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18 Sep
2019

CASAFARI in €5 million expansion

The Lisbon-based Proptech startup Casafari has raised €5 million of investment for its European expansion plan.

18 Sep
2019

REITS under discussion at Portugal Real Estate Summit

Investors from 16 countries will attend the annual Portugal Real Estate Summit in Estoril on 26 and 27 September.

18 Sep
2019

Elegant looks to attract Brazil market

Portugal’s Elegant Group, which develops and manages luxury residential developments and resorts, is looking to attract investment from the Brazilian market.

17 Sep
2019

UN report places Portugal amongst the 30 most sustainable countries in the world

A report carried out by independent scientists for the United Nations (UN) on sustainable development during 2019, presented in New York, places Portugal 26th out of 162 countries evaluated.

17 Sep
2019

Vanguard Properties to Build New Luxury Residential Development in Picoas, Lisbon

Vanguard Properties will invest approximately 20 million euros in developing a residential building in Picoas, central Lisbon.

17 Sep
2019

A New Dutch Investor Lands in Portugal: the Ten Brinke Group

The Netherlands-based Ten Brinke Group is in the process of negotiating its first investment in Portugal.

17 Sep
2019

Invesco Finalises Acquisition of Three Tivoli Hotels in Lisbon

Invesco Real Estate has finalised a €313-million deal to acquire three hotels in Lisbon from the Thai Minor International, marking its entry into the Portuguese hotel market.

17 Sep
2019

Portugal’s Banks Steadily Increasing Mortgage Lending

Mortgage lending in Portugal accelerated once again in July as the country’s banks granted 967 million euros in residential mortgages

17 Sep
2019

€35M investment in senior residential homes

Spanish group Clece, which has two senior residences in Portugal, will invest more than €35 million in two other facilities over the next 20 years

16 Sep
2019

Banks in Portugal register €1.3B profit 2018

Portugal’s banking sector last year had combined profit of €1.3 billion, against losses of €228 million in 2017

15 Sep
2019

Statistics confirm 0.1% price fall year-on-year

Portugal’s Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell in August 0.1% compared to the same month in 2018, after having retreated 0.3% in July

13 Sep
2019

Portugal best European country for expats

Portugal has come out on top as the best European country for expats thanks to the country providing a great quality of life and the ease of settling in.

13 Sep
2019

Portugal up to 12th in tourism competitiveness ranking

Portugal has risen to 12th place regarding competitiveness in the tourism sector in the World Economic Forum ranking

12 Sep
2019

Marechal Saldanha Prestige is Porto’s Latest Luxury Residential Development

Located in one of the most exclusive areas of Porto, the Foz do Douro, the five-storey residential development called Marechal Saldanha Prestige consists of six apartments.

11 Sep
2019

Portugal achieves new record low in bonds market

Portugal is continuing to benefit from exceptional conditions in the bond market thanks, in part, to the current European Central Bank policy.

10 Sep
2019

Fidelidade to Sell ARYA, a Portfolio of Five Properties in Lisbon and Porto

Fidelidade is planning the sale of a portfolio of five properties in Lisbon and Porto, including its headquarters in Chiado.

10 Sep
2019

Merlin Properties Acquires Nestlé’s Headquarters in Portugal for €12.5 Million

Merlin Properties, a Spanish socimi which has a portfolio of approximately €1 billion in assets in Portugal, has acquired Nestlé’s headquarters

10 Sep
2019

PortoBay Flores, Porto’s Latest 5-Star Hotel, Opens on Rua das Flores

A new 5-star luxury hotel, the PortoBay Flores, opened last week on one of Porto’s most well-known pedestrian streets, the Rua das Flores.

09 Sep
2019

US investment in Portugal skyrockets 109%

US investment in Portugal has soared this year to 231 transactions — including mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity and asset acquisitions

09 Sep
2019

BBVA Seguros up for sale

The majority share in the Spanish insurance giant BBVA Seguros which has a strong footprint in Portugal is up for sale.