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Félix Lores
Félix Lores
Principal Economist
Spain

Félix Lores has been an economist with BBVA Research since 2010, focusing on analysing the real estate market. He also forms part of the team involved in analysing the financial and non-financial accounts of the institutional sectors of the Spanish economy.

Prior to this, he was an economist at Analistas Financieros Internacionales (AFI), working as a real estate market analyst in the Applied and Territorial Economics department, where he was responsible for, among other projects, the City Council of Madrid Housing Observatory.  For almost 2 years he was a network coordinator and residential market analyst with the Public Leasing Company.

He graduated in Economics from the Complutense University of Madrid (2001), specialising in economic analysis, and has a Masters in Economics and Finance (2003) from the Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies.

Latest publications

The first known data from the real estate sector at the beginning of the confinement corroborate that Covid 19 has affected the sector. In March, home sales fell by 41% m/m, the highest since 2007. House prices fell for the first time in 21 quarters (-0.4% m/m) and residence permits decreased by 36% m/m.
Last December home sales contracted again and 2019 was the first year of falling sales since the beginning of the recovery in 2014. In response, house prices grew less sharply in the last quarter of the year. Meanwhile, visa signatures fell in November
The real estate market has not yet recovered the tone it had before the last regulatory reforms. Thus, despite the relatively positive determinants of demand, home sales fell in November, which did not prevent a slight rise in mortgages. Supply-side variables show weakness