Lief Simon has lived and worked in 7 countries on 5 continents and has traveled to more than 60 countries. His real estate investing experience began in 1995 with a multi-unit building in Chicago. After selling that building for a total return of more than 1,800 percent in just 30 months, Lief began to diversify internationally.
In the decades since, Lief has personally bought and sold property in 23 countries. He has managed multi-million-dollar developments, multi-million-dollar property portfolios, and more than two-dozen rental properties.
Over the years that Lief has been living overseas, he has also been actively engaged in doing business. He has launched and managed business ventures in 10 countries, including local businesses, web-based businesses, and international franchises.
Lief has spent more than three weeks out of four on the road for the better part of the past two decades, traveling almost constantly in search of the world’s top emerging real estate opportunities. In recent years, Lief has also turned readers on to targeted investments suitable for the individual investor in Mexico, Nicaragua, Romania, Panama, Belize, Argentina, Uruguay, the Philippines, and most recently, Colombia, and Portugal.