Supply of distressed Spanish property rises
By James Roberts

Supply of distressed Spanish property rises

There has been more distressed property coming on to the market in Spain over the past few months, it has been revealed.

According to the Global Distressed Property Monitor published by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) for the third quarter of 2011, Spain experienced one of the greatest increases in the number of such assets available.

However, real estate experts in the nation believe that the rate at which this stock is put up for sale will slow by the end of this year.

Meanwhile, demand for distressed property in Spain fell among specialist funds that have been targeting this asset class during the three months from July to September, compared to the previous quarter, the survey found.

Simon Rubinsohn, Rics chief economist, commented: "The deteriorating picture is most pronounced in the southern European countries, which remain at the centre of the euro crisis."

Research published by Savills earlier this month suggested that investment activity in Spain's commercial property sector is being reined in by uncertainty in the global economy, with investors taking a "conservative" approach to the nation's real estate market.

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