To celebrate its 15th anniversary, Cabo Living Magazine took a break from its usual format to profile 15 people who it believes have made a difference in Los Cabos. Named among the most influential is Ron Hatfield, President of Del Mar Development, the developer of the Espiritu, Villas Del Mar and Oasis Palmilla residential resort communities. The magazine credits Mr. Hatfield with “upping the ante in terms of comfort and luxury in the local lifestyle” and significantly raising the bar for luxury home construction and residential design on the southern Baja peninsula.
The piece highlights the history and vision of the Del Mar communities, from Mr. Hatfield’s initial visit to the area to play golf in 1995 to the completion of more than 220 ocean-view homes and the creation of a precedent-setting property management and residential services platform.
“Through the efforts of people like Ron Hatfield and his partners, Cabo has now become a brand name, right up there with Aspen and other prestigious communities as a place of great beauty and special qualities,” the article states. It also distinguishes Mr. Hatfield and Del Mar Development’s contribution to the local community, including providing hundreds of jobs to employees, many of whom have been with the company from the start.
Mr. Hatfield has also made the list of Baja Traveler’s most influential, featured in Mexico’s Movers & Shakers for being one of Cabo’s original visionaries and creating a lifestyle “recognized worldwide as an exemplar of the luxury residential resort lifestyle.” The piece showcases the community’s world-class amenities and looks ahead to the legacy of cutting-edge resort home design continuing along the picturesque hillsides of Espiritu.
“Del Mar Development continues to break new ground, showcasing a transitional style of architecture that blends traditional Mexican elements with contemporary beauty and simplicity,” the article states. It goes on to mention Espiritus’ sprawling custom estate homes and the debut of its latest residential offering, the first of its kind in the Del Mar community, The Ledges at Espiritu. Read more about the vision behind this spectacular enclave of residences and penthouses perched dramatically above Palmilla Bay in Mr. Hatfield’s own words, here.