Real Estate and Property Qatar’s construction and real estate industry has witnessed intense growth in recent years.The fourth quarter 2017 review issued by leading regional consulting firm ValuStrat – reports heightened supply activity in all sectors of real estate market. Housing prices showed signs of stabilising with a quarterly increase in transaction volume. On other hand, leasing rates continued to suffer in both residential and commercial sectors. The retail sector experienced less pressure, as average rents for mall space remained stable and shopping centres enjoyed a healthy footfall. Qatar’s tourism and hospitality segments continued to operate in a challenging market.