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Propiedad fraccionada de un yate

Por Moisés Hernández –
Director General de FYI Yachts en México

Ser propietario de un yate no se logra fácilmente, pues además del costo de adquisición de la embarcación, están los altos gastos derivados de su operación y mantenimiento. No es de extrañar entonces, que el concepto de propiedad compartida o fraccionada esté ganando auge en el segmento de las embarcaciones de lujo. Se trata de una inversión inteligente, si lo que se busca es reducir costos y ser dueño de un yate, libre de preocupaciones. También es interesante para personas que desean iniciarse en el mundo náutico, pero aún no saben con certeza si les gustará.

¿Cómo funciona?

A través de este tipo de propiedad, cada uno de los socios vive la experiencia de ser el único dueño, sin tener que cargar con todos los costos. En el caso de FYI Yachts, máximo nueve socios adquieren una fracción correspondiente al 11% del valor real del activo, es decir, todos son copropietarios en partes iguales.

Cada socio puede hacer uso libre de la embarcación durante 20 días y 6 fines de semana al año. Únicamente debe cubrir una cuota anual, que incluye la administración y operación de la embarcación, los mantenimientos periódicos, preventivos y correctivos necesarios, la tripulación capacitada y certificada para un servicio personalizado y de excelencia a bordo, los avituallamientos y remodelaciones periódicas para mantener el yate en óptimas condiciones, así como el derecho al uso de juguetes acuáticos.

El contrato tiene una duración de seis años. Todos los pagos a realizarse quedan claramente estipulados desde el inicio, por lo cual no hay gastos inesperados o adicionales. Eso genera tranquilidad a los propietarios, quienes únicamente deben preocuparse por disfrutar el yate el tiempo que les corresponda.

En este tipo de adquisición, no hay restricciones en cuanto a la nacionalidad de los propietarios. Las únicas limitaciones asociadas son las que dicta la ley en cuanto a la navegación, por ejemplo, el máximo número de personas a bordo.

Si un socio quiere vender su parte antes del término del contrato, puede hacerlo sin inconvenientes y al precio que él decida pactar. El nuevo dueño únicamente podrá hacer usufructo de la embarcación durante el tiempo restante estipulado en el contrato del dueño original.

Sin lugar a dudas, son muchas las ventajas asociadas a la propiedad compartida o fraccionada de una embarcación de lujo; principalmente, abre la posibilidad a que más personas se sumen al exclusivo estilo de vida inherente al mundo de los yates.

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Parques temáticos en Quintana Roo

Sin lugar a dudas, Quintana Roo cuenta con un anclaje que pocos destinos en el mundo tienen, convirtiéndolo en una alternativa turística viable en la oferta mundial. Entre sus bondades están su ubicación geográfica, playas de gran belleza, riqueza cultural, atractivos naturales y náuticos, así como su oferta de servicios de alto nivel. Todo esto en un radio de 250 km que cobija una diversidad de destinos como Cancún, Isla Mujeres, Holbox, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza y Valladolid, por mencionar los más importantes. Esta variedad se traduce en un sinfín de posibilidades para el visitante, una cualidad que difícilmente otros destinos turísticos en nuestro continente pudieran llegar a desarrollar.

Por si fuera poco, en los últimos años se han estado realizando nuevas inversiones para el desarrollo de un concepto bien explotado en Orlando y las Vegas: los parques y hoteles temáticos.

Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, propiedad de Miguel Quintana Pali, cabeza creativa de la actual colección de los principales parques turísticos en el estado, recientemente ha incursionado en el mercado hotelero. Para sumarse también a su oferta de productos, dos nuevos complejos de parques temáticos se encuentran en fase de construcción y planeación, respectivamente: Xavage y He’e Elel. Prácticamente concluido, Xavage está programado para abrir a finales de 2018. Es un concepto de atracciones de aventura, que incluye kayaks, rafting, cuatrimotos, jets acuáticos y tirolesas. He’e Elel será un parque de naturaleza eco turística que explotará ríos subterráneos que se encuentran en un predio de 55 hectáreas, donde además será posible realizar senderismo, ciclismo y tener acceso a cenotes. Este proyecto contempla una inversión de 80 millones de pesos.

Por otro lado, desde 2017 se anunció la construcción del proyecto Amikoo, producto de una alianza entre la firma IUSA y Grupo Gala. Sobre un terreno de 120 hectáreas en la zona conocida como Punta Maroma, en Playa del Carmen, se prevé una inversión que asciende a los 840 millones de pesos. Una primera etapa –que se pretende concluir a finales de este año– integrará un hotel con 320 habitaciones, un museo de arqueología y antropología maya, un simulador de vuelo panorámico, un simulador de expedición submarina y una alberca de olas, principalmente. Su inauguración está programada para junio de 2019. Posteriormente, se construirá el centro de convenciones, la zona comercial, un centro gastronómico y una arena para conciertos. La segunda etapa incluirá el parque temático Amikoo, con 24 atracciones mecánicas de última generación divididas en zonas: Park Maya Extreme, Maya Adventure, Maya Discovery y Amikoo Land. Esta etapa concluirá hasta el 2021. Por último, se completará la construcción del Amikoo Resort, también con zonas tematizadas. En total, la infraestructura hotelera alcanzará las 1,200 habitaciones. Las previsiones establecen que durante los primeros dos años de operación Amikoo recibirá dos millones de visitantes anualmente, pero una vez que esté concluido todo el proyecto, se espera que la afluencia se duplique.

De esta forma, en la zona se manifiesta un nuevo modelo de inversiones basadas en parques temáticos, algo ya antes visto con éxito en destinos como Orlando. Y así, tal como en Las Vegas, marcas como Hard Rock Cafe, Nickelodeon y, próximamente, Margaritaville, desarrollarán nuevos hoteles basados en conceptos temáticos de franquicias comerciales, ampliando la oferta y variedad del mercado turístico en el Caribe Mexicano.

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Port Marina Puerto Cancún

Bajo el diseño de la reconocida firma Artigas Arquitectos, Port Marina es el desarrollo más exclusivo para negocios dentro de Puerto Cancún. A solo pasos de Marina Town Center y del Mar Caribe, este excepcional edificio despliega terrazas y acceso privado a la marina, fusionando perfectamente productividad con lujo.

Un espectacular lobby de triple altura recibe a los propietarios y visitantes, quienes pueden hacer uso del coffee bar y de la terraza.

Distribuidas en tres niveles, las suites corporativas –todas con terraza privada– exhiben acabados de alta gama que conjugan diseño y tecnología, combinando la productividad con la privacidad, dos cualidades indispensables para hacer negocios exitosos. Para reuniones del más alto nivel, existe una sala de consejo.

Adicionalmente, el desarrollo integra dos elevadores de alta velocidad, ventanas Duovent y un amplio estacionamiento de dos niveles (un cajón de estacionamiento cada 25 m2). Para tranquilidad de propietarios y visitantes, el edificio cuenta con seguridad 24/7 y circuito cerrado inteligente (CCTV).

En Port Marina, el confort y la tecnología van armoniosamente de la mano. Cada detalle de este exclusivo centro de negocios –incluyendo las espectaculares vistas al Mar Caribe– ha sido cuidadosamente pensado para crear un ambiente que propicie, ante todo, la productividad.

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What is crowdfunding

By
DAVID AGMON –
CEO AND FOUNDER OF INVERSPOT


In Mexico, teamwork has always been key and, thanks to the new types of business models that have been introduced, different people have been able to fulfill their dreams and achieve their goals. In the last few years, Crowdfunding, or collective funding, has become one of the best ways to help many people turn into capital allocators, investors, or philanthropists.

Crowdfunding is a collective network for obtaining monetary contributions for financing a project in exchange for equity or rewards. This can be done through investors or backers who are looking for their capital investment to generate a yield.  It is considered to be an excellent alternative for people who have a project or idea in mind and need financing in order to carry it out. 

The purpose of crowdfunding is to collect funds in order to finance projects that are posted on different platforms; these can be cultural, artistic, social or business-related.

There are four types of crowdfunding:

  1. Investment (Equity)

This consists of investing capital in a project in exchange for equity. This type of investment is often beneficial if the project succeeds in growing as expected since it will be able to multiply the money that was invested. Inverspot, for example, is a real estate crowdfunding company where you can obtain average yields of 18% annually. 

  • Loan

This crowdfunding method provides money in exchange for making back the principal plus interest after an estimated period of time. Usually, the person who loans his capital decides how much interest he will receive in exchange for the loan. Yo Te Presto is a company that gives you from $10,000 to $300,000 for a period of 6 to 36 months.

  • Rewards-based

This consists of making a contribution in exchange for a product or service the backer is interested in, and it is usually used for carrying out artistic projects.  Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform aimed at providing funds to artists, musicians, designers and other creative individuals.

  • Donation-based

This method focuses on goodwill projects, and participation generally focuses on a social cause. This type of financing is frequently used by companies with charity-based causes. Donadora is a digital platform whose purpose is to collect funds safely for personal requirements or for social causes. 

How does it work?

In order to participate in any of the above types of crowdfunding, you must take into account the following:  

As an entrepreneur:

  • Select the type of crowdfunding your project will be seeking.
  • Submit your project.
  • Provide a clear description of the idea.
  • Estimate the funding time.
  • Wait for your project to be evaluated and approved.

As an investor:

  • Familiarize yourself with the types of investment.   
  • Select the type of project you would like to participate in.  
  • Confirm the type of earnings you want (donation, yield or product).
  • Choose the length of time you want to participate. 

Investing your money in crowdfunding platforms is an innovative new way of making your money grow or helping others in a benevolent way.

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Interior decoration: a tool for selling real estate projects

Designing the interior spaces of a property becomes a key factor whenever increasing the value of any residential, corporate or commercial space is concerned. A project of this nature goes beyond choice of the wall color and placement of modern furniture. The objects that are selected must be aimed at improving the resident’s quality of life, at enhancing creativity and productivity in an office and, above all, at obtaining a better return on investment from the space’s use. In order to raise the relative property value and achieve even more successful results, it is worth considering hiring the consulting services of a professional decorator for the real estate investment plan.  Below, Marcela Vega, Project Manager of Actual Group, shares her experience and knowledge with respect to home staging, primarily in settings intended to motivate a real estate purchase or lease. 

  1. When marketing a real estate project, what is the importance of decorating the model homes/apartments?

Primarily, its importance is that the potential buyers who visit it have a real idea of what the staged homes will look like. Thus, they can see whether it fulfills their needs according to the number of persons in the family, whether the apartment will be used for vacation or leasing purposes. It is important that the spaces look roomy and the furniture harmonizes with the finishes on the walls, floor and kitchen, as well as the view.

  • What are the elements that define the interior design project of these model apartments?

When a developer presents their project to us, we pay special attention to the architecture of the development, the types of finishing they are using in the apartments and the value of the property and zone where they are located. In addition, it is essential to take into account the market it is targetingwhether it is young people, older adults, etc.since the particular style is determined based on those factors.

  • What can you tell us about the design for common areas of a building or real estate development?

The most important aspect is that they must be comfortable spaces, tasteful for everyone, and not overly fashionable. In other words, they should be neutral, timeless, and in tune with the development’s architecture. The materials must be for heavy-duty use due to the fact that they will be in high-traffic areas.    

  • What are some of the model homes/apartments you have staged?   

Last month we completed and turned over the home staging for the model apartment in Aria Puerto Cancun, as well as its common areas, the Seniors Club, the Teen Club, and the Business Centers.  

Other developments that we have collaborated with in the home staging process are: Allure, Marina Condos & Canal Homes, Marea, Axent by Isola, Brezza, Lagunas de Mayakoba, SLS Cancún, Riva, Antaal, Mareazul, Country Towers and Via Montejo. 

  • In the case of the rental market, is it worth it to invest in good quality furnishings and decorative articles? 

Definitely! It is important to invest in quality furnishings, since we must remember that quality is synonymous with durability. It can be in the living room and dining room, which are the focal points of a home. Regarding how much to invest, approximately 10% of the property value is ideal when it is staged for rental. That investment can be recovered in one year, provided it has an 8 to 13% ROI. 

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Theme Parks in Quintana Roo

Without a doubt, Quintana Roo has an anchor that few destinations in the world have, making it a viable tourism alternative on the international market. Among its many blessings are its geographical location, stunning beaches, cultural richness, natural and nautical attractions, as well as its high-end services. All this inside a 250-km (155-mi) radius covering a wide array of destinations such as Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Holbox, Cozumel, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Morelos, Sian Ka’an, Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza and Valladolid, to mention the most important. This variety translates into endless possibilities for the visitor, a quality that other tourist destinations on our continent would be hard-pressed to develop. 

As if that weren’t enough, over the last few years new investments have been made in order to develop a concept that is well-utilized in Orlando and Las Vegas: theme parks and hotels.

Grupo Experiencias Xcaret, owned by Miguel Quintana Pali, the creative genius behind the current collection of the most successful tourist parks in Quintana Roo State, has recently ventured into the hotel market. Soon to be added to this product line, two new theme park complexesXavage and He’e Elelare currently in the construction and planning stage, respectively. Nearly concluded, Xavage is scheduled to open at the end of 2018. Its concept is one of adventure, including kayaks, rafting, ATV’s, jet skis and ziplines. He’e Elel will be an eco-tourism nature park utilizing the underground rivers on the 55-hectare property, where visitors will also be able to enjoy hiking, cycling, and cenote access. This project involves an investment of 80 million pesos.

In other theme park news, construction of the Amikoo project was announced in 2017, the product of an alliance between the IUSA firm and Grupo Gala. To be built on 120 hectares in the area known as Punta Maroma in Playa del Carmen, this ambitious project is set to be an 840 million pesos investment. The first phaseslated to be completed at the end of this yearwill mainly include a 320-room hotel, a museum of Mayan archeology and anthropology, a panoramic flight simulator, an underground submarine simulator and a wave pool. Its inauguration is scheduled for June 2019. Later, the convention center, a shopping area, a gastronomic center, and a concert arena will be constructed. The second phase will include the Amikoo theme park, featuring state-of-the-art mechanical attractions divided into different zones: Park Maya Extreme, Maya Adventure, Maya Discovery and Amikoo Land. This phase will not be concluded until 2021. Thereafter, construction of Amikoo Resort will be completed, also with themed areas. In all, the hotel infrastructure will include 1,200 rooms. Business projections estimate that during the first two years of operation Amikoo will receive two million visitors per year, but once the entire project has been completed, visitor traffic is expected to double. 

Thus, a new theme park-based investment model is rapidly taking shape; it is something that has already demonstrated tremendous success in destinations such as Orlando. And just like in Las Vegas, brands such as Hard Rock Café, Nickelodeon andsoonMargaritaville will develop new hotels based on themed franchise concepts, increasing the tourism market in the Mexican Caribbean.  

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Fractional Yacht ownership

Becoming a yacht owner is not easily achieved since, beside the expense of purchasing the craft, there are high costs arising from operating and maintaining it. Therefore, it is no coincidence that the concept of shared or fractional ownership is gaining ground in the luxury craft segment. Fractional yacht ownership is an intelligent investment if what you are looking for is to reduce costs and become a worry-free yacht owner. It is also attractive for people who want to try out the nautical world but still aren’t sure they’ll like it. 

How does it work? 

Through fractional ownership, each of the members has the experience of being a sole owner without being burdened by all the costs. In the case of FYI Yachts, a maximum of nine members purchase a fractional part—11%—of the actual yacht value; in other words, they are co-owners in equal portions. 

Every member can freely use the vessel for 20 days and 6 weekends a year. He must only pay an annual fee, which includes management and operation of the craft, periodic preventative and corrective maintenance as needed, and periodic remodeling in order to keep the yacht in top condition. It also includes food provisions and full use of the water toys, as well as a trained, certified crew providing impeccable, personalized service on board. 

The contract has a six-year duration. All payments to be made are clearly stipulated from the beginning, so there are no unexpected expenses or add-ons. This gives peace-of-mind to the owners, who will only have to worry about enjoying the yacht for the time they are allotted.

In a fractional ownership acquisition, there are no restrictions insofar as an owner’s nationality is concerned.  The only limitations associated with the yacht are those established by law regarding navigationfor example, the maximum number of persons on board. 

If a member wants to sell his ownership portion before the contract has terminated, he will have no problem doing so, and at the price he decides to accept. In that case, the new owner may only make use of the yacht during the remaining time stipulated in the original owner’s contract. 

Without a doubt, there are many advantages associated with shared or fractional ownership of a luxury craft; primarily, it offers more people the opportunity to become part of the exclusive lifestyle that is inherent to the yachting world. 

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Nido Offices for sale in Puerto Cancún

Nido is a mixed-use project located in Puerto Cancun, the real estate development with the greatest security and return on investment in Cancun. With a signature design and a striking building front, this property houses two floors of commercial spaces for rent and four floors of exclusive offices for sale. In addition, it offers spectacular views of the golf course, the zone’s ecological reserve, partial views of the sea, and a direct connection to one of the city’s most important avenues. 

Featuring an iconic design by the renowned architectural firm Pozas Arquitectos, Nido is a fusion of luxury finishing work that creates an ambience of quality and exclusivity with dimensions capable of adapting to the specific needs of every user.

In addition to office space, Nido offers numerous advantages to visitors and users:

  • •         More than 1000 m2 of amenities
  • •         Lobby with reception
  • •         Meeting room
  • •         Atrium lounge (employee lunchroom, terrace lounge, and covered outside leisure area)
  • •         Employee lunchrooms
  • •         3 high-speed elevators
  • •         1 service area
  • •         Ample common-use restrooms on each floor
  • •         Storage rooms
  • •         Covered parking
  • •         Valet service for the commercial area

With respect to security, users can rest easy knowing Nido has controlled access, 24/7 security and closed circuit television (CCTV). This totally secure buildingwhen combined with its spectacular views and privileged location allowing direct connection to the main arteries of the city and immediate access to public transportationmakes Nido your space to grow.  

+52 (998) 802 1879

info@nidowork.mx

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Gama Master Broker, Southeastern Mexico’s Grand Real Estate Broker

Gama Master Broker (GMB) is one of the companies with the greatest track record and experience in the Mexican Caribbean real estate sector. Besides focusing on property marketing and management, it assists in creating a concept and launching a real estate project. To date it has handed over more than 800 units, representing more than 140 million dollars in sales. Its property portfolio, which brings together more than 40 products, is mainly centered on four of the region’s tourism hubs: Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras and Mahahual. The General Director of GMB, Marc Pujol, talks in depth about the advantages the company offers for owners and potential buyers as well as developers, and he shares with us his vision of the real estate market in the Mexican Caribbean. 

1. What are the services that GMB offers?


GMB is part of all the processes inherent to a real estate development, from the search for land in the best location and obtaining permits to definition of the product through our GMBDESIGN project area. With a great team of architects and engineers, we take charge of creating and reviewing the architectural projects as well as building each of the developments. We even have a construction supervision department in order to ensure that the product has the best quality. Later, we assume responsibility for operations in the case of vacation rentals, and for managing the properties we sell through GMB RENTALS. Therefore, we offer all the quality guarantee and support needed, beginning with the purchasing process until the property is handed over… and even afterwards.

2. What explains the success of the company?

As broker or intermediary, we became the specialists of our developments exclusively. Also, we have succeeded in convincing real estate companies to be our allies so that they can move the maximum number of units in the least amount of time possible. A high number of real estate agents trust usfor example the AMPI members, with whom we have worked together to establish the rules for the market we represent.

A great deal of the success of our company is due to the tremendous team of professionals we have assembled, which consists of more than 200 in-house collaborators. In addition, we have vast experience in launching and conceptualizing real estate developments; in fact, we have successfully represented the best projects in the Riviera Maya, especially those known for their strategic location.

3. What is the return on investment that can be expected after purchasing one of the properties from the GMB portfolio?


Beginning with presale up until delivery, the ROI often rises 25% and we calculate a 10% annual return once the property is handed over. If we had a hotel operation, as is the case of the new era of our projects, the property can leave you between 6% in the first year of operation and up to 10% in subsequent years. So investing today in the Riviera Maya is very profitable. 

4. What can you tell us about the capital gains in destinations such as Puerto Aventuras, Tulum, Playa del Carmen and Mahahual?


Puerto Aventuras is a project that is more than 30 years old, but it has turned itself around due to the ever-growing need for luxury residences, above all in a secure environment. With the arrival of Phase IV, with yacht clubs and heavy investment, I’m sure that today it is the best residential community in the country. Briefly, with the development of Taemathe first private airpark in MexicoI believe a very high-end market will move in, seeking the opportunity to live in a luxury home project with a hangar for private planes! This is going to establish a “before” and “after” in the zone. 

Additionally, Tulum has positioned itself worldwide as the best beach destination in the world, and today the likes of Ibiza, Formentera and Saint-Tropez should not be cause for any great envy on our part. Properties in Tulum will have great capital gain since they are reaching the same levels of demand as Playa del Carmen, despite the fact that it is a destination still in the “launching” phase.

Finally, we have also bet on Mahahual, which we are sure will have a great return on investment.