The Celebration of the Sea Festival in Cascais

Or How to Spend Some Great Time in Cascais in September 2022!

From August 25th to 28th and from September 1st to 4th, Cascais will host the Festa do Mar . During these festive days, national artists will perform free daily concerts accompanied by fireworks, music, handicrafts, and the traditional procession in honor of Our Lady of the Sailors. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the musical and traditional soul of Portugal, thanks to the presence of musicians such as Ana Bacalhau, Joan Espadinha, João Pedro Pais, and the Cascais Symphony Orchestra.

This year, the band Delfins will be the festival’s heart, as its members will return to perform after 10 years of separation, with the vocalist returning to his home village of Cascais. The concert will be divided into two parts, the first dedicated to guest musicians and the second one to the Delfins band, which will perform in collaboration with the Cascais Symphony Orchestra.

in Cascais in September 2022

Where did this festival originate?

Festas do Mar dates back to the 1940s when processions in honor of Our Lady of the
Sailors were not yet so popular. It was in 1992 that the local fishermen’s associations of Cascais began to draw local attention to this festival, becoming really popular for many tourists.

Festas do Mar takes place in the natural amphitheater of the Bay of Cascais, in front of a truly picturesque natural and cultural setting. The festival is held in front of Praia de Ribeira between Palácio Seixas, the city’s landmark, and the Museu da Vila, one of Cascais’ most representative buildings. In the area where the festival is held, there are various facilities such as bars and restaurants, public gardens such as the Jardim Visconde da Luz, old markets where you can buy local products such as the Mercado de Vila, shopping centers such as the Cascais Villa Shopping Center but also hospitals and diving sports centers.

What Else to Do In and Near Cascais at the End of the Summer

Festas do Mar is not the only festival taking place during this period. The Música no Parque the festival will take place in Cascais from August 19th to 28th, which is an event dedicated to promoting and supporting Portuguese music in the Parque Marechal Carmona and the Hipódromo Manuel Possolo. Located in the museum district, these spaces reflect the perfect the setting for a festival aimed at supporting Portugal’s historical and cultural heritage.

For those wishing to take a trip out of the city, Lisbon will also host festivals on the same dates, including the Opera fest Lisboa 2022 to be held in Lisbon’s Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga from August 19th to September 10th, the Kalorama festival will be held in the Parque da Bela Vista from September 1st to 3th.

For lovers of museums and culture, the Rota do Bairro dos Museus begins from the Bay of Cascais. That is a true quarter that extends to the Marina and into the city, where you can visit museums representing Cascais’s tradition, memory, and cultural heritage. These include the Fortaleza N. Sra. da Luz, the Marégrafo de Cascais, the Ciudadela and the Lighthouse Museum. On the other hand, if you want to go shopping, eat traditional food and wander among buildings decorated with traditional azulejos, the old town center is the place you are looking for. It is within easy walking distance, being only 200 mt from the beach where the Festas do Mar are held.

Cascais is the ideal place for those who love seaside destinations in which to relax or enjoy
water sports, as its bay is home to some of the most beautiful and characteristic beaches
such as Praia da Conceição and Praia da Ribeira, the perfect beach for families Praia da Duquesa or the small hidden Praia Rainha.

Opera fest Lisboa 2022

The Four Buildings of “Cascais Bay”

These beaches inspired the four buildings of Cascais Bay, an apartment complex located close to the sea at the eastern entrance to Cascais. Each unit has different exceptional features, ranging from T0 to T4 duplex flats with a swimming pool, outdoor areas of up to 300 m2, indoor areas between 48 m2 and 296 m2, and a home automation system.

Cascais Bay is a shining example of an urban revolution, covering an area of 21,700 m2 with gardens and ecological areas, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, garage and 24/7 security service. For sports enthusiasts, Cascais Bay is close to the famous Paredão de Cascais, an approximately 3-km-long pedestrian path connecting São João do Estoril and Cascais, families with children will enjoy the Parque Palmela green area with its adventure park and auditorium. Finally, the train and bus stations are only 900 mt away
connecting Cascais Bay with Lisbon and the international airport.

Cascais Bay

“Coral” - the Pearl Near Boca do Inferno

For those who want to live close to the sea but also do not want to give up the city center, the Coral is the building for you. In fact, it is located in the residential area of Gandarinha, and a few meters from the coast near the characteristic Boca do Inferno. From here, you can reach the center and the beaches on foot or via the bicycle path that connects the Marina to Guincho beach. Lisbon’s aerodrome and international airport are a short distance away, providing the necessary connections to the rest of the world. The Coral’s five luxury flats are spread over six floors, from the Green Villa studios to the four-bedroom flats, contemporary and geometrically designed with a garden, private pool and large windows that create a single spacious environment between indoors and outdoors. Its proximity to the center allows the Coral to be surrounded by numerous services, such as medical centers, supermarkets, gyms, churches, schools, beauty centers, and cultural venues such as the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego and museums.
“Coral” - the Pearl Near Boca do Inferno

“Legacy” - Luxury in the Historic Center of Cascais

Legacy is the luxury residential condominium par excellence and is located in the historic center of Cascais, where the Hotel Cidadela used to be. Among its 18 flats and 5 villas, there are Penthouses with balconies with spectacular sea views, villas with outdoor garden areas, Townhouses of the T3+1 type that have a private garden with a swimming pool and garage, and Premium Residences that have flats from T1 to T4 with balconies overlooking the sea or private gardens. This resort offers 5-star hotel services, including concierge, gym, spa, gardens, indoor pools, and parking.

Living at the Legacy means having schools, children’s recreation areas, markets, pharmacies, green spaces, gyms, golf courses, casinos, gourmet restaurants, and hospitals within easy reach. Above all, the Legacy’s location in the city center offers unparalleled convenience as you can reach all the main places on foot, as well as nearby cities thanks to the presence of public transport just a few meters away and the distance of only 25 minutes from Lisbon International Airport.

Live Your Great Life in a Beautiful Place!

Imagine spending your life with the sun warming your skin and the sound of the sea in the background, enjoying the days as you relax in your private pool, stroll along the coast or participate in international festivals. Who doesn’t dream of such a life? And Cascais can offer you all this.

Book your visit today – there are still some excellent apartments left in each residential complex! We can arrange it in person or by video call. Cascais Bay, Coral, and Legacy – are the ones to keep your eye on if you want a deal where quality is 100% meets the fair price.

And of course, don’t miss the final night of the Festa do Mar on August 25th as the Cascais Symphony Orchestra will perform the most famous Hollywood classics while at sea, in synchronization with the music, fireworks will explode in lights and colors reflecting on the bay. It will be an evocative spectacle that will remain in your memories forever, making Cascais your place of the heart.

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FAQ

Investment opportunities

What kind of properties do you offer?
  1. Properties under development for buyers with patience to benefit from the price appreciation after the project’s completion.

     

  2. We offer land plots for residential and commercial use to those who want to maximize their profits from the full cycle of value-adding activity.

     

  3. Commercial properties are for those who bet on more stable and long-lasting relationships with corporate tenants.

     

  4. Income houses for investors looking for steady income streams from residential property tenants.
How do you provide the investment opportunities?

We offer personalized investment opportunities to our investors through a tailored investment newsletter. Each newsletter is customized to match the investor’s specific budget and aligns with their unique investment strategy.

What are the criteria for evaluating income house investment opportunities?
  1. Growth Markets: We identify areas experiencing robust economic activities, such as job creation, population increase, and rising GDP. Infrastructure projects like new transportation systems, schools, and hospitals indicate a region’s potential for growth, attracting more residents and boosting the rental market.

     

  2. Positive Cash Flow: The property should generate rental income that not only covers all operating expenses (mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, maintenance, and management fees) but also leaves a profit. Securing loans with low-interest rates and reasonable terms can enhance cash flow.

     

  3. Appreciation Potential: Properties in neighborhoods with growth potential or undergoing revitalization are likely to appreciate in value. The condition of the property and the potential for improvements (renovations, additions) also play a crucial role in its future value increase.

     

  4. Turnkey and Rent-Ready: We choose properties that require little to no refurbishment before they can be rented out. This ensures a quicker start to income generation. Properties should also meet all local building codes and regulations and have passed necessary inspections to avoid future legal issues.

     

  5. At or Below Fair Market Value: We conduct a comparative market analysis that helps assess the investment property’s value by comparing it to similar properties in the area. We identify motivated sellers or properties that have been on the market for a long time and may offer negotiation leverage, allowing purchases below market value.

     

  6. Risk Management: We evaluate potential risks, including market downturns, property damage, or prolonged vacancies, and devise strategies to mitigate these risks. This may involve insurance, reserve funds, or diversifying investment portfolio.

     

  7. Legal and Tax Implications: Fully understand the legalities of property ownership and management, including landlord-tenant laws and local regulations. Awareness of property taxes and potential tax benefits (deductions, depreciation) is crucial for financial planning and compliance.

     

  8. Exit Strategy: We develop a clear understanding of investors’ end goals (e.g., long-term rental income, property flipping). This strategy informs all decisions, from property selection to financing and management.
What are the criteria for evaluating land plot investment opportunities?
  1. Location and Zoning: The value of land is significantly influenced by its location and the zoning regulations governing what can be built on it. We look only for prime locations or areas poised for future development. Zoning determines the type of development allowed, and we aim for residential and commercial types.

     

  2. Growth Potential: We choose land plots in areas with strong growth indicators, such as population growth, economic development, and infrastructure projects, which suggest future demand for property.

     

  3. Accessibility and Utilities: We pick land with good access to roads, public transport, and essential utilities (water, electricity, sewage), as it is more valuable and easier to develop.

     

  4. Topography: The physical characteristics of the plot, including its topography and soil quality, affect its usability and potential development costs. We prefer flat land or land with gentle slopes that is generally less expensive to develop than hilly or flood-prone land.

     

  5. Environmental Restrictions and Easements: We are aware of any environmental protections or legal easements that could restrict the development or use of the land. This includes protected habitats, wetlands, or historical sites. We carefully choose land plots without anything forementioned.

     

  6. Future Development Plans: Information on planned infrastructure or commercial projects in the area can significantly impact the future value of land. We gather and analyze this kind of information to make meaningful decisions.

     

  7. Cost vs. Value: We carefully evaluate the purchase price against the potential for increased value. Land for development or likely to be rezoned for higher-value uses can offer significant returns.

     

  8. Exit Strategy: We understand how it’s better for investors to profit from the land purchase, whether by selling after appreciation or developing the land.
What are the criteria for evaluating new build investment opportunities?
  1. Builder Reputation: We investigate the builder’s track record, quality of construction, and reliability. Established builders with a history of delivering high-quality projects on time are preferable.

     

  2. Location: The property’s location is crucial. Look for new builds in areas with strong demand for housing, good schools, amenities, and transport links, which can drive up property values.

     

  3. Price Comparison: We compare the price of the new build with existing properties in the area to ensure you’re paying a fair price. New builds often come at a premium, so we ensure the extra cost is justified by the benefits.

     

  4. Warranty: We choose new builds that come with warranties (like a 10-year structural warranty). These can add value and reduce maintenance costs in the early years.

     

  5. Energy Efficiency: We choose new builds with high energy efficiency ratings and modern technical features that can be more attractive to tenants and buyers, potentially lowering operating costs and increasing attractiveness.

     

  6. Potential for Appreciation: We pick properties with the potential for appreciation based on location, quality, and market dynamics. Properties in areas expected to see growth in infrastructure and amenities offer higher appreciation potential and are on our radar.

     

  7. Rental Yield: We calculate the potential rental yield and compare it with other investments. Only properties with “working” math are on our list because this eases the execution of the exit strategy and may be beneficial for investors willing to get the “passive” rental income.

     

  8. Financing and Incentives: We look into financing options and any incentives offered by builders or their partnering banks, which can affect the investment’s affordability and attractiveness for investors.

     

  9. Exit Strategy: We choose properties that provide a clear and easily implemented strategy for maximizing return on investment, whether through long-term rental income or selling after appreciation (or both, by leasing while selling).
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What are the criteria for evaluating commercial property investment opportunities?
  1. Location: Prime location is crucial for commercial properties. We look for areas with high foot traffic, good accessibility, and proximity to amenities if it’s retail or a desirable business district for office spaces, or a touristic hot spot if we’re talking about hotels.

     

  2. Tenant Quality: We carefully study the current situation with tenants and analyze our possibilities. Properties that can be leased to reliable, long-term tenants (e.g., national chains) offer more stable income streams and are primarily on our radar.

     

  3. Market Demand and Vacancy Rates: We investigate the local commercial real estate market for demand trends and vacancy rates. Lower vacancy rates and higher demand indicate a healthier market – and that’s exactly what we are looking for.

     

  4. Economic and Area Development: We look into the economic health of the area and any planned developments. Growth indicators include new infrastructure projects, population growth, and employment rates.

     

  5. Property Condition and Age: We evaluate the property’s condition and age, as these will impact maintenance costs and the attractiveness to tenants. Newer or well-maintained properties are often more desirable but we also consider other options if the math works.

     

  6. Zoning and Regulations: We ensure the property complies with local zoning laws and is not subject to unfavorable regulations that could affect its use or value.

     

  7. Financial Performance: We analyze the property’s financials, including income (rental income), expenses (operating costs), and net operating income (NOI). We look for properties with a strong NOI and potential for growth.

     

  8. Financing: We understand the financing options and conditions. Commercial properties often require larger down payments and have higher interest rates than residential properties, so the finance product should be considered carefully.

     

  9. Exit Strategy: Whether it’s selling after appreciation, refinancing, or holding long-term for steady income, we ensure the property aligns with investors’ investment goals and timeline.
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Investment newsletter

What is your investment newsletter?

This is a tailored investment proposal newsletter that we send to each client who’s in the process of capital allocation. Usually, we send one investment opportunity each week or two (depending on the complexity of the request). To stop receiving it, you may just ask the customer service manager.

How does your investment newsletter look like?

We send a pdf file to any type of communication channel you preffer (email, whatsapp, etc.) with the following information that is well enough to consider if this property fits your interests:

  1. Property description
  2. Location description
  3. Market analytics
  4. Calculations breakdown
  5. Investment terms of the acquisition

Investment allocation

Can I participate in a deal with only a part of capital required to acquire the property?

Yes, you can. For this purpose, we propose certain investment opportunities to clients with similar investment preferences. We manage to form a sort of co-investment group where the participants may make a co-investment agreement and become partner-investors.

Who may be my partner-investors?
All our investors share our vision for transparency and “fair play” business ethics, and among them, we choose who may be a good fit as partner-investors based on similar investment preferences and goals.
What is the minimum investment amount?

The minimum real estate investment amount required in a co-investment scheme is € 250,000. If you are eager to acquire property on your own, the minimum amount should be € 1 million.

Holding of the investment

Do I need to do anything after investing?

No, you will only need to make the investment, and we will handle all the rest – from value-adding activities to selling the property or managing it to obtain passive income.

Do you provide any reports?
Yes, we provide monthly reports regarding the investment status with detailed information, and of course, our customer service is here to answer all the questions you may have on a daily basis.
Do you guarantee any return on investment?

No. And if some companies do – be careful. We provide you with viable and very probable scenarios how we consider things will go, which may, in fact, not happen. And this is something to remember – no one can predict the future.

Is it safe to invest in properties you provide?
Maybe the best thing many consider real estate’s main advantage is that the price almost can’t go to zero. Can the property market fall? Yes. Can the “black swan” fly by? Yes. Can we do our best to keep your investment safe? Yes, and so we do.

Quick Facts

  • Founded in 2020

  • Experienced management of 20+ years in real estate

  • 50+ HNW clients trust us with their real estate investments in Portugal

  • Operating throughout the country

Mission

We operate a real estate company dedicated to enhancing our clients’ wealth through investments in properties with high profit potential and low risk.

Investors working with us aim to preserve their capital while earning returns significantly above long-term inflation rates, through property appreciation and/or obtaining passive income.

Management

Why We

  • We provide weekly offers to our client base on an individual basis – we know exactly who wants what.

  • We offer only properties with high potential and moderate risk.

  • We provide detailed analytics for each investment opportunity.

  • We do thorough due diligence on each and every property.

  • We accompany you throughout the investment – from studying the potential deal to the exit.

  • We partner only with the best service providers in every local market.

  • Oftentimes, we invest along with our clients.
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Investment Terms

  • Minimum investment – € 250,000
  • Holding period – 1-3 years
  • Target capital growth – 20-40% (10-30% yearly)
  • Target passive income yield – 5% and more

Our Fees

Finding Fee
€1500 This fee is paid when the investor makes an individual request for a property. It does not apply to the properties we provide in our proposal list.
Deal Structuring Fee
0,1 — 0,5% This fee is paid if the deal needs a tailored investment vehicle, usually an LLC, for tax efficiency, liability protection, and transparency between partners. This fee does not apply if the deal goes straightforward without any such structuring.
Value-Adding Activities Management Fee
10% This fee is calculated as part of the total construction (reconstruction, refurbishment) cost.
Performance Fee
10 — 15% This fee is calculated as part of the gross profit. It is paid if value-adding activities were performed or/and managed by us. It is calculated based on the difference between the total investment cost and the current appraisal of the property made by an independent professional.
Exit Fee
5% It is the same as the brokerage fee when selling the property. This fee does not apply if the investor decides to keep the property for use or lease.