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About 20 of us sat around the tables of the open-air “rancho on the hill,” as we call it, sipping Panama beers and Abuelo rum and Cokes and staring out at the crashing surf and the three little islands just offshore that give their name to my Los Islotes development project on Panama’s western Azuero […]
One of the first buyers at Los Islotes, the beachfront community Lief and I are developing on Panama’s Azuero Sunset Coast, was a man named John. John had two children and a long-term girlfriend, but he came down to visit the property on his own. John was in his early 70s. Los Islotes was just […]
Why would you want to buy a piece of real estate overseas? That was the starting point for the discussions that have taken place throughout this week’s Global Property Summit down here in sunny Panama. The big advantage of real estate anywhere is that it’s a hard asset, a real and long-term store of wealth. […]
“Welcome to Panama and welcome to Lief Simon’s Third Annual Global Property Summit…” So I began bright and early this sunny Panama morning in the meeting rooms of Panama City’s Marriott Hotel. “I’ve been scouting foreign property markets for more than 30 years… since 1985,” I continued for all assembled. “I made my first foreign […]
It’s been two years since I first recommended what was at the time an innovative new agricultural investment opportunity in Panama—specifically, a mango plantation. The project was launched in February 2014. After a couple of months of preparation on the ground with the help of topography maps and drones, the developers began clearing the land. […]
As Mark Twain might have put it (and as our correspondent Paul Terhorst observes in the latest issue of my Simon Letter service), news of the dollar’s demise these past several years has been premature. How much longer will the U.S. dollar remain as strong as it is today versus currencies worldwide? Will it get […]
A little more than a month ago (late July), I wrote to report that a development group I’ve been working with in Panama since early 2014 was launching a new plantation project on the heels of their very successful Lady Victoria mango plantation. Originally, this latest plantation, limes, was planned at 100 hectares. However, those […]