Tijuana Hosts AMPI Conference and Annual Meeting

By John K. Glaab,

The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) held its 43rd Annual Conference in Tijuana, Baja California. This was the first time in the history of the association that the annual event has been held in the Baja Peninsula.

In addition to AMPI members, REALTORS® from Arizona, California, Illinois and Texas came to Tijuana.

Each morning, “Networking” sessions were held. Those attending had an opportunity to present their company and properties that are for sale.

Speakers addressed such subjects as, Realities and Perspectives in the housing market, Opportunities in global industrial and commercial developments, the present Mexican real estate market and the future, the most efficient way to obtain an exclusive listing and a panel “Mexico a tourism paradise”. Jeffery Hornberger Director Business Global Alliances at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) came from Chicago to part pâté.

As usual there were several entertaining social events. On Saturday attendees were able to tour several vineyards in the Valle De Guadalupe and enjoyed a taste of local cuisines. Baja California produces world class wines.

Several new members for the National Advisory Board were elected at the Annual General Meeting. They represent a wide cross section of Mexico and include newcomers Teresa Sandoval and Armando Trujillo both from AMPI Guadalajara. Erick Chazaro is the new member from San Miguel de Allende . Oscar Orozco who had been on the Board a few years ago was also elected, once more. He is from Culiacan/Mazatlan. Gustavo Solares was elected as the new Vice President.

Zacatecas was selected to be the site of the 2015 Congreso, beating out Acapulco and Cancun. An international Real Estate Summit was announced to be held in Puerto Vallarta in June, 2015.

At the annual Dance and Dinner, AMPI President, Martha Ramirez recognized Linda Neil for her international work on behalf of Mexico… Linda is finishing her third and final term as NAR’s Presidential Liaison to Mexico this year. She has accepted an appointment as the International Member on the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) Advisor y Board. She is replacing Maurice George from the United Arab Emirates.

About the author:

John Glaab is Vice President, International Marketing at Mexico’s The Settlement Company®   Selected International Real Estate Member of the Year, 2012; he is a Certified International Property Specialist. John is a Founding Director of the Global Mexico real Estate institute.

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