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  1. 1. A Truly Sustainable Development
  2. 2. Investment Overview • Tropical eco-paradise where mountain rainforest meets the beach • Beyond sustainable: regenerative • Strong financial fundamentals • Progressive business model: reinvest 51% of profit in 501(c)(3) nonprofit sibling, Natura Village • Investors are NOT REQUIRED to do so
  3. 3. Natura51 Model
  4. 4. Traditional Business Model
  5. 5. Traditional Business Model Best of Capitalism Worst of Capitalism • Creativity, imagination • Climate crisis • Ambition, drive • Unacceptable poverty • Human potential • Housing crisis: slums • Entrepreneurship • Food/Water Crises • Innovation • Pollution, toxins, cancer • Value creation • Corruption/Cronyism “The laws of Congress and the laws of physics have grown increasingly divergent, and the laws of physics will not likely yield.” Bill McKibben
  6. 6. Sustainable Business Model • Whole System Design • Balance • Responsible use of natural and human resources • Prudence • The Middle Way
  7. 7. Regenerative Business Model
  8. 8. PROFIT
  9. 9. Costa Rica • Northern Pacific Region – Tropical dry forest – First-wave infrastructure – Highest density • Central Pacific Region – Tropical moist forest – Second-wave infrastructure – High density • Southern Pacific Region – Tropical wet forest – Impending infrastructure – Low density
  10. 10. Dominical: Value Drivers • Land discount – Quepos: $500-$1,500/m2 – Dominical: $15-$25/m2 • New highway (Dec. 2009) – Link to Manuel Antonio/Quepos, CR’s top destination: 1 million visitors per year – $94 million, funded by CABEI & CR Government • New international airport (2010) • New modern hospital (open)
  11. 11. Costa Rica • Topography • Vertical Comps High End ($/sf) Mid Level ($/sf)
  12. 12. Dominical: Gateway to the Osa Peninsula • Regional hub for nature & water sports • Existing fishing village charm “The Osa Peninsula is the most biologically intense place on Earth.” National Geographic
  13. 13. Looking South to Osa Looking North to Quepos Osa Peninsula in background
  14. 14. Looking South to Punta Dominical Looking North to Barú River Playa Dominical
  15. 15. Natura Costa Rica
  16. 16. Natura Costa Rica
  17. 17. Natura Costa Rica Land • Playa Dominical: 75 acres of beachfront and ridge • Dominical Hills: 580 acres above the beach – Masterplan entire village • Pacific Coast Highway frontage • 3 owners in 20 years • Escaleras: 30 acres for amenities, farm, horses
  18. 18. The Development • 325+ units: – Beachfront Stilt Homes – Hillside Homes – Hillside Villas
  19. 19. The Development • 1 to 3 boutique hotels • Rare opportunity to masterplan gateway to South Pacific region • Shops, restaurants, galleries, performance venues, all around central plaza • Sale, JO, lease, fractional • Price points: from 300k to $1.2 MM • Prices/sq. ft. comps with Manuel Antonio
  20. 20. The Market: Who will buy... • Affluent Greens – Ecotourism is fastest-growing segment of travel industry (Source: N. Y. Times) • Foodies – Food tourism = $8 billion per year (Source: BBC) • Naturalists • Outdoor Sports Enthusiasts
  21. 21. ...and why: Nature Experiences • Discovery Center • Canopy tour through primary rainforest • Mangrove canoe ride • Watch migrating humpback, pilot, orca whales • Release turtles from egg hatchery • Birding: spot a toucan • Learn about ancient plants for food and remedies from Marcos
  22. 22. Outdoor & Sports Experiences • Learn to surf • Horseback ride to waterfall and picnic • Rock climbing • Go fishing with Ticos, eat sashimi on the boat • Mountain biking • Whitewater rafting • Sea kayak • SCUBA dive off Cano Island • Excursions to the exquisite Osa Peninsula
  23. 23. Cultural Experiences • Watch Boruca Indians weave and make dye • Buy fresh Mahi-Mahi for dinner from local fisherman • Pick mamonchino with local children • Artist Colony: gallery tours, poetry readings, outdoor movies, world music festival… • Pick-up soccer match
  24. 24. Wellness Experiences • Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates • Meditation retreat on top of Diamante waterfall • Spa Treatments and massage
  25. 25. Sustainability Experiences • Organic polyculture farming and cooking school • Pick mountain cacao • Energy generation: learn about solar farm, microhydro turbines
  26. 26. Investor Value Proposition • Land deal + infrastructure = security and upside: – Discount from insider knowledge – New highway complete in late 2009 – New int’l airport 40 minutes away, opening in 2010 – New hospital 30 minutes away • Convergence of megatrends – Green revolution – Travelers seeking authenticity, life of significance – Baby Boomers retiring
  27. 27. Investor Value Proposition (continued) • Leverage Costa Rica brand • Critical mass of attractions; hit all key Costa Rica experiences from one place; stay longer, spend more • Unique story = media buzz, viral word of mouth • CR government loves project: easy permitting, Project of National Importance
  28. 28. ˆMinimally developed and staggeringly lush, Dominical is an unspoiled paradise. The town is uniquely Costa Rican, authentic without being quaint and exciting without being exhausting.˜ L. A. Times, Sept. 2007
  29. 29. PEOPLE / PLANET
  30. 30. Sustainability • Partners are global experts/pioneers • Net energy producer • Net carbon sequester • Net oxygen producer • No waste • Non-toxic • All FSC-certified wood
  31. 31. Organic Polyculture Farm • Inspired by Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma • Delicious, seasonal heirloom produce; free-range meats • Home owners receive credits for fresh food from farm • Minimizes food transport costs • Restores soil • Aquaculture
  32. 32. Dwellings: Natura Home • 75% the cost and 50% the time • Wood species selection • No middlemen • Easy assembly • Sustainable, serene, casually elegant • System tested on 4 prototypes • Factory 20 minutes away • Carbon sink
  33. 33. • All houses are constructed from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified tropical hardwoods. • FSC is an international nonprofit organization that promotes environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, viable management of the world’s forests.
  34. 34. Single story, 2 bedroom unit 1,637 sf Housing System & Joinery
  35. 35. NONPROFIT ˆSetting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.˜ Albert Einstein
  36. 36. Social & Environmental Reinvestment • NCR architects, engineers, and sustainability partners work pro bono • Low-income housing adapted from Natura Home • Bamboo plantation: building material, jobs, revenue • Polyculture farm: food, jobs, revenue • Both biomasses yield revenue via carbon markets • Microcredit finance programs
  37. 37. Financials: Series A Series A: Valuation and General Terms (000’s) Beginning project (land) valuation for Series B: Tk Tk Tk Tk Tk

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