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When it comes to Spain’s housing market, according to a recent article from the BBC and Eurostat, two-thirds of the population reside in apartments, one of the highest percentages in Europe. Taking a look at Spain’s residential history, the 1960s and 70s saw the first shift towards inner city living, with people opting to live in cities over the countryside for work purposes. This saw a surge of urban property growth across Spain. Fast-forward to recent years, and the common denominator in people choosing apartments over houses is affordability and higher density living. Quality Spanish housing at realistic prices in urban areas is in short supply, which paves the way for reasonable, practical and innovative apartment developments.

Apartment affordability, location and facilities all have a key part to play in Spain’s housing market, and all affect the overall sense of community. The importance of community can be felt across each neighbourhood and has grown and enhanced throughout the generations, with some more traditional embracing Spain’s culture and history, and others focusing on innovation. Most recently in this current COVID-19 pandemic, these communities are key to keeping people uplifted, supported and hopeful – you need only to see the recent videos of communities coming together on their balconies and communal gardens, to engage through music, wellness activities and offering support for key workers.

Pairing this with city lifestyle benefits, such as increased entertainment and amenities, an eclectic mix of cultures and ethnicities and developed transport and tourism, is why apartment living helps enhance communities and is increasingly popular across Spain’s major cities.


So, how does GRE Assets fit in to help create, enhance and support communities in Spain?

 To cater to the continued strong demand, the UK residential property developer has embarked on a new exciting project, offering 63 stunning apartments located in the fast evolving Poblenou neighbourhood, just minutes from the Mediterranean Sea in Barcelona.

The allure of GRE Assets’ Brises Diagonal Mar apartments, designed with innovation, high-efficiency and great quality in mind, allows the developer to create a uniquely appealing community. Situated within the Catalan’s capital, which is an early adopter of smart technology, Brises Diagonal Mar will create a strong vibrant neighbourhood through a focus on social life, evening economy, top-quality amenities and architectural focal points relating to the city’s impressive culture. This further creates a community which celebrates the fascinating history of Barcelona as well as one that shines light on the city’s plans for a smart future.

For more information on GRE Assets’ Brises Diagonal Mar, please click here.


In addition to Brises Diagonal Mar, GRE Assets has additional residential projects in Barcelona including Bac de Roda and Morales.