Spain Properties Invest https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com Best Properties for Investment in Spain Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:19:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/cropped-ima-favi-32x32.png Spain Properties Invest https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com 32 32 Torrevieja opens its beautiful beaches just in time for summer! https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/news/torrevieja-opens-its-beautiful-beaches-just-in-time-for-summer/ Mon, 15 Jun 2020 13:01:53 +0000 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/?p=19319 As of Wednesday the 17th of June the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, has announced that the beaches will be open! All those who visit the beach much comply with the existing safety and health measures stated in the Action protocol for the summer of 2020 created by the City of Torrevieja. There are several...

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As of Wednesday the 17th of June the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, has announced that the beaches will be open! All those who visit the beach much comply with the existing safety and health measures stated in the Action protocol for the summer of 2020 created by the City of Torrevieja.

There are several factors to keep in mind when going to the beach whether its for a dip or to relax on the sand. In this article we will inform you are about which timetables have been set, there capacity control and this depends on the size of the beach as well and the 3 zones have been set according to what type of activity you will do on the beach (walking, sunbathing, other activities such as sports). 

Timetable for the beaches 

For now the beaches will be open from 8:30 to 20:30. During summer the beaches tend to be a bit busier and therefore the plan is to establish a shifting system and specific times of bathing so that everyone can access the beaches daily.

What does the capacity control look like?

To ensure that everyone is as safe as possible and keeping a social distance, a surveillance programme has been designed. Several personnel will be located at the entrances and exists to count the amount of people entering and leaving the beach.

Also to make sure everyone on the beach complies with the social distancing rule, personnel with roam the beach and inform those who are not located in authorized areas or if they are too close to others. This of course is a separate program and independent of the rescue and lifeguard service. In case of peaks and huge increases of people visiting the beach the local government board has approved to hire emergency control personnel if need be. 

Each beach is of different size and therefore a calculation of maximum capacity has been established by the government to ensure that everyone can enjoy the spectacular beaches in the Valencian community. These calculations and guide is called Safe Beaches for those who want to learn more. It´s strictly important that everyone respects the social distancing rule of 2 meters established by the health authorities. 

The mayor has stressed that, although the value of social distance established by Royal Decree Law 21/2020 and which came into force last Wednesday, becomes 1.50 meters at least, for the calculation of capacity has been maintained the value of 2.00 meters, which is the one contained in the guide of Tourism of the Generalitat.

Zones allocated according to beach activities 

3 zones have been established to ensure that everyone can enjoy what they like doing at the beach, may that be swimming, sunbathing or playing a sport.

  1. Authorized stay zone.

In this zone you can stay on the beach permanently, but of course only during the established hours and by guaranteeing social distance. This is the zone where you can rest and sunbathe. 

To ensure that this distance is kept in the most effective way, small spaces of 4×4 m2 will be available, so that family groups of up to 4 people can stay within this space. These spaces will be marked by tape or rope. 

  1. Reserved transit area.

This is where you can walk and use the beach to access the sea for bathing or sports. Entries and exits will be marked on the beach so that you will not cross paths with someone who is exiting whilst you are entering the beach. 

  1. 6-meter walking zone.

Starting from the shore to six metres inwards is reserved for those who are walking on the beach. If a personnel comes by this might be a reason why they ask you to move. It´s important to stay out of this zone, you can enter the water by crossing this path but you must enter the water. You cannot stand in this area as it is strictly reserved for those who are walking up and down the beach. 

Extra information

You will find that there are signs on the beach to inform you of the rules to enjoy the beach safely!  The toilets will remain open and will be cleaned after each use. 

Stay safe and enjoy the spectacular beaches Torrevieja has to offer this summer! 

Check out our apartments for sale in Torrevieja

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Torrevieja, the perfect sunny and Costa Blanca town for luxury living https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/torrevieja-the-perfect-sunny-and-costa-blanca-town-for-luxury-living/ Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:07:20 +0000 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/?p=19173 Torrevieja and all the reasons why to live there Costa Blanca, Spain is well known for their beautiful beaches, incredible food and for being the dream costal escape for those who live in cold countries. But, why is Torrevieja so attractive and how has it become one of the top trending places to buy a...

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Torrevieja and all the reasons why to live there

Costa Blanca, Spain is well known for their beautiful beaches, incredible food and for being the dream costal escape for those who live in cold countries. But, why is Torrevieja so attractive and how has it become one of the top trending places to buy a dream house?

Located in the southern Alicante province, Torrevieja is holds it reputation for it´s beautiful, white beaches, mediteranean dishes, fresh seafood, spectacular lagoons and nature. The villas and apartments in Torrevieja are highly affordable which isn´t the only attractive selling point to buying a house here. Over 320 days of the year it´s sunny, meaning you can go to the beach all year round. 

Culture and food

As it´s located on the coast, the town has access to fresh seafood. Not only that but the mediterranean dishes and traditional tapas make Torrevieja almost irresistible. Spain´s culture and food is what makes it one of the top locations for summer vacations. The spectacular cathedrals, culture, tapas and wine makes Torrevieja a must see and not to mention one of the warmest and sunniest places to live. In fact, a few times a year Torrevieja has special tapa events in which restaurants compete for the title of the best Tapa so you can have a tapa crawl. This is yet another selling point for purchasing an apartment or Villa here as it is good value for money.

Torrevieja´s incredible lagoons and natural swimming pools

One of the intriguing things about Torrevieja is it´s salt lagoons. There are two salt lagoons, both have extraordinary colors one pink and the other emerald, located in the Torrevieja’s natural park. Both of these lagoons are separated by a rock wall. The pink salt lake called Laguna Salada de Torrevieja or Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja in Spanish, one of the worlds rarest lagoons in the world due to its pink color. This cosmopolitan town is renown for it´s salt exportation, exporting over one million tonnes per year. 

Fuente foto: blog.copilotgps.com

 Natural Pools. By turismodetorrevieja.es

Along the Paseo de Juan Aparicio there is a natural pool surrounded by rocks which is the perfect quiet bathing area and escape from other busy beaches.  

Some of the must see beaches in Torrevieja 

If you enjoy the beach and the sea Torrevieja is full of incredible beaches, in fact you can even buy apartments or villas with a spectacular view of the sea.

Playa de la mata is one of the most popular beaches stretching out to be 2 and a half kilometers long making it one of the more spacious beaches to visit. 

In an area called Las calas you can find over 10 little coves, some with sandy beaches and others with rocks making it perfect for those who want to escape crowds. 

Other beaches that are on the must see list include Punta Prima Beach, Playa del cura which has many bars and restaurants along the seaside, and Playa de los naufragos which is the perfect beach for a quick dip!

Sports and activities

Enjoy a lovely walk whilst enjoying the nature Torrevieja has to offer around the Laguna de la Mata. You can either walk around the lagoon (1.4km or 5.km walking paths) or cycle. Torrevieja´s unique ecosystem and environment make the plants, trees and nature are extra special as they adapt to high salinity and high temperatures. As it is a costal town there are many water sports from jetskiing to parasailing. Not to mention the golf courses that are great for enjoying the perfect sunny day in Torrevieja. 

Access to other cities and towns for day trips

It´s location is easy to access by flying into Alicante airport, just thirty-five minutes by car or taxi. Due to Torreviejas location, other Costa Blanca towns are easy to locate and explore on day trips *here you can link other articles on other costa blanca towns in*

The apartments and villas in Torrevieja are the perfect investment for your future. Torrevieja is a beautiful town filled with delicious Spanish food, interesting culture and spectacular beaches with the ultimate climate.  

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Billionaires and luxury villas: Alicante has become the new Marbella https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/luxury-villas-alicante-has-become-the-new-marbella/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 12:03:03 +0000 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/?p=1819 The Levantine city concentrates a fifth part of the luxury real estate offer in Spain. The Costa Blanca is the new Costa del Sol. The secret of Alicante is that it is “cheap” in this market. Is the Costa Blanca the new Marbella? Judging by the number of luxury villas that inhabit it, well it...

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The Levantine city concentrates a fifth part of the luxury real estate offer in Spain. The Costa Blanca is the new Costa del Sol.

The secret of Alicante is that it is “cheap” in this market.

Is the Costa Blanca the new Marbella? Judging by the number of luxury villas that inhabit it, well it could be it. Alicante has become the Spanish province with more high-end homes for sale. According to one of the most important websites specialized in luxury homes, this enclave, one of the most important tourist destinations in the country, concentrated at the end of 2017 a fifth of luxury real estate in Spain, over traditional for this market, such as Malaga and the Balearic Islands.

One of the secrets of Alicante is that it is “cheap”. In Spain, the average price of luxury housing stood at 6,700 euros per square meter in the first half of the year (after a rise of 3% year-on-year). In some areas, this increase has been 5%: on the Valencian coast, the Catalan Costa Brava, the Andalusian Costa del Sol, the Balearic Islands, Barcelona, ​​Madrid and San Sebastián. Even so, the Costa Blanca is far below other coastal provinces.

In a prime area of ​​Alicante capital such as Cabo Huertas [one of the most sought after land of San Juan Beach, full of rocky coves], the average price of the villas is € 3,150 / m2, and the properties cost between a million euros and 6 million. In the center of the city, average sales prices do not exceed € 4,000 / m2.

Mallorca and Marbella are another league: in Marbella, in Los Monteros [one of the most exclusive urbanizations in the Andalusian city] you can find houses for € 6,000 / m2, and in Los Flamingos [in Benahavís, between Marbella, Estepona and Ronda], € 5,000 / m2 The most affluent tend to choose Mallorca and Marbella, but the good thing about Alicante is that it has a seaport and good communications (it’s two hours by train from Madrid), it’s a very good place to live, and many who spend the summer in Mallorca, tired of so much German, come here.

You may not find so many Germans in Alicante, but the number of foreigners is very high. Mainly, Swiss, English, Belgian, Dutch and Scandinavian. Its average budget, like that of the Spaniards seeking to invest in this region, is 1.8 million euros. And luxury properties costs an average of 3.1 million in Benidorm, 2.7 in Villajoyosa and 2.5 million in Benissa. They are the most expensive areas.

The Costa Blanca lacks the glamor that the rich and famous take to Mallorca, Ibiza and the Costa del Sol. But the demand for property purchases has gone up by 20% in the last year. And the rent has skyrocketed by 80%. Some Arab with petrodollars in his pocket has already dropped by. We may be facing an incipient Marbella on the Valencian coast.

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Benijófar – The pearl of the Costa Blanca https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/benijofar-the-pearl-of-the-costa-blanca/ https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/benijofar-the-pearl-of-the-costa-blanca/#respond Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:51:17 +0000 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/?p=1314 About Benijofar Benijófar is no ordinary Spanish town. It is one of the most emblematic places in the Vega Baja, in a strategic and commercial enclave since ancient times. Its origins as a settlement date back to it’s Arabic past over 500 years ago. Its name derives from the Arabic for “Son of Jófar”, Jofar...

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About Benijofar

Benijófar is no ordinary Spanish town. It is one of the most emblematic places in the Vega Baja, in a strategic and commercial enclave since ancient times. Its origins as a settlement date back to it’s Arabic past over 500 years ago. Its name derives from the Arabic for “Son of Jófar”, Jofar literally meaning pearl. In 1582, it appears for the first time as a settlement that belonged to jurisdiction of Orihuela, purchased by the College of Preachers.

Its influence in the region became apparent when in the late 17th century, the town leads the regions recovery both social and economical when the fertile land in and around Benijofar became occupied as it had never been before.

In 1729 it became officially recognized as a town under the “Alfonsine Decree” which allowed the town to become and independent municipally in the heart of the Alicante province.

The Town

The town of Benijofar is located on the south east coast of Spain, just 10 minutes away from the white sandy beaches of Guardamar and close to the Sierra of Orihuela mountains, an area which is known as the lower valley of the River Segura.

The surroundings of this region are made up of traditional agricultural land, stunning natural backdrops which result in the one of the representative towns of the province, a jewel, if you if you will of the Costa Blanca. In actual fact, the very name of Benijofar originates from the arabic “son of the pearl”, making Benijófar the actual pearl of the Costa Blanca.

This small/ big town south of the province of Alicante is made up of 4200 inhabitants and is just 8km from the beaches of Guardamar. Its peoples, although many are north European, are very active in the daily goings on of the town, mixing in the narrow streets of the older part of the town and enjoying the relaxed Mediterranean life.

Benijofar Park

What to discover in Benijófar:

• The Orchard:

On the banks of the river Segura there is an area of about 85 hectares of fertile land where vegetables such as artichokes, potatoes and broccolli grow, watered by the ancient wáter system designed by the Mores that settled in the region centuries ago.

The water that irrigates these fields is moved by a recently renovated water wheel on the outskirts of the town.

• The Water Wheel:

The Benijofar Water Wheel dates back to 17th century and is a symbol of the local agriculture. The water wheel forms part of a group of historic structures of which the flour mil of Formentera also forms part.

The original water wheel was substituted by an iron version in the 19th century with a 7.7m diameter wheel which can move around 80 litres per second.

Water Wheel

•The Green Trek:

There is an enchanting yet easy trekking route that starts in the area called “Path of the Rafaels” that has a distance of 4.5 km which runs along the Banks of the River Segura and passes through the recreational area “El Secano” and which ends in the central town square of the Constitution.

This green trek takes you past the water wheel and the luscious traditional orchards and fields of the town.

• El Secano:

This recreational area is the perfect place to relax within the confines of nature. It has a great picnic area, just the right place to spend those long summer afternoons. This area has tables and benches as well as BBQ for public use.

El Secano


• The Church of Santiago Apóstol (St. James):

This is probably the most characteristic building of the town and is considered the most important remnant of the history and cultura of the town of Benijofar.

Although the construction of the church was relatively recent it conserves in its interior many, much older pieces dating back to the 17th and 18th century as well as pieces from the Barroque period. The church receives the name of the patron of Benijofar, Saint James.


• Cañada Marsá:

This is the largest green park area of the town which runs along the stretch that separates Benijofar from the newer area of Benimar, Rojales and Ciudad Quesada. It has an area of 125.000m2 full indigenous plants and flowers with many recreational areas for walking and playing sports.

In the lower part of the park, there is a large artificial lake with geese and ducks which sits next to the comercial ara of Benimar, an area where many of the expats enjoy their day to day.

Cañada Marsá


• Plaza de la Constitución (Town Square):

The current square has a very modern and minimalist decore which contrasts with the rest of the more traditional town.

• Park April the 3rd:

A much smaller park, at the southern end of the town with plants and garden areas as well as Bio-healthy excercise apparatus so people can make use of them and keep in shape.

• Celebration Square:

Located next to the “Casa de la Cultura” (Social Centre) where the tradional “Patatá” celebration is held every year.

• Inmaculada Concepción Plaza:

This square is made up of flower beds and park benches. A perfect place to enjoy a good read in the shade of the trees of this square.

• Park of Joaquín Sánchez García:

A small but pretty children’s park within the Cañada Marsá.

Traditions & Fiestas

The most important fiestas of Benijofar occur during the Easter period and begin with the blessing of the Palms on Palm Sunday. Many are the processions during this Easter period that march through the main high street of Benijofar.

These processions end on the day of St. Vincent Ferrer and the Burial of the Anchovy (Boqueron) where it is bid farewell but the Spring is officially welcomed.

Crazy Cars Race Party

At Christmas, the most important event is the procession of the Kings that is especially important for the children of the town as this is the eve that they receive their presents, but this event is also enjoyed by adults.


The fiestas for the patron of Benijofar are held on the 25th of July (Día del Santiago Apóstol) and which begin with the crowing of the Queens of the Fiestas and followed by festivities, processions and floral offerings.

Communications

Benijófar is located just 8 km from the white sandy beaches of Guardamar that are over 15km long and bathed by cristal clear warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Guardamar, much like Benijófar, is unique in itself as it is the only coastal towns with a protected sand dune system, unique to the Costa Blanca.

Guardamar Beach


But not only is Benijófar close to the beaches of the Costa Blanca, Benijófar is also located between many, much larger towns so it is an economic hub for the surrounding region but also close to areas with a much broader comercial offer, such as Orihuela Costa, which is only 15 minutes drive away or Torrevieja, 10 minutes away by car.

Torrevieja can also offer services and amenities of a large city as it has 2 hospitals, several marinas and a large shopping centre with Carrefour hypermarket as you access the city from Benijófar.

As the access from Benijofar to the A7 motorway is little more than 5 minutes away from the town centre, travelling abroad is made easier as this allows you to be just 20-25 minutes from Alicante and Murcia airport or, if you are travelling within Spain, around 30 minutes to Alicante train station where the high speed AVE train makes several stops a day, to and from Madrid.

Amenities & Services


Shops:

Benijófar has a huge offer as shops go with some of them being aimed for the expats that live in the vecinity, mainly British and Dutch. As you enter Benijofar from Ciudad Quesada, we have a large Mercadona with plenty of parking space. Mercadona is much like Sainsburys or Tescos in the UK and represents Spain’s biggest supermarket chain.

As you drive into the town itself of Benijófar, you will find different shops, ranging from butchers, grocers, hardware shop, bakeries as well as the local pharmacy. Add to this, the 2 banks (Caja Rural and Banco Sabadell), make Benijofar a very complete town even though it has no more than 4.000 inhabitants.

Also worth mentioning are several furniture stores, kitchen suppliers, tobacconist, gift shops, hair salons…etc, all offering a friendly service.
Many of the amenities at Benijofar are run by UK and Dutch nationals and offer an alternative for buying those home grown items you can’t get in the local supermarkets, although many are beginning to supply more and more international foods and beverages.

The weekly market (Tuesday mornings) is a great place to buy fresh fruit and veg at a cheaper price than many greengrocers, so that is definitely a place to be once a week.

Benijofar Street Market


Services:

As Benijófar is in the middle of many larger towns, its a great place to set up a business offering different types of services. In Benijófar, as in any large town you can find, medical clinics, dentist, solicitors, insurance services, beauty therapy, pool shops, hair salons and a huge list of different services that you would expect to find in any large town.

As it is close to Formentera and the larger Rojales, (less than 5 minutes away) the list of services is even longer as both towns offer a wider list, such as opticians, satellite tv fitters, physiotherapy clinics, golf accessories, vets with a 24 hours emergency call service, etc…all practically on your front door.

Let us not forget the sport amenities in the town with several gyms in the Benijofar area, one in Quesada and one in Rojales, sports centre of Benijofar (next to the townhall) and the Padel Tennis centre which offer a wide range of sporting activities although the green trek next to the River Segura, makes for an excellent route for a jog or a cycle ride, enjoying the surrounding countryside with no cars.

Benijófar is between two wonderful golf courses as is Las Marquesas of Quesada and La Finca in Algorfa. Both golf courses are less than a 10 minute drive away.


Restaurants:

One of the best things about living in Benijofar is that…you don’t need a car to get to everything. Bars and restaurants line the main street and there are several excellent places to go within a 5 minute walk from Les Ortigues.

Places where you can enjoy local or international cuisine everyday of the week. At Spain Properties Invest we have a preference for Bar Cari and Hamiltons Bakery as they are just over the road from our offices. They are both great places and always have a welcoming smile as you walk in the door.


If you are looking for something different, you can try the chinese restaurants in and around the town, a curry house, mexican restaurant, dutch bakery, english bakery or the excellent “El Gusto”, dutch owned but with an great international menu and a friendly family atmosphere.


Sports complex:


Benijófar also gives the opportunity to enjoy sports even on a rainy day. The sports centre next to the Townhall has a full size football pitch and a covered multi-sports court (basketball, five aside football, handball, 2 tennis courts…etc) as well as an open air pool for everyone in the town to enjoy.

And if sport is more a spectator event for you, there is a handy cantina for refreshments while you watch other people run around the pitch.

Medical services:


Next to the Townhall you can find the local surgery which is dependant of Torrevieja hospital. It is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm although emergency treatment can be sort in the nearby Rojales surgery, just 5 minutes from Benijófar.

Torrevieja Hospital

Cycling Routes:

An 8.1 Km route that goes from Pilar Miró Park to the surrounding countryside is a well recommended route to try out. This area of Benijofar is know as the Balcony of the Lower Vega (Valley).

It takes you down the Gabriel García Márquez street that we get to from a country lane that comes from the direction of Torrevieja which takes us through a small pinetree covered area; although it is not a very big piece of land, it is has a wealth of local wildlife and plant life, such as the Chico owl, the Curruca Cabecinegra, Carbonero común, Pinzón común, Verdecillo, Mosquitero Papialbo, Cuco, Mito and the Chotacabras Pardo (all local birds and sort after by bird enthusiasts).

Cycling Routes

From this pine tree forest, we can go further and along and have a great view of the Salt lakes of Torrevieja and other regions of the lower Segura Valley, such as Callosa and the surrounding mountains of Orihuela.

Turning back, we will find ourselves on the old Torrevieja – Benijofar road, following this route, it takes us to a protected area known as the Pollera, an area that is not cultivated and nature and wildlife is in abundance.

During this route and as we continue, we can following the route along the river Segura and up to the Arab waterwheel, on the right hand side of the river, bordering with the town of Formentera.

Once we have taken the river route trail, we will reach the El Secano park. It’s a great place to relax and have a picnic as there are tables and benches and barbecue areas with shady points to unwind. The end of this great route is at the end of the path of the Rafaeles, where we reach the centre of
the town of Benijofar, next to the church, House of Culture, Townhall and different parks and plazas of a quaint little town in the south Costa Blanca.

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Champagne, yachts and business: the international brick festival is held in Cannes https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/champagne-yachts-and-business-the-international-brick-festival-is-held-in-cannes/ https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/costa-blanca/champagne-yachts-and-business-the-international-brick-festival-is-held-in-cannes/#respond Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:24:14 +0000 https://www.spainpropertiesinvest.com/?p=1156 The yachts of some companies attending Mipim 2019, moored next to the Palais des Festivals de Cannes.The yachts of some companies attending Mipim 2019, moored next to the Palais des Festivals de Cannes. VALERY HACHE (AFP) The music rises in volume on the yachts moored in the marina. Cocktails proliferate on the terraces and balconies...

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The yachts of some companies attending Mipim 2019, moored next to the Palais des Festivals de Cannes.
The yachts of some companies attending Mipim 2019, moored next to the Palais des Festivals de Cannes. VALERY HACHE (AFP)

The music rises in volume on the yachts moored in the marina. Cocktails proliferate on the terraces and balconies of La Croisette boulevard. As the sun disappears, not too late because it is still winter, Cannes exhibits all its charm at the rhythm of a festival. But this has nothing to do with the cinema. Here the greatest star is the architect Jean Nouvel, commander of the Order of Arts and Letters of France, and those around him are basically those who will soon close (if they have not done so) a large urban operation or the construction of a skyscraper he will hear about. They have come to the southeast corner of France to attend Mipim, an obligatory annual meeting for the world’s great brick investors. If it is impossible to keep track of the glasses of champagne that move from hand to hand, it is more complicated to do so with the cards that are exchanged. Because everyone remembers that here comes above all to work. And a lot.

Cannes

Half of the 100 largest real estate investment funds around the world pass through Cannes during Mipim, according to those responsible. Also 80 of the 100 largest investment management companies, with a portfolio of assets of around 2,600 million euros. The fair is attended by promoters, consultants, law firms, hotel chains or banks, although most of the exhibitors are from cities and countries. “It’s the annual meeting of cities with the real estate industry,” says Filippo Rean, director of the Real Estate Division of Reed Midem, the company that organizes the event and has invited EL PAÍS to attend. London, Paris, Moscow or Istanbul mark the passage with large tents next to the Palace of Festivals. Cities that compete for the biggest model or the maximum financing for their projects. Sometimes it is just soil, sometimes a concrete building or the reordering of a new urban area. But where an agreement closes, a red flag is placed. Sold.

Mipim, who celebrated his 30th birthday between March 12 and 15, was not always like that. “30 years ago it was an event very focused on investment and very focused on France, the United Kingdom and Germany,” explains Rean. 29 editions of the fair include Mark Dixon, founder of the firm specialized in shared work spaces IWG (Regus). “I was young when I started,” jokes this 60-year-old Englishman with a fortune estimated at 1,150 million euros according to Forbes. For Dixon, who at business meetings adds lecturer work and a busy schedule of attention to the media, the most interesting thing is that the appointment has become a “melting pot of new things”. In short, as almost all of them come, a place to capture market trends and new business opportunities.

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