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    OBG’s real estate market analysis includes detailed information about supply and demand in the residential, commercial and retail segments. We cover major development projects by local and international investors and examine changes in the regulatory framework and bank lending practices.
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With infrastructure development identified as a driver for medium-term growth, construction is tipped to play a major role in the Mexican economy. The country’s potential in this area is highlighted in its ranking of 49 out of 140 countries in terms of infrastructure in the “Global Competitiveness Report 2018” published by the World Economic...

 

Mexico is home to the largest urban population in Spanish-speaking Latin America, having 10 cities home to over 1m residents and over 100 cities with more than 100,000. As such, urban planning and an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency is necessary to ensure quality of life. Over the last decade Mexico has built itself to be a...

 

Urbanisation is a mega-trend redefining contemporary life in both developed and emerging markets across the world. This mass rural-to-urban movement of people and expansion of cities to absorb formerly isolated villages is a relatively recent phenomenon, at least in the developing world. According to the UN, in 1950, 751m people lived in urban...

 

While Mexico’s real estate market shows positive trends in a variety of segments, including residential, retail, industrial, office and tourism, overall 2018 was a challenging year for the sector. The transition of power to a new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, better known by his acronym AMLO, and the arrival of Claudia Sheinbaum,...

Chapter | Construction & Real Estate from The Report: Mexico 2019

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...

In 2018 Mexico’s economy ranked second in Latin America and 15th in the world in terms of GDP, which totalled $1.22trn, according to the World Bank. In 2019 the newly elected President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pushed ahead with efforts to meet his pledge to tackle corruption and implement austerity measures within the government, to reduce costs and curb excessive expenditures.