Portugal is a country rich in talent and diversity. The public investments made in the past decade in education, infrastructures and technology pave the way for those wanting to start or invest in a new business. With one of the most vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystems in Europe, Portugal is a top destination to create, test, fail fast and try again.
The strategy intends to strengthen different qualified and creative entrepreneurship levels, through direct support to entrepreneurs, encouraging the emergence of new business opportunities, particularly in creative and innovative fields.
Turning an idea into a successful business is not easy, but in Portugal we can help you in this process. Searching investors, finding incentives or grants, selecting locations, connect you with the right set of talents are just some of the services we can provide you with.
A Steadily Growing Real Estate Market
Just like the need and desire to invest in Portugal, their real estate market is also steadily growing. With a climate that allows for comfort year long with low maintenance on homes and buildings, it’s no surprise. In fact, Lisbon has been ranked one of the most interesting cities in Europe as a place to invest in real estate.
Unlike the rest of the world including its neighboring countries, Portugal has yet to experience inflation in real estate prices which means property in this country is very easily attainable.
Portugal also has plenty of different types of properties to chose from. Whether you’re looking for a beachfront home, apartment in the city, or a property large enough to play host to a future resort – they have it all.
Although they haven’t experienced the same rate of inflation the real estate market is continuing to grow alongside the number of foreign investments in the country. Meaning it’s important to hop onto this opportunity now before investing in Portugal becomes unattainable and overpriced.
Portugal Golden Visa
Reduced Option: 350,000 Euro Real Estate Rehabilitation
As of January 1st, 2022, where you can invest in real estate to qualify for the Portugal Golden Visa will be restricted. Properties purchased in Lisbon, Porto, or the coastal towns will not qualify for the program. This rule change does not apply to any purchases made until the end of 2021.
There are a few different investment methods that qualify an investor for the Portugal Golden Visa. Among these, real estate acquisition is the most popular one by far.
However, within the real estate acquisition module, there are multiple available options. You can either get a property for 500,000 Euro or choose to go with an urban rehabilitation option, where the minimum investment value drops down to 350,000 Euro!
As its name suggests, the objective of this option is to promote urban rehabilitation and offer the investor a series of benefits for contributing to the renovation of the property in return.
Acquisition of real estate, which must be constructed more than 30 years ago or located in an urban rehabilitation area. The acquired property must be rehabilitated in accordance with the municipality regulations. The total amount of the property purchase price and the renovation works must equal or be greater than 350,000 Euro.
The 350,000 Euro minimum amount includes the property price + the renovation works.
The lowest real estate investment threshold for the Golden Visa program in Portugal is 280,000 Euro. In order to qualify for this option, the property needs to be older than 30 years old, renovated, and located in a low-density area.
The success of Portugal as an investment destination is based on the country’s positive approach towards international business. Portugal offers a strategic location, access to key markets, skilled human resources, competitive costs and top infrastructures.
Portugal offers national and foreign investors investment incentives.
Incentives may come as financial incentives, repayable or non-refundable, tax benefits and co-financing. Exceptionally, specific subsidies may also be granted, such as reimbursement of employers’ costs with the training of employees.
Cities or regions offer additional supports / incentives, so it is important to choose the city or region that best fits your goals and expectations.
Portugal is a booming ecosystem with an ever growing number of innovative startups, business angels and investors. Portugal has been thriving in the World’s Entrepreneurial scene.
We work with incubators that have a set of infrastructures and services to support the startup ecosystem, but are also located in regions with investment incentives, ensuring the means for further growth.
Programs such Startup Voucher, Startup Visa, ..., are available, to help entrepreneurs transforming their projects in reality.