Area of Expertise:
- Residential mortgages for foreigners and nationals
- Mexican residency status (FM)
Professional Certifications and Achievements:
- AMPI Puerto Vallarta Member
- Best Outlook for Western Mexico (awarded at the National Mortgage Broker Conference)
English and Spanish
Joshua Rappaport is originally from Toronto, Canada and has been living in Puerto Vallarta since 2003. Joshua obtained his Mexican citizenship in 2014 and is now Canadian-Mexican. Josh was fresh out of university when he decided to make this piece of paradise his home. He was finishing his degree at the University of Toronto and decided to do his final credits as part of an exchange program offered by the Universities of Toronto and Guadalajara (Guadalajara is about a 5 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta). Josh finished his courses, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Josh’s mother tongue is English, but he is completely fluent in Spanish and can handle brief conversations in French and Brazilian Portuguese.
Upon completion of the courses in Guadalajara, Josh travelled to some of Mexico’s colonial gems in the center of the country before settling in Puerto Vallarta. Josh spent his first few years in Mexico working in a tourist-based industry, where he was able to perfect his conversational and business Spanish and acclimatize to Mexican culture. Josh then began working for a mortgage company, where he quickly excelled and earned the title of senior loan officer with the highest sales four years in a row. Before long he also developed the peso division, offering loans to Mexican nationals. Josh continued to excel at these positions —through his hard work, honesty and dedication. As is the natural progression for many, Josh decided that it was time to branch out and open his own business
Josh Rappaport founded Cross Border Investment in 2012 with the philosophy of providing premium customer service at fair prices. CBI understands that for many purchasers, this is your first real estate transaction in Mexico, and perhaps your first international investment. The majority of foreigner buyers are located in your home city throughout most of the transaction, and your comfort is taking very seriously by CBI.
Josh has a long list of clients, and is well known amongst realtors and developers in the major resort areas of Mexico —primarily Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen. At the National Mortgage Broker Convention in 2013, Cross Border Investment won the award for Best Outlook for Western Mexico. Josh has extensive relationships with the directors and sub-directors of the largest lending institutions in Mexico —access is the key to any financier’s success. Cross Border Investment is the leader for mortgages for foreigners in Mexico, as well as for Mexican national buyers.