Spain continues to be an attractive market for property investment and it is anticipated that investor appetite will remain solid during 2019 and 2020. With positive fundamentals in terms of occupancy, the real estate investment market closed a very strong 2018 with regard to volumes and is looking forward to good performance over the coming years.
In addition to direct acquisitions, investor focus has evolved towards more sophisticated, complex deals, including corporate transactions, forward purchases and forward funding, among other formulas. The target assets have also widened in scope. To the classic properties (offices, retail, logistics and hotels) a number of alternatives have been added, including senior citizen and student residences, healthcare, service stations and residential portfolios.
The latter sector still has significant potential in that the main Spanish banks and Sareb still have as many repossessed property assets on their books as unpaid mortgage debt, the latter gradually transforming into repossessed assets.
The investment panorama has expanded and currently in Spain there is sufficient room for all risk profiles and capital costs.