Research

On a regular basis, Prime Yields develops research papers containing information about how the most significant market segments are performing. This support area reinforces our research and data processing work, allowing a constant update on the market, so needed for all the other activities developed.

The Research Department reflects the always-present investment in innovation, having in its origin the partnership with property online portal Casa Sapo that aims to be ground-breaking in this area of issuing free data to the market reporting the performance of the sector. Data from both Prime Yield and Casa Sapo is crosschecked, enabling a completely updated database. This joint venture boosts a proactive attitude in terms of data sharing that, in turn, supports the development of the markets where we operate.

“Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets”- 2024 Edition

The 2024 edition of “Keep an Eye on the NPL&REO Markets” concludes that the European markets analyzed by Prime Yield performed differently in 2023. On the one hand, Spain, where NPL sales activity will have grown compared to the previous year. On the other hand, Portugal, and Greece, with a slowdown in activity reflecting the strong deleveraging progress of recent years. As for Latin America, Brazil is also showing a slowdown in NPL sales activity, but mainly due to the intensification of credit renegotiation processes, which have put some operations on standby. This annual research produced by Prime Yield about the NPL trading markets in Brazil, Greece, Portugal and Spain, provides an informed overview of these four markets, analyzing NPL stocks and ratios, as well as forecasting transaction activity in 2023 and prospects for its evolution in 2024.

Request a copy

Research “Investing in NPL in Iberia 2023”

The 6th edition of “Investing in NPL in Iberia” analyses the sales of Non-Performing Loan portfolios in Iberia, providing a forecast of activity in Portugal and Spain through 2023 and concluding that Iberian NPL transactions are once again a two-tier market. The study also analyses the latest data on NPL stocks and ratios in the two countries, as well as key economic and housing market indicators. The European context is also considered in this research.

Request a copy

FLASH – Property Market in Portugal 2023

The economic landscape has changed dramatically, with inflation and rapidly rising interest rates coming into play. As one of the sectors that best measures the pulse of the economy, how is real estate reacting to this new scenario and what are the prospects for the future?
This new research analyses the development and challenges of the Portuguese property market in its different segments.

Request a copy

Research “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets”- Spring 2023 Edition

In Portugal, Spain and Greece, the European countries monitored by Prime Yield, the transaction of NPL portfolios lost momentum in 2022, reflecting the combination of a context of maturing markets and economic uncertainty. On the other hand, Brazil, which accumulates a longer period of adverse economic conditions but is still an emerging market in the NPL trading scene worldwide, is enjoying strong activity, expecting record levels of bad debt sales in 2022. As for 2023, the outlook is for stabilization in Europe and further acceleration in Brazil. These are the most relevant conclusions of the 2023 Spring edition of “Keep an Eye on the NPL&REO Markets”, the annual research produced by Prime Yield for the NPL trading markets in Brazil, Greece, Portugal, and Spain. The research provides an informed insight into these four markets, analyzing the NPL stocks and ratios, as well as forecasting transactional activity in 2022 and providing an outlook for 2023.

Request a copy

Investment Guide for SOCIMIs and SIGIs 2023

Developed by Prime Yield, part of Gloval, in association with DLA Piper, the 2023 edition of “INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR SOCIMIs AND SIGIs- Legal Framework and Property Market in Spain and Portugal” analyses the performance of the Portuguese and Spanish real estate markets in 2022, focusing on the occupational and investment activities in the office, housing, logistics, retail and hotel segments. For each segment, there is a closer look at Madrid and Barcelona, in Spain, and Lisbon and Porto, in Portugal. The document, in its third edition, provides, in addition to market perspectives and the economic environment, a legal framework for the activity of REITs in both countries, prepared by DLA Piper.

Request a copy

Research “Investing in NPL in Iberia 2022”

The 5th edition of “Investing in NPL in Iberia” is now available, concluding that 2022 will be a year of two paces in Iberia, with Spain continuing to grow in NPL transactions and Portugal losing momentum. This report is released annually by Prime Yield, part of Gloval, and provides an estimate for NPL transactions each year in Portugal and Spain, as well as placing these countries in the European context. The study also provides an analysis of the main KPIs of these markets, including stock and ratio data in the two countries and in Europe. It also includes an outlook of the real estate market and the evolution of the economy.

Request a copy

Research “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets” – Spring 2022 Edition

Overall, the NPL & REO transaction in the different markets monitored by Prime Yield has strongly recovered in 2021, after a 2020 almost totally paralyzed due the pandemic. 2022 is set to confirm the upward trend in all markets, with very robust pipelines (ongoing, planned and identified deals) in all countries. Get updated on the pace of the Portuguese, Spanish and Greek markets, in Europe, but also over the Brazilian market, in Latin America in the latest “Keep an Eye on the NPL&REO Markets”. In this research we provide an informed insight into these four markets, analyzing the NPL stocks and ratios, as well as forecasting transactional activity in 2021 and providing an outlook for 2022.

Request a copy

Investing in NPL in Iberia 2021

The 4th edition of “Investing in NPL in Iberia” is already available, stating that 2021 is a year of clear reactivation in NPL sales activity both in Portugal and Spain, although still below the pre-Covid levels,
Launched annually by Prime Yield, part of Gloval, this report provides an updated look over the Portuguese and Spanish NPL trading markets, presenting the KPIs for NPL in both countries and in Europe, including stocks and ratios. The research presents Prime Yield’s outlook for the transaction of NPL in 2021, highlighting that a new wave of NPL could come into the market due to uneven economic conditions. Also, the end of moratoria, mainly in Portugal, remains a challenge for this sector and is yet to be assessed. The report also provides an outlook on the latest economic and real estate developments in each market.

Request a copy

Residential Market Barometer – October 2021

The Residential Market Barometer is produced by Prime Yield in association with Portals SuperCasa/CasaSapo/Infocasa.pt. The research monitors the performance of asking prices in the Metropolitan Areas of Lisbon and Porto, as well as presents a brief overview of the economic context and the property market. This new edition, the 2nd, concludes that asking prices continued to show an upward trend in Lisbon and Porto, as well as in the respective metropolitan areas. The report also reveals that this increase is more marked in Porto than in Lisbon.

Request a copy

FLASH – Property Market in Portugal 2020/2021

More than a year after the outbreak of COVID-19, the most recent research on the Portuguese property market provides an analysis of the performance for the main segments of this sector, in terms of supply, demand and evolution of values. It also outlines some perspectives for the market’s future evolution.

Request a copy

Investment Guide for SOCIMIs and SIGIs – 2021 Edition

The 2021 edition of the research “INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR SOCIMIs AND SIGIs – Legal Framework and Property Market in Spain and Portugal” updates the insights into the economy, the property market and the legal framework for REITs that invest (or intend to invest) in Iberia. Providing a comparative analysis between the two countries in all these dimensions, the document aims to be an indispensable tool for REITs in Portugal (SIGIs) and Spain (SOCIMIs). In its second edition, this is an initiative developed by Prime Yield, part of Gloval, and DLA Piper.

Request a copy

Research “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets” – Spring 2021 Edition

Following a challenging year due to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NPL&REO transaction in the different markets monitored by Prime Yield has fallen sharply over 2020. However, investor remain very interested in these types of assets and 2021 is set to be a very busy year, with sales of NPL & REOs expected to pick up to previous levels, with very robust pipelines (ongoing, planned and identified deals) in all countries. The 2021 Spring update of the research “Keep an Eye on the NPL&REO Markets” provides an informed insight over the Portuguese, Spanish and Greek markets, in Europe, but also over the Brazilian market, in Latin America. The NPL stocks and ratios, as well as forecasts for the transactional activity in 2021 are in place in the report’s new edition.

Request a copy

Research “Investing in NPL in Iberia 2020”

“Investing in NPL in Iberia 2020” updates the status quo of the NPL&REO markets in Portugal and Spain in quite atypical year. Launched by Prime Yield, this report aims to give a fresh look over these markets, at the same time putting them in a European context. The research presents Prime Yield’s outlook for the transaction of NPL in both Portugal and Spain, highlighting the challenges of a market that is currently low on dynamics but that should be dealing with a new surge of non-performing loans in 12 to 18 months. The study also provides an outlook on the latest economic and real estate developments in each market.

Request a copy

Residential Market Barometer – October 2020

Prime Yield, in association with CasaSapo/Infocasa.pt portal, has developed a quarterly publication to monitor the performance of asking prices in apartments located in Lisbon and Porto Metropolitan Areas, also presenting a brief review of the economic context and the real estate market situation. In this first edition, of October 2020, the analysis is focused on the post-Covid price evolution, aiming to draw a parallel with the evolution observed during the previous crisis that affected the country and its economy between 2010 and 2013.

Request a copy

FLASH – Property Market in Portugal 2019/2020

Prime Yield’s latest research for the property market in Portugal provides an analysis of this market’s key segments, focusing in supply, demand and value indicators. It also presents an outlook for the property market in 2020, a specially challenging year affected by a global pandemic.

Request a copy

Research “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets” – Spring 2020 Edition

As players all over the world continue targeting distressed assets as interesting investment opportunities, Prime Yield has prepared “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets”, in which presents close and specific insights over the status and deal potential of such markets in Portugal, Spain and Greece, but also in the promising Brazil. The 2020 Spring edition updates the NPL status and deal potential for these four markets, also including a look over each country’s Economy and Real Estate market.

Request a copy

Research “Investing in NPL in Iberia 2019”

Developed by the Prime Yield’s Research Department, this report aims to provide an updated and innovative picture of the Iberian NPL market, at the same time putting it in a European context. The research presents Prime Yield’s estimates on the NPL potential deal in both Portugal and Spain, also identifying the main challenges posed to these markets. The study also provides an outlook on the latest economic and real estate developments in each market.

Request a copy

Rehabilitation for Residential Use in Lisbon’19

This annual publication produced by Prime Yield analyses the supply of residential units resulting from rehabilitation projects in the Portuguese capital. The research considers four relevant zones in the centre of the city, focusing on asking prices and their annual evolution, the geographical distribution and characteristics of the stock in each one of the four areas. The study also comprises a legal insight presented by DLA Piper.

Request a copy

“INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR SOCIMIs AND SIGIs 2019 – Legal Framework and Property Market in Spain and Portugal”

With a focus on Iberia, the “INVESTMENT GUIDE FOR SOCIMIs AND SIGIs 2019 – Legal Framework and Property Market in Spain and Portugal” is an innovative and groundbreaking research aiming to be an essential tool for REITs operating (or intending to operate) in the Spanish and Portuguese real estate markets. This research, now on its first edition, provides a comparative analysis between Spain (SOCIMIs) and Portugal’s (SIGIs) legal framework for REITs and also presents the key performance indicators of the real estate markets in both countries. An economic outlook is also in store. The research is a joint initiative of Prime Yield, part of Gloval, and DLA Piper.

Request a copy

Research “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets”

As NPL workout remains a crucial issue all over Europe and starts to emerge as a challenge in Brazil, and when players all over the world are targeting these distressed assets as interesting investment opportunities, Prime Yield has prepared “Keep an Eye on the NPL & REO Markets”, releasing a Spring update on the NPL status and deal potential for Portugal, Spain and Greece, as well as for Brazil. The research also includes a look over each country’s Economy and Real Estate market.

Request a copy

Investing in NPL in Iberia: a two-way opportunity market

The Non-Performing Loans (NPL) workout continues to pose challenging issues to all Europe. At a time when Spain continues to have one of the highest NPL stock in Europe and Portugal one of the highest NPL ratios, and when investors are more and more heading South, Iberia could gain further momentum in the transaction of this type of portfolios. In order to give investors an insight into this market, Prime Yield has prepared the research “Investing in NPL in Iberia 2018: a two-way opportunity market”, analysing the state-of-the-art of this market in Portugal, Spain and also within Europe, besides giving an outlook for the potential of NPLs deals in 2018 in Iberia and showing the main challenges for this market. An economic overview and the evolution of the housing market in both Portugal and Spain are also themes approached in this research.

Request a copy

Rehabilitation for Residential Use in Lisbon’18

This annual publication produced by Prime Yield analyses the supply of residential units resulting from rehabilitation projects in the Portuguese capital also analysing the year-on-year price evolution. The research considers four relevant zones in the centre of the city, focusing on asking prices, geographical distribution and characteristics of the stock in each one of the four areas. The study also comprises a legal insight, presented in this edition by DLA Piper and focusing on the legal and tax regimes for foreign investment in Portugal.

Request a copy

Investing in NPLs in Portugal: The Time is Now!

At a time when the Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) workout is posing challenging issues to Portugal and this type of portfolio is drawing the increasing attention of more and more investors, Prime Yield launches the innovative research “Investing in NPLs in Portugal: The Time is Now!”. The study analyses the state-of-the-art of this market in Portugal and also within Europe, besides giving an outlook for the potential of NPLs deals in 2017 and showing the main challenges remaining in Portugal for this market to gain momentum. An economic overview and the evolution of prices in the Portuguese housing market over the last 12 yeas are also themes approached in this research.

Request a copy

Rehabilitation for Residential Use in Lisbon’17

This annual publication produced by Prime Yield analyses the supply of residential units resulting from rehabilitation projects in the Portuguese capital. The research considers four relevant zones in the centre of the city, focusing on asking prices, geographical distribution and characteristics of the stock in each one of the four areas. In addition, the current edition analyses the year-on-year price evolution. The study also comprises a legal insight, presented in this edition by DLA Piper and focusing on the legal and tax regimes for foreign investment in Portugal.

Request a copy

Rehabilitation for Residential Use in Porto

Developed by Prime Yield, in association with Predibisa, SRS Advogados and ALC Advogados, this innovative research presents an insight into Porto’s new residential supply resulting from rehabilitation projects. Considering four relevant zones in the city, the research analises both supply volumes and features, as well as asking prices in each area. The document also integrates an analysis of the legal framework impacting the development of rehabilitation projects.

Request a copy

Rehabilitation for Residential Use in Lisbon

Developed by Prime Yield and SRS Advogados, this innovative research presents an insight into Lisbon’s new residential supply resulting from rehabilitation projects. Considering four relevant zones in the capital’s city centre, this analysis is carried out by Prime Yield and focuses in both supply volumes and asking prices. The document also integrates an analysis of the legal framework impacting the development of rehabilitation projects which is conducted by SRS Advogados.

Request a copy

Residential Property Market in Portugal 2005-2015

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Prime Yield has just launched this new research, in which the company presents the evolution of the Portuguese residential market over the last ten years. The paper comprises an analysis to prices and facts that marked this sector between 2005 and 2015. Themes such as the evolution of the Property business fabric in the same 10-year period or the returns delivered by residential property when compared with the stock market are also highlighted in the document.

Request a copy

Property Market in Portugal 2014

The Residential Bulletin provides useful information about apartments, townhouses, both new and used, in Greater Lisbon and Greater Porto. This research results from a strategic partnership between Prime Yield and Casa Sapo.

Request a copy

Portugal: The Luxury Tourist Resort Property Market 2011

The research analyses the Portuguese luxury residential property market in integrated resorts, referring to 2010 and H1 2011 and considering four property types: apartments, townhouses, villas and land plots. In this new edition, new geographical areas of Alentejo and North were considered in the research, in addition to the previously analysed Costa de Prata, Riviera Cascais/Estoril, Costa Azul and Algarve.
A key finding of this study is that despite the slowing pace of this market throughout 2010 and H1 2011, prices remained stable, with properties even overcoming 3 million euro in the area named Triângulo Dourado (Algarve).

Request a copy

Portugal: The Luxury Residential
Tourism Market 2010

For the fourth consecutive year, Prime Yield, in association with IRG, launched its annual report on the Portuguese luxury residential tourism property market.

Request a copy

Portugal: The Luxury Residential
Tourism Market 2009

The third edition of the report “Portugal: The Luxury Residential Tourism Market” was launched at a press conference. At the time, Nelson Rêgo, Managing Director, Prime Yield, noted that the market undergone a slowdown in activity, although it was not as impacted as the lower segments, establishing it self as the most resilient segment”.

Request a copy

Portugal: The Luxury Residential
Tourism Market 2008

In its second edition, “Portugal: The Luxury Residential Tourism Market”, developed by Prime Yield and IRG, concluded that, in 2007, this market “registered a very solid performance, with demand remaining strong throughout 1st half of 2008”.
Forecasts presented in this issue, pointed out a strong performance for the future, given the country’s good positioning, considering the climate, the golf courses supply and the high quality of property. Also, the market was not suffering from a mass construction, as did Spain.

Request a copy

Portugal: The Luxury Residential
Tourism Market 2007

The first edition of “Portugal The Luxury Residential Tourism Market”, launched by the association Prime Yield/IRG, analysed the integrated resorts and tourism condo market for several geographic areas in Portugal, where these types of properties is significant.

Request a copy

Portuguese Residential
Property Market 2006/2007

In this research, Prime Yield carried out a detailed analysis for the residential market in Portugal. The report is structured in three different parts: 1) Macroeconomic outlook; 2) Rental Values in Lisbon and Oporto; 3) Sales prices in Lisbon and Oporto.

Request a copy

Request a copy

If you wish to receive a copy of the reports carried out by Prime Yield, please use the following registration form and indicate your name and email, selecting the report you wish to receive. Before sending and in order to validate your email, please indicate the operation result.

By submitting my request, I authorize the collection of data from this form for the purposes set out in Prime Yield’s Privacy Policy. For further information, please access and read our Privacy Policy.

Prime Yield. We Value your Future. RICS