The Diplomatic Blockade and a Softening Housing Market: Doha, Qatar

    Nov 13, 2018 @ 02:45 AM / by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

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    City view of Doha, Qatar. Photo taken by AIRINC surveyor Samuel Pearl Schwartz.

    Increased Incentives, Availability 

    With the continuing diplomatic blockade, more expatriates are leaving than arriving in Doha. In addition to dropping rents, some landlords are offering incentives on one-year leases, such as one to three months of free rent on twelve-month leases. This negotiability varies depending on the location and the landlord, but housing sources stressed that such concessions have become a large part of the negotiation process, as landlords strive to keep rents from dropping precipitously.


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    Topics: Housing, Expatriate Housing, Data Points, Insights and Experience, Qatar, Doha

    Samuel Pearl Schwartz

    Written by Samuel Pearl Schwartz

    Sam joined AIRINC in 2018 as a surveyor and analyst. He has conducted cost of living and housing surveys in more than 40 cities across 30+ countries. He also assists in the production of AIRINC publications. Sam received his B.A. in history from Tufts University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish and intermediate Portuguese. Sam is based in Cambridge, MA.