American Patrick Freeman is the new CEO of Ombria Algarve

North American succeeds Julio Delgado

Patrick Freeman has been appointed as CEO of ombria Algarve, the luxury development in the municipality of Loulé, succeeding Julio Delgado.

Patrick Freeman, of American origin, holds a degree in Geological Engineering from the State University of New Mexico, and has more than 25 years of professional experience in real estate, residential and mixed developments, having worked at different companies in the real estate sector and tourist.

Patrick has been at the forefront of engineering and construction projects for large-scale public and private infrastructure in the western United States of America for more than a decade, and was responsible for the entire development process of the St. Kitts, in the Caribbean, and founded his project development studio, collaborating with renowned groups such as Auberge Resorts and Cisneros

Since 2010, Freeman served as President of Cisneros Real Estate, where he led the sustainable development and strategic positioning of a portfolio of real estate projects encompassing commercial, industrial and residential properties worldwide. At Cisneros Real Estate, the current CEO of Ombria was developing a sustainable luxury development in the Dominican Republic.

«I feel honored to have been selected by Grupo Pontos to embrace this project. Ombria is a project that, due to its focus on sustainability, has already become a case study in Portugal and Europe», says Patrick Freeman, who is now living in the Algarve.



For the new CEO, «Ombria is not only a unique and singular residential and holiday development, but also a new destination that combines distinctive architectural features with a virtuous relationship with the community».

Patrick Freeman also underlines that he foresees «a very promising future for the enterprise as a global project, aimed at people looking for authenticity, proximity to nature and memorable family experiences».

Located 7 kilometers north of Loulé, Ombria, whose global investment by the Finnish group Pontos is around 300 million euros, is a new low-density tourist and residential development, the opening of the first phase of which is scheduled for this autumn.

The project includes a 5-star hotel that will be managed by the American chain Viceroy Hotels & Resorts – the Viceroy at Ombria – with its 70 rooms and 65 fully furnished and equipped T1 and T2 tourist apartments (of which around 80% are already sold), 5 restaurants, swimming pools, conference center, Spa and kids' club, which is scheduled to open in the autumn.

Ombria also includes an 18-hole golf course scheduled to open soon, designed by architect Jorge Santana da Silva and two more phases of real estate currently on sale – the Oriole Village at Ombria and the Alcedo Villas at Ombria – including apartments, villas in band and detached houses T1 to T7.