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Eric Rosedale Addresses Impact of Millennials on Retail Sector; Qatari Diar Hosts Presentation

NEW YORK (Oct. 12, 2016) — Eric Rosedale, Chair of International Real Estate at global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, recently led a presentation on the growing influence of millennials and new technologies on the retail sector. The presentation was hosted by Qatari Diar in Doha on October 11.

"Millennials continue to influence the real estate industry, and the retail and hospitality sectors are being revolutionized as a result," Rosedale said. "In the retail sector, the intersection of technology and buildings are raising a host of legal issues being driven by millennial demographics. It's an emerging area of law with a proliferation of global, national and local regulations and voluntary certifications schemes."

Rosedale a recognized leader in the legal issues impacting real estate in emerging markets and retail developments, focused on the shopping habits and preferences of millennials and resulting impacts on retail. Rosedale also zeroed in on sustainability, the growth in e-commerce, cybersecurity and evolving bricks and mortar retail business models.

“As these trends increasingly shape the retail industry, they bring a wide range of legal implications for developers, owners and operators of retail assets,” Rosedale said.

About Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company

Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company was established in 2005 to support Qatar’s growing economy and to coordinate the country’s real estate development priorities. Now wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, the State of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, Qatari Diar’s mission is to build distinguished real estate developments worldwide for people to live, work and thrive while respecting local norms and generating profit.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP – Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice

Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice is known for its broad-ranging representation of upstream and midstream energy companies as well as renewable energy companies and traditional power generation companies. The firm's energy practice is further distinguished by lawyers with broad FERC experience and multifaceted energy finance representations. Several of Greenberg Traurig’s energy attorneys are former General Counsel at energy industry companies and provide a valuable business perspective for our energy clients across the globe. Greenberg Traurig's Global Energy and Infrastructure Practice expanded significantly in Latin America and Europe with the establishment of Mexico City and Warsaw offices.

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