Bayut Launches New Live Property Show Featuring UAE Real Estate Experts

Dr Mahmoud El Burai, Vice President at International Real Estate Federation

Dubai, UAE – 18 December 2019: In a move to raise awareness and educate the public on the UAE real estate sector, Bayut, UAE’s largest online property website, has launched a unique property show called ‘Bayut Real Estate Bytes’, featuring content-rich sessions with leading industry experts, moderated by none other than Dr Mahmoud El Burai, Vice President at International Real Estate Federation; a respected figure in the UAE real estate sector with a wealth of knowledge pertaining to prevailing market conditions. 

The show is aired as a live episode every month on Bayut’s social media channels, and features a number of visionary leaders, decision-makers, experts and government officials, discussing the developments in the region’s real estate and infrastructure sectors with Dr Mahmoud El Burai. Prior to each live episode, Bayut releases a short teaser video with Dr El Burai explaining the topic of discussion, inviting viewers to send in their questions through Bayut’s social media and via email. These questions are then analysed and answered during the live panel discussions moderated by Dr El Burai, so users can gain a better understanding of specific queries and concerns. 

Since its launch, the show has already addressed important reforms in the UAE property market, including the new joint property ownership laws, mortgage and investment advice and other trending topics. The interactive nature of the show has been welcomed by the audience who frequently engage with guests on the live episodes with questions and concerns. The episodes so far have raked in well over 600,000 plus views on social media with very high engagement rates. 

Bayut has always taken the lead to initiate valuable discussions around the property and investment sector of the region. As an extension of the company’s commitment to providing users with all the necessary tools to make informed choices, Bayut decided to partner with Dr Mahmoud El Burai. The guests for the show are also selected carefully to prioritise the interests of the audience. This engaging show provides the right platform for end-users to make themselves familiar with the ongoing market trends, enabling them to understand new laws impacting investors, homeowners, tenants and landlords, assess the best investment decisions and discover more about the recent initiatives launched in the UAE real estate industry.

Some of the guests featured so far include Mohanad Al Wadiya, the CEO of Harbour Real Estate commonly referred to as ‘The Wolf of Real Estate’ in the UAE, Craig Plumb, Head of Research at JLL, Shahram Safai, Partner and Head of Real Estate at Afridi & Angell and Andrew Love, Head of Investment and Commercial Agency at Cavendish Maxwell. 

“There are plenty of interesting opportunities in the UAE today, whether you are an investor, homeowner or tenant. It’s important in such circumstances to incorporate a knowledgeable approach to decision making and make the right choices,” said Haider Ali Khan, CEO of Bayut. “By analysing the insights provided on Bayut Real Estate Bytes, users will be better positioned to have their reservations or concerns addressed by respected experts in the field, and capitalise on the recent reforms and initiatives launched by the government. We are thankful to Mahmoud for partnering with us to further educate the market through such community-focused initiatives.”

Echoing the thought, Dr El Burai also commented on the initiative and said: “The concept of Bayut Real Estate Real Bytes came after the wonderful response and success of the Bayut Big Broker Event (B3DXB) earlier this year. In the course of the discussions for the event where I was a speaker, we noticed that there is a need to provide a sustainable platform for all stakeholders within the real estate sector. Hence, we decided to collaborate on a live show that allows all the involved parties including tenants, investors and buyers to raise questions and discuss their opinions about the dynamics of this sector while getting actionable advice from experts in the industry. Since the launch of the program, we have covered a wide range of topics that pertain to the different interests within the sector including the various options in terms of investments, real estate financing and real estate management in addition to discussing laws and developments. We look forward to continuing the successful run of the show and providing insight on further relevant topics for our audience.”