The mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, highlighted this Friday “the strength of the city in the residential tourism sector despite the incidence of the pandemic ”, registering this year a increase in new construction projects with more than 350 million euros of budget.

This has been pointed out by the councilor in a residential tourism day organized by the Andalucía Inmobiliaria Magazine and the Hotel Villa Padierna, where it has participated in a round table.

During his speech, Muñoz pointed out that “the data thus corroborate the strength of the municipality in this segment, including the increase in new construction projects so far this year, with more than 350 million euros of budget ”.

The first mayor has pointed out that “it is the best exercise in the last 15 years in relation to these figures “ and, in this sense, has valued that “from the City Council we have reinforced our services to speed up and make this increase in demand more flexible.” In addition, he stressed “another important fact regarding real estate transactions, with an increase so far this year compared to 2019 of 68% in Marbella ”.

On the other hand, he has affirmed in relation to the Government’s announcement on the future Housing Law -that It will make possible the surcharge of the IBI to the second empty residences-, that “Marbella is not going to levy or impose any additional tax.” “For us, this sector is an important asset that we need to continue being a competitive, strong and solid destination ”, stressed Muñoz.

In this sense, the President of the Junta de Andalucía, Juan Manuel Moreno, who has received a special mention within the framework of the VIII Andalucía Real Estate Awards. “From the autonomous government we advocate in this matter for the consensus, dialogue and negotiation and never by imposition and interventionism“, Has specified the Andalusian official, who has remarked that” we are committed to legal security in the empty housing stock “and that” we are always going to protect the owners. ”

Finally, the mayor, who also participated in the awards ceremony, handing out the 2021 Professional Career Award to José Alba García, has stated with respect to the pandemic that “the sector has known how to take advantage of it as an opportunity.” “We have checked the affirmation that Marbella is the ideal city to invest and live and now that the circumstances in the short and medium term have changed, we are going to approach some of the future projects with more optimism ”, he indicated.

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