs in Fore Emergencies.

Thought Leadership Talk

Naveed Ali Baig Naveed Ali Baig
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Break

Networking & Lunch Break

Lunch & Networking Lunch & Networking
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Welcome Note SBCA Role In Proptech

Opening Segment

Mr. Farhan Qaiser
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Overview Real Estate Ecosystem

Thought Leadership Talk

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

The Advantages of Real Estate Ecosystem

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Muhammad Ejaz
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

The Impact of PropTech on Urban Planning and Development

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Johar Iqbal
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

The Role of PropTech in Sustainable Real Estate Development

Thought Leadership Talk

Mr. Adnan Jilani
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Talk 1: "Fortify: Revolutionizing Financials in Real Estate Development" Talk 2: "Asani.io: Sustainable Water Management Solutions" Talk 3: "DataTrackTool: Empowering Data-Driven Decision-Making"

Panel Discussion

Mr. Ansab
Syed Zain Ali
4:15 pm - 4:55 pm

Talk 1: City Property Talk 2: "Front Line Marketing Talk 3: Mark Property

Panel Discussion

Mr. Adnan Tumbi Mr. Adnan Tumbi
Mr. Irfan Javed Lari Mr. Irfan Javed Lari
Mr. Faisal Waqar Mr. Faisal Waqar
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

Closing remarks & vote of thanks

Closing

Convention Director Convention Director
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Academia Linkage with Industry & Book Launching

Opening

Mr. Muhammad Rizwan Khan
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Financial Literacy Fire Side Chat with Sennen Desouza

Panel Discussion

Mr. Muhammad Junaid
Mr. Sennen Desouza Mr. Sennen Desouza
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Women's Role in Real Estate

Panel Discussion

Ms. Nilofer Lalani
Ms. Samar Godil
Ms. Mariam Madhupurwala

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Muhammad Ejaz

CEO arif habib dolmen reit rmc ltd.

Mian Talat

president dhaeaa

Usama Naveed

Special technology zones authority

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In an enlightening panel discussion at the PropTech Convention '24 entitled 'Role of VCs in Driving Proptech Solutions', industry leaders including Mr. Mohsin Termezy, founder of Dastak Accelerator, Mr. Osama Jawad, from the British Council Pakistan, Mr. Kamran Basit, CEO of Indus Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd., and Mr. Umair Shehzad, GM at Khudi Ventures, converged to dissect the pivotal contributions of venture capital investment in shaping the future of real estate technology.

The Catalyst for PropTech Growth

The dialogue underscored how venture capital has become the lifeblood for PropTech startups, fostering not just growth but also innovation in real estate. The panelists discussed the dynamic synergy between technological advancements and capital infusion, where venture capital firms are instrumental in transforming brilliant ideas into scalable solutions. The emphasis was on how PropTech venture capital is not just funding but a strategic enhancement to propel real estate innovations.

Global Trends and Local Impact

Reflecting on global trends, the speakers shared insights into the exponential growth of PropTech industry, driven by venture capital investment. They pointed out that such investments enable the development of smart building technologies and sustainable real estate practices, making buildings more efficient and eco-friendly. These transformations are crucial, given the increasing emphasis on green buildings and energy conservation within the urban tech landscape.

Sustainable Investments as a Focal Point

Sustainability emerged as a recurring theme, with panelists advocating for venture capital to prioritize startups that leverage technology to enhance energy efficiency in buildings. The push for sustainable development within PropTech aligns with global environmental goals, making it an attractive niche for investors looking to make an impact through their portfolios.

The Challenges Ahead

Despite the optimistic outlook, the panelists also addressed the challenges that Proptech venture capital faces, such as regulatory hurdles and market volatility. They argued that understanding these challenges and navigating them with innovative approaches is essential for the continuous growth of Proptech.

Collaborative Paths to Innovation

A key takeaway from the discussion was the potential for collaboration between venture capitalists and Proptech companies to redefine the real estate market. This partnership is seen as essential for driving forward property investment technology and solutions that meet the modern demands of efficiency and sustainability.

Conclusion: Shaping the Future of Real Estate

The panel concluded with a call to action for more venture capital investment in PropTech, emphasizing that the future of real estate depends significantly on innovation in real estate software solutions and platforms. They underscored the necessity for continued investment and support to maintain the momentum in transforming the real estate landscape through technology. As the session wrapped up, it was clear that the role of venture capital in Proptech is more crucial than ever. By fostering innovation, supporting sustainable practices, and investing in the future of real estate, venture capitalists are key players in shaping a world where technology enhances how we live, work, and interact with our spaces.
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In a recent gathering at the annual Proptech Convention, Dr. Fiaz Chaudhry, Director of the LUMS Energy Institute, delivered a compelling speech that addressed the urgent need for sustainable energy practices within Pakistan's real estate sector. His discourse provided valuable insights into how energy efficiency and energy-saving technologies are not just beneficial but necessary for the future of real estate development in Pakistan.

The Energy Challenge in Pakistan

Dr. Fiaz Chaudhry began by highlighting the critical energy challenges, Pakistan is facing today. He pointed out that for substantial industrial growth, the country must have access to affordable energy. Unfortunately, Pakistan has been grappling with high energy costs, which stifle the potential for industrial expansion and economic growth. He emphasized the importance of understanding how energy is consumed within the country and the impact this has on various sectors, especially real estate.

The Role of Real Estate in Energy Consumption

Real estate plays a pivotal role in the national energy consumption pattern. Dr. Fiaz detailed how buildings, both commercial and residential, are significant consumers of energy. Poorly designed buildings with inadequate insulation and inefficient energy use contribute to high energy demands, particularly in terms of cooling and heating requirements. He Sarcastically said:
Hum pehle apne ghar ko oven banate hain, phir use thanda krne me lag jate hain. Is tarah hum kitni energy waste krte hain.
Dr. Fiaz criticized the traditional construction practices in Pakistan, which often overlook energy efficiency. He mentioned that the design and construction of buildings typically do not prioritize sustainability, leading to increased energy consumption and higher operational costs.

Advocating for Energy Efficient Buildings

One of the major solutions Dr. Fiaz advocated for was the implementation of stringent building codes that enforce energy efficiency. He highlighted the need for a regulatory framework that compels developers to integrate sustainable practices in their construction projects. This includes better architectural designs, the use of energy-efficient materials, and the incorporation of renewable energy sources like solar panels.

The Impact of Technology and Innovation

Technology and innovation hold the key to transforming the real estate sector in terms of energy usage. Dr. Chaudhry stressed the importance of adopting advanced technologies that enhance building efficiencies, such as smart automation systems and better thermal insulation technologies. He pointed out that such technologies not only reduce the energy footprint of buildings but also provide a better living environment for occupants.

Real Estate’s Role in National Energy Policy

Dr. Fiaz Chaudhry called on real estate developers and stakeholders to be active participants in the national energy policy dialogue. By investing in energy-efficient projects, the real estate sector can lead by example, showing other industries the benefits of such initiatives. He emphasized that the adoption of energy-efficient practices would not only reduce operational costs but also contribute to the national goal of reducing energy consumption.

Challenges and Opportunities

Despite the challenges, there are the opportunities that lie ahead. He encouraged developers to consider the long-term benefits of energy efficiency, such as cost savings, increased property values, and enhanced occupant satisfaction. He also highlighted the potential for job creation through new industries related to energy-efficient technologies and green building practices.

Educational Initiatives and Capacity Building

To further the cause, Dr. Sahab underlined the importance of education and capacity building in the realm of energy efficiency. He suggested that educational programs aimed at architects, builders, and developers could cultivate a new generation of professionals who prioritize sustainability in their projects.

Conclusion:

Dr. Fiaz Chaudhry's speech at the Proptech Convention '24 was not just a presentation of problems but a call to action for all stakeholders in the real estate sector. His message was clear: sustainable practices are no longer optional but essential for the future of real estate in Pakistan. By embracing energy-saving technologies and innovative building practices, the real estate sector can lead the way in creating a more sustainable and economically viable future for the entire country.
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Introduction:

In the bustling corridors of the Proptech Convention '24, Dr. Sana Malik, an architect with a passion for low-income housing, unveiled a visionary blueprint to tackle Pakistan's housing crisis. As a founding member of the Architecture Department at the University of Management and Technology, Lahore, Dr. Sana brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective on affordable housing solutions in Pakistan.

Chapter 1: The State of Housing in Pakistan

Despite promises and slogans like "Roti, Kapda, Makaan" (Food, Clothing, Shelter), affordable housing in Pakistan remains a distant dream for many. Dr. Sana highlighted the stark disparity between government pledges and the actual availability of low-cost housing solutions. Challenges abound, from bureaucratic hurdles to policies that fail to cater to the marginalized. Moreover, rapid urbanization, especially in cities like Lahore, has exacerbated Pakistan's housing crisis. Dr. Sana shed light on how this trend has led to a surge in housing demand and skyrocketing property prices, putting homeownership out of reach for many. Addressing these urbanization challenges requires a rethink of city planning and development strategies.  

Chapter 2: The Importance of Affordable Housing

Affordable housing isn't just about providing shelter—it's about fostering societal stability and economic growth. Dr. Sana emphasized its role in achieving Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG 11) for sustainable cities and communities. Without accessible housing options, the dream of sustainable urban development remains elusive. Furthermore, Dr. Sana underscored the affordability metric, suggesting that housing costs should not exceed 30% of household income. In Pakistan, where a significant portion of low-income families spends more than half their earnings on housing, meeting this benchmark is crucial. She called for robust research to understand the scale of homelessness and housing inadequacy, essential for crafting effective policies.

Chapter 3: Government Initiatives and Digitalization Efforts

  Recent government initiatives, including property e-registration, signal a move towards digitalization in the real estate sector. These efforts aim to streamline processes, increase transparency, and combat fraudulent practices. Dr. Sana highlighted the importance of such initiatives in making housing more accessible and affordable in Pakistan.

Conclusion: A Call to Action

Dr. Sana Malik's session wasn't just an analysis—it was a rallying cry. She urged developers, policymakers, and communities to embrace innovative solutions that prioritize affordability and accessibility. Transforming the real estate sector isn't just a moral imperative—it's essential for Pakistan's future prosperity. Dr. Sana's vision for affordable housing in Pakistan had sparked discussions and potential collaborations. Her practical solutions provide a roadmap to address current affordable housing crisis and create a brighter future for Pakistan.
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Introduction to A New Era in Real Estate

Across the bustling cities of Pakistan, a quiet revolution is underway, transforming traditional real estate into modern, digitized landscapes. A Real Estate enthusiast, Mr. Asif Abdul Kareem, CEO Al-Karim Capital Estate, highlighted on it at the recent PropTech Convention ’24, held in Lahore. He addressed how Real Estate Technology is transforming the living & working spaces, highlighting the digital transformation in real estate.

Chapter 1: How It All Began

Not long ago, ideas like ‘smart homes’ were just ideas. But now, they are becoming a reality in Pakistan real estate. The Defence Housing Authority (DHA), known for its trusted developments, is pioneering this change, setting benchmarks for innovative urban living from Karachi to Multan. that highlights the latest in real estate innovation.

Chapter 2: New Projects Show the Future

Take ARY Laguna Karachi as an example—it’s not just a housing project, it’s a peek into the future of real estate technology. Here, luxury meets the latest technology to create beachfront properties right here in Pakistan. Mr. Asif explained how these kinds of projects do more than just build houses—they create a whole new way of living with smart homes in Pakistan.

Chapter 3: Digitalization Steps by the Government

Recognizing the need to modernize property transactions, the Pakistani government has recently approved a new system for property e-registration. This system for e-registration of property in Pakistan is designed to streamline property transactions, making them more transparent and efficient.

By digitizing records and processes, the government aims to reduce fraud and increase accessibility, enabling a smoother transaction process for buyers and sellers alike. This move is part of broader initiatives to initiate real estate digitalization, which is pivotal for boosting economic growth and investor confidence.

Chapter 4: Challenges Along the Way

Despite these exciting changes, there have been tough times too. Over the past two years, the real estate market trends in Pakistan have shown a struggle due to high interest rates and economic uncertainty. But Mr. Asif sees these challenges as opportunities to find new ways to grow and improve through PropTech in Pakistan.

Chapter 5: What’s Next for Real Estate?

Looking ahead, the future of real estate in Pakistan is about more than just new buildings. It’s about making buying and selling homes simpler and more reliable through real estate technology. And if interest rates go down, we can expect more investments to come in, reviving the market through government real estate initiatives in Pakistan.

Conclusion: Getting Ready for Tomorrow

The way we deal with property is changing for the better, thanks to new technology and smart planning. Projects like DHA and ARY Laguna show what’s possible, and they promise a future where our communities are smarter and more sustainable, leading the future of housing in Pakistan.

As Pakistan moves into this new era, everyone involved in real estate isn’t just going along for the ride—they’re driving the change. This revolution in real estate, sparked at the PropTech Convention ’24 and supported by new government actions, opens up exciting opportunities to lead, innovate, and transform.

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Introduction: Unveiling a Model for Modern Cities

The recent PropTech Convention '24 provided an insightful platform for exploring groundbreaking developments in the eco-friendly real estate sector, particularly through the lens of sustainable urban development. Col. Masood Qureshi's presentation on DHA Bahawalpur not only highlighted the project’s innovative approach to eco-friendly real estate but also set a precedent for future cities in Pakistan. As a beacon of modernity and eco-friendliness, DHA Bahawalpur is redefining the standards of living and investment in the real estate landscape.

DHA Bahawalpur: A Vision for Sustainability

Located at the heart of Pakistan, DHA Bahawalpur is pioneering the integration of sustainability with luxurious living. Col. Masood Qureshi, representing DHA Bahawalpur at the PropTech Convention 24, outlined the project’s commitment to becoming the first modern, eco-friendly real estate society in Pakistan after Karachi. The development is strategically designed to accommodate a growing population while ensuring minimal environmental impact, showcasing a significant shift towards sustainable urban planning.

The Strategic Importance of DHA Bahawalpur

With an elevation of 150 meters above sea level and enriched by a diverse landscape and cultural heritage, DHA Bahawalpur stands as a model city that promises more than just residential space. Col. Masood emphasized its strategic location and the demographic potential that includes a high percentage of young, educated residents. This demographic is pivotal for fostering a dynamic community that values education, technological advancement, and economic growth, all within the context of sustainable real estate development.

Innovations in Sustainable Urban Development

DHA Bahawalpur is not just about creating housing units; it's about crafting a community that thrives on innovation and modern conveniences. The project boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a direct connection to the motorway and proximity to the airport, enhancing its attractiveness to both local and international investors. The development spans over 7,500 acres, with dedicated areas for entertainment, education, hospitality, and sports, making it a comprehensive lifestyle destination for eco-friendly real estate.

Eco-friendly Initiatives and Green Living

A core aspect of Col. Masood’s presentation was the emphasis on sustainable infrastructure that aligns with global environmental standards. DHA Bahawalpur is home to 37 parks, reflecting the project’s commitment to green living. The introduction of solarization projects and eco-friendly building practices illustrates a forward-thinking approach to real estate development, ensuring that the community not only exists in harmony with its environment but also promotes a healthier lifestyle for its residents.

Challenges and Future Directions

Despite its many advancements, DHA Bahawalpur faces challenges typical of large-scale developments, including the integration of modern technology in traditional real estate practices. Col. Masood discussed the ongoing efforts to synchronize emerging technologies with the project's infrastructure, aiming to enhance efficiency and service delivery. The future plans involve expanding the digital and technological footprint within the community, incorporating smart city features that cater to the needs of a modern populace.

Conclusion: A Paradigm of Progressive Development

Col. Masood Qureshi’s insights at the PropTech Convention '24 painted a promising picture of DHA Bahawalpur as a leading example of how integrated planning and innovative design can result in a sustainable and prosperous urban environment. As Pakistan continues to embrace technological advancements in real estate, projects like DHA Bahawalpur are pivotal in demonstrating the potential of real estate to contribute significantly to the country's economic and social fabric.

DHA Bahawalpur is not merely a housing project; it is a vision for the future, a testament to the potential of thoughtful, sustainable urban planning. It stands as a model for future developments across Pakistan and potentially for other regions looking to harmonize luxury living with eco-friendly practices.

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Introduction: A Technological Revolution in Real Estate

The recent PropTech Convention '24, held in conjunction with the 24th ITCN Asia in Lahore, marked a pivotal moment for Pakistan's real estate sector. Usamah Naveed, representing the Special Technology Zones Authority (STZA), delivered a compelling speech. He emphasized how technology and real estate converge to foster economic growth and innovation. His address was a clear call to action, showcasing the transformative potential of integrating advanced technologies in Real Estate through Special Technology Zones.

The Concept of Special Technology Zones

Central to Mr. Usamah's discourse was the innovative concept of Special Technology Zones. These zones are designed to catalyze the technological transformation of the real estate sector. Envisioned as ecosystems where technology and real estate collaborate, they drive Pakistan’s ambition to become a regional technology hub. By offering incentives and creating a conducive regulatory environment, these zones attract investment and foster innovation at the tech-real estate intersection.

The Strategic Role of the STZA Act of 2021

Mr. Usamah highlighted the foundational role of the STZA Act of 2021. This legislative framework supports the development of Special Technology Zones. It provides a robust platform for both local and international investors to engage with Pakistan’s burgeoning tech sector. The legislation reflects a strategic approach to fostering a symbiotic relationship between technology and real estate, aiming to propel national progress.

Economic Implications and Global Positioning

Expanding on economic impacts, Mr. Usamah presented an optimistic view of Pakistan's potential as an emerging tech hub. He highlighted the growth in IT and tech exports. He also showed how strategic real estate developments within Special Technology Zones could amplify this growth. By establishing infrastructure like data centers and technologically advanced office spaces, Pakistan aims to attract significant foreign investment and enhance its global market position.

The Transformative Impact of Technology on Real Estate

Further into his speech, Mr. Usamah explored the transformative effects of technological integration within real estate. Examples include smart building technologies, digital transaction platforms, and enhanced property management systems. These innovations not only improve operational efficiencies but also elevate living and working environments, making them more sustainable and responsive to modern needs.

Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

Acknowledging existing challenges, Mr. Usamah pointed out the obstacles in aligning current real estate practices with emerging technologies in Special Technology Zones. This shift requires both infrastructural and mindset changes across the industry. However, the potential rewards justify the effort, promising a future where real estate contributes significantly to national economic stability through innovative practices.

Collaboration as the Key to Future Success

As his presentation concluded, Mr. Usamah stressed the importance of collaboration among government bodies, technology innovators, and real estate developers in Special Technology Zones. He urged all stakeholders to actively participate in this technological renaissance, which promises to redefine the sector and contribute to a thriving economy.

Conclusion: A Vision for a Technologically Empowered Real Estate Sector

Usamah Naveed’s speech at the PropTech Convention '24 offers more than a reflection on current trends; it provides a roadmap for the future. As Pakistan aims to harness the full potential of its tech and real estate sectors, initiatives like the Special Technology Zones could set a global benchmark. The integration of technology into real estate is a strategic evolution crucial for meeting future demands. Through steadfast collaboration, strategic investments, and adherence to enabling legislation, the visionary goals outlined by Usamah Naveed can become tangible realities, securing Pakistan’s position as a leader in the global real estate technology landscape.
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Introduction: Celebrating Transformation in Real Estate

At the recent PropTech Convention '24 at Lahore, Mian Talat echoed on the Digital Transformation in Real Estate. The journey from being referred to as "dalals" to being recognized as real estate consultants, marks a significant evolution in Pakistan's real estate sector. This transformation reflects a shift that goes beyond mere titles to the very essence of how real estate operates today, highlighting a broader change.

Evolution of a Profession: From Brokers to Consultants

Mian Talat offers a reflective look at the past when real estate professionals in Pakistan dealt with an overwhelming amount of paperwork, and despite the nobility of the profession, it often lacked the respect it deserved. Over the years, as digital transformation in real estate took hold, the industry began to evolve significantly. This shift not only elevated the profession's stature but also attracted new interest and respect from the public. This change marks a profound shift toward professionalization and greater recognition within the Pakistani real estate industry, showcasing how technological advancements have reshaped perceptions and operations.

The Digital Leap: Technology in Real Estate

As the industry has evolved, so have its methods. Mian Talat discussed the gradual transition from traditional advertising to digital platforms, a transformation that initially featured elite, expensive packages but has since become accessible to a wider audience. This evolution underscores the necessity for the real estate sector to adopt digital tools to stay competitive and relevant. The digital transformation in real estate is not just about adopting new technologies but also about changing the mindset and operations to thrive in a digital economy.

Social Media and Real Estate

Moving on Mr. Talat emphasizes the crucial role of social media in Today's real estate. The adoption of digital systems and social media marketing has simplified property viewing and transactions, significantly broadening the reach to potential clients globally, all from the comfort of one's home. This new frontier of marketing not only enhances visibility but also improves customer engagement and satisfaction.

Empowering Youth through Technology

The digital transformation in real estate has also led to significant job creation, particularly for the youth. By incorporating IT-savvy young professionals into their teams, real estate agencies are not only enhancing their operational capacity but also providing valuable employment opportunities. This integration of technology and talent is pivotal for the future of real estate in Pakistan, as it harnesses the enthusiasm and tech expertise of the younger generation to propel the industry forward.

Overcoming Challenges: The Road Ahead

Despite the progress, challenges remain. Issues such as regulatory complexities and market acceptance continue to test the resilience and adaptability of the industry. However, the continuous efforts of leaders like Mian Talat, are guiding the sector towards a more structured and efficient future. Through their leadership, the industry is gradually overcoming these hurdles, setting a benchmark for others to follow.

In-Depth Case Studies: Success Stories

To further illustrate the impact of digital transformation, we have several case studies where real estate agencies have successfully implemented digital strategies. These stories highlight the benefits of digital tools in enhancing property listings, customer interactions, and closing deals. They serve as a blueprint for others in the industry, showing how embracing technology can lead to substantial business growth and client satisfaction.

Conclusion: A Bright Future for Real Estate in Pakistan

While closing, Mian Talat added:
"let's recognize the hard work and dedication of pioneers like Atif and the entire management team, who have played a crucial role in the industry's transformation. The future of real estate in Pakistan is not just about developing properties but about building a more connected, digitally savvy, and client-friendly industry."
As we look forward to more innovations and growth, the sector is poised to redefine itself, offering new opportunities and a better experience for all stakeholders involved.
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At the heart of the PropTech Convention '24, held on April 19th at the ITCN Asia Expo Center Lahore, a powerful message was delivered by Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, CEO of Arif Habib Dolmen REIT RMC Ltd. His speech resonated deeply with the convention’s overarching narrative of catalyzing the fusion of technology in real estate to unlock new possibilities for Pakistan’s developers, investors, and professionals. Mr. Ejaz’s perspective on the pivotal role of knowledge and innovation in the real estate sector provided a compelling framework for the event’s discussions and goals.

Embracing a Culture of Tech Learning

Mr. Ejaz began by emphasizing the unparalleled importance of knowledge across various domains, including business, economics, government, and social subjects. He stressed that in an ever-evolving world, there is always room for learning and growth. This sentiment aligns perfectly with the convention's focus on empowering youth through technology-enhanced real estate opportunities. By engaging young professionals in workshops, panel discussions, and demonstrations, the event aimed to foster a culture of continuous learning and innovation, essential for the future of Pakistan’s real estate sector.

Learning from the Past and Present

Drawing inspiration from historical and global examples, Mr. Ejaz highlighted how knowledge from our ancestors and successful international practices can be leveraged to improve Pakistan’s real estate market. He referenced the energy-efficient buildings, which were designed to be cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This historical wisdom, combined with modern smart home technology, can lead to innovative solutions that enhance property management and sustainability. Additionally, Mr. Ejaz pointed out the successes of other countries in using technology to transform their real estate industries. These examples serve as valuable case studies for Pakistan, illustrating how technology in real estate can drive economic growth and create new job opportunities. This perspective strongly supports the convention’s goal of showcasing purpose-built real estate solutions that address real-world challenges.

Tech in Real Estate: A Catalyst for Economic Growth

Mr. Ejaz passionately articulated the vast potential of the real estate sector to drive economic growth and generate employment in Pakistan. He noted that many countries have leveraged their real estate sectors as engines of growth, and Pakistan has the opportunity to do the same. This vision of real estate as a catalyst for economic development dovetails with the convention’s advocacy for Special Technology Zones. These zones, designed to foster real estate tech development, provide the necessary infrastructure, policy support, and incentives to encourage the adoption of technology in real estate projects.

The Path Forward: Strategy and Execution

A key takeaway from Mr. Ejaz’s speech was the emphasis on strategy and execution. He shared a valuable insight from a conversation with Dr. Fiaz Ahmad Chaudhry, highlighting the importance of having a clear plan and a dedicated team to drive it forward. This practical approach is crucial for transforming the real estate sector and aligns with the convention’s focus on actionable insights for developers. Mr. Ejaz stressed that Pakistan has all the necessary resources to succeed in the real estate sector. The challenge lies in effectively leveraging this knowledge and executing well to achieve desired outcomes. This call to action is a powerful reminder of the need for strategic planning and diligent execution, themes that were central to the discussions at the PropTech Convention '24.

Envisioning the Future of Real Estate & Technology

As Mr. Ejaz concluded his speech, he expressed optimism about the future, hoping for a productive session at the convention. His vision for a dynamic and innovative real estate sector in Pakistan encapsulates the spirit of the PropTech Convention '24. The event’s mission to transform Pakistan's real estate landscape through greater transparency, sustainability, and efficiency was echoed in his words, providing a strong foundation for the strategic initiatives discussed during the convention.

Conclusion

Mr. Muhammad Ejaz’s speech at the PropTech Convention '24 was a powerful testament to the vital role of knowledge and innovation in the real estate sector. His insights on continuous learning, leveraging historical and global knowledge, and the importance of strategy and execution provided a robust framework that supports the convention’s narrative. As we look back on the successes of the event, Mr. Ejaz’s perspective will continue to inspire and guide the future of Pakistan’s real estate industry, driving it towards new heights of growth and innovation. By focusing on smart home technology, energy-efficient buildings, and the potential of Special Technology Zones, the PropTech Convention '24 showcased the immense opportunities within Pakistan’s real estate market. The event underscored the importance of empowering young professionals, fostering a culture of innovation, and strategically leveraging knowledge to drive the sector forward.
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At the heart of Pakistan's rapidly evolving fintech landscape, Mr. Shakeel M. Paracha, Head of Operations at the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), recently illuminated the path forward during his insightful address at the Proptech & Smartech Convention '23. He delved into the pressing challenges and bright opportunities within the IT and fintech sectors, highlighting the pivotal role of regulatory frameworks and education in shaping the future of finance in Pakistan.

Bridging Gaps, Fostering Growth

Navigating the complexities of foreign exchange regulations and aligning educational outputs with market demands stands at the forefront of Pakistan's fintech evolution. Paracha's discourse emphasized the necessity of syncing regulatory practices with the dynamic needs of the IT sector, advocating for a more inclusive and supportive environment for burgeoning software companies and IT graduates.

A Vision for Inclusive Innovation

The narrative championed by Paracha painted a picture of a future where technology seamlessly integrates with financial operations, creating a fertile ground for innovation. With over 300,000 IT graduates and a burgeoning number of small-scale IT entrepreneurs, Pakistan is on the cusp of a digital revolution, driven by a collective effort to make fintech accessible, sustainable, and aligned with global trends. For a deep dive into Mr. Shakeel M. Paracha's visionary approach to transforming Pakistan's digital finance ecosystem, catch his full speech video here. Discover how innovation and regulatory strides are unlocking new potentials in the fintech sector.
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Introduction: Embracing a Digital Transformation

At the recent Proptech & SmarTech Convention '23, A panel discussion hosted by prominent industry leaders including Mr. Muhammad Ejaz, CEO Arif Habib Dolmen REIT, Mr. Faizan Laghari, Project Manager at NIC Karachi, Ms. Huma Mehmood, Deputy Chief Manager SBP BSC, Mr. Shoukat Bizinjo, Additional Director SBP, Dr. Muhammad saleem, Additional Director FISD SBP; marked a pivotal moment in Pakistan's financial landscape. Aimed at exploring the fusion of technology with financial services, this groundbreaking event showcased the boundless potential of fintech to revolutionize traditional banking and investment practices, promising a future where technology drives financial inclusion and economic growth.

Innovative Minds Leading the Way

The dialogue centered around leveraging technology to enhance entrepreneurial ventures, improve real estate development, and foster innovation within the banking sector. Each speaker brought unique insights, emphasizing the crucial role of technological adoption in expanding access to financial services, simplifying transactions, and enhancing customer experiences. The collaboration between tech experts and financial institutions underscored a collective ambition to redefine Pakistan's economic framework through digital innovation.

Towards a Sustainable and Inclusive Future

Highlighting the importance of sustainability, the panelists envisioned a future where fintech not only boosts economic efficiency but also addresses social and environmental challenges. The discussion underscored the necessity for collaborative efforts in achieving sustainable development goals, with a special focus on inclusivity and responsible investment.

Conclusion: Charting a Path Forward

This insightful gathering not only served as a catalyst for future fintech initiatives but also illustrated a unified commitment towards building a resilient, inclusive, and technologically advanced financial ecosystem in Pakistan. As we anticipate the practical outcomes of this discussion, it is evident that the journey towards a digitized economic landscape is well underway, promising a brighter future for all stakeholders involved.
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