On May 23, 2011, I arrived in Manta, Ecuador with the intention of researching the Real Estate market and possibly purchasing a property. After asking around, I was introduced to Richard Parker and Lorena Sanchez, who represents Ecuadorean Coastal Properties. I explained that I was looking for a property that would potentially appreciate in value, and be used for a base of operations for South and Central America. Richard showed me numerous properties, but the one that got my attention was a condo complex on the south side of Manta called Nerea. After several days of viewing comparable condos, and becoming familiar with Manta and the Real Estate market with the courteous and professional assistance of Richard and Lorena, I purchased my unit in Nerea. Richard and Lorena, over the course of my 2-week stay, were able to answer all of my questions and steer me in the right direction based on my requirements. I look forward to the completion of my condo in May 2012 and fully anticipate the same kind of professional treatment from Richard and Lorena during the build-out and furnishing phase.