Three commercial properties in Msheireb Downtown Doha have become the first buildings in Qatar to achieve SmartScore certification. SmartScore certification, from global certification body WiredScore, identifies best-in-class smart buildings that deliver an exceptional user experience, drive cost efficiency, meet high sustainability standards and are fully future-ready.
Msheireb Downtown Doha is a landmark project of Msheireb Properties that is setting new standards in sustainable urban development. It is a mixed-use development that includes residential, commercial, and cultural spaces, and it is designed to promote sustainable living and working in the heart of Doha. In pursuing this global accolade, Msheireb Properties has demonstrated its commitment to providing the best possible experience to its office tenants via technology, which is essential for businesses to thrive in today's highly connected world. Moreover, this certification further solidifies Msheireb Downtown Doha's position as a leading real estate project in the region.
Speaking on this occasion, Eng. Faisal Al-Malki, Chief Operations Officer, Msheireb Properties commented, "We are extremely proud to be the first real estate project in Qatar, and among the first in the Middle East, to achieve SmartScore certification. This achievement is a testament to our ongoing commitment to providing the best possible infrastructure and services to our tenants, enabling them to operate at the highest levels of efficiency and productivity."
John Hilliard, Middle East Lead at WiredScore, added, "We are thrilled to be entering the Qatar market at such a competitive time, and for our first buildings to be at Msheireb Downtown Doha. We know that tenants’ expectations in Qatar are evolving and that international companies entering the market are looking for high-end spaces that meet global standards – particularly with respect to in-building technology, sustainability, and ESG+R. We look forward to partnering with Msheireb Properties to pave a smart, sustainable future for Msheireb Downtown Doha and the broader Qatar real estate landscape."
WiredScore has certified over 800 million square feet of prime real estate, impacting more than eight million people across 36 countries. Recent research shows that technologically enabled buildings achieve up to 15% higher rental values in commercial real estate, lower vacancy rates, and energy savings of up to 25 percent.