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Real estate remains Malta’s favourite investment, with nothing beating the feeling of brick and mortar for local investors looking for an appreciable asset providing a safe return over the long run.

That does not mean investing in property is easy. The capital outlay is a significant one, often representing a considerable portion of an investor’s net worth. It is also relatively illiquid.

That is why getting it right the first time around is paramount.

An event taking place on Thursday 7th April seeks to answer investors’ questions about the local real estate market, with a panel discussion between industry insiders sure to generate useful insights for novice and experienced investors alike.

Organised by the Investment Hub and Connectionville at SOHO Office Space in Ta’ Xbiex, the event is the first in the Valuable Investing Series.

It promises attendees they will “learn anything [they] need to know about the local and current real estate market and meet an extended network of like minded people”.

Keith Galdies, chief technology officer at local start up Djar, which analyses the local property market and offers clients a dashboard giving a clear overview of each locality’s movements, will present a detailed market analysis in the first part of the event.

“I will be highlighting the most interesting data,” he said. “How long it takes for a property to be sold, how current prices compare to those of recent years, how prices per square metre have changed, and how property prices relate to salaries.”

In a nutshell, the most relevant data points since 2017.

This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion. This will include commercial real estate (CRE) specialist Etienne Licari, who has over a decade’s worth of experience in the sector, especially in office spaces.

Andrei Imbroll, co-founder, chairman and chief investment officer of the largest private property owner in Valletta, VBL, will also feature, sharing his insights on property acquisitions and hospitality development.

A third panelist is Lesley-Ann Mintoff, an architect specialising in structural engineering, and deputy director at Edwin Mintoff Architects.

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, following which everyone will have the opportunity to network and ingle.

Doors open at 7pm, and the event starts at 8pm.

Tickets for the event are on sale here. Tickets may be available at the door at a higher price. All tickets include a welcome drink.

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