Bankinter | The company announced in its shareholders´ general assembly yesterday that it would be considering creating a Socimi in Portigal that would be consituted before the end of the year.
Spain real estate
Bankinter | The sale of houses in Spain fell in January (-0.2% yoy). It is the first drop in the last 11 months and shows a slowdown (from +3.8% in December, +2.8% in November, +15% in October). It is the third time in three years the rate has been negative.
Private equity fund Blackstone and Banco Santander have injected 300 million euros in the property fund in which both have a stake. The alliance is a mix of societies under the umbrella of parent company Project Quasar Investments 2017, which includes what was previously Banco Popular’s real estate portfolio. Its gross assets are valued at 30 billion euros, with a net value of 10 billion.
Housing sales in Spain increased by 19.4% year-on-year in June to 36,856 units, the largest figure since January 2013.
It’s not really surprising that Spain’s real estate market has become one of the most attractive in the world, given that property prices are still only slowly recovering from an almost 40 percent decline at the height of the crisis, and the country’s economy is now back on the path to growth.
Deutsche AWM | Capital is moving beyond Madrid and Barcelona. Yields continue to fall and are now close to historical lows. Positive yield impact is to have run its course mostly by end-2016.
By Félix Lores Juberías and Ignacio San Martín at BBVA Research | Housing sales, which grew by approximately 8%, were shored up by increased lending, the upturn in employment and better consumer confidence.
Spain’s housing sales continue to recover in June, with 30,578 new transactions and 17.0% YoY growth.
MADRID | March 9, 2015 | By Fernando G. Urbaneja | Martinsa-Fadesa is a paradigm of Spanish real estate disaster of the last decade, a company which became synonymous with Spain’s period of boom and bust, an exemplification of the evils of the time.