October 2015 Newsletter

Have you ever visited Nicaragua? You will be amazed by the geography, the people, the business opportunities, and the culture. This is a bountiful, beautiful country. As always we invite you to visit and experience it yourself.


Newsletter October

Dear Readers,

This issue of our Nicaragua Insider, formerly the Nicaragua Newsletter, is really just that: A way to get to know Nicaragua from the inside. In the wake of September’s national celebrations and comings together, this issue is a great way to reflect and gain insight into what makes Nicaragua truly, well, Nicaraguan. You will find here an introduction to The Find. series focuses on Nicaragua, where they show the work being done by six individuals to better the lives of others. Kara Westermann, a former intern at Gran Pacifica, is one of the individuals profiled in the series, and it’s truly wonderful to see someone I’ve known for so long be recognized for her selfless work. The series premieres this Friday, and will be available online thereafter.

One question we have received from many readers is, “What’s the US Embassy like?” The embassy offers many services to US citizens, and below you will find a brief introduction to the recently appointed US Ambassador to Nicaragua, Laura Farnsworth Dogu. Gran Pacifica welcomes this accomplished diplomat to Nicaragua with anticipation of a great future. Speaking of being welcome to Nicaragua, foreign investment this year alone is near $1.5 billion in the country, with other large projects being finalized. The momentum is real, and you can see it on the street every day.

Read the account connecting Nicaragua’s history with its present day festivals and food, and really get the feel for the exciting, unique culture. If you visit Nicaragua in the near future, you’ll likely be purchasing the exquisite street fare with a brand new set of bills. Check out the update to Nicaragua’s currency, printed in vivid color and paying tribute to the country’s history. Making history for Nicaragua today is Ramón “Chocolatito” González, world champion boxer. Having won the title in three separate weight classes, González just won his most recent fight on Saturday. A true “rags to riches” story, González has become a great symbol and role model for Nicaraguans, encouraging them to pursue their dreams and persevere.

Do you want to Discover Nicaragua for yourself and see what everyone’s been talking about? Read about special tours offered by Gran Pacifica that really get you in touch with the beauty of Nicaragua. We can help you plan your perfect visit, and I encourage anyone interested in visiting Nicaragua to take advantage of this great deal. October has been a beautiful, green month in Nicaragua, and I hope you can make it for a visit soon. As always, feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.

Until next time,

Michael Cobb
Chairman and CEO
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~ Testimonials ~

"Michael Cobb, you have truly brought ethical behavior to an elevated level.  Nine years ago when I was negotiating with you on lot 84A I asked about the houses in the area in front of us and you replied we were the first lots in our area that were permitted to have two stories . That was important to Tom and I as we wanted to preserve our view. Last year when the lot across the street was resold and building plans started, I asked Kent Payne to check and see that only a one story house was allowed on the lot. To my surprise, this was not the case. I prayed they would not build a two story house. Yesterday Tom was informed by Kent that as the house plans on the lot across were of the two story variety, you had offered to trade their lot for a more expensive and valuable lot in order to honor your word! The Cinco Amigos thank you for your ethics in a country in which many other developers have taken the easy way to their own destruction and to the harm of many others. You have raised the bar and we all appreciate your honor. I am proud to be associated with Gran Pacifica and with you."
Connie Orlandini, Gran Pacifica Property Owner


"ECI is just a solid, wholesome company. You meet the founders, and the people, and they're just happy. You know anything Mike Cobb tells you, you can take to the bank. It's like your brother telling you, or even better. This is my first trip to Gran Pacifica, and it just feels like home the moment you get here. Very comfortable, just like old time United States. It has the sense of community that people lost in the US, and I think that's the most important thing. You really can't put a dollar value on it, but you know it when you see it, and it's here.

Coming from a construction background, I can see that everything here is built to last, and there are a lot of little details that were thought of. Looking at the growth here, it really seems to be a solid investment, and it's also just such a great atmosphere. It's hard to put words to. It's really the whole mix of things, trustworthy, common sense people, great climate, real community, and sensible growth. Mike Cobb is a person with a dream, and he's really making that dream happen here. That's something you don't find every day."
John Fultz, ECI Shareholder 




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