For anyone desiring to invest any size of capital in the region of Andalusia in Southern Spain, we strongly recommend working with a seasoned and trustworthy local team that can adhere to basic business ethics and standards.
It is a rare occurrence to be able to access basic Scandinavian business ethics when investing in Southern Spain.
Let us explain a bit more about how we work.
When a client arrives with an investment proposition for Andalusia in Southern Spain, we do not only get to work gathering the most relevant opportunities presently open in the market. We also carry out an in-depth scrutiny and commercial evaluation according to certain fundamental parameters that can be taken for granted elsewhere in developed economies, but that need to be thoroughly established as a baseline for any investment activity in Andalusia.
As a team, we are committed to some very basic business concepts that can often be taken more or less for granted elsewhere, but that must be thoroughly vetted in the much more fluid and uncertain business environment of Southern Spain. Unfortunately, most everything that would be considered even remotely possible in other more developed economies can seem to happen here, and often does.
Some examples of basic rules we apply to the selection process after being hired for a project are the following:
Basic facts are double and triple checked to be correct, both in formal and informal ways
The legal framework around any particular opportunity must be healthy, with all necessary permits in place, e t c. This is more often than not a problem, and is often hidden by the seller or the seller’s representative.
The quality-value quota must be anywhere from excellent to exceptional
These very basic rules seems quite evident for any seasoned investor from elsewhere. However, as much of the true state of things in the Andalusian business environment is often expertly hidden from view and rarely disclosed to the investor, unless they have sharp local advisors, they will be completely unable to determine the real quality of any investment opportunity they are offered on the local market. Even international firms are sometimes unable to offer full transparency, as they might lack personnel with the informal contacts required for full insight.
This sets us apart from other service providers who offer properties without disclosing true risks and damage potential, and more often than not leaving the international investor in a state of blissful ignorance of the a smattering of unpleasant surprises to arrive in the years and decades ahead.