COATT Magazines

Dr. Estela Rivas Nieto has published a review on the National Congress on collaborative housing and territory organized by the Chair in the Journal of the Col·legi d’Aparelladors, Arquitectes Tècnics i Enginyers d’Edificació de Tarragona, no. 91, 2021, pp. 25-26.

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Dr. Héctor Simón Moreno has participated in updating the monograph ” Principios de Derecho civil Tomo II: Derecho de obligaciones” by Prof. Carlos Lasarte Álvarez.


The European Network for Housing Research has published its Newsletter 3/2021, which contains the latest news, activities and publications of the Chair. The Newsletter is available at the following link:


Debate and presentation of the report Concrete Actions for Social and Affordable Housing in the EU. Next Monday, December 13th, 6pm. The (online) event Social and affordable housing in the EU will be dedicated to the presentation of the policy study Concrete Actions for Social and Affordable Housing in the EU, by Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre-Aznar and Dr. Núria Lambea-Llop (coauthors of the study), which will then be discussed in a panel with Czech experts. The debate will be broadcast on Facebook as well. Simultaneous translation into Czech will be provided during the debate. The event is organised by the Masaryk Democratic Academy.

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Book Release

The Chair, in collaboration with the Dominican Judicial Observatory (OJD), organizes on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. the act of presentation of the book entitled “The real estate trust and foreign investment as instruments to mitigate the housing deficit” work of Dra. Maridalia Rodríguez Padilla, which is part of the collection of books “Housing Law” of the Tirant lo Blanch publishing house.

The presentation will be given by Dr. Luis Gonzalo Baena, a professor at the Externado de Colombia University, and Mr. Aquiles Calderón, a lawyer specialized in fiduciary administration.

The event will be streamed live from Funglode’s YouTube channel: Link

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Tuesday 19th  of October Dr. Sergio Nasarre and Dra. Gemma Caballé have been invited to the Plenary Session of the General Council of Real Estate Agents (CGCOAPI) to explain the conclusions of the book “The real estate brokerage profession in the face of new housing challenges” published by Tirant lo blanch as a result of the doctoral thesis made by Dr. Caballé and directed by Prof. Dr. Nasarre.

Diari de Tarragona

Pablo Ruiz Osuna, Artificial intelligence will change (almost) everything, Diari de Tarragona, 10/10/2021.


Dr. Ángeles Galiana Saura has made a book review by Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre Aznar “La gran apuesta. Avaricia. El beneficio sin responsabilidad” (The Big Short Greed. The profit without liability) in Cuadernos electrónicos de Filosofía del Derecho, no. 44, june 2021.

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Presentation of the book

On September 30, the book ” La gran apuesta ” by Prof. Dr. Sergio Nasarre will be presented in a hybrid format at the Francisco Vitoria University by its rector, Dr. Sada and F. Flores, director of the Human Rights Institute from the University of Valencia. The booktrailer is on:

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The book has been published “El fideicomiso inmobiliario y la inversión extranjera como instrumentos para mitigar el déficit habitacional” (The real estate trust and foreign investment as instruments to mitigate the housing deficit] by Dra. Maridalia Rodríguez Padilla.

 This book covers the lack of housing affecting the Dominican Republic, the legal framework and tax treatment of local and foreign real estate investments, and the real estate trust [fideicomiso] as an instrument of collective investment. On the one hand, this book highlights the need to amend Act 189-11, on the mortgage market and the trust, in order to make the real estate trust an instrument to increase the housing stock in this country. This piece of legislation aims at boosting the financial market and the real estate sector, while encouraging private participation in solving the housing problem and introducing new instruments for raising funds for this purpose. On the other hand, the book analyses the lack of active policies for attracting foreign investment to solve the Dominican lack of housing. Moreover, there is a need to promote real estate investment trusts specialized in renting, rent to own or other types of intermediate tenures, being methods for accessing to housing and for increasing national or foreign private investment (direct and indirect). Finally, this book examines the convenience to promote an ad hoc regulation of trusts dedicated to the Dominican real estate rental market (Dominican REITs) that guarantees a minimum investment in affordable housing.

This book is based on the Dominican experience, but the conclusions reached make it applicable to any similar legal financial instrument used as a housing policy in any regulation.