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Alicante, Spain: Grande Residences (EQT)

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Alicante, Spain: Grande Residences (EQT)

The Grande Residences development is based in a provincial capital on the Spanish mainland, Alicante, in the south of the Valencian Community facing the astonishing 200 kilometers of Mediterranean coastline called Costa Blanca. It includes an existing ocean view championship golf course, a planned residential development program as well as Grande Excelsior School, Grande Tennis Academy, Grande Equestrian Academy, Grande Golf Academy and Grande Soccer Academy.

The Grande Residences development is located in the beautiful Spanish city of Alicante boasting a dynamic city presence that features a charming castle, a bustling old-quarter promenade, and beaches lining the beautiful shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The ocean view resort features a championship golf course and spa and will include estate homes, villas, a condominium hotel and the Grande Tennis Academy, the Grande Equestrian Academy, the Grande Golf Academy, and the Grande Soccer Academy along with student residences, in addition to recreation amenities, a club house and on-site educational facilities. The multi-phase master plan includes a Grande Hotel with 150 condominium suites, 402 Grande Residences (144 Bungalows and 258 Villas), The Grande condominium with 144 units, a Paradise Spa, and the Grande Excelsior School with student dormitories initially accommodating 500 day and boarding students (with capacity expansion to 2000).

The main core of the project is to complete the build-out one of the best-planned and harmonious residential developments on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. The planned Residential Program, in collaboration with the existing Bonalba Golf & Resort, is an elegant resort development where you can materialize the dream of living on the Mediterranean coast with expansive sea views surrounded by a magnificent golf course benefiting club house, spa and restaurant. Ocean breezes, a year round sunny climate, roofed verandas and outdoor landscaped patios are just a few of the many sought after features that enhance this luxurious resort lifestyle.

On the gentle slopes of the sierra de Bonalba spreads out the Golf Course Bonalba, and 18 hole course, par 72, with a total length of over 6 km, surrounded by palm trees, pines and luscious vegetation. New housing complexes, offering architecturally appealing apartments, villas, semi-detached houses and apartments will be built on the sloping property overlooking the golf course and the sea. Grande Residences development will combine a traditional Mediterranean community design with modern building techniques creating the environment necessary to ensure a unique living comfort of highest quality

Accessibility: The main city of Alicante is a convenient 15 minutes drive forms the Grande Residences and the Bonalba community. Alicante is served by the international airport El Altet, the sixth airport in Spain in terms of passenger numbers (10 million per year), located 12 km from the city. With national carriers and low-cost airlines serving Alicante, the coastal region has become a favorite destination for European residents (particularly the United Kingdom, Germany and Nordic countries) and international tourists. With the lowest fares for the UK-Alicante route, Ryanair and EasyJet have contributed to the level of second home residences purchased by residents of Great Britain. Alicante also has a large passenger port serving regional ferries cruise ships arriving from various international cities.

Highlights: Alicante is located by the foot of Mount Benacantil that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in the Southeast of Spain. Alicante is famous for its great beaches and several festivals such as the Bonfires of St. John, and the Moros i Christians (Moors and Christians). The beautiful seaside Alicante promenade - the Explanada de España bordering the sea in the main downtown area captures the breath of arriving visitors. The Santa Barbara Castle guards Alicante from a high elevation and yet within walking distance of city hotels and apartment buildings. In the city center, the Old Quarter is a small jewel, serving as an example of the one of the best Spanish-Mediterranean architecture styles on the coast with highlighted by the Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari and other urban historical monuments. As in every Spanish city, Alicante also has a great nightlife, with numerous Tapas Bars and restaurants where the tourists and locals often frequent together.

Tourism: Being an important port city in Spain, Alicante Airport receives ten million international passengers annually, who are also heading to the nearby beaches of Costa Blanca. Over 3 million tourists visit Alicante Province each year alone. The number of monthly visits to Costa de Alicante from 2014 to 2015 has evidenced strong increases (from approximately 326,000 monthly visits in April 2014 to 334,000 in 2015). Approximately half, or 308, of the Valencia region’s 637 hotels are in the province of Alicante. Alicante’s coastal towns have opted for a development model centered on what is known as ‘residential tourism’ or ‘property tourism’, with few exceptions, such as Benidorm and the city of Alicante; which have grown together with traditional tourism development driven on the supply of tradition hotel inventory.

Real Estate: With the domestic market on the floor its overseas buyers keeping the real estate sector alive. Nearly 300,000 foreigners live in the province of Alicante, with the largest group being the British with about 91,000. In Q3 2014, there were a total of 6,828 property purchases in Alicante province and an astonishing 47% of them were made by foreigners. This is the highest proportion of market share of any province in Spain.

Economy: Alicante is one of the fastest-growing cities in Spain. The economy is based mainly on tourism and the beaches of the Costa Blanca. Despite the heavy economic crisis of the last few years, expectations for the overseas market in 2016 are very positive. Spain broke its previous all-time high tourism record in 2014, estimated at 63.5 million, and about 20% of all visitors travelled to r the Costa Blanca. According to the College of Notaries statistics, there was an 11% increase in the number of property purchases made by foreigners in 2014, compared to 2013, and this trend is expected to continue. 

Incentives:

Tax: Utilization of engineering-based, government approved tax benefit tools may be available to reduce current income tax liabilities using accelerated depreciation along with many other engineering studies to potentially enhance investor savings and returns.

Offshore Investment: Project may represent a government approved investment opportunity in equity assets in designated locations.

Visa Investor Program: Spain Residence Program is an attractive option for investors. This residency program also allows an investor to become part of the European Union without having to reside permanently in Spain. The country remains a very popular destination for businessmen and corporates who wish to use the country as a springboard to gain access to Europe. At the same time, a family can enjoy fantastic lifestyle with an excellent education system and first class living standard. The Golden Visa may be obtained by 1) 250,000€ investment in historic properties, 2) creating a company which employs 10 Spanish nationals through the initial 5 year operation, 3) a 500,000€ purchase of a home/real estate property, or 4) a capital investment of 1,000,000€ or more in a Spanish company/ fund.

Available Conversion Options: Single & Multi-Family Residence


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GRANDEINVEST & THE GRANDE ORGANIZATION: GrandeInvest is an advanced technology based investment real estate platform offering financial participation in sports celebrity branded and international prime real estate worldwide. It is a product of The Grande Organization LLC (TGO) based in New York, New York. The Grande Organization markets and develops integrated luxury real estate, investments, and related branded sports amenities. The Grande Organization’s real estate portfolio includes Grande Club and Residences, Grande Residences, Grande Resort, Ocean Grande Resort, Harbour Grande, and Grande Mountain Villas. Its development focus is on properties in key metropolitan cities and waterfront destinations throughout the Americas, the Bahamas and the Caribbean, Asia, Australia, Great Britain, Europe, and the Middle East. Qualified investors can benefit from investments in mixed-use developments, hotels, retail, SPAs, restaurants, as well as residential and vacation properties.

LOCAL PARTNERS: TGO is entering into a joint venture with a regional Spanish development firm, which has experienced in delivering quality home, resort villas and community amenities in planned mix-used master plan developments.

DEVELOPMENT TEAM: Architects: European based RT Consult and FDG.USA a full service planning, architectural and interior design firm, have joined together to provide design services and construction administration. Sports Facilities Architects: Rossetti Architects, the nationally acclaimed sports architect which designed Sony, Palm Springs, Saddlebrook and US Open/Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadiums, providing designs service for each tennis sports facility; Tennis Operations: Peter Burwash International, that operates 70 tennis complexes worldwide at the top resorts and private clubs from the Caribbean to California, and from Singapore and Hong Kong to Europe and Dubai, will provide operational and staffing resources. PBI facilities are located at Four Seasons Resorts, Ritz Carlton Hotels, JW Marriott properties, and many other global luxury resorts and private clubs such as Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in St. Moritz, Switzerland. 

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