Del Mar Development

More than 20 Year Legacy of Visionary Design, Luxury and Lifestyle
Del Mar Development

The Villas Del Mar communities are the culmination of a 20+ year history of vision and innovation by the preeminent developer in Los Cabos, Del Mar Development. Each home is built to the highest quality standards and by the hands of master craftsmen who take pride in the individuality of each home. Del Mar Development continues to raise the bar with each new magnificent residence, never wavering from its longstanding commitment to excellence. Combining the very best in design with the finest amenities and service, Del Mar Development has created an unsurpassed lifestyle for homeowners and families to enjoy today and for generations to come. With amenities, services and an abiding sense of community firmly established, Villas Del Mar remains the leader in luxury residential real estate in Mexico.   

Vision: Del Mar Development creates Mexico’s premier luxury communities, distinguished for their design, quality management, lifestyle and enduring value.

History:  The Del Mar story beings in 1994, when two Houston friends and business partners, Ron Hatfield and Kenneth Schnitzer traveled to Los Cabos to play the new Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course in the master planned Palmilla community. Both men were visionaries with a track record for successful developments back home, and were blown away by the pristine, untouched Palmilla oceanfront.  They purchased a sliver of land next to the Palmilla Hotel, now the One&Only Palmilla, and broke ground in 1995 on Cabo’s premier luxury community, Villas Del Mar.

They began with five homes on the beach, all of which sold before completion, and soon realized the potential to build a world-class residential resort community. Ron and Kenneth were dedicated to building homes of the finest construction and craftsmanship, enlisting U.S. experts in engineering, architecture and landscaping. They were the first to create a world-class property management service to provide homeowners with carefree ownership in Mexico. The company they founded, Del Mar Development, would go on to set the stage for high-end residential development in Mexico.

With the success of Villas Del Mar, recognized around the world for its excellence, Del Mar Development broke ground on two new communities, Espiritu and Oasis Palmilla. Sadly, Kenneth Schnitzer passed away in 1999, but his sons Kenneth and Douglas continue to nurture his vision. Ron Hatfield continues to do so as well, making Los Cabos his home year-round and remaining a hands-on and accessible President of Del Mar Development and Del Mar Real Estate.

Del Mar Development’s newest project is La Cresta. Click here for more information.


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