Costa Rica faces shortage of commercial real estate

Commercial real estate is in short supply in Guatemala, under pressure from a sharp rise in demand in recent years.

Monday, May 12, 2008

In the San José area, some 450,000 square meters of commercial real estate have been built, but only 10,000 square meters is still available, according to a study by Colliers International.
"Everything that's built is being sold. There's not much available and demand keeps on growing," said Randall Murillo, executive director of the Costa Rican Construction Industry Chamber.

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