The association, which represents the main real estate consultancy companies operating in Portugal – B. Prime, CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield, JLL, Savills and Worx – criticises “all measures that affect attracting investment for the national market” and calls for the implementation of public policies that are consensual, with the aim of bringing confidence to all operators, which are “fundamental to fill the lack of housing supply”.

In the document delivered to the Executive, in which it says it has advanced with measures that it considers to be fundamental for stabilising the sector and consequent increase in the housing stock, ACAI highlights “the urgency in speeding up the issuance of licenses whose delays are factors that weigh on the final cost of construction and consequently on the final price of housing, both for owners and tenants”.

Cited in the note, Jorge Bota, president of ACAI, challenges the Executive to call all players in the real estate sector to participate in the discussion of the subject in Parliament, “so that a Law can be reached that truly creates solutions and adheres to reality from the market".

“Without private initiative, the State will not solve the problem, and that is why ACAI is in a privileged position to, in collaboration with Parliament, be able to obtain a framework that allows what everyone wants, more affordable housing for everyone”, he concludes.