Seville City One, Metropolis of the South, participated this morning in the new edition of Welcome Home Salón Inmobiliario Sevilla 2024, an important property fair in Andalusia. The event brought together some of the companies promoting this public-private initiative, companies involved in the project and Banco Santander as a collaborating entity.

Under the title “Seville, the present and the next metropolis of the south”, the round table, organised in collaboration with Banco Santander, featured speeches by Antonio Gil, Territorial Director of Metrovacesa Western Andalusia; Rafael Miranda, General Director of Caralca; Manuel Morillo, Managing Director of Emvisesa; Fernando Vázquez, Manager of Urban Planning and the Environment of Seville City Council; and Zacarías Zulategui, Director of Promotion of Western Andalusia of Grupo Insur and Vice-President of Sevilla City One.

In his speech, Zacarías Zulategui pointed out that “the Sevilla City One initiative was created by civil society to position Seville and its metropolitan area as a benchmark in the processes of sustainable urban transformation in order to attract investment”. He also stressed that

“We are at a moment of opportunity for the city, as it has been selected by the EU as one of the 100 cities to meet the global challenge of climate neutrality by 2030. A perfect opportunity to turn our metropolis into an engine for sustainable development, for the promotion of innovation and technological scenarios, and for business cooperation”.

The great assets for the transformation of Seville
Among the topics discussed during the round table were the great assets that Seville has for this transformation. With more than 1.5 million inhabitants, it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in Spain, after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. One of these was the sustained growth of its metropolitan area over the last two decades, with more than 145,000 new inhabitants, thanks to municipalities such as Dos Hermanas, Mairena del Aljarafe, La Rinconada and Alcalá de Guadaíra.

It has also been highlighted that the city is the first economic engine of Andalusia and the fourth economy of Spain. Thus, before the COVID, the provincial GDP exceeded 40,000 million euros, which would represent almost 25% of the Andalusian GDP.

The speeches also emphasised that the city is a strategic enclave as an intermodal centre between Europe and Africa, which favours the consolidation of economic activities with high added value. The main poles around which it is divided are Aerópolis, the Port of Seville and the Cartuja Science and Technology Park, which generate more than 43,000 highly qualified jobs and account for 24% of the province’s GDP.

Welcome Home Seville 2024 Real Estate Exhibition
In its nine previous editions, Welcome Home Seville has generated hundreds of sales and thousands of contacts between professionals in the sector and citizens interested in buying, selling or renting property, offices or commercial premises.

On this occasion, the property fair, which is free to attend, will have around 30 exhibitors.