Cross Border Investment
Cross Border Investment was founded by its President, Josh Rappaport. Josh is originally from Toronto, Canada and has been living in Puerto Vallarta year-round since 2003. Josh was literally fresh out of university when he decided to make this piece of paradise his home. He was finishing his degree at the University of Toronto and decided to do his final credits as part of an exchange program offered by the Universities of Toronto and Guadalajara (Guadalajara is about a 5 hour drive from Puerto Vallarta). Josh finished his courses, earning him a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto with a major in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. Josh’s mother tongue is English, but he is completely fluent in Spanish and can handle brief conversations in French and Brazilian Portuguese.
Upon completion of the courses in Guadalajara, Josh then travelled to some of Mexico’s colonial gems in the center of the country before settling in Puerto Vallarta. Josh spent his first few years in Mexico working in a tourist-based industry, where he was able to perfect his conversational and business Spanish and get acclimatized to Mexican culture. Josh then began working for a well-respected mortgage company, where he quickly excelled and earned the title of senior loan officer with the highest sales four years in a row. Before long he also developed the peso division, offering loans to Mexican nationals. Josh continued to excel at these positions – through his hard work, honesty and dedication. As is the natural progression for many, Josh decided that it was time to branch out and open his own business.
Josh opened Cross Border Investment with the philosophy of providing premium customer service at fair prices. CBI understands that for many purchasers, this is your first real estate transaction in Mexico, and perhaps your first cross border investment. The majority of foreigner buyers are located in your home city throughout most of the transaction, and your comfort is taking very seriously by CBI.
Josh has a long list of clients, and is well known amongst realtors and developers in the major resort areas of Mexico. He has also established sound relationships with the institutions that are involved in the transactions – the lending banks, trust banks, and Notarios.
Cross Border Investment is headquartered in Puerto Vallarta, but coordinates mortgages throughout all of Mexico. CBI offers every loan product available, and works hard to match you with the loan program that best meets your needs. CBI is unique in the sense that we are located in Mexico year round and we do all of our processing and closing coordination in Mexico. CBI is dedicated to mortgages for Mexican properties, and offers 100% bilingual staff focused on your needs.
Contact a representative of Cross Border Investment today to start making your dreams a reality!