FIG Task Force on Real Estate Market Study

Task Force on Real Estate Market Study

The Task Force on Real Estate Market Study was established at the General Assembly of the FIG Working Week 2015 in Sofia. It was considered good for Surveyors to increase their knowledge and activity in real estate markets and on current challenges. The Task Force was to carry out a study on the real property markets concerning mainly countries within the ECE Region in an economic transition process in its different phases.


High-level Workshop on Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms 19-20 September 2016

We have the pleasure to invite you to participate in the High-level Athens Workshop in September 19 and 20, co-organized by FIG, the World Bank and the Technical Chamber of Greece. You are welcome to submit papers, too. The topic is: Sustainable Real Estate Markets-Policy Framework and Necessary Reforms".

The Global Lead on Land Policy and Geospatial Issues of the WB,  Mr Wael Zakout will give the main  keynote speaker.   The motto is: "For a world free of poverty, fear and inequality, where life is safe and growth is resilient and sustainable"   The Workshop is supported by FIG Com 3, 7 and 9. It is also supported by FIABCI, EGoS, Eurobank Property Services and the National Bank of Greece.   It will be held at the Old Stock Exchange Building of the National Bank of Greece, Pesmazoglou 1 st, in Athens.
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Work Plan

1. RATIONALE

It would be good for Surveyors to increase their knowledge and activity in real estate markets on the current challenges etc. Therefore it would be helpful to establish a FIG Task Force on this topic. It is suggested to focus on the ECE region. There are several countries in this region struggling to improve their property markets.

2. AIM OF THE TASK FORCE

Carry out a study on the real property markets in the UNECE region.

3. FOCUS/THEMES

Topics related to the theme or the real estate market:  legislation  relevant recent legislation and involved governmental agencies for regulation and permitting procedures  existing registers/databases, information services  taxation, fees - transparency  players/actors  investigation of the investors' needs  processes  time and costs required  government guarantees to register information  security of ownership/tenure

4. COMPOSITION OF TASK FORCE

Suggested members of the task force and people involved: to be decided at the Working Week 2015. Also other experts, not only surveyors, will be needed. They can be found in collaboration with UNECE. 5. PROPOSED WORK PROGRAMME 2015-2018 FIG 38th General Assembly Sofia, Bulgaria 17-21 May 2015 FIG Task Force on FIG Corporate Members 2 /2

6. OUTCOME

Report on the current situation in the real property market in the region, its challenges, and main lines of development.

7. CHAIR

Pekka Halme, Director of Strategic Development, NLS Finland