The 2 most innovative companies in urban development & real estate of 2022
The winners developed consumer-facing tech making homebuying process easier and offers a quality life with the lowest possible environmental footprint.
Explore the Fast Company Middle East’s Most Innovative Companies 2022 list; 42 organizations are reshaping their businesses and industries. We’ve selected the companies making the most significant impact with their initiatives across 25 categories, including the most innovative retail, emerging tech, and energy companies.
Making urban space more sustainable is humanity’s most urgent task. With the incredible complexity of the climate situation, designing for human survival is becoming necessary. It’s about ecosystems and innovation over aesthetics. This year’s two most innovative companies in this category have magnified the best aspects of creativity and innovation. While one has developed consumer-facing tech that lets users participate in every stage of the homebuying process, the other offers a quality life with the lowest possible environmental footprint.
For improving the homebuying experience
With the increasing demand for home ownership in the UAE, Huspy is digitizing the home-buying experience for the entire ecosystem: buyers, real estate agents, and mortgage brokers. Huspy uses technology to create a transactional platform that lets users participate in every stage of the home-buying process—from finding a property to financing it. Using technology and expert knowledge, it has built a transparent and easy-to-understand experience.
For making sustainability a way of life
Abu Dhabi’s Masdar City has become home to a clean-tech cluster, business-free zone, residential neighborhood and public green spaces. It has emerged as a hub for research and development, offering quality life with the lowest possible environmental footprint, with established measurable goals in energy consumption, water usage, waste generation, social impact, and economic viability.
The city also commissioned Central Park into the broader city masterplan to showcase pilot projects related to sustainability, education, and innovation. The city’s tenants include the International Renewable Energy Agency, the UAE Space Agency, G42 Healthcare, Siemens, Honeywell, Advanced Technology Research Center, and the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence.