The College of Economists of Catalonia hosted a round table in which the study on Multipartner-to-Rent (MtR) carried out by the Chair in Dignified and Sustainable Housing of the UPF-BSM, in collaboration with the Metropolitan House Foundation, was presented.
The study “Multipartner-to-Rent: new financing model for rental housing” by the Chair in Dignified and Sustainable Housing demonstrates that the MtR model is an appropriate tool to address the social need to expand the affordable rental housing stock , while representing an investment opportunity in the real estate market for small and medium “savers”.
This was stated on November 29, at an event held in the auditorium of the College of Economists of Catalonia. After the welcome and the event introduction by Maite Soler, president of the Social Economy Commission of the College of Economists of Catalonia, began a round table moderated by Ramon Bastida, director of the Chair in Dignified and Sustainable Housing at the UPF-BSM and co-author of the study. Participating in the table were Josep Lluís Pellicer, doctor in Economic Sciences and graduate in Law, and co-author of the study, Josep Graells, expert lawyer in the real estate sector, and Mercedes Rodríguez, vice president of Metropolitan House.
All of them debated about different aspects and approaches of the MtR: financial profitability, stability and comfort for investors, the social commitment of the investment itself and the real estate circular economy that it represents, creating a direct positive impact on the local environment, generating employment, and stimulating local economic development. Through this proximity investment, young people can access to affordable rentals, and have the opportunity to become independent and establish themselves in their community.
The event concluded with the intervention of Miquel Morell, vice president of the Commission of Economists in Territorial and Urban Economy, and member of the Governing Board of the College of Economists of Catalonia.
The Chair in Dignified and Sustainable Housing, an engine for the future of housing
The purpose of the Chair in Dignified and Sustainable Housing, promoted by the UPF Barcelona School of Management in collaboration of the Metropolitan House Foundation, is to be a space for reflection aimed at analysing housing policies from a social and environmental perspective, without losing sight of the financial and economic sphere.
Its studies have the objective of adapting the real estate sector to current times, with regulations that are transformed into benefits for citizens and companies, and later transferring his reflections to the main interest groups.
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