Today the fifth edition of SIMAPRO has started, with the Real Estate Conference organized by ASPRIMA and SIMA. The Real Estate Conference will be followed by the SIMAPRO Forum and the PROPTECH EXPO Conference, which will take place in Hall 8 of IFEMA MADRID tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.
The first session of the Real Estate Conference has been dedicated to the Processing and management of the European Funds for Urban Rehabilitation and Regeneration, with the participation of José María García Gómez, Deputy Minister of Housing and Territorial Planning of the Ministry of Environment, Housing and Agriculture of the Community of Madrid, Juan Antonio Gómez-Pintado, president of ASPRIMA, Sigfrido Herráez, Dean of COAM, Jesús Paños, president of the Official Association of Quantity Surveyors and Technical Architects of Madrid (COAATM) and, as moderator, Paco Campos, Head of Real Estate at Anticipa Real Estate.
“We are facing an opportunity and a major challenge, both for public administrations and for civil society to transform our residential park. The challenge is huge”, stated José María García Gómez. For the counselor, “public-private collaboration will be essential in the management of European Funds. Without the existence of public law entities and rehabilitation agents as management tools, it would be impossible to transfer these funds to the reality of our buildings”. For his part, Juan Antonio Gómez-Pintado said that “the processing of the Next Generation funds constitutes, without a doubt, a breath of fresh air for the sector and for the renovation of the real estate park”. In his opinion, the two most important future challenges in this area are, on the one hand, the management of grant files and, on the other, the workforce.
Sigfrido Herráez believes that “the arrival of these funds will make it possible to tackle the important need for rehabilitation, especially energy, but also accessibility or new materials. For Herráez, "the COAM is called to play a collaborating role in that ultimate goal, which is that citizens improve their quality of life through funds that are going to be made available to them." Lastly, for Jesús Paños “the European funds are a unique opportunity to convince society that an ambitious urban rehabilitation program must be limited, and that it must be done in the best possible way, as cheaply as possible and with the best financing. possible".