Our Husband and Wife Founders
Sylwia & Kris DeSoto have worked as a Husband and a Wife Team in the Mazatlan real estate market since 2006. Their company, Invest Mazatlan, has become a leading boutique agency with a high reputation for maintaining a 100% customer satisfaction.
Kris & Sylwia have 10 years together during which they traveled the world looking for the perfect spot to live & grow a successful business. After living together on 3 different continents, exploring Europe, Australia, Africa, United States and the Caribbean, they found “The Pearl of the Pacific” – Mazatlan – and made it their home.
This unique Husband & Wife Team provides an all-inclusive real estate service to foreigners looking to buy a home in Mazatlan. Buying a property in a foreign country can be a challenge due to a the language barrier, legal & practical aspects. The Invest Mazatlan Team will assure that you will enjoy yourself throughout the process and become a happy owner & a smart investor.
Kris and Sylwia believe that synergy & integrity that they share in their life together is the key to success in business. Here are a few words about their professional backgrounds:
Sylwia is originally from Warsaw, Poland and she has an extensive professional background in the aviation, real estate, commercial furniture, and marketing consulting industries gained in the US, Poland, Australia, and Mexico. She has completed her higher education at the Universities of Warsaw (Poland) & Sydney (Australia). In Mazatlan, she is the master broker for Invest Mazatlan & the Sales & Marketing Director for Boardwalk Residences. She has been also voted the first female & the first foreign Board Member (as a Treasurer) of the Mazatlan Real Estate Association in 2008.
Kris is originally from Dallas, Texas and he is a proven business manager. His expertise comes from working in the aviation & energy industries for Fortune 500 companies like Bell Helicopter Textron & Honeywell in the US, Great Britain, Australia, Mexico & South America. Kris earned his MBA from SMU in Dallas, Texas. In Mazatlan, he is a co-founder of Invest Mazatlan, where he specializes in commercial & residential lending as well as real estate sales. Kris is also a Managing Partner of Santa Lucia Mazatlan SA. De CV – the developer of Boardwalk Residences.
James Goodman -Realtor
Jim’s professional background as a general contractor gives him an experienced eye, he knows building from the ground up and is prepared to help his clients get exactly what they are looking for in today’s real estate market. His lifestyle advisor approach is to ask all of the right questions, really listen to your answers and then find the home that is perfect for you.
Jose Perez - Realtor
Araceli Hernandez - Marketing & Sales Administrator
Araceli is the glue that holds it all together. Her keen eye for detail, ability to navigate bureacratic processes, relationship with the immigration office, and language skills enables the office to best serve its clients.
Elizabeth Porras—Director of Business Development
Having worked and lived in Mexico for 15 years, Elizabeth is a specialist in identifying emerging opportunities in the Mexican market. She has extensive experience working with large corporations as well as independently in the import/export business. She has held many business development roles in a variety of industries including real estate, furniture & interior design, charitable non-profit organizations and computer technology.
Skip Welch - Business Development Manager
As a previous chief executive, Skip has over 25 years as one of the highest-ranking corporate officers and entrepreneurs within financial administrator, corporate administrator and executive leadership. His has been in charge of total management, reporting to the Board of Directors/or the Organization's Owner(s) plus personal ownership responsibilities with budgets in excess of $350.0 mil. His knowledge of investment opportunities and investment channels provide a creditable portfolio of investments within the U.S. and Mexico.