Less than 2 weeks left for the Spain Real Estate Summit

Less than 2 weeks left for the Spain Real Estate Summit

On the 25th and 26th of June, the Spain Real Estate Summit comes to Madrid, taking place at La Finca the UZalacaín space, to debate the attractiveness of Spain as an investment destination, and where the main opportunities may be for the future.

The Summit will provide an overview of the economic and political outlook. There will be sessions to debate trends in the various investment sectors, taking a transverse view of the many challenging aspects of “live”, “work” and “play”!

There will be sessions covering the transitioning of assets, the challenges of providing a place to live for everyone and the state of the market for financing. Looking to the future, an exciting session will help you navigate what AI really means to society and business.

Parallel sessions will be held, during which you can participate in the debate, and which will cover four important sectors- data centers, retail, hotels and logistics.

Retail reloaded: a new path ahead

Economic activity will continue to be a determining factor in retail asset yields and rents, as higher economic growth generally translates into increased consumption and, therefore, higher demand for retail space.

But where exactly is retail on the real estate cycle? To enlighten us whether we are we in a short-term upsurge route or if is retail going to assume a sustained leading role in terms of investment volume, José Manuel Llovet, CEO of Commercial Real Estate at Grupo Lar, will assume the role of session Chair to coordinate the discussion.

Data centers for the AI era

Data centers are a double-edged sword for cities. On the one hand, they bring in jobs and revenue, and on the other hand, their energy consumption can be significant.

But what’s driving the demand for the investors in the data center sector? To provide insights on Data security, critical infrastructure and potentially more regulation coming up around, Francisco Porras, Data Center Business Unit at MERLIN Properties, will assume the role of session Chair to coordinate the discussion. This breakout session will also count with the participation of the following co-chairs: Emilio Díaz, Chairman, SPAINDC and CEO at Nabiax; Nacho Velilla, CEO of Templus; and Ismael Clemente, CEO of MERLIN Properties.

Gaining momentum: The rising allure of hotel investments

Iberia led the hotel investment in Europe in 2023, representing nearly a third of the total volume. Spain reached a milestone by leading investment in 2023 with close to 4,100 million euros, accounting for 36% of the total amount transacted.

Resilient trading performance, the continued expansion of the travel and tourism sector, and the stabilisation of interest rates have supported renewed investor confidence in the hotel market. To comment which segments of the market and which cities are the most attractive for deploying capital, Blanca Martín, Senior Director of CBRE Hotels Iberia, will assume the role of session Chair to coordinate the discussion. This breakout session will also count with the participation of the following co-chairs: Javier Arús, Senior Partner of Hospitality & Leisure at Azora; Carlos Portocarrero, Partner & Head of Real Estate in Spain at Clifford Chance.

Unveiling Logistics' Hidden Strengths

In the last five years, the world has seen a series of large-scale events that have transformed trade relations, economic activity and therefore the global real estate sector. The logistics sector in particular has undergone significant change, given its crucial role in trade and the distribution of goods. Industrial manufacturers are nearshoring their operations, bringing production closer to their main markets to circumvent bottlenecks at key global shipping hubs. Companies are also seeking to shorten their supply chains and grow their warehouse space to avoid stock disruptions.

To explore in further detail the combination of these two factors and how it is driving increased development of logistics assets in the main European markets, Tom Waite, Executive Director EMEA Logistics and Industrial of JLL, will assume the role of session Chair to coordinate the discussion.

A 2-day intense conference

The SPAIN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT, which is organised in collaboration with CBRE and JLL, comes at a crucial time and in a challenging environment, influenced by the geopolitical situation, and will be a unique initiative for a deep collective reflection by leaders in analysis and opinion and references in the world of economics and investment in the real estate sector.

This Iberian Property event is set to be an essential platform for the discussion of the current and future dynamics of the real estate market in Spain. By bringing together opinion leaders, economic experts and investors, the event aims to foster collective reflection and the identification of innovative solutions to market challenges. A true catalyst for growth and adaptation of the sector in a constantly changing economic and technological environment.

The SPAIN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT will not only be a reflection of the dynamism of the Spanish real estate market, but also an opportunity to influence and form part of its future. A vital meeting point for sharing knowledge, driving innovation and forging new alliances in the sector.

For more details about the SPAIN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT and how to participate, please click HERE.


At the SPAIN REAL ESTATE SUMMIT, on 25 June, the winners of the IBERIAN PROPERTY INVESTMENT AWARDS 2024 will be announced, a high point for the Iberian investment sector in which, after the analysis of a large jury of 48 prestigious professionals, the main transactions will be awarded and the best practices of the sector in Spain and Portugal during 2023 will be recognised.

For more details about the IBERIAN PROPERTY INVESTMENT AWARDS, please click HERE.

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