Ed is an international real estate sales specialist and partners with developers in various paradise locales to promote their properties to his network of followers in Texas, making him the go-to expert for those looking to invest in properties outside the U.S. While Ed reps properties elsewhere, too, and for other developers, Riviera Maya is where he chose to live full-time at one point in his life. And it’s also obvious that Chris Gill of Simca is a favorite client.
Born in England, Chris Gill is another example of one who chose not only to live his life here, but also to base his business here. That’s right, while Chris looks like one of the Mexican natives, but he is actually of Spanish descent. He moved overseas at a very young age and became an expat, living and working on three different continents. So, why here? was the first question we asked when we sat down on the first day after our arrival for an interview with Chris. He shared with us that he had an opportunity very early in life to invest in land purchases. Some 20 years ago, he could already see the writing on the wall and was able to buy the land that he has since developed into Simca properties.
“In 1974, it was Cancun. Then Playa del Carmen became the hot spot starting around 1998, and becoming the world’s fastest growing real estate market in the world in 2014. And the path of progress is still happening, with Tulum only starting to develop in 2008, and named the world’s fastest growing city in 2016. Up and down this peninsula are versatile destinations with attractions and activities for all ages and lifestyles, and they check every box,” Chris explained.