Investing In International Real Estate: A Primer Guide


Investing In International Real Estate: A Primer Guide

Are you worried about the stability of the US?

Do you wish you had a plan B just in case things don't work out?

Well here is one solution...

This week we interview Mike Cobb from ECI Development. Mike is an expert in investing in international real estate. He has been traveling and investing in properties in Central and South America for over 26 years. He has seen it all and made all the mistakes you don't want to make.

Here are some great resources if you are considering this as your plan B

- The Consumer Resource Guide To Investing In International Real Estate

- ECI Development

- Presidents Week 26 - An intimate conference for people thinking about their Plan B with international living, asset protection and everything you need to know about living abroad as an expat.

- Our interview with Mike Cobb in 2021 was a stellar interview

- If you want to speak to Mike personally, you can email him at

If you want to learn more about investing internationally, Schwab has a great article here

Mike Cobb

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Worried About Protecting Yourself From The Unknown (Inflation, Government, Politics, Taxes, and more)?

Join us at Presidents Week 26 in Las Vegas on November 12-16th.

Hear from the top global wealth protection, tax, real estate, residency, and investment professionals in the industry. Reshape the way you see the future of your business and assets. 

The topics include, but are not limited to, foreign real estate, tax planning, asset protection, foreign residency, and lifestyle

Today's Guest:  Mike Cobb

At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to form Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties throughout Central America.  The company was later converted to an international bank under the jurisdiction of Belize.  

Mr. Cobb and partners created ECI Development a multi-country developer with projects in four countries of Latin America, Belize, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama, and El Salvador.  Communities are planned in Costa Rica and Ecuador as well.  ECI owns 3.5 miles of Pacific Beach front in Nicaragua, 1100 acres and 3km of coastline in Costa Rica, 3 properties on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and two projects in Panama, one on the Pacific and one in the tropical highlands. Residents enjoy a golf course, restaurants, club facilities, pools, tennis courts, and other lifestyle amenities at a number of ECI’s communities. 

Cobb speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate, finance, development, and ownership.  He was consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, and gives counsel to projects throughout Latin America.

Mr. Cobb served on the Presidents Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors (2016), the Board of Directors for the NAR (2017), sat on the Global Business and Alliance Committee for the NAR (2018), and presents at both the national and local level. From 2002 through 2016, Mike, and his family made their home in Central America.

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