Dear Forward Thinkers,
This second edition of ECI’s Investment Newsletter brings you plenty of vital information about the investment environment and opportunities of Latin America. As one of the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic regions, Latin America has attracted the attention of top investors and forward thinkers like you. Many of the region’s countries are still early on in the development curve, meaning that there is an uncommonly low price to enter these markets, coupled with great potential for appreciation. As someone who is invested or looking to invest in the region, you already understand Latin America’s potential. This newsletter delves into specific opportunities and benefits of investment, and highlights the broader in-country conditions that affect investment.
Once known for its leftist, often anti-US governments, Latin America has emerged as a pro-business, investor friendly destination that provides truly unique opportunities for international diversification. From the low cost of real estate and services, to strong laws protecting international investors, countries like Nicaragua and Panama have established themselves at the forefront of emerging markets in which to invest. Enjoy the articles below, and use them as a resource as you consider the wide range of investments available to you in this up and coming part of the world. Reach out, and ECI Development will be happy to help you plan your offshore diversification strategy. When taking the plunge into offshore investment, an experienced partner like ECI can make all the difference.
Chairman and CEO
~ Testimonials ~
It was great to see how far ECI had progressed in the last 10 years and to hear your vision for both the properties in Belize and Nicaragua.
Bob & Marilyn T
“Michael Cobb, you have truly brought ethical behavior to an elevated level. Nine years ago when I was negotiating with you on lot 84A I asked about the houses in the area in front of us and you replied we were the first lots in our area that were permitted to have two stories . That was important to Tom and I as we wanted to preserve our view. Last year when the lot across the street was resold and building plans started, I asked Kent Payne to check and see that only a one story house was allowed on the lot. To my surprise, this was not the case. I prayed they would not build a two story house. Yesterday Tom was informed by Kent that as the house plans on the lot across were of the two story variety, you had offered to trade their lot for a more expensive and valuable lot in order to honor your word! The Cinco Amigos thank you for your ethics in a country in which many other developers have taken the easy way to their own destruction and to the harm of many others. You have raised the bar and we all appreciate your honor. I am proud to be associated with Gran Pacifica and with you.”
Connie Orlandini, Gran Pacifica Property Owner
“ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they’re just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It’s like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that’s the most important thing. You really can’t put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it’s here.
Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it’s also just such a great atmosphere. It’s hard to put words to. It’s really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he’s really making that dream happen here. That’s something you don’t find every day.”
John Fultz, ECI Shareholder