24 episodes

Matching international investors with global real estate investment opportunities. A casual but worldly conversation amongst real estate advisers from all over the world. Crossing borders and covering different countries is where the excitement begins. A real estate adviser is defined as anyone who advises on or participates in advising an investor on how to invest in real estate in a certain place of interest. Here real estate advisers are invited to share their wisdom and insight regarding the role they play in a real estate transaction or project. Be it a real estate agent, real estate attorney, title company, appraiser, investor, etc. I afford you the opportunity to share and tell how to get it done. If you assist investors in the United States of America to transact in other countries or if you assist investors located in countries outside of the United States to transact, I would love to talk to you about possibly being a guest on this podcast.

International Real Estate Advisers w/ C Ray Chalmette

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    • 4.2 • 5 Ratings

Matching international investors with global real estate investment opportunities. A casual but worldly conversation amongst real estate advisers from all over the world. Crossing borders and covering different countries is where the excitement begins. A real estate adviser is defined as anyone who advises on or participates in advising an investor on how to invest in real estate in a certain place of interest. Here real estate advisers are invited to share their wisdom and insight regarding the role they play in a real estate transaction or project. Be it a real estate agent, real estate attorney, title company, appraiser, investor, etc. I afford you the opportunity to share and tell how to get it done. If you assist investors in the United States of America to transact in other countries or if you assist investors located in countries outside of the United States to transact, I would love to talk to you about possibly being a guest on this podcast.

    CPA Creates A Team So She Can Continue To Help Others Live Their Dreams

    CPA Creates A Team So She Can Continue To Help Others Live Their Dreams

    Marie was born in South Korea and raised in Sweden, Marie Grasmeier came to the United States to pursue her education. Her personal experience uniquely qualifies her to provide international tax services and real estate investment services for international investors, two of her niche business services.  “I’ve gone through the visa process and the immigration lines,” Grasmeier shares. “A lot of my clients are from overseas. They want to eventually come here to the U.S. and invest. I’m aware of the international issues that go with investing overseas. So, I think I understand my clients a little bit better than somebody who doesn’t have that background.”
    Grasmeier is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and a Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP). In addition to providing tax planning and compliance services and traditional accounting services, Grasmeier applies her accounting background to real estate investment services by specializing in the tax benefits and tax ramifications of real estate investing.  Following her own advice, Grasmeier has been actively investing in real estate for almost two decades. She sees real estate investing as an opportunity for individuals, particularly women and immigrants, to establish a positive cash flow and to improve their financial livelihood.
    Grasmeier’s passion for empowering women in real estate investing led her to become a contributing author to the book Wealth for Women: Conversations with the Team That Creates the Dream, a collaboration by 18 women experienced in all facets of real estate investing.  Wealth for Women is available on Amazon.


    Marie J. Grasmeier, CPA, CMA, CGMA, TEP
    Grasmeier Business Consulting
    Skype: marie.grasmeier
    marie@mariecpa.com
    www.mariecpa.com

    • 38 min
    American Native Can't Spend His Social Security Check In Medellín If He Tried So He Starts A Real Estate Business And Stays Instead...Part II

    American Native Can't Spend His Social Security Check In Medellín If He Tried So He Starts A Real Estate Business And Stays Instead...Part II

    Prior to first visiting Medellin Colombia in August 2006 Rich had a varied United States business background in the real estate, mortgage banking, securities, publishing, and investment banking industries. He holds an undergraduate BBA degree in Chemical Engineering Management from the University of Texas and an MBA from the Ohio State University.
    Prior to moving full time to Medellin in 2007 and starting his first real estate company, Rich lived in Naples, Florida for 14 years, Atlanta, Georgia for 11 years, Los Angeles, California for 8 years and Minneapolis MN for two years. He is originally from Texas where he resided for 12 years.
    In 2007 Rich started a real estate company called First American Realty Medellin to assist foreigners to purchase properties in Medellin. By 2019 the company had grown from one employee to 110 employees with offices in six cities and three countries under a new company name, Life afar, which had diversified into property management, commercial development, asset management and agriculture. In 2021 Rich left Life afar and launched his new real estate company, Primavera Realty Medellin, to assist foreigners with real estate in Medellin as well as to offer investments in Colombian agriculture.


    Rich Holman
    Owner/Broker
    Primavera Realty Medellin
    +57 314 8630621
    rich@primaverarealtymedellin.com
    www.primaverarealtymedellin.com

    • 22 min
    American Native Can't Spend His Social Security Check In Medellín If He Tried So He Starts A Real Estate Business And Stays Instead...Part I

    American Native Can't Spend His Social Security Check In Medellín If He Tried So He Starts A Real Estate Business And Stays Instead...Part I

    Prior to first visiting Medellin Colombia in August 2006 Rich had a varied United States business background in the real estate, mortgage banking, securities, publishing, and investment banking industries. He holds an undergraduate BBA degree in Chemical Engineering Management from the University of Texas and an MBA from the Ohio State University.
    Prior to moving full time to Medellin in 2007 and starting his first real estate company, Rich lived in Naples, Florida for 14 years, Atlanta, Georgia for 11 years, Los Angeles, California for 8 years and Minneapolis MN for two years. He is originally from Texas where he resided for 12 years.
    In 2007 Rich started a real estate company called First American Realty Medellin to assist foreigners to purchase properties in Medellin. By 2019 the company had grown from one employee to 110 employees with offices in six cities and three countries under a new company name, Life afar, which had diversified into property management, commercial development, asset management and agriculture. In 2021 Rich left Life afar and launched his new real estate company, Primavera Realty Medellin, to assist foreigners with real estate in Medellin as well as to offer investments in Colombian agriculture.


    Rich Holman
    Owner/Broker
    Primavera Realty Medellin
    +57 314 8630621
    rich@primaverarealtymedellin.com
    www.primaverarealtymedellin.com

    • 30 min
    A Year Sabbatical in Western Europe Reminds An Astute Investor Of The Power of "And" & "ROS" (Return On Sleep)

    A Year Sabbatical in Western Europe Reminds An Astute Investor Of The Power of "And" & "ROS" (Return On Sleep)

    Billy Keels is on a mission to help those high wage earners and/or retirees that have been forgotten about by so many in society.  He's determined to help you feel comfortable and confident going against conventional wisdom by being okay with investing real assets and doing that beyond your backyard!  As a long distance real asset investor, Billy is utilizing the skills that he's developed over the last 23 years as a happy, successful corporate employee at some of the worlds largest market leading IT multinational companies to becoming an entrepreneur.  As part of his journey, he's hyper-focused on consistently helping you to create new alternatives for your life so that you can be also happy about going into your job (or not)! As he builds his family of investors and students he's determined to help each one of them enjoy each and every moment doing the things that they love most...No more looking at mobile phones during family outings to see which 'emergency' you have to respond to, no more sitting in meetings where you feel like you're wasting your time, no more early morning flights because your boss 'recommends' that you be there and no more missing your child's special events because you're staying overnight in a hotel eating room service.  With a desire to add as much value to each interaction that he has, the 20+ years of travel throughout some 86 countries, working with multiple global currencies, his ability to fluently speak 5 languages, and his passion for living and working across cultures are just some of the qualities that make Billy unique in his ability to serve each and every person  that he comes into contact with.

    Contact Information:

     Email:                team@billykeels.com
    Website:          http://billykeels.com/

    • 43 min
    The International Legal Real Estate Whispherer Speaks Wisdom

    The International Legal Real Estate Whispherer Speaks Wisdom

    Lauren Cohen, Esq. - International Legal & Real Estate Expert is a serial entrepreneur.  Lauren Cohen is an International Lawyer, Realtor and Cross Border Expert. Lauren is also a best-selling author and sought-after speaker and is a globally-acclaimed legal, real estate and business advisor. Lauren’s passion for protecting the heart and soul of businesses shines through in all aspects of the services that she and her team provide. After her then-husband’s deportation on the return trip from their honeymoon, Lauren was devastated. She felt compelled to find solutions for herself and others, and strongly believed that she could make a difference, so she turned to the crazy world of immigration and international law. Today, Lauren is recognized as an expert authority in many fields. Real estate investors and entrepreneurs hire her as a turnkey concierge to protect their businesses and revenues so they can avoid costly challenges while expanding across borders.  A graduate of York University and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Lauren is a dual citizen. She has been featured in Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Working Mother, TV, hundreds of podcasts and radio shows and numerous other mediums. Lauren launched her own podcast, Investing Across Borders, in November, 2020. Lauren believes in going above and beyond borders to navigate a successful path for clients to invest, live, work and play—anywhere!
    Two of Lauren’s favorite mottos are:
    “DON’T GIVE UP—GIVE BACK!” and “JUST KEEP SWIMMING”

    Contact her on:
    LinkedIn:   https://www.linkedin.com/in/ecouncilinc/
    Phone:        866.724.0085
    Email:          info@ecouncilinc.com

    Here’s a gift from her - a link and coupon code for my e-book, Real Estate Investing Across Borders:
    http://bit.ly/REAcrossBorders
    Coupon code: REI4FREE

    • 41 min
    Native Croatian Grows Up During Communism To Later Invest In The US of A...Part II

    Native Croatian Grows Up During Communism To Later Invest In The US of A...Part II

    Robert Maričak is a man of many talents.  Read his profile below.   

    Connecting & Advising investors, mainly in new high tech ventures, and exporters from Europe/USA.

    Landsites developments in Zagreb, Croatia on the major European highway/interstate on the entrance to IKEA center. We have invested, advised other investors, financed UPU - re zoning etc. The main purposes are: offices, logistics/distribution, outlet center, hotel, travel plaza with fast food restaurant and "fach mart"/strip mall.

    Buying foreclosures in Croatia from the banks, or from the distressed sellers, repurposing.

    Clients include: technology companies, the service sector such as the Croatian Cluster of Medical Tourism, International real estate developers, REIT, and start ups from the USA.

    Advising Land & Property Developments, Private Equity, Medical Tourism, Internationalization of Startups

    Advising Investors, CEOs, Dentists, Plastic Surgeons and other Medical Professionals on Business and Medical Facilities’ Developments.
    Executive Business Development Planning.

    Land and Real estate Developments and Investments (office, residential, mix use) in the USA and Croatia.

    Commercialization of new technology startups and the development of the distribution channels.
    Taking technology investors from a promising product to a profitable brand.

    Contact Information:

    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertmaricak/

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

bKbcn ,

Sharing Long Distance Investing Knowledge

It was a real pleasure to share insights on international investing with C Ray. Love that you’re creating this platform to help others remove barriers to investing beyond your backyard. Looking forward to future episodes!

realestateexperiment ,

The type of info needed for Us Cross Border Investors

As a Canadian investing in the U.S. this is the EXACT type of niched podcast that I needed — with talks about the kind of insights that truly only an international / cross border investor would care for. A phenomenal niched podcast that I will constantly tune into to assure I am up to speed with all the unknowns and layers that run deep into investing across borders. Thank you C/ray this couldn’t have come at a better time!

Unforgettable Woman ,

International Investment Buffet

There is no top on this podcast because it is insanely progressive. There are so many ways to consider investing in real estate and here C Ray provides something to eat for everybody. So many great things talked about on this show and I look forward to hear more greatness to come.

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