Azur is the brainchild of Frederic Lacoste, a successful serial entrepreneur and property developer with roots in France. Frederic arrived in Panama 14 years ago at the end of a year-long round the world sail. He realised Panama was set to become Central America’s economic and commercial development centre and consequently invested in and started to restore properties in Panama City’s old town, Casco Viejo.
Frederic discovered Playa Venao and the neighbouring village of Cañas when it was no more than a dust patch in the sun but he saw the potential in its consistent surf-break, climate and unique location with its natural marina and protected nature.
Panama still combines undervalued land with socio-economic and geopolitical stability which will lead to an immense value increase over the next 5-8 years. The evidence from a comparative analysis of the property market development in neighbouring Costa Rica is conclusive with one exception, Panama promises larger returns and better living standards.
After a year-long investigation to find the best possible location for a luxury eco-development he managed to purchase the first line of hills facing the Isla Cañas natural reserve. With the help of an experienced team of architects, builders and property investors, Azur was born.
Today Frederic splits his time between Casco Viejo where he is developing a 200 unit site with K&B Financial Group and Azur where infrastructure and utility installations are in their last installation phase. He is also the main driving force for the Isla Cañas Marina and the owner of the two main surf schools on the Azuero Peninsula, the Playa Venao Surf Dojo and the Cañas Surf Dojo.
SALCEDA + CARBALLEDA, S.C. is an architectural firm established in Paris and Panama City. Founded by Ramiro Salceda (Master of Architecture, Harvard University) and Luis Carballeda (Maestría en Proyectos Arquitectónicos, ETSAB Barcelona).
The firm has extensive experience implementing its design philosophy, which pivots around landscape and environment with specific focus on creativity, innovation and sustainability.
Ramiro Salceda has designed three exclusive villas that make the most of the spectacular views and verdant landscape that surrounds Azur.
The villas blur the border between indoor and outdoor, filling the open-plan interiors with natural light. Timeless tropical interiors and contemporary kitchens give way to inner sanctums with generous bedrooms, bathrooms and lockable wardrobes to make it easy to let.
K&B Financial Group is a leading independent asset management company which offers integrated wealth management services for wealthy individuals and families.
As a Family Office K&B meet the financial needs of its clients and go beyond typical wealth management by coordinating and customising services and solutions.
All K&B's advisors are experts in various areas such as legal, fiscal, fiduciary, asset management, banking or real estate and they work in a coordinated manner according to a global strategy defined in close collaboration with clients.
K&B Financial Group.
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