Construction & Real Estate
From The Report: Mexico 2019
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The country’s potential in this area is highlighted by its rank of 49 out of 140 countries in terms of infrastructure in the “Global Competitiveness Report 2018” published by the World Economic Forum. Despite this, between 2017 and early 2019 the sector faltered due to a slowdown in civil engineering projects and uncertainty about Mexico’s trade relationship with the US. Although uncertainty clouds the outlook for the national economy, opportunities exist at the local level. State and local governments have helped boost infrastructure investment and industrial development, and the dynamism of these industrial hubs is likely to continue to spur demand. According to industry insiders, after 20 years of significant economic growth and major investments in new infrastructure and multi-use developments, Mexico’s real estate sector is resilient enough to weather short-term concerns and uncertainties. This chapter contains an interview with Fernando Romero, CEO, FR-EE.