25 July 2019 – Richard D. K. Turner
Investors are increasingly looking to alternative investments to boost their returns, as segments of the real estate market near maturity. Investments in the sector, which includes co-working and co-living, student residences, data centres and parking facilities, among others, grew by 8.4% in 2018.
Large firms have been looking at new uses for existing assets, such as using parking facilities as small-scale, last-mile logistics platforms in large city centres. Data centres have also been a focus of investment activity. Forecasters predict that the need for information storage in Spain is to increase significantly in the coming years.
Investors have also taken a closer look at investments in medical centres and geriatric residences, boosted by ageing populations around the globe. In Spain, Azora recently partnered with Banca March and Indosuez Wealth Management to create a healthcare-focused socimi with an investment capacity of 250 million euros.
Original Story: Eje Prime – M. C. P.