Madrid is the 2nd city where is invested more in real estate

Madrid is the 2nd city where is invested more in real estate


The numbers are from the latest Cushman & Wakefield publication, "Global Investment Atlas 2018", according to which this year should be again a year of growth and new records.

Analyzing by cities, London and Madrid stand out, occupying the 1st and 2nd place, respectively. The British capital is the most required by foreign investors, despite Brexit and the insecurity it has caused. On the other hand, Madrid rose from 45th place in the ranking to the second.

The USA continued to be the country where most of the real estate in the world was invested. However, China leads the ranking considering the investment in promotion projects. On the other hand, the European countries guaranteed "a relevant presence at the top of the investor preferences", according to the consultant, with the UK, Germany and Spain in 5th place, occupying the next places in this list.

Portugal, for its part, secured the 25th position regarding the total volume of real estate investment, of €2,100 million transacted, 61% more than in the previous year.

Offices and retail have lost market share, with industrial assets and land for promotion registering a higher growth, C&W refers.

This year 2018, the note should be of growth for the volume of investment, but should be inferior to 1%, more pronounced in Latin America, Europe or Asia, between 2% and 5%. In the Old Continent, Central and Eastern Europe are expected to grow by 14.5%. Lisbon and Oporto "should also receive more attention from foreign capital, particularly in the office sector in Lisbon and logistics in Greater Porto", highlights this analysis.

This dynamic should continue to be supported “by still significant liquidity levels, favorable economic performance and strong corporate investment expectations within a context of a shortage of skilled labor which will require retention strategies by the companies, namely regarding workspaces”. There will be more potential for finding alternative sectors such as shared or coworking offices, hotels, student or seniors residences, or even data centers and parking lots, among others.

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