CB Richard Ellis to assist investors in identifying real estate trends in the Middle East

Market knowledge critical in planning investments, says CB Richard Ellis Middle East MD

Dubai, December 3, 2006: CB Richard Ellis, the global leading property advisory, will assist investors in identifying investment opportunities in the Middle East real estate market at Cityscape 2006, the largest property and development exhibition and conference to be held at the Dubai International Exhibition Center from December 4 to 6.

“The UAE economy is growing at approximately 9 percent, with a large part of the growth attributed to the real estate market. However, it is important that potential investors are able to identify the true worth of their investments in the UAE’s burgeoning real estate market. CBRE’s extensive expertise and historical success in the real estate industry will help investors identify these trends,” said Mr. Nicholas Maclean, Managing Director of CB Richard Ellis, Middle East.

At the Cityscape, Mr Maclean will explain how an increase in pension fund spending in Europe will result in a positive impact on the local market in his address: ‘How much of the hype actually translates into reality.’

A panel of industry experts will discuss prevailing real estate-related issues ranging from ‘Where are the real estate investment opportunities?’ to ‘What are the growth prospects for the Middle Eastern markets?’

“Cityscape 2006 is a great opportunity for CBRE to showcase our expertise, as each exhibition brings in more and more international investors who are interested in the Middle East real estate market. The exhibition also introduces investors to the variety of real estate developments,” said Mr Maclean.


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About CB Richard Ellis
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a FORTUNE 1000 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm (in terms of 2005 revenue). The Company serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 350 offices (including affiliate and partner offices) worldwide. CB Richard Ellis offers strategic advice and execution for property sales and leasing; corporate services; mortgage banking; investment management; appraisal and valuation; and research and consulting. Please visit our Web site at www.cbre.com.

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