I think all ex-pats have great “how I came to Mexico” stories and I love hearing them. Mine began twenty-some-odd-years ago on Mexico’s southern border with Belize–on the spectacular Caribbean reef. This is where I fell in love not just with the dazzling water but the country and the lifestyle. My first experience in real estate was at college. I financed graduate school by purchasing tax-delinquent properties. I would research the properties up for auction, buy the ones I knew to be a good deal, put them on the market. It was exciting, financially rewarding and hooked me on property development.
In 1994, I received my MBA and moved permanently to Mexico City working with high tech internet development and securities companies. By 2009, after years of living landlocked in the mountains, I dreamed of returning to the water. My love for sailing had brought me to Banderas Bay many times before and I felt a real connection– almost a magnetic pull to this area. Together with my two boys, I settled here permanently. During a two year hiatus, I researched eco-technics and built, Hogares Hibridos, a truly sustainable adobe home in the tropics.
From 2015-17 I was the sales manager for Peninsula Residence™ line of properties in the Bay of Banderas. Searching for professional training, I became a licensed real estate agent in California and am able to use the tools offered by both systems to help my clients realize their dream retirement lifestyle and build wealth through investment properties.