Pedro Soliveres Cabrera (1933-2016), founder of VAPF Group, was born in Benissa (Alicante) as the oldest of four siblings. He grew up in a humble family and although luck did not give him the best health, it equipped him with ingenuity, insight, and initiative.
VAPF Group was born in 1963 and quickly became a standout development company in the province, following its founder’s motto: “If you have to do something, work hard and succeed; if not, don’t do it”. Pedro Soliveres Cabrera dedicated his heart and soul to our company, in which he was Chairman of the Board of Directors.
The first urbanisation to be developed was called El Serrano, and although this was not as luxurious as our current developments, it did include the elements that have set us apart from our competitors from the very beginning, elements which have allowed us to appeal to a more experienced and demanding foreign audience: timeless design, open-plan spaces, green areas, sports facilities such as tennis courts and horse-riding centres, and shopping centres with a wide range of services for the urbanisations.
After this first development came many more: Maryvilla and Canuta in Calpe, Buenavista and Montemar in Benissa, Balcon al Mar and Tossal in Javea, Monteazul and Cumbre del Sol in Benitatxell.
Pedro Soliveres’ fighting spirit was passed on to his children, who took charge of the company. First, Pedro Javier Soliveres, current Managing Director of VAPF Group, when illness forced the founder to take a step back from the company and delegate responsibility, and later Bernardo Soliveres, current Financial Director of VAPF Group. They now direct the company together with a group of experienced, professional managers who are closely aligned with the corporate strategy. In the words of Bernardo: “Our journey has allowed us to overcome economic crises, which have in turn strengthened us and allowed us to create a tremendous number of jobs, always following the premise that effort and consistency are the keys to success”.
During our 55-year history, we have built more than 15 urbanisations and 8000 properties, making us one of the most well-established real estate groups in the Alicante Province, focused on clients with high standards who are looking for an exclusive, specialist service and constant innovation.