Del Mar Development’s communities are owned by three well capitalized experienced investors, ensuring their long-term viability and strength.
Ron Hatfield is co-founder and President of Del Mar Development and responsible for all of its development and investment activities in Mexico. He has more than 40 years experience in real estate development and was involved in the development of several multi-family and commercial developments in his hometown of Houston, including Cypress Station, Northwest Crossing, Town and Country Shopping Center and Champions Village. Mr. Hatfield is a graduate of Rice University in Houston with a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. He resides in Los Cabos year-round.
The Schnitzer Family has carried on the original vision of Kenneth Schnitzer since his passing in 1999. Today, this effort is led by Douglas Schnitzer, co-founder of Del Mar Development and President and Chief Executive officer of Senterra Corporation in Houston. Douglas and his brother Kenneth Jr. own numerous operating entities primarily involved in real estate and the luxury automobile business. Since 1985, Douglas has served on the Board of Trust Managers for Weingarten Realty Investors. A native Houstonian, he graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
MSD Capital was established in 1998 to manage the capital of Dell Computer founder Michael S. Dell and his family. With a staff of more than 80 people and offices in New York, Los Angeles and London, MSD Capital has investments in a wide variety of public and private companies that reportedly total more than $10 billion. Among MSD’s extensive real estate holdings are luxury hotels, including the Four Seasons Resorts in Wailea and Kona, Hawaii. In addition to capital resources, MSD brings a depth of market insight and management experience to Del Mar Development.