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Of particular note this week was Sonae Capital's sale of Aqualuz Tróia Mar & Rio and The Editory by The Sea Tróia-Comporta.

The middle of May proved to be especially active for the real estate market in Portugal, particularly in the residential and hotel sectors. Some news of interest came to light, along with significant investments.

At the beginning of the week, Coporgest’s Chiado 12 announced that it would gain new luxury flats. Transformed into a residential building, in a total investment of 9.25 million euros, Chiado 12 is undergoing an intervention to add two new luxury flats. The development located in Largo do Chiado, in the heart of Lisbon, has been a reference in the capital for being where the famous Hermès brand shop is located. In 2014 it was acquired by Coporgest, a company specialising in the development of luxury real estate projects.

Madeira plans to invest €136 million in housing for 1,400 families under the Recovery and Resilience Programme (PRR). The Government of Madeira aims to build 783 homes by 2026 in the autonomous region’s 11 municipalities. The projects built in the 11 municipalities may suffer changes due to the rise in the price of raw materials and labour shortages. At stake is the acquisition of 533 homes at controlled costs and the rehabilitation of 325 homes, especially regarding energy efficiency improvement. There is also a budget of 1.6 million euros for information technologies linked to social housing.

Midweek, it was announced that Herdade Monteverde is the new residential tourist resort on Lisbon’s south bank. Located in a 102-hectare nature reserve, Herdade Monteverde will have 355 homes, including detached villas, townhouses, and flats. In partnership with the SIL Group, Homelovers is now exploring this new project after the success of Herdade da Aroeira. It is a tourist residential development, so it may be eligible for Golden Visa buyers. Prices for detached villas start from €740,000 and townhouses from €420,000.

Meanwhile, a new My Auchan convenience store has opened in Costa da Caparica. More My Auchan shops are planned for the coming years. This is the 32nd My Auchan shop to open. The 385-m2 space is located in Rua dos Pescadores and intends to offer a simple and quick response to its customers and a better shopping experience.

With the week coming to an end, the São João da Praça was announced as a new residential project in Alfama. The new project next to Sé de Lisboa, is the result of the rehabilitation of a Pombaline building in Alfama. The renovation project, designed by Appleton & Domingos Arquitetos, will bring to this traditional neighbourhood nine modern 1 to 2-bedroom flats, and two duplexes on the top floor. The areas of the flats vary between 60 m² and 124 m², with prices from €500,000 to €1,040,000. Construction began in April and delivery of the flats is scheduled for the last quarter of 2023.

Finally, Sonae Capital announced the sale of Aqualuz Tróia Mar & Rio and The Editory By The Sea Tróia-Comporta. The Editory Hotels, Sonae Capital’s Hospitality business unit will keep the management of these tourism assets, with a total of 377 rooms. This is one of the largest real estate investment operations in hotels carried out in the Portuguese market since the beginning of the year, the transaction value of which was not disclosed.