24 May 2018 – Expansión
New homes are being built again in one of the major symbols of urban development along the Spanish coast: Marina d’Or. The developer and owner of a large proportion of the popular resort town of Oropesa (Castellón), Jesús Ger, has launched his first housing development, after more than a decade of paralysis due to the real estate crisis.
The new residential block will have 11 storeys and will house 286 apartments on one of the last remaining unbuilt plots on the beachfront of the tourist complex.
Nevertheless, the return to real estate activity has not materialised through the companies traditionally linked to Marina d’Or, but instead is being carried out by Inseryal, the property developer whose sole administrator is Sandra Rodrigues, the wife of Jesús Ger.
Inseryal has already started off-plan marketing of the homes in the so-called Edificio Miramar. The apartments, all of which are going to have two bedrooms in theory, will go on sale for upwards of €129,000 plus VAT. At those asking prices, the new block should generate revenues of at least €37 million for the property developer, which expects to complete this project in June 2020.
The first development in Marina d’Or since the crisis comes at the same time as the completion of the bankruptcy proceedings of Comervi, Ger’s main real estate company, which approved its creditors’ agreement a few weeks ago. The group became one of the most famous developers of holiday homes in Spain, with turnover of €345 million in 2007. Despite the debt, Ger has withstood the lean times thanks to the other branch of his business, tourist accommodation.
Original story: Expansión (by A.C.A.)
Translation: Carmel Drake