The annual CEO's conference of the Christie's International Real Estate network (Owners Conference 2023), will once again be the stage where LUXIMOS Christie's International Real Estate, exclusive affiliate of the prestigious Christie's International Real Estate for the Algarve, Porto and Northern Portugal, will present the best of Portuguese real estate. It is in this Caribbean paradise, from 26 to 28 February, that luxury real estate experts from over 45 countries will gather to discuss industry trends, share new communication tools and stay abreast of market news. This is also where the wishes of international clients from the 1350 offices of what is considered the most prestigious real estate network in the world will be concentrated, as well as all those looking to buy or sell high-end properties.
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Regular presence at these meetings where networking is who orders most, Ricardo Costa, economist, founder and CEO of LUXIMOS Christie's, Portuguese agency that was distinguished with the award for best office of the year in 2014, and that almost ten years later extended and consolidated its position in the market leadership, travels again from Portugal to show colleagues of the network, as well as all counterparts of other nationalities, the quality of Portuguese real estate and the opportunity value associated with luxury properties located in the regions of Porto and North of Portugal and the Algarve.
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"Similarly to what has happened in previous editions", said Ricardo Costa, "Portugal once again stands out in this exclusive event organised by Christie's, for being one of the countries that has the most desired properties by foreign investors, a market where the interest of Americans is increasingly evident". It is, therefore, a meeting to pave the way for new synergies and to close deals previously identified by the more than 30,000 Christie's consultants spread around the world.
Porto and Algarve add up and go on
At this moment, and for the first time, the city of Porto leads, according to a ranking prepared by the Financial Times newspaper, the list of European Cities of the Future, a distinction that is related to attracting foreign investment. In this table, released in early 2023, Porto leads in the category "FDI strategy - Large cities", ahead of cities such as Birmingham and Manchester (England), Glasgow (Scotland), Antwerp (Belgium), Katowice (Poland), Izmir or Adana (Turkey), Gothenburg (Sweden) and Bilbao (Spain).
This listing took into consideration the analysis of strategies and approaches to investment promotion and the outcome of local policies on talent attraction, energy resilience and sustainability achieved in the last 12 months in 90 European cities and regions.
The Algarve continues to add awards almost every month related to the quality of life. The most recent was awarded to the municipality of Portimão, which stood out in the "Sport for All" category. An award that is not surprising, since the European Commission has successively distinguished the region as a Reference Centre for Active and Healthy Ageing, giving it the maximum classification. This recognition results from the continued work of the Algarve Active Ageing-A3 consortium, which brings together numerous organisations (academia, governance, business and civil society) that are developing innovative solutions that can have an impact on populations.
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