On November 24, 2015 EiABC conducted a national workshop with the theme "Appraisal of Real Estate Development". The workshop was aimed at creating awareness on sustainable real estate development in Ethiopia and providing a platform for all stakeholders to discuss opportunities, challenges and prospects in the sector.The event took place in Ghion Hotel and was attended by representatives of Real estate companies, government offices, financial institutions, higher education institutions, construction companies, NGOs, Consulting firms and individual contractors.
The workshop was opened with keynote speech by Mr. Joachim Dieter, the scientific director of EiABC, which was followed with a speech from a representative of Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction.
Various presentations and discussions were made on issues related to opportunities, challenges and prospects of real estate development. These include a presentation on Ethiopian real estate policy perspective by a representative of Ministry of Urban Development, Housing and Construction, private real estate development challenges and prospects, public real estate development challenges and prospects and real estate business perspectives. The workshop was closed by signing of Memorandum of Understanding between EiABC and four institutions namely MAY real estate, Flintstone Engineering, Saint Mary's University and ETG Designers and Consultants plc. This workshop was made possible by the effort of the EiABC AFRES organizing committee.