Editorial Letter

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elcome to the first number of LivingTerra, a publication with the mission of establishing itself as a reliable source of information for investors, both national and foreign, interested in the Mexican Caribbean real estate market.

Undeniably, Quintana Roo has gained solid ground as the main destination for tourists in Mexico, mostly concentrating in Cancun and Riviera Maya, a trend that is expected to continue throughout coming years. This has naturally brought about a significant growth in real estate demand and supply for the area. A very interesting array of options for investment is attracting big corporations seeking to develop hotel and tourist complexes, as well as individuals and families who dream of acquiring property by the sea, either for living, holidays, or rental. What is certain is that this destination has become one the most captivating markets for investment, as it has something to offer for every style, need and budget.

With all of this in mind, our main goal with LivingTerra is to provide an insightful read on the rhythm of the real estate market in the Mexican Caribbean; and so we have brought together the very valuable contributions of various experts in the different areas pertaining real estate, whose rich and specialized knowledge in this destination and its possibilities for urban development will skillfully illustrate the landscape for the benefit of investors, so that they can make well-informed decisions and obtain higher returns.

Without further ado, we welcome you to this number of our magazine, in the hope that in its pages and through the words of our guest experts you will find accurate and timely information, for you to discover that valuable investment you’re after.

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ver 647.9 nautical miles of turquoise sea and white sand are the landscape framing this highly alluring biodiversity offer for global tourism. Cancun, Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, Isla Mujeres, Tulum and Bacalar are some of the stars of this destination. All of them with a well-established offer of approximately 100,000 three and five stars hotel rooms, and even boutique hotels for high-end tourism, with annual average lodging of 85% in the last five years. This points to the fact that the new offer, currently in construction and development stages (over 18,000 new rooms in the coming 24 months), will serve to fulfill the growing demand for this paradisal land.

The population in the Mexican Caribbean is of 1,600,000, growing 10% annually. It is worth mentioning that the average growth is below 3%. This demographic growth represents a demand of 50 thousand new homes per year, and so, this is a great market for housing construction companies to focus on.

The demographic growth in the mexican caribbean annually requires 50 thousand new homes

The annual economic benefit generated, strengthening the community, industry and trades, repeats itself and grows continually thanks to the area’s natural attractions, extant infrastructure and superstructure, debt and direct capital investment in the construction and the development of new hotels, theme parks, recreational sites, marinas and golf courses. Due to all this, the expected total annual economic benefit for the next five years will be of over 5 billion USD.

In order to invest here, the services of registered, financial, and secured title real estate agencies (legally established according to governing authorities) are required, as these agencies are able to provide advice on opportunities, laws and regulations, as well as on the highest value and/or most profitable market shares within the chosen area.

Investing in the Mexican Caribbean, besides being highly profitable financially, is an alternative providing the chance to enjoy and benefit from living in an environment close to a natural paradise, able to trigger in oneself a change of priorities that will align economic and financial interests with activities that improve the quality of our lives and health, necessary as that is in our modern societies to alleviate the strains resulting from environmental pollution and stress.

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