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Barwa's foundations were laid on 15 November 2005 soon to become one of the leading real estate development and investment companies in Qatar. It has secured many strong foundations that help in promoting competitiveness and being at the forefront of real estate development. Barwa has proven to be a dynamic and powerful contributor towards the development of Qatar.
The Group pursues its developmental path in order to achieve its vision and mission in light of the 5 years Business Plan 2016- 2020 that was approved in 2015. The framework of Barwa's new Business Plan, which is considered to be the largest since the company's establishment, focuses on a number of objectives, including maximizing shareholders' equity and achieving sustainable growth, maintaining a solid capital structure, and maintaining a strong financial position to ensure stable operational and developmental processes. The new Business plan is based on key goals, including focusing on the local market, collaborating with the government of Qatar, making the most outcome of Barwa assets, working on improving current operational efficiency and increasing revenues from subsidiaries.
Since its establishment, Barwa has maintained a steady growth of its shareholders' equity with a share capital amounting to approximately QR 3.89 billion as of December 31, 2016. Barwa has diversified its business to include 4 Segments. These are:
- Real estate developments in Qatar
- International real estate
- Business services
- Infrastructure services
Barwa is considered the largest real estate company listed at the Qatar Exchange in terms of real estate developments. Qatari Diar, a company owned by the Qatar Investment Authority holds a 45% share in Barwa.