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Summa Magazine: The brick shows its strength

Real estate activities were among the most affected by the economic crisis, however, it has been finding ways to emerge afloat.

The important real estate sector is shaking the dust to rise again. Due to the amount of money it moves and the jobs it generates, with a high demand for unskilled labor, mainly during the construction stages, its recovery is crucial.

Do you want to know more about the state of the sector? We invite you to read full article that includes figures from our Market Outlook study, for the first quarter of 2021, led by Bertha Mora, our Market Research manager.

If you would like more information about our quarterly studies or require a personalized one, please do not hesitate to contact us.

To see the full article from Summa Magazine (Spanish), click here.


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