Investors discuss post-Covid recovery itinerary at the Portugal Real Estate Summit

Investors discuss post-Covid recovery itinerary at the Portugal Real Estate Summit

Investors from 12 countries are expected to attend. The event will focus on establishing an economic recovery map for Iberia with a close look into the many real estate segments.

Dominique Moerenhout, EPRA’s CEO, will start off this new edition of the largest Iberian international real estate investors’ meeting with a look at the European real estate market after the pandemic. EPRA – European Public Real Estate Association is an association which gathers Europe’s REIT industry. According to EPRA’s data concerning 2021’s 2nd quarter, the total traded real estate within the leading European markets reached 598 billion dollars, with Germany leading the rank (144 billion dollars), followed by the United Kingdom (104 billion dollars) and Sweden (103 billion dollars). Portugal is one of the countries included in the most developed markets, despite its small size, with, according to the EPRA, two listed companies and less than 100 million dollars traded. 

The event’s inaugural day will also feature Ana Paula Serra, administrator at Banco de Portugal, and José Brandão de Brito, Chief Economist at Millennium bcp, who will provide their view of the Portuguese market. The real estate market view will be provided by the directors of consultants Cushman & Wakefield, CBRE and Savills, followed by a debate panel on investment featuring representatives from Nuveen, CBRE Global Investors, Merlin Properties, Square Asset Management and GNB RE.

The firts day of the meeting will end with a panel dedicated exclusively to the tourist market, with the intervention of Turismo de Portugal’s (Portugal’s Tourism Entity) president, Luís Araújo, who will show the trends and future paths for this segment which was so impacted by the pandemic. The investors’ and market operators’ approach of tourism real estate will also be highlighted, with a panel which will conclude the first day’s session and will feature Explorer Investments, from Norfin and Azora, AHP and Broadway Malyan.

This Portugal Real Estate Summit will have a different format this year, with several meetings and sessions in parallel so as to analyse the main investment opportunities in Portugal. There will be 5 sessions on different subjects which will be repeated throughout the morning so as to allow participants to attend a greater variety of meetings. Legal themes will be discussed by Abreu Advogados and pela Morais Leitão Advogados. CBRE will be in charge of the session concerning build to rent and housing access, whereas Savills will present opportunities within the office segment, keeping in mind the new working formats of work and remote work. Cushman & Wakefield will approach retail and last-mile logistics segments. The first round of discussions will take place between 09h30 and 10h30, followed by a second round between 10h40 and 11h40.

The Portugal Real Estate Summit will conclude at 12h45 with the presentation of the event’s main conclusions and the presence of a representative from the Portuguese government.

For this 2021 edition, the event has the support of Abreu Advogados, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, Explorer Investments, Morais Leitão, Savills and Square Asset Management. Grupo SIL, Neoturis, Nhood, Merlin, Reify, GNB Real Estate and Engexpor also support specific activities of the event. The institutional sponsors include ACAI, APAF, APFIPP, APPII, ASPRIMA, EPRA, REFINITIV and RICS.

Find out more about the Portugal Real Estate Summit here.

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