Costa Rica: Real Estate Funds Dynamize Market

The continuous acquisition of real estate and the diversification in the type of infrastructure invested, are the reasons for the growth of real estate funds, which monopolize nearly 40% of the industry's assets.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

According to data from the General Superintendence of Securities (Sugeval), the proportion of real estate funds concentrated in the market has been growing for years, since in November 2013 they represented 29% of the industry and in the same of 2018 it rose to 41%. reviews that real estate funds "... Up to the penultimate month of 2018, increased at a rate of 19% year-on-year, well above the 2.8% shown by the fund industry in general, according to net asset data."

Regarding the behavior of real estate funds, Antonio Perez, commercial director of the financial group Mercado de Valores, said that "... The real estate funds are the ones that lead the path of growth in the investment fund industry."

Regarding what is expected in the following years in a context of deceleration in foreign direct investment, Perez said that "... It could affect, for example, in 2021. If in the end we don't attract more companies, we might have a problem, but I think FDI is going to keep a good behavior. Guanacaste is an example of growth.

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