Mexico Construction

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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...

At a time when a number of major Latin American economies, including Brazil and Venezuela, are heading toward recession, Mexico’s economy stands out in the region for its resilience. Projections for 2017 are couched in more uncertainty than is usual, however, in light of the lack of clarity over and the potential impact of policy changes in the US during the first year in office for US President Donald Trump. 

 

Mexico’s real estate sector has been witnessing the growth and impact of real estate investment trusts (REITs), known locally as Fideicomiso de Infraestructura y Bienes Raíces (FIBRAs). These are vehicles for real estate portfolio management which rely on the issuing of real estate certificates to investors. As of early 2015, nine different...

 

As the constitutional reforms passed in 2013 start to have an impact on the Mexican economy, construction activity is poised to grow. In recent years many of the most relevant sectors have been characterised by a cautious approach, caused primarily by preoccupations with the last presidential elections as well as the anticipation of regulatory...

 

Do you foresee delays with infrastructure projects in Mexico if low oil prices persist?

 

Still reeling from the recent crisis that shook Mexico’s main homebuilders to the core, the country’s real estate sector continues to expand despite the challenges. A resolution of the failed housing development model, which aimed at expanding availability on the outskirts of the capital, is now pushing home development closer to central...

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