2 December 2019 – The director of Business Development at Gesvalt, Luis Martín Guiraldo, believes that approximately 19 new socimis will be created in 2019, up from 15 last year. That figure, however, is expected to fall by half in 2020.
The future of the investment vehicle has become somewhat less certain with the formation of a left-leaning government coalition by the PSOE and Podemos political parties. In his report, Mr Guiraldo notes how concentrated investments by socimis are in Madrid and Barcelona, with only two listed socimis based in other cities (Valencia and Marbella). Total investments follow a similar pattern, with small groups of foreign investors behind the majority of the firms. Government regulators are now expected to take a closer look at the market, dampening the enthusiasm for the sector.
Original Story: Idealista – Carlos Lospitao
Adaptation/Translation: Richard D. K. Turner