Real Estate Investments in the Dominican Republic

Information for anyone considering buying income producing properties in the DR

DR Properties has deep roots in the investment property niche in the Dominican Republic. We’re experienced real estate investors with a long track record of investing in both the Dominican Republic and other parts of the world, and have helped others buy DR investment properties for 25-years.

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We are passionate about real estate investing!  Our real estate investments have benefited us greatly by creating incremental sources of income and long term wealth. It allowed us to live life on our terms. 

Investments can be challenging! We understand the huge challenges that exist for a foreigner to invest in real estate successfully in a foreign market. You need a group of local experts that can support you all the way through the process. Our team, approach and contact network will save you time, stress, and money by allowing you to focus only on the right opportunities and connect you to the right support network (such as lawyers, builders, general contractors, property managers, etc.)

We have invested and will continue to invest in the Dominican Republic because we see opportunities in this growing market.

As Investors ourselves, we understand what constitutes a good investment!

A property needs to meet the following overall criteria:

The property pays for itself! 

    • The income generated covers all expenses (including financing charges if applicable). In other words, it delivers a positive cash flow

It delivers an acceptable rate of return.  

    • The property generates enough positive cash flow that delivers a reasonable rate of return on the money invested in the deal.

It can be managed easily

  • An effective property management solution is in place. As a foreign investor you need a truly hands off solution, while at the same time being confident your investment is managed effectively.

When is the Best Time to Invest in Dominican Republic Real Estate?

As Investors, we usually benefit handsomely when we “time” our investments correctly and as a result we benefit from property price appreciation! We love to ride positive trends! Never easy to predict the future, but I do see right now in this country specific market,...

Can Investors Finance a Dominican Republic Property?

One of the most common questions I get here from potential partners and investors is: CAN INVESTORS FINANCE A DOMINICAN REPUBLIC PROPERTY? It’s a great question. As real estate investors we understand the power of financial leverage!   Financial leverage has 2...

The Dominican Republic’s Economy is Good News for Real Estate Investors

Look at this chart of the  World Bank's World Development Indicators. The Dominican Republic economy has been the FASTEST growing economy in Latin America for the last 20 years.  From 2001 until 2022, the Country’s GDP grew 5X! (from US $21.4B to $113.6B), and the GDP...

Be Careful with Pre-Construction Condos

Investing in pre construction condo projects in the Dominican Republic can be a very profitable venture - if you buy into the right project!. There are good investment opportunities for sure, but there are also lots of projects that I wouldn’t recommend as an...
Our  Investor  Team:
Bernie Tietz, Owner & Investment Specialist

Bernie Tietz, Owner & Investment Specialist

Bernie has been working in DR real estate for over 25-years.  He has been a part of developing some of the major projects on the north coast.  He works with investors to help them find the right property for their needs, but also connects them to resources that will ensure their success. He often acts as a mediator and facilitates bringing developers and investors together.

A transplant from Germany, Bernie came to the DR on vacation in his 20’s and never left! He is an invaluable resource with a treasure trove of experience as well as valuable connections to local government, tourism and local stakeholders.

Sergio Manzur, Investor  Specialist

Sergio Manzur, Investor Specialist

Sergio is a highly accomplished Canadian real estate investor who recently relocated to the Dominican Republic with his family. He is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to build wealth by finding the right property, structuring the deal properly as well as finding the best financing solution.

Sergio’s philosophy is to only recommend investments he would personally make, ensuring that each opportunity not only pays for itself, but also delivers a solid return on invested capital. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Sergio’s commitment is to support his clients through the challenge that investing in a foreign market represents.

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Development Land of 300,000 m2

Sosua, Puerto Plata

Great opportunity to purchase 300,000 m2 of beautiful land with 30% ocean views.$20 US per square meter.  For more information contact Bernie Tietz.

Encuentro Beach Development Opportunity

Encuentro, Puerto Plata

Encuentro Beach is a stunning 50 hectare ocean front site that includes 450 meters of wide beach and 200 meters of rock frontage, and is one of the largest undeveloped properties in the region. It is located between the resort towns of Sosua and Cabarete on the North coast of the Dominican Republic, a short drive to the Puerto Plata International Airport.

Huge lot inside Lomas Moronas Subdivision

Lomas Moronas, Puerto Plata

If you'd like to create your own tropical dream home, this lot located inside the beautiful development of Lomas Moronas may be just what you're looking for.  At 1,530 square meters, you can build a very large home as well as a guest house, or whatever your heart desires.  It's in a great location, just between the towns of Sosua and Cabarete, opposite Sea Horse Ranch.  A great opportunity.

Land for Sale in Sabaneta

sabaneta, Puerto Plata

Lovely tropical land for sale in Sabaneta.  One lot has ocean view, others have a small operating fruit and veggie farm with two cisterns already dug, a building built with working washrooms and is essentially a duplex.  Can be divided.  Total of four lots - all with different titles.Track 1 - 6275.47 m2, Track 2 - 4436.47 m2, Track 3 - 3144.76 m2 and Track 4 - 3144.

Home and Commercial Spaces in this Property

This property offers versatility as both a cozy family home and two additional commercial spaces, which could be utilized as they are or transformed into extra studios. Situated in a tranquil neighborhood just 100 meters from the beach, it provides ample space for relaxation and enjoyment of the sun and sea. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, the house spans two levels.

Cayena Residences at Encuentro Beach

Encuentro Beach, Cabarete

Apartahotel - Excellent for InvestorsWelcome to this luxury Condos project in the highly sought after world-famous surf Encuentro Beach. Only 8 apartments in a private condominium. Each apartment is part of a 2 unit townhouse.This stunning property takes luxury and features to a whole new level. It will feature 131 m2 of construction. It will include 3 bedrooms, 3.


Sosua, Sosua 95000

This apartment building in the hills of Sosúa is a beautiful property that features four spacious, fully furnished, turnkey, one bedroom apartments, making it an ideal investment opportunity for someone looking to capitalize on the growing real estate market here on the north coast of the DR.

Cayena Residences at Encuentro Beach

Encuentro Beach, Cabarete

Welcome to this luxury Condos project in the highly sought after world-famous surf Encuentro Beach. Only 8 apartments in a private condominium. Each luxury condo covers the whole building foot print and has all around views. This stunning property takes luxury and features to a whole new level. It will feature 131 m2 of construction and 26 m2 of covered terrace. It will include 3 bedrooms, 3.

4-Unit Apartment Building

cabarete, Puerto Plata

This Cabarete condo building is newly completed with two 1-bedroom unit, an office and a 2-bedroom unit on the ground floor, and two 2-bedroom units on the second floor.  There is permitting completed to build a third story and plans for either a penthouse or two 2-bedroom units.

Great commercial building with 6-studio apartments

Sosua, Puerto Plata

Great opportunity to buy this running restaurant/cake shop and rental property at a central location in beach town Sosúa, Dominican Republic.  The property is fully renovated and turnkey. Fully equipped restaurant, professional ovens for baking and pizza is included. Owner will provide 6 months assistance to train the new owners.

Boutique Bed and Breakfast

sosua, Puerto Plata

If you're looking for a unique investment, and a new business in the Dominican Republic, then Secret Garden B&B is a great option.  The owners have operated it for 17-years, but recently retired and are now looking to sell.  Located in Perla Marina, it's steps to a lovely beach, restaurants and part of a beautiful community.

2, 4-Bedroom Villas - Perfect for Holiday Rental Business

Sosua, Puerto Plata

For investors looking for rental properties that cashflow, consider these two villas located in Villas Marinas in Sosua Ocean Village.  Both are quite new (2022) and are meticulously furnished and decorated.  They are currently vacation and rentals and do very well and have excellent marketing and management.


Sosua, Puerto Plata

If you are looking for a rare, and unique, investment property in the Dominican Republic, then Villa Samia may be perfect.  This oceanfront small estate can be used as a small hotel, retreat center, large Airbnb operation, or many other commercial and tourism uses.

Unspoiled land on Playa Caleton

Cabrera, Puerto Plata

Incredible beachfront land, unsurpassed.  Plans in place if a new owner wanted to do a high end development, but really the sky is the limit.

Residential Development Land

Sosua, Puerto Plata

Investment opportunity to purchase up to 300,000 square meters of prime development land with 30% with oceanviews.  Located between Sosua and Cabarete, this land has adjacent services in place and in a great location between infrastructure.  Other residential developments are located nearby with an active expat community.

Par 72 Golf Course Investment Opportunity

Cabarete, Puerto Plata

A unique opportunity for an investor/group of investors:  a brand new golf course, which is desperately needed along this corridor of the north coast of the Dominican Republic.  There is only one golf course, over 1/2 hour away, to service a very large expat group of part time and full time owners as well as a robust tourism sector.
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