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Félix Lores
Félix Lores
Senior 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

Despite the sluggishness of sales in February and March, house prices maintained the growth trend in 1Q19 and in most regions rose more intensely. Visas maintained an upward trend, the decline in February offset part of the rise in January.
In February, housing sales showed tentative progress, in a favorable context for demand, marked by increased employment and relatively low interest rates. The increase in mortgage lending was also more moderate than in 2018. The start of 2019 showed an increase in permits, with many of the determinants of construction activity being positive.
The advance of the sale of homes in January was not enough to recover the declines of previous months, despite the positive tone of the determinants of demand. The INE Price Index showed a slight moderation of growth in 4Q18. In addition, permits fell in December in a context of greater uncertainty in the sector.