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Halabi Real Estate

Halabi Real Estate originated from family real estate activities that date back to the 1940s. At first, these activities consisted only of the purchase of real estate on Curaçao for investment purposes. Where residential or business premises were concerned, these were, when necessary, rebuilt or refurbished for rent. Grounds and plantations were held in portfolio for investment purposes. Rarely something was sold.

In this way, the family has built up a substantial real estate portfolio over the years, consisting of buildings in Willemstad, especially in Scharloo and Otrobanda, housing both in the inner city and in the new residential areas of the island such as Van Engelen, Sta. Rosa, Jongbloed and also a number of important lots in Saliña and large plantations in the third district of the island.

In the early seventies, the group started building and development activities. Promenade Shopping Center was built and gradually developed into the prestigious shopping center as we know it today. Various plantations were parceled and sold in lots.

Over the years, project development has grown into a specialty of the group, with the emphasis on land development. However, this experience has also led to project development and project management of projects for third parties, such as the Sonesta Hotel (the current Marriott Hotel) and the World Trade Center on Curaçao.

Halabi Real Estate was initially only concerned with the purchase and sale of its own real estate. The mediation for third parties arose from this activity in a more or less self-evident manner. On a selective basis, the purchase and sale of real estate for third parties are currently also being done.