Testimonials

Testimonials from speakers and delegates of previous IREF Summits.

Global Real Estate Company (GRC)
"The Summit was challenging, informative and a spring board for the future of the World Real Estate Market."

Hassan Sunbol, CEO, Global Real Estate Company (GRC)
London Central Portfolio Limited
“Yet again, the IREF Summit attracted high calibre experts in property markets across the globe, providing up to the moment market data and insights on topical issues. This combined with cutting edge thinking on Islamic finance and investment concepts leads to lively and thought-provoking debate. An excellent opportunity to meet and network with other professionals in the Islamic property space. IREF never fails to raise the bar.”

Naomi Heaton, CEO, London Central Portfolio Limited

Invesco
“A growing number of real estate events are focused on specific sectors and markets so it makes great sense to also focus on investor types with different requirements. The growing significance of global Islamic finance with its specific investment and return needs makes the IREF Summit an important event for the calendar.”

Simon Mallinson, Former Director - European Research, Ivesco

BARWA Knowledge & BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute
“The significant demand for innovative and competitive real estate products and services were recognized by major players in the industry, allowing them to combine their efforts and introduce another dimension with international standards that offers, in addition to direct real estate activities, sustainable business solutions. Such a direction is never to breathe life without the support of reputable events like "IREF". The ICG team has expressed their dedication by putting tremendous efforts to spread awareness and give a hand in developing this industry.”

Dr. Yousef Al-Horr, Chairman & Managing Director of BARWA Knowledge / Chairman & Managing Director of BARWA & Qatari Diar Research Institute

DTZ
“I found the conference very well organised. It dealt with an issue of growing importance, Islamic Finance, and placed it clearly in a global investment environment. There was a good mixture of delegates from all the main areas of the industry.”

Tony McGough, Former Global Head of Forecasting, Research, DTZ

Aberdeen Asset Management
"The conference was extremely well organised and the speakers were of a high calibre. It presented an excellent opportunity to meet experts in the field of Islamic finance."

John Danes, Head of European Office Research, Aberdeen Asset Management

DDCAP Group
“Perhaps unexpectedly, given the ongoing challenges throughout the financial marketplace, this event was a breath of fresh air. Packed with content, product and new ideas it brought together core financial and real estate expertise overlaid with dynamic and innovative Sharia’a based insight.”

Stella Cox, Managing Director, DDCAP Group

Deloitte
“The IREF has grown into an important platform for global experts to debate the financing of projects and moreover the capacity of capital across the world. The December event corroborated that with the calibre of the panelists and speakers and also the attendees.”

Jesdev Saggar, Former Managing Director, Deloitte
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