Many emerging markets are attracting headlines around the world, with stories of phenomenal economic growth and booming construction industries.

However, as the name would suggest, these economies are still in their development phase and as such, accurate information about a particular industry can be erratic and hard to come by.


It has become increasingly clear, particularly in light of the US subprime market crisis, that property markets behave differently from country to country. Despite the apparent attractiveness of investing in emerging real estate markets, they are inherently unpredictable and constantly changing. As a result, it is imperative to have up-to-date information, accurate market data and comprehensive research side by side. However, this can be time consuming and frustrating to collate.

With more than six years’ experience in emerging real estate markets, Cityscape is perfectly positioned to utilise its knowledge, experience and contacts to provide an online information service for real estate investors, developers, consultants and other industry professionals – the Cityscape Market Intelligence Service (CMIS) –

Endorsed by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Asia and European Public Real Estate Associations, CMIS’s content focuses on real estate within the Middle East, India, China and south-east Asia.


The service provides an unparalleled and unique real estate news filtering technology which pools up-to-the-minute content from more than 2500 global sources, exclusive and easily digestible editorial features, more than 370 leading consultancy reports, in excess of 8000 real estate related companies, as well as legal updates, RSS feeds, weekly news round- ups, and much more.

In order to provide useful background information, CMIS also offers country summaries, including economic, political and demographic information and a comprehensive real estate summary for each market. Eash summary looks at market drivers, projects planned and released, and rental and sales rates across business-to-business real estate.

Cityscape events constantly research the needs of real estate professionals globally so that they can improve their offerings to meet the needs of the industry.

By doing so, they can quickly and efficiently add new sections and countries to CMIS, extending our reach and providing focused and pertinent content.

CMIS is updated every hour, 24 hours a day by a dedicated editorial team, which strives to provide only relevant site content, focused on real estate within the emerging markets, saving subscribers time, avoiding frustration and freeing up internal resources.

To trial the service please log onto or visit their stand at Cityscape Abu Dhabi.