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Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate: Destination for Buying Luxury Property in Mexico


“Working with the no.1 luxury real estate brokerage in the region means you’re doing business at the highest level. Our award-winning team continues to lead the way with competence, market expertise, and notable service selling a luxury lifestyle you can’t get anywhere else in the world.”

Mexico is a well-established tourist destination and Los Cabos is not only the country’s fastest-growing luxury destination — it’s quickly becoming one of the world’s most sought-after locations to #VacationInvestRetire. The beautiful sceneries and the unique Mexican flavor are an excellent match. Blending the rich culture and vivid beauty of Mexico, the wondrous playground of the Baja California Sur draws in international names, world-class sporting events, and global conferences year-round. Even better, the location offers a wide variety of one-of-a-kind luxury properties and styles. Here, it is easy to find a dream home or an investment that will earn you handsomely in the future.

Vanessa Fukunaga, Owner, President and CEO of Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate, the #1 luxury real estate brokerage in the region, leads her teams with vision, passion and strength. The firm is now celebrating an impressive 25 years of consumer trust and proven results and continues its legacy by maintaining the year-over-year position as the top-selling luxury brokerage in Mexico’s Baja California Sur.

Since taking ownership of the brokerage in 2012, Fukunaga’s level of international business acumen, experience and prowess has been warmly welcomed to the real estate industry in Los Cabos and beyond. In addition to contributing to the historical establishment of the first Engel & Völkers in Mexico, Fukunaga has tremendously elevated the real estate level of profession and marketing power catapulting sales and directing the team in selling over a billion dollars in real estate. Additionally, she is one of the region´s top advisors supporting high-net-worth clients interested in selling or buying ultra-luxury level properties. Skilled, globally connected and tuned in to the marketplace, Fukunaga brings a stroke of brilliance to the industry. It’s quite simple – if you need the job done, you talk to Vanessa Fukunaga.

Fukunaga is also the Owner, CEO and Publisher of the global luxury networking platform Ocean Blue World. Well-positioned in the premium niche market, Ocean Blue World offers insight into the world’s finest trends and experiences sharing a special focus on Los Cabos as a world-class destination. The precise combination of real estate with this luxury platform is a true reflection of Fukunaga’s mastery and creativity, and to date, the success has been phenomenal.

It comes as no surprise that the woman behind two of the Baja California Sur’s most noteworthy companies is unstoppable. The latest revelation? Her podcast dubbed ‘Mod Pod with Fukunaga’. Fukunaga invites the movers and shakers around the world for epic conversations on how they are topping the luxury market and using their craft, talent and influence to propose positive change and expansion. It is available on all major podcast platforms.

Beyond business, Fukunaga is well respected in the community and has positioned herself as a leader who cares. As the creator of the #MakeItHappen philanthropic endeavor, Fukunaga generously and willingly gives back to those who need it the most, donating her resources, time, energy and services while motivating others to undertake their own voyages of discovery for the greater good of the community.

Having cornered the market on differentiation, Fukunaga is the thriving example of a high-ranking commander in chief who passionately works to push her companies forward into the future. It’s her commitment to business, leadership and giving back to the community that continues to support the rise of Mexico´s premier destination.

Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate | Synopsis

Los Cabos, Mexico – The Destination Dreams Are Made Of

Purchasing in Los Cabos, Mexico makes for a truly incredible buying opportunity. Buyers are drawn to Los Cabos for ease of travel, comfortable temperatures, exquisite beaches, recreational activities, the finest in amenities, and value for money representation in terms of second and third home markets. It’s the destination dreams are made of. Luxury ownership options include turn-key custom homes, homesites, luxury villas, and private branded residences within upscale luxury resorts, all offering breathtaking ocean, golf and mountain views.

Continuing to place Los Cabos as their first choice for investment, it’s the travel and leisure worlds, media and celebrities, confident investors, and people of high net worth from the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, and more.

25 Years of Serving the Real Estate Sector

Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate sets a clear precedent as the company to list luxury real estate and to sell it. Achieving excellence has taken years of dedication and commitment from an expert team of trusted and passionate real estate advisors. Add on the operation of a powerful global network, multiple offices, a prominence of creating unique events that bring to life unique properties, and first-rate alliances in the industry, and you have a luxury brand built on solid fundamentals offering simply the best home buying and selling experience.


“Working with the no.1 luxury real estate brokerage in the region means you’re doing business at the highest level. Our award-winning team continues to lead the way with competence, market expertise, and notable service selling a luxury lifestyle you can’t get anywhere else in the world,” says Vanessa Fukunaga.

Since the company’s inception, Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate has accomplished more than $2.8B in sales and consistently upholds its significant 70 percent share of the market’s multimillion-dollar listings. Firmly rooted in a culture of leadership and professionalism, the brokerage has an ever-expanding award-winning history that includes their more than ten-year achievement as the number one real estate agency for sales volume in the Baja California Sur market and a fifth consecutive win for Best Real Estate Agency in Mexico with the prestigious International Property Awards.

Present-day - Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate is going from strength to strength, topping the Baja California Sur market, with 2021 being the STRONGEST year on RECORD for the brokerage. Deals are happening like never before and sales activity is at a record high. There’s no sign of slowing down with 2022 expected to be an even stronger year. “Buyers and sellers recognize there is no better moment to get in the game, and those who work with Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate truly experience working with one of the ‘World’s Best’ property companies,” added Vanessa Fukunaga.

Redefining Luxury with Best-in-Class Product Suite

The brokerage redefines the meaning of a luxury property experience, uniquely connecting iconic homes with discerning buyers. Focused on leading the charge forward into the future and meeting the changing needs of their clientele through innovative and far-reaching practices that go beyond the traditional, the team at Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate works tirelessly to effectively serve their clients in a fast-paced market.

Whether buying or selling, when you work with Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate, you’re partnering with a globally recognized brand that has the resources, connections, and influence. You get a commitment to the best home buying and selling experience. Our cherished clients are owners of some of the most exclusive properties in the world, and they continue to recognize the value of their investments and decision in working with such an accomplished force in the marketplace.

For buyers, notable trends including space, privacy, home offices, and welcoming outdoor spaces can all be found in the brokerage’s stunning listing inventory, which includes everything from premium homeowner properties to exclusive developer listings. All of which cater towards a wide range of buyer groups - singles, young couples, families with children, investors, international buyers, and ultra-high net worth individuals. The brokerage helps find and match buyers to the right property through strategic, collaborative, and unique services.

When it comes to selling, Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate is at the forefront of the industry, showcasing the region’s most stunning real estate to a corresponding global clientele. Offering a multitude of exclusive sales and marketing possibilities, the brokerage ensures a direct line to anywhere in the world, breathing life into a legendary location.

“Our sought-after and best-in-class range of luxury property services is next level. We go beyond the ordinary into EXTRA-ordinary, challenging the way business is done - all in the name of success. We pride the organization on providing an incomparable purchasing experience in every aspect of the business, and our dedication to serve those discovering and investing in Los Cabos will only continue with the increased demand,” emphasized Vanessa.

The Road Ahead      

Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate aims to remain as the leading luxury real estate brokerage in the Baja California Sur consistently keeping their finger on the pulse with an eye towards driving expansion. Vanessa Fukunaga, the leading voice in the global luxury property market, continues her mission of bringing Los Cabos to the world and invites you to experience an extraordinary way of life in paradise.

The Stalwart at the Helm of Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate

Vanessa Fukunaga is the Owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Engel & Völkers Snell Real Estate.