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Driven by an ongoing process of economic opening since the 1990s, Mexico has established a solid macroeconomic base. Structural reforms have improved the country’s trade flows, helped to soften the impact of a gradual slowdown in hydrocarbons production and exports, and enabled manufacturing-led economic diversification and regional integration.

 

After years of steady growth, Mexico’s real estate sector is preparing for a period of moderately increased uncertainty over interest rates, inflation and trade. Despite some apprehension, sales continue and medium-term market fundamentals remain positive. Some property specialists say worries over inflation and a weaker peso may actually...

 

How do real estate investment trusts help facilitate access to the sector?

 

Mexico’s construction industry is changing gears in 2017. After recording GDP growth of 1.8% in 2016, the sector faces some short-term challenges. Austerity in public sector budgets has reduced the value of infrastructure projects. There are some macroeconomic concerns including the prospect of higher inflation and tighter interest rates. The...

 

About 90% of large companies present in Mexico secure their office space by renting, leaving just 10% owning their facilities. In 2016 most rents in central Mexico City ranged from $17 to $26 per sq metre, depending on the quality of the space. An estimate by Colliers International placed total office space inventory close to 8.3m sq metres....

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Mexico 2017

Mexico’s construction industry is changing gears in 2017. It is the fourth-largest value-added activity in the country and constitutes 8% of GDP. A young, growing population and a rising middle class continue to drive demand for homes, shops, factories and offices. The infrastructure industry is preparing for a future where private sector funding takes over from the public sector and becomes...