Ali Haydar Ozak, Abu Dhabi area director at TAV Construction: We need more investment and focus on R&D in the construction industry. Experience transfer is also essential between the different players in the sector.

Francis Alfred, CEO of Sobha Group: Developers need to evolve to provide more value to the end user. Technology needs to be brought in as well; a lot has to be invested in training,

Iyad Sabouni, vice-president at Aecom: R&D is important; who will invest in it is important.

Zain Qureshi, managing director, head of real estate finance and advisory at Mashreq: Fast and cheap is not the way forward, value is. Source: Mashreq Live Broadcast