Latin American Meeting of Real Estate Developers Held in Panama City

A few weeks ago, Encuentro Latinoamericano de Desarrolladores Inmobiliarios (ELDI 2017) was held in Panama City. This event, organized by consulting firm Grupo 4S, brought together more than 300 promoters, developers and entrepreneurs in the sector and served as the stage for the presentation of the 2017 awards.

During the two days of activities, roundtables and conferences addressed the general theme of the event: real estate development in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world. Topics included Latin American real estate development in the Trump era, co-living and other new residential real estate products, public and private FIBRAS (similar to REITs) and funds geared to the rental business, co-working, the new collaborative workspaces and disruptive architecture.

The 2017 Latin American Real Estate Developers Awards recognized the most outstanding projects in various categories: Shopping and Entertainment Center (Paseo La Fe, Mexico City), Disruptive Real Estate Product (Mercado del Río, Medellín), Project in the Planning Stage (Greenwood Country Club, Panama) and Office Project for SMEs (Time Offices Boutique, Lima), among others.

Since 2014, ELDI has grown exponentially, drawing more and more participants, fostering business relationships, promoting the flow of ideas and highlighting the latest building trends in the region. For more information about the next edition of the event, visit

“ELDI has established itself as a gathering of international leaders in the real estate industry to discuss trends and improve practices toward a global future.” —Carlos Muñoz, Grupo 4S co-founder.