Engel & Volkers open first property branch at Mallorca’s ‘booming’ Playa de Palma

Area could become Spain's Miami South Beach, says director Terence Panton

LAST UPDATED: 15 May, 2017 @ 17:00
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LUXURY real estate agents Engel & Volkers have opened the doors on their first Playa de Palma residential shop.

The real estate giants’ new branch will broker premium residential property between Can Pastilla and El Arenal.

NEW DAWN: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Pedro Marin (junior), Hotel Playa Golf; Princess Bettina Wittgenstein, Head of Global Corporate Communication, Engel & Völkers AG; Terence Panton, Managing Partner Engel & Völkers Palma Beach; Pedro Marin (Senior) of Hotel Playa Golf
NEW DAWN: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Pedro Marin (junior), Hotel Playa Golf; Princess Bettina Wittgenstein, Head of Global Corporate Communication, Engel & Völkers AG; Terence Panton, Managing Partner Engel & Völkers Palma Beach; Pedro Marin (Senior) of Hotel Playa Golf

And with Palma booming, Engel & Volkers director Terence Panton believes the area has ‘potential’ to become ‘a quality city beach area’.

The 5km coastline of Playa de Palma is currently being renovated with millions of euros of upgrading by the Palma Beach Consortium over the next five to ten years.

“This project could turn Playa de Palma into an urban beach like Miami South Beach,” said Panton.

“This period of change is set to trigger a real boom on the property market in Palma Beach.

“We forecast that prices will rise significantly over the next three years. With this in mind, now is a good time to invest in property here.”

Property prices in the area go from €1,500 euros per square metre for renovated apartments in need of renovation.

Apartments with sea views fetch €5,000 per square metre and villas upwards of €500,000.

“Playa de Palma is one of the few areas of coastline on Mallorca where property prices remain moderate, in spite of the close proximity to the sea, the international airport and the capital,” Panton added.

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