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Perched high on a rocky promontory guarding the entrance to a large bay to its south and to its north the Atlantic Ocean trade routes, the fortified city of Old San Juan , founded by the Spanish conquistadors in 1521, quickly became one of Spain 's most valuable possession in its hegemony over the New World . It became the key into the Caribbean . This humble 16 th century wooden stockade, hastily built to defend the incipient colonies from pirates and foreign powers, grew into a formidable fortress and, within, a city rich in architecture.

Through out the centuries the city experienced the ebb and flow of prosperity, changes in its sovereignty, it became the nexus of the island's identity and the seat of is arts. In 1958, Blanca B.Gandía, founder of Gandía Realty, began restoring and selling houses in Old San Juan. Together with her daughter, Margarita the company has restored and sold over 75% of all properties in the city.

The work of Margarita Gandía and her late mother on behalf of the city has been constant in its commitment to maintain the intrinsic values of this community, and the preservation of its architecture "It's a daunting project to protect and preserve the urban fabric of a city like Old San Juan", explains Ms.Gandía. "There are frequent changes in fashion and with it new proposals are set forth for the improvement and development of the old quarter. Often, many of these seek changes that are detrimental to the quality of life of its residents and to the historical urban tradition of a five hundred year old city".

With over 40 years of experience behind her, Margarita Gandía, offers her clients a wide range of services: buying and selling properties; rentals; orientation in the tax incentives and shelters available to owners and renters; property management and restoration expertise.