About Us

Our Mission

To represent and serve our clients with excellence through expertise we’ve earned by having specialized in the North Baja region since 1988…longer than any other real estate broker. 

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What Makes Us Unique

  • We are a tenant representative as opposed to being a landlord rep.

This means we work for you. We put our clients’ needs first…we don’t just seek the property that pays the biggest commission. We understand and alleviate the intimidation clients often encounter when facing the complexities and rules involved in planning an expansion or move into Mexico. We’ve been doing this for more than three decades.

  • Thorough familiarity with this area and its many special characteristics

Our long-standing presence here gives us unparalleled knowledge of the market and environment for Maquiladoras. This makes us exceptionally capable at helping navigate the process of successfully establishing a business presence here. No one else has the extensive resources and contacts for Mexico commercial real estate we’ve cultivated over the years. This helps us streamline and smooth the process for your project.

  • We help from start to finish

Long experience and a history of integrity allows us to offer you invaluable guidance in the decision to bring your business into Mexico all the way through set-up. Our intimate familiarity with the region means we are better able to anticipate the challenges companies face when relocating operations such as accessibility to workers and the complexities of the steps and rules regarding establishing your operation. Our expertise in analytical chemistry allows an inside edge for clients whose needs feature this specialty.

  • Superior assistance, information & tools

We offer extraordinary customer service with absolute dedication to honest, transparent service. We are able to provide quick and reliable information on the logistics of moving an operation to Mexico, current market trends, ways to clear obstacles and avoid pitfalls.

Our Team

Jean-Paul De Kervor

With more than 30 years of experience in Industrial Real Estate in Mexico, Jean-Paul de Kervor (J-P) has completed millions of SF of industrial leases, purchases and build to suit transactions, mergers and acquistions, negotiated government incentives, performed appraisals and represented over 200 European, Asian and American corporations throughout Mexico.

J.P. de Kervor is frequently cited in academic and industry journals as well as mass media including El Financiero for his prescient forecasts and proprietary information.

He holds a Chemistry degree and an MBA in international business and teaches courses at USD on Mexican real estate. He was the Mexican National Masters Surfing Champion in 2008 and enjoys snowboarding.

Linda Van Zandt

Ms Van Zandt has more than 20 years experience as a senior executive. Her particular expertise has been in start-ups, most notably footwear company Reef, where she spent 4 years as Business Manager, growing and managing staff as well as participating in executive level strategic planning in all areas of the business.

After resigning her position at Reef, she continued to manage their recruiting while expanding her own executive search firm. For ten years she owned and operated a very successful boutique search agency called Action Sports Recruiting.

Linda’s start-up expertise was called upon several more times in her career. However, she has elected to remain as CFO/Operations Manager for Maquila Properties.

Ms Van Zandt currently serves on the board of Sunset Volleyball Club

Alfredo Ramirez

Alfredo Ramirez entered the Real Estate Industry in 1997. In his time as Mexico Project Manager, he has worked on Retail, and Industrial projects, he also has originated mortgages, home equity lines of credit and refinances. Alfredo has also solidified Hispanic contacts with local brokers on both sides of the border, and financial advisors and other referral sources in San Diego.

He has two daughters: Maria Jose and Victoria. Alfredo is happily married to his beautiful wife Karla. He enjoys surfing and traveling.

Rick Chatham

Rick was a national sales leader and million dollar producer with Sears Home Improvements before moving over to the commercial side. While at Tijuana based Atisa he increased sales in the retail arm by 30 percent and the industrial division by over 500 percent. His work brought in $36 million in new leases in under 2 years.

Rick is a licensed real estate sales agent in the state of California, and a member of NAIOP, SIOR, and the Otay Chamber of Commerce. In addition, he is an active member of San Diego Rotary, the 4th largest chapter in the world.