Wealthy Haitians buy businesses and rent homes in the country

Not only the wealthy class is leaving neighboring Haiti for the Dominican Republic.

More and more are arriving and now they do so definitively with the purchase and rental of real estate.

They buy and rent houses in the urban area and also commercial premises. In addition, they are becoming interested in investing in tourist areas and commercial offices.

In a survey with important brokers, such as the Association of Real Estate Companies (AEI) and Remax, revealing data was obtained on the movement of these social strata and classes in Haiti in the face of the crisis and insecurity prevailing in that country.

He looks at her in the capital
Alberto Bogaert, president of the AEI, confirmed that there are wealthy people interested in renting warehouses of merchandise, clothing and home goods stores, restaurants and other establishments in “busy areas” of the capital city.

“In my case, I have recently worked to rent premises for businesses on Avenida Mella, for a Haitian food restaurant, and another for the sale of clothing and household items on Avenida Duarte, for the sale of wholesale items”, revealed Bogaert .

Haitians doing business are leaving their country because of the chaos there. Many have gone to Mexico, Chile, the United States and France in search of work, as a means of subsistence, and the richest have gone with their relatives anywhere.

Haiti is going through a difficult social situation that has worsened after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.

They go to tourist area
Another real estate agent confirms that she has recently rented in the tourist area of ​​Las Terrenas, to Haitian families, and has sold them a place to set up an office.

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Another real estate broker explains that he has sold a house in the Isabel Villas residential area and has rented a house to another family near the Malecón area, in Santo Domingo.

“There is a movement, yes, with Haitians,” said the businessman, who also highlights that people from Haiti, with US citizenship, are buying homes in the Dominican Republic, in low-cost projects, but also in exclusive areas of La Romana and Punta Cane

Everyone wants to have an apartment here, and apparently the rationale is that they are next door and come with dollars.

Renting homes
Mélido Marte, president of the real estate agency Remax Metropolitana, also confirmed that rentals of houses and businesses and in tourist areas are being registered by Haitian citizens.

In the Dominican Republic there is an investment law and another that facilitates income by withdrawal, which helps legal foreigners to place capital here, without many restrictions.

The insecurity experienced by Haitians has begun to increase migratory pressures towards large cities and border provinces. The flow is increasing and they have already settled in residential and other places, such as mountainous and agricultural areas.

Yesterday, Listín Diario published information on the increase in visa applications at the Dominican consulates, with the intention of settling on this side of the island.

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