Welcome to the VBL Group
The VBL Group is a fully integrated property company. Our activities encompass acquisition, development and management of real estate exclusively in Valletta, Malta. Our portfolio and opportunities for investment are as unique as our location- Valletta is the capital of Malta, the EUs most rapidly developing economy and the OECDs fastest growing real estate market.
Malta’s stable political system and exciting economic prospects have attracted the largest relative increase in population of any EU member state, increasing by over 15 times the EU average. The vast majority of these foreigners are in professional and executive level employment. This increase, combined with a 17% year on year jump in tourism, has fuelled consistent growth in property values across the island, with Valletta seeing up to 8-fold increases in prices per sqm over the past 7 years.
‘Valletta is a city of palaces, built by gentlemen for gentlemen’ – Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister (1880s).
Built overlooking the deepest natural harbour in Europe, the walled city of Valletta is a majestic and awe-inspiring sight. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is protected from incongruous developments, maintaining an architectural harmony that embraces its rich history and 16th century origins. It’s physical position on a peninsula jutting into the Mediterranean prevents further development, thus ensuring that demand outstrips the supply of quality property.
Significant investment from the EU has seen the new parliament building designed by Renzo Piano and the renovation of Fort St Elmo. 2018 marked Valletta’s year as the European Capital of Culture fuelling increased tourism including Cruise ships which regularly populate the Grand Harbour. New bars, restaurants and hotels are constantly appearing in the city and it has become a hub for cultured night-life.
What We Do - Valletta as our Product
As the dominant player in Valletta’s real estate market, VBL Group combines a comprehensive knowledge of the local market with an innovative business model integrating property acquisition, development and management. Using economies of scale to minimise expenditure whilst maintaining cash-flows from selling, renting and managing properties, VBL with zero bank debt since foundation, and still has seen consistent growth over the past 7 years. Unique access to a supply of further acquisitions will lead to substantially expand the VBL property portfolio in the future and growth from the surging property market in Valletta is expected to continue.
With a strong track record from day one, VBL’s continued profitability demonstrates the success of its unique development concept and is a testament to its highly professional and integrated team.