It was during a meeting with Michael Ruel and Jean Etchepareborde’s long-time friend, Joaquim Pires, that they decided to step in together on this new and innovative project in the Algarve.

A surprising city

According to Michael Ruel and Jean Etchepareborde: "Joaquim already had a plot of land in mind in Faro, we boarded on a plane to Faro and the magic happened. Then, a year later, the land was bought, the construction work has started and more than 16 villas have now been sold, which is a real pleasure for us," they said.

“The Algarve is a well-known region worldwide for its beaches and golf courses, but Faro in particular has great economic potential. The richness of the local culture, the quality of the city's facilities, the authenticity, the city life and its international airport make Faro a very attractive city. Faro is a surprising city that has definitely won us over”, they added.

Impressive green roofs

Furthermore, they are building 37 luxury villas that will attract several people to Faro. Quinta de Faro is a residential condominium with private security, swimming pool and a porter.

The villas overlook the Ria Formosa thanks to the green roofs, integrated into the landscape, in order to preserve the view. The single or two storey properties will have gorgeous Mediterranean gardens.

In addition, “several other criteria allow us to stand out, such as the quality of construction of partner Joaquim Pires and his team. The services will be of a very high quality and each owner will be able to customise their villa”, they told The Portugal News.

The MJ Development Group premiered in Portugal with Quinta de Faro, but what was the first project may not be the last! “Indeed, this is our first project in Portugal, we want Quinta de Faro to be our reference project in Portugal, and more specifically in Faro, because then we have the ambition to carry out other projects”.

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