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Successful Gathering of Property Experts in Kota Kinabalu: A Recap of PH Conference 2024

In the bustling landscape of Sabah, Malaysia, Property Hunter hosted a pivotal event – the Property Hunter Conference 2024. This exclusive B2B real estate conference, held on June 14th at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), provided an in-depth exploration of housing trends, market dynamics, and pragmatic solutions within Malaysia's real estate sector.

Mr. Victor Yong, Director of Property Hunter, expressed his satisfaction with the event, stating, "The Property Hunter Conference 2024 was a landmark event for the industry. It was incredible to see so many experts come together to share their insights and visions for the future. Stay tuned for more exciting events that will continue to shape the real estate landscape in Sabah and beyond."
The conference gathered 100 exclusive C-level delegates, offering a unique opportunity for networking and collaboration among industry leaders. One of the major attractions of the event was the Land Bank, which showcased over 100 vacant lands available for development purposes.

YB Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Joachim Gunsalam, Deputy Chief Minister 2 of Sabah and Minister of Local Government and Housing, delivered the keynote address, setting the stage for insightful discussions on the current state and future of the real estate market in Sabah. He uncovered the trajectory of Sabah's real estate policies — from historical successes to current strategies and future initiatives. He also explored how the State government proactively created an enticing environment for foreign developers, with insights into programs and measures encouraging external investment in Sabah's dynamic real estate market.

Panel Discussions
1. The Nexus of Urban Planning and Real Estate: Craing Sustainable & Vibrant Communities
Urban planning and real estate, two interwoven sectors, have a significant impact on the sustainability of cities and the development of nations. This session delved into how the requirements of society and the characteristics of a city influence the growth of the real estate market. It highlighted the necessity of proper urban planning and strategic efforts to develop better cities and strengthen the real estate industry, ensuring a harmonious balance between urban development and sustainability.

2. Investment Exploration: Uncover the Distinct Allure of Sabah
The session explored the diverse investment landscape of Sabah, highlighting why it has become a compelling destination for savvy investors. Sabah, renowned for its natural beauty, strategic location, and economic vibrancy, has emerged as a key player in the global investment arena. The discussion revealed how foreign investors are drawn to the state's potential for growth and development, while domestic players recognize Sabah as a dynamic hub for business expansion. The session emphasised Sabah's position as a promising frontier for those looking to participate in a thriving economy, capitalise on natural resources, and contribute to the sustainable development of this unique and enchanting region.

3. Tech-Driven Sustainability: Propelling Real Estate into ESG Era
The session unravelled the profound impact of technology in promoting sustainable practices within the real estate industry. With approximately 40% of annual carbon emissions attributed to the building and construction sectors, the imperative for sustainable transformation has never been more urgent. The discussion highlighted the critical role of PropTech in reshaping the real estate landscape and propelling the industry into the ESG era. Emphasising that the future of real estate is sustainable, the session underscored that this future is now.

The Property Hunter Conference 2024 was a transformative event, bringing together the brightest minds in real estate to discuss, debate, and drive forward the future of the industry in Sabah and beyond. Investors, developers, and real estate professionals found unparalleled opportunities to gain insights and forge valuable connections.

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