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Meet The Boardwalk Realty Team

Michael Green, Co-Broker/Owner

Mike has been a top seller and one of the most respected agents in Puerto Vallarta for over 17 years.  With over 500 closed transactions and $150 million USD in sales, he has the knowledge and experience to guide you through every phase of a real estate transaction here.  His focus has always been on customer service, providing professional, courteous service and treating the clients the way he would be wanted to be treated himself.  An almost encyclopedic knowledge of the market, contracts and procedures make him a perfect choice as your trusted adviser.  A previous life as a fishing boat captain in Alaska instilled a very strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit and sense of responsibility.  As Boardwalk grows, Mike will be spending more time teaching and mentoring our amazing staff so that they will be able to deliver the customer service that our clients deserve.

 


John Swanson, Co-Broker/Owner

John Swanson is an expert on Puerto Vallarta on many levels. Realizing that when one is interested in owning here it is for many reasons, he really gets to know you before making any suggestions. Buying in the right neighborhood near the things you love to do can make as much difference as the style and size of your new home. For that reason, he has a loyal following of clients and is a regular fixture on the list of top agents on the bay.

John has lived here going on 20 years, having raised his son here (now grown) since he was four. This journey took John to a place where he knows many levels of the PV lifestyle better than most. From health care and dentistry to immigration and trusts, John is a wealth of information. You will enjoy touring the best properties while discussing “all things Vallarta” and leave having confidence you are working with both a pro and a new friend. He is known for his follow-up and free “concierge service”, making sure you are comfortably in your new home with working internet, the best TV service and ongoing referrals for almost anything.

Having purchased five properties here himself, he puts his “money where his mouth is” and can discuss with great expertise pros and cons of properties you are considering. Famous for his honesty and frankness, when you tour with John you know you are not being “sold” but rather helped to make the right decision.

As a recognized expert, John has been on HGTV on “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” (episode “Hunting Puerto Vallarta”) and is a staff writer for the Banderas Bay News (you can read one of his articles on “Fun Things to do in Puerto Vallarta” here.

He currently enjoys helping shape our real estate community in our real estate association “AMPI” and playing lead blues guitar with the “Texas Embassy Blues Band”, a fan favorite at charity events.


Rob Boyd, Agent

Rob was born and raised in Europe and the Middle East.  He made his first trip to Puerto Vallarta in 1992 and fell in love with the city, the country of Mexico and, especially the warm hearted and welcoming people of this beautiful city and country.

Mr. Boyd worked in the hospitality industry all of my adult life for companies like the Magic Pan, Hyatt Hotels and ARAMARK a service company for hospitals. He left the corporate world in 1995 to open his own bed and breakfast, B&W Courtyards with his husband, Kevin Wu, in New Orleans, Louisiana. They were very fortunate and successful with the B&B for 18 years.  They survived Hurricane Katrina and expanded our business. In addition to the B&B, Rob also made custom jewelry for celebrities in the music and entertainment industries.

Their B&B won the Mayor’s Golden Hammer Award (first place) for architectural restoration. They were the 3rd owners of our property since 1854 and we brought back the charm with 21st century conveniences.  After Hurricane Katrina Rob started buying distressed properties in New Orleans and restoring them. It was an opportunity for him to give back. Rob has extensive knowledge in the purchase and restoration of property.

Rob planned to “retire” in Mexico. Well, he got bored a year into doing nothing and lucked out when Boardwalk Realty offered him a job; he has never been happier.   Rob’s success in the real estate business does not surprise any of us.  His charming personality, caring nature and superb attention to detail make him your perfect Realtor in Puerto Vallarta.  He’ll be honored to help you find your place in paradise.


Pedro Rodriguez, Agent

Pedro was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta and no one knows the town or people better. With 14 years’ experience in Real Estate in Puerto Vallarta, Pedro is extremely knowledgeable about the local market. A member of the local real estate board (AMPI), always smiling and friendly, Pedro is the one to call whether you are looking to buy or sell property here in Puerto Vallarta.

 

 

 


Rocio Nava, Agent

Rocio was born in Mexico City and raised in Colorado.  She is 100% bilingual and bicultural, dedicated, hardworking, and always focused the best way to help you in your real estate needs.

A Certified English teacher specialized in ESL teaching for more than 20 years in Mexico City. The hectic mode de vie in Mexico City made her decide to look for a better lifestyle and move to Puerto Vallarta. Thanks to her teaching background, Real Estate was a career she decided to pursue and make a difference.  In 2012-2013 Rocio was elected president APIVAC (Association de Professionals Inmobiliarios de Puerto Vallarta) Board for Real Estate Professionals in Puerto Vallarta, she is a certified Property Specialist by AMPI (Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals) and also a certified member of the National Association of Realtors.  Mrs. Nava completed numerous graduate real estate Diploma courses from Top Mexican Universities and real estate professionals.  She was the broker owner for a local real estate firm but decided to join Boardwalk Realty andbecome part of one of the most successful real estate agencies in Puerto Vallarta. Now with over 14 years of experience in the Real Estate Market in Vallarta, Rocio can be your perfect partner.

 

Salvador "Sal" Ramos, Agent

Sal was born and raised in Mexico: Michoacan, his beautiful native state, that is not only famous for its majestic culture and tradition, but also for  being the winter home of the Monarch butterflies.

He did his undergraduate studies in Mexico, ( ITESM Industrial System Engineering ), and in the USA he went to graduate school (MASCI & MBA ).

Sal has  been managing assets since he was just a teenager. Later on, at college, he started to  manage farms and rentals.  In Iowa , where he did his masters, Sal and a partner started  their own company: they bought, remodeled, and sold properties.

He has bought and sold real estates both in Mexico and the USA. This level of expertise make of him the professional, knowledgeable realtor you need. Sal Ramos is your best option in the Banderas Bay area when looking to buy or sell Real Estate.

Sal nació y se crió en México: Michoacán , su hermoso estado nativo, no sólo es famoso por su majestuosa cultura y tradiciones, pero también por ser el hogar de invierno de las mariposas monarca.

Hizo sus estudios de licenciatura en México , ( ITESM Ingeniero Industrial y de Sistemas ) , y en los EE.UU. curso un par de maestrías en la universidad ( MASCI y MBA ) .

Sal ha sido administrado bienes desde que era apenas un adolescente . Más tarde , en la universidad , empezó a administrar fincas con huertos y alquileres de casas y negocios. En Iowa, donde hizo sus maestrías , Sal y un socio comenzaron su propia empresa: comprando, remodelando y  vendiendo inmuebles.

Él ha comprado y vendido inmuebles en México y en los EE.UU. . Estas experiencias lo acreditan como un eficiente profesional inmobiliario. Sal Ramos es su mejor opción en el área de la Bahía de Banderas cuando busque vender o comprar una propiedad.


Laura Gelezunas, Agent

Buy a Condo, Get a Lifestyle" that is the tag line for Boardwalk Realty and that fits Real Estate Specialist Laura Gelezunas. She can assist you with doing both seamlessly.

Have you ever dreamed about going on vacation and never returning home? Laura did just that in late 2002 and has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico full time, ever since. She was already familiar with the city because she had been spending yearly vacations in PV since 1995. The lifestyle was a perfect fit.

Laura brings over 20 years of marketing and sales experience along with intimate knowledge of the area and the people. She is familiar with the neighborhoods, restaurants, shopping, entertainment, banking, immigration and how to make the adjustment when moving to Puerto Vallarta, whether full or part time.

She has been involved with Banderas Bay real estate in one way or another since 2003 when she opened Media Diva International. Having spent over ten years in US broadcast news Laura unleashed her skills by providing a variety of businesses with publicity.

She has been promoting luxury properties by producing videos, taking photographs, writing real estate descriptions for magazines and websites, doing social media, blogging and vlogging. The transition to real estate sales just felt like a natural move in 2014. Her lifestyle and real estate videos can be seen on her YouTube channel and can be easily accessed from the website,TVPuertoVallarta.com.

Her publicity expertise will connect sellers and buyers, whether it is a condo, villa, rental property, vacation home or business opportunity.

There is great potential in every home but every property is not for everybody. Laura can assist you in the next step of your life. Discover a new way of living life to the fullest and slip into something tropical.


Daniel Alvarez Lomelí, Agent

 

Daniel was born and raised in Michoacán state, just south of Puerto Vallarta. He has a degree in Architectural Engineering and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Property Assessment. An energetic and hardworking professional, Daniel also has a calm demeanor and easy-going personality; focused on customer service.

 

 


 

Alain Girard, Agent

 

Having joined the real estate industry with over thirty years of experience in accounting (CPA), sales, marketing, management (MBA), Alain hit the ground running in 2015 and has never looked back.

Alain’s integrity, skills and experience, combined with his commitment to respond to clients with a hands-on, well rounded and personalized boutique approach (each transaction is a Business case), ensure the utmost in customer service and the loyalty of her extensive local and international clientele.

 

LOCAL EXPERTISE & GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

 

 Alain and his wife first purchased a two bedroom condo (14 years ago) and then another and then a villa and they are very happy here, PV is a great town for the quality of life, cost of living and the weather…..

Committed to offering his clients strong representation, visible branding, and the highest level of customer service regardless of price point, Alain is available to address your questions and/or concerns year round by telephone, e-mail or text message.

Alain’s real estate outlook and performance are given dimension by an eclectic mix of finance and real estate industry, based on over thirty years of diverse business experience complemented by his education.

With a balanced portfolio of Casa-/Villa and condominium sales, Alain is well positioned to fulfill your unique real estate needs.

Alain’s individual skills are further enhanced by his affiliation with BOARDWALK REALTY Among the benefits of this association are an in house and international marketing team, consistent branding, and an extensive web network that generates unrivalled support and visibility.

 

Alain Girard, CPA, MBA CNE

 

Ayant rejoint le secteur de l'immobilier avec plus de trente ans d'expérience dans  la comptabité (CPA), la gestion (MBA) et les ventes, Alain a démarré au quart de tour en 2015.

Son intégrité, ses compétences et son expérience lui permettent de répondre aux besoins des clients avec une approche boutique complète, pratique et personnalisée (Chaque transaction est un business case.) offrant ainsi le meilleur service et s’assurant la fidélité de sa clientèle locale et internationale.

 

EXPERTISE LOCALE & LIENS MONDIAUX

 

Alain et son épouse habitent à   Puerto Vallarta  (PV) depuis 14 ans, pourquoi PV ? : Qualité de vie, cout de la vie, le peuple mexicain et naturellement la température….

Alain se consacre à offrir à ses clients une forte représentation et le plus haut niveau de service à la clientèle, quelle que soit la gamme de prix de la transaction. Elle est disponible pour répondre à vos questions et/ou à vos préoccupations à tout moment par téléphone, courriel ou texto.

Une combinaison éclectique de la finance et de l'industrie de l’imobilier donne de la dimension à sa performance et à sa vision. Alain a plus de trente ans d'expérience diversifiée en affaires, complétée par son expérience comme gestionnaire et par son éducation en Comptabilité(CPA) et Finance (MBA).

Avec un portefeuille équilibré de ventes unifamiliales et de copropriétés, Alain est bien positionnée pour répondre à vos besoins uniques.

.Les compétences individuelles d’Alain sont aussi augmentées par son affiliation avec l’équipe dynamique BOARDWALK REALTY. Parmi les avantages de cette association sont une équipe marketing à l’interne et internationale, une stratégie de marque cohérente, et un vaste réseau internet assurant un soutien et une visibilité inégalée.

 

 

 

 


Meet The Boardwalk Realty Staff and Assistants

Ana Green, Office Manager/Co-Owner

Professional, capable and efficient are just a few words to describe Ana Green, our dynamic Office Manager. Mexican born and College educated – truly bilingual and bi-cultural – her dedication and attention to detail make her a vital part of this cohesive team; so much so that she was named a junior partner in the business. This savvy and proficient expert guides our entire team through the maze of legal paperwork and keeps our offices running smoothly. Married with two teenage boys, she is the “go-to” person for anything office related and is the brains and beauty behind Boardwalk Realty. Ana is standing by to help you get settled in paradise. So just ask!

 

 


Gabriela Suarez, Assistant Office Manager Centro

Our friendly and efficient receptionist, Gabriela Suarez was born in the Monarcas butterfly winter home state ; Michoacan.  At the age of 17 she moved to the beautiful Puerto Vallarta and  graduated from college with a degree in Marketing.

Gaby recently returned from Vancouver, Canada where she spent  2 amazing years studying English and meeting people from all over the world, enjoying and knowing more about their cultures.

If you feel curious about buying a property in the spectacular area of Bahía de Banderas and knowing about the whole process, she´ll be happy to get you in contact with our outstanding agents.

Welcome to Boardwalk Realty, Gaby will be happy to greet you!


Paola Martinez, Assistant Office Manager/Sales Agent Downtown

Paola was born in the beautiful Mexico City, has a degree in Psychology and she is totally bilingual with her parents instilling English as the first language in their home. Recently she worked for several resorts in progressive positions in customer service and management. Her love of Mexico and especially Puerto Vallarta is evident the moment you meet her , Paola has lived in Puerto Vallarta her entire life so she knows the area very well and has many contacts here. Her positive attitude really shines through and she is extremely customer service oriented. Paola always goes the extra step to make sure that our clients are well taken care of.

 

 


Carmen Sauceda, Administrative Assistant to Mike Green

Once you have found your perfect property, closing specialist Carmen Sauceda will guide you through every facet of the escrow and closing process. Extremely knowledgeable and highly proficient, Carmen has over 10 years of specialized experience with the closing process and knows the “in’s and outs” completely. Having lived in both the United States and Mexico, this well-qualified professional is completely bilingual and bi-cultural and ready to help you close on your property in Paradise! And after the closing, Carmen will also be glad to help you get set up with utilities, homeowner documents and any other paperwork you will need. With Carmen on the team, you will always have someone to count on to help you out, just ask!

 

 


Kevin Wu, Sales Assistant to Rob Boyd

Kevin hails from Qingdao, China, where he graduated from the Merchant Marine College in his hometown.   In 1991, he moved to New Orleans where he met his husband and business partner, Rob Boyd. In 1995 they opened B & W Courtyards Bed & Breakfast. They were fortunate to have this very successful business for eighteen years.

Kevin started coming to Puerto Vallarta in 2004, where he immediately fell in love with the natural beauty and warm hospitality of the people. It felt like home. he always dreamed about having a place here.

In 2013, their dream came true!  They sold their business and now are living their dream in the paradise.

Kevin is currently Rob’s assistant, but, is launching his own side of the business helping Chinese buyers find their place in paradise. Kevin is fluent in Mandarin, English and beginning to speak and comprehend Spanish.   He'd be happy to help you find your dream place in paradise.