Leopoldo Duque Caballero is an engineer who has been CFA of BBVA Research since 2018 and has spent almost all his working life with the BBVA Group. He is currently a member of the BBVA Research Big Data Unit.
Prior to this he worked in the real estate sector within BBVA Research in Strategy & M&A, offering residential market analysis services to Anida, and in CIB evaluating structured products.
He graduated with a Master's Degree in Automatic and Electronic Engineering from the University of Valladolid in 2004 and also obtained a Diploma in Business Administration from the same university that year. He also has a Master's in Quantitative Finance (2007) from the Afi Escuela de Finanzas (international financial analysts school of finance). He became a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) in 2009.
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In 2017 the real estate sector grew for the fourth year in a row, posting most dynamism in regions that had not led the recovery, partly thanks to the healthy demand for secondary residences. In 2018 the sector will continue to evolve unevenly among regions and will show more moderate growth rates, as indicated by the first data available for the year.
Without knowing the data for the last quarter, it could be said that the balance of the real estate sector in 2017 has been positive, thanks to the foundations on which it continues to be based. The uncertainty of the events in Catalonia and some slightly worse-than-expected data will influence the evolution of the market, moderating the forecasts of growth in 2017 and conditioning those of 2018