May saw the second edition of the annual DOM3 Forum, a highly anticipated event at which the cream of Marbella’s architects, designers, investors, legal and fiscal specialists and also public figures discuss the way forward for luxury Marbella real estate.
DOM3, an organisation whose very raison d’être is to promote the highest standards in luxury real estate in Marbella, Estepona and Benahavis, acted as the hosts at the Teatro Cinema Goya in Puerto Banús. Here Don Antonio Zarco, President of DOM3, welcomed distinguished guests who included the region’s top architects, lawyers, accountants and property market specialists, as well as the president of the Malaga provincial authority, Elías Bendodo, the president of the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa del Sol Occidental (inter-municipality organisation), Margarita del Cid and also the mayors of Estepona, Benahavis and Istán, José María García Urbano, José Antonio Mena Castilla and Diego Marín, respectively.
Legal and fiscal expert, Francisco Guijarro, and Ricardo Bocanegra, a leading local lawyer and “gestor”, started the day’s discussion with an analysis on foreign investment, the Spanish Golden Visa conditions, tax regulations and the legal structures that affect foreign investors. Above all, they put the above into practical perspective, assessing how these factors affect foreign investment and the local economy in and around Marbella. Followed by a round table with the participation of the Mayors of Benahavis and Estepona where town planning issues and residential tourism were discussed.
The late morning sessions focused on residential architecture and luxury home development, with the perspective not only on aesthetic design and trends, but also on issues such as quality, technology, comfort and sustainability. The speakers included celebrated architects Ignacio Vicens and Fran Silvestre, who shared a round table discussion together with local architect Francisco Guillen, where the attendees could pose questions through a special WhatsApp channel created for the event.
This interactive element worked very well, especially considering that architects formed a large part of the audience. The method was used throughout the day, and also raised interesting topics during the discussion on town planning and the future of Marbella and the Costa del Sol, as led by architects José Seguí, Ángel Asenjo and Juan Gavilanes. The event was completed with a cocktail event, but it was the debate and passionate circulation of ideas that marked the day. It is exactly this kind of collective brainstorming, networking and focus on tackling issues and ever improving all aspects of design, construction, legislation and development in Marbella, Benahavis, Estepona and surrounding areas that DOM3 was created for.
“Having been involved in the founding and the philosophy behind DOM3 from the outset, we’re very pleased to see it have such a positive effect and for DM Properties │ Knight Frank to continue to make a meaningful contribution to the process,” says company founder Diana Morales. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions regarding the topics mentioned above, would like to know more about DOM3 or the superb private collection of luxury homes for sale in Marbella through Diana Morales Properties│Knight Frank.