David left the UK in 1984 and has being living and investing internationally for the close to two-and-a-half decades since. He has had the opportunity to visit 53 countries…and counting.
After a 25-year career in high technology, during which time he lived in the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong, and California, David retired three years ago to Costa Rica.
David stopped working so he could spend more time with his wife and two teenaged children, as well as his favorite hobby–real estate.
In the 30 years since his first purchase, David has made more than 50 real estate investments in 9 countries across 5 continents.
From his global viewpoint, David has learned a lot about market cycles. He knows that it is good to be cautious. He has seen the signs of bubble before and has managed to sell before the top in each case. He has also ridden the waves of rising prices by being in some of the right markets at the right time–Hong Kong, 1986 to 1995; the UK, 1995 to 2006; and California, 1996 to 2004, for example.
Most recently, David has invested in Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama, riding the wave of investment in Central America, which he believes continues to build.