The organisers of SIMA announced a couple of weeks ago that this edition of the Madrid Real Estate Show would feature more professional content than on previous occasions. This was confirmed by Eloy Bohúa, CEO of Planner Exhibitions, in his presentation of those in charge of opening the 24th edition of SIMAPRO.
Antonio González-Noaín, President of Planner Exhibitions, Tomás Nicolau, Managing Director of Sociedad de Tasación, Carolina Roca, President of ASPRIMA, and Mariano Fuentes, Delegate of the Madrid City Council's Urban Development Department, were the authorities responsible for inaugurating SIMAPRO and welcoming all the attendees who, despite the fact that the real estate show had just opened its doors, already numbered in the hundreds.
The first to speak was Antonio González-Noaín, who placed special emphasis - as president of the company organising the show - on thanking all SIMA's partners for their work and the support of the authorities of the different administrations that have contributed, for yet another year, to the event. He also gave an overview of the content and events that will take place from today until Saturday 27 May in Pavilion 3 of Ifema, within the framework of SIMA.
Tomás Nicolau then recalled that the company he heads -Sociedad de Tasación- has been supporting SIMA as a knowledge partner for ten years, and that throughout this time they have "shared their experience in the sector and their in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, accumulated over the company's 40 years of existence". The general manager of ST also indicated that the current situation, marked by "persistent inflation, the tightening of financial conditions and the rising cost of construction materials" leads us to believe that we are experiencing "a change of cycle".
Carolina Roca began her speech by stating that, although the name of the show refers to Madrid, "SIMA has established itself as the largest showcase for the real estate sector at a national level", and added that one of the main missions of the show is "to convey to society the importance of our activity". During her speech, the president of the Madrid Property Developers' Association also reviewed the different points that will mark the current events at SIMA over the coming days: the SIMA Talent space, within the framework of SIMAPRO; the topics to be dealt with at PROPTECH EXPO; all the new features of the first edition of the Investors' Fair; the new categories that have been added to the ASPRIMA-SIMA Awards, and the presentation of the study prepared by the association itself, 'El problema de la vivienda sí tiene solución' ('The housing problem does have a solution').
Finally, Mariano Fuentes agreed with Carolina Roca that "SIMA has become the biggest real estate event in Spain", and dedicated a large part of his speech to highlighting the fact that the Housing Law will not only not benefit the real estate sector, but will actually weigh it down. "In the city of Madrid, the measures proposed by the Housing Law will not be applied in any case," said the delegate of the Madrid City Council's urban development department. He concluded by saying that "there is not a single city in the world where this type of measure has proven to be effective".