The AN­CE ap­peal: “Let’s not wa­ste va­lua­ble ti­me”

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2016 may real­ly be the de­ci­si­ve year for re­newed re­co­ve­ry in the buil­ding sec­tor. All the right con­di­tions for star­ting over are in pla­ce. Af­ter years of hea­vy cu­ts, in­vest­men­ts for 2016 are fi­nal­ly fo­re­ca­sted to ri­se by 1% in real terms, thanks main­ly to the lon­ga­wai­ted big tur­na­round in pu­blic works. But im­por­tant signs of re­co­ve­ry are al­so being sho­wn by the buil­ding tra­de, not on­ly due to the sub­stan­tial in­crea­se in fa­mi­ly mort­ga­ges wi­th a con­se­quent up­turn in hou­se sa­les, abo­ve all in mu­ni­ci­pa­li­ties that are al­so main pro­vin­cial ci­ties, but al­so be­cau­se of the im­por­tant

The as­so­cia­tion con­ti­nues to work to­wards re­sto­ring an in­crea­sin­gly mo­re sta­ble re­la­tion­ship bet­ween bu­si­nes­ses and banks

Sta­bi­li­ty Law mea­su­res, ma­ny of whi­ch we­re stron­gly bac­ked by AN­CE.

In par­ti­cu­lar, men­tion mu­st be ma­de of the can­cel­la­tion of the TA­SI pro­per­ty tax, whi­ch will cer­tain­ly ha­ve im­por­tant ef­fec­ts for a re­laun­ch of the mar­ket, and de­duc­tion of 50% of the VAT on the pur­cha­se pri­ce of new ho­mes in ener­gy clas­ses A and B for in­co­me tax pur­po­ses, whi­ch may en­cou­ra­ge users to look at ever mo­re ef­fi­cient, qua­li­ty pro­duc­ts.

The new op­por­tu­ni­ties will al­so be­ne­fit the non-re­si­den­tial buil­ding sec­tor, the pro­duc­tion seg­ment re­pre­sen­ted, among others, by ho­tels, in­du­strial buil­dings, of­fi­ces and shops, whi­ch was the one that suf­fe­red the mo­st bet­ween 2008 and 2015, when in­vest­men­ts drop­ped by mo­re than 40%.

For this new year, a slight drop in pro­duc­tion le­vels (-0.4%) is fo­re­ca­sted, ac­com­pa­nied by im­por­tant in­di­ca­tors wi­th in­crea­ses on the tran­sac­tion and loans front. Du­ring the third quar­ter of 2015, the com­mer­cial sec­tor (ho­tels, shops, work­shops, com­mer­cial buil­dings) in fact po­sted a 7.4% ri­se in sa­les, con­fir­ming a po­si­ti­ve trend that had be­gun in 2014.

A boo­st of con­fi­den­ce

But the big­ge­st boo­st of con­fi­den­ce is wi­thout doubt being pro­vi­ded by the gra­dual un­loc­king of the cre­dit sy­stem that we ha­ve seen over re­cent mon­ths. AN­CE is con­ti­nuing to ma­ke wa­ves in this di­rec­tion wi­th a view to re­sto­ring an in­crea­sin­gly mo­re sta­ble re­la­tion­ship bet­ween bu­si­nes­ses and banks

Af­ter the +6.7% of 2014, du­ring the fir­st 9 mon­ths of 2015, the flow of new funds in­to in­vest­men­ts in

non-re­si­den­tial buil­ding sho­wed a real sur­ge: +94.1% com­pa­red to the sa­me pe­riod of the pre­vious year. A hugely po­si­ti­ve fi­gu­re that brings real ho­pe af­ter years of a con­ti­nual slump in mort­ga­ges, whi­ch drop­ped by over 70% bet­ween 2007 and 2014.

We are, in other words, brea­thing new air and seeing a gro­w­th in the desire to in­ve­st in Ita­lian real esta­te by in­ter­na­tio­nal funds and groups.

Our ho­pe

This is why, in 2016, we are ho­ping not to wa­ste va­lua­ble ti­me: we need con­cre­te, cou­ra­geous po­li­cies for ter­ri­to­rial go­ver­nan­ce, ba­sed on clear ru­les that sti­mu­la­te vir­tuous col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween the pu­blic and pri­va­te sec­tors. On­ly by com­bi­ning our shared ef­forts will we in fact ma­na­ge to eli­mi­na­te ob­sta­cles and bu­reau­cra­tic inef­fi­cien­cies and

turn our ci­ties and to­wns in­to in­crea­sin­gly mo­re at­trac­ti­ve pla­ces, rea­dy to ho­st tran­sfor­ma­tion and buil­ding de­ve­lo­p­ment that is by means se­cond be­st to that in other Eu­ro­pean ci­ties.

The pre­mi­ses are all the­re, wi­th a re­newed ma­croe­co­no­mic pic­tu­re and the fir­st po­si­ti­ve signs that mu­st be ta­ken ad­van­ta­ge of and ex­ploi­ted to the max. Our bu­si­nes- ses are con­so­li­da­ting their abi­li­ty to in­no­va­te and po­li­tics seem to be mo­ving in the right di­rec­tion. We mu­st not miss out on this op­por­tu­ni­ty and we mu­st le­ve­ra­ge Ita­lian real esta­te for a true start over in Ita­ly, using it as a dri­ver to pull the coun­try out of the slump of this re­ces­sion.

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