Jalisco Holds Real Estate Conference

A few weeks ago, the second Congreso Inmobiliario de Occidente (Western Real Estate Forum) was held at the Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara (National Chamber of Commerce of Guadalajara). The two-day event included a series of lectures by specialists and leaders in various areas of the industry, including “Urban Challenges and Metropolitan Evolution” by Bernd Pfannenstein, German geography researcher; “How to Produce Successful Real Estate Projects” by Luis Manuel Mora, co-creator of Punto Sao Paulo and “The Real Estate Sector in the Digital Age” by Marco Novoa, entrepreneur and certified professional in cash flow technology.

During the event’s inauguration, Edgar Rodríguez Sánchez, president of the real estate section of the Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara, made a request on behalf of members of the real estate industry, asking the public officials present for the creation of a state real estate law, explaining that it is necessary to provide greater control of one of the industries growing most rapidly at the national level.

“We ask Governor Aristotéles Sandoval to attend to our sector’s needs, setting up discussions between our professionals and government agencies to establish the basis of a real estate law for Jalisco, to regulate the activity of the more than 5,000 real estate agents that make up the industry.”

As a precedent, Querétaro’s Congress approved a real estate law at the end of 2016, the Secretaría de Desarrollo Urbano y Obras Públicas (Ministry of Urban Development and Public Works) currently developing the regulations that will be put into effect.

“The granting of a real estate license will assure clients that they are dealing with a qualified agent. So far, the real estate sector has generated about 30,000 jobs in the state, without taking into account the public works that also contribute to the growth. This represents a very favorable economic dynamism.” —Edgar Rodríguez Sánchez, president of the real estate section of the Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Guadalajara.