One of Us :: P. Asemi
Q. Please introduce yourself and tell us what you do .
A. My name is Parviz “Pedro” Asemi, and I am a real estate agent in Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Q. Your name suggests you are Iranian. How in the world did you end up doing business in Mexico?
A. You guessed right. My family is from Maragheh, Iran. We left Iran in 1980 when I was 5 years old. We spent a few years in Costa Rica, before moving to the US. I later got into real estate, and since I knew Spanish, got into real estate in Costa Rica, and then Mexico, which is a great place for investment properties.
Q. So where do you live?
A. My main office is in LA, but I spend most of my time down in Mexico.
Q. Can you describe some of the advantages or disadvantages of investing in the Mexican real estate market versus the US real estate market?
A. As I mentioned above, a mature market versus a new emerging market are some of the advantages that I can see as being advantageous. The cost of every day living is another factor that creates interest for buyers as well. Whether you are investing for yourself, or advising a client, Mexico with its natural beauty, its easy travel access, and lower costs per square foot on waterfront properties and other real estate, are a few of the main factors that should require investors to place Mexico as an top option for comparison and analysis.
Q. Thank you Mr. Asemi, for offering to share your experiences on living and doing business in Mexico.
A. My pleasure.