From Ábalos' ministry to the rental housing 'foyer': Asval hires Helena Beunza as new president | EUROtoday

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Asval, the Association of Rental Homeowners of which massive funds reminiscent of Blackstone and 6,000 different landlords within the nation, has elected Helena Beunza as the brand new president, changing the previous socialist minister Joan Clos, who had been within the place because the group was established.

Beunza has lastly been chosen after the controversial and annoyed signing of Isabel Pardo de Vera, the previous Secretary of State for Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda, and subsequently, former quantity two of the ministry accountable for housing insurance policies within the final legislature. Vera's Pardo He backed down on his intentions to go Asval as a result of barrage of criticism that the information aroused and a attainable incompatibility of the positions.

However, Asval has not moved from the division to decide on Clos's successor, since Beunza was normal secretary of Housing within the Ministry of Development between 2018 and 2020, when José Luis Ábalos was accountable. That is, she was the principle institutional consultant of the sector at that stage, when the primary actions passed off to restrict rental costs in Spain. Now she will even deal with this limitation, however from the opposite aspect of the desk.

“The Governing Board of the Association of Rental Home Owners (Asval) has appointed Helena Beunza as the new president, replacing Joan Clos, who ended her term in December after leading the association since 2020. The decision will be ratified in the next weeks by the General Assembly of the association,” the group introduced on Wednesday afternoon.

Helena Beunza has a level in Law and an knowledgeable in Urban and Regional Studies from the London School of Economics. Before touchdown in Fomento, she labored as normal director of the Valencian Housing and Land Authority (EVha), the physique of the Generalitat Valenciana in command of social housing insurance policies.

Asval has additionally appointed Laura Fernandez as normal director, changing María Andreu, who additionally completed her time period in December. Likewise, the Governing Board of Asval has proven its willingness to “collaborate in the technical development of the Housing Law, and considers it necessary to implement measures that help the construction of a social and affordable housing stock, through public collaboration programs -private”.