Mexico Provides Expanding Horizon for U.S. Builders
U.S. builders interested in geographically expanding their markets met early this month at the third Annual “Access Mexico” Conference in Mexico City to explore the possibilities and logistics of building homes in Mexico. The conference was co-hosted by NAHB and CANADEVI, Mexico’s home builders association.
“Builders who ignore our southern neighbor’s growing housing market are missing a vast potential for opportunity and growth,” Bobby Rayburn, immediate past president of NAHB, told attendees at the International Housing Conference of the Americas.
High-ranking representatives of Mexico’s building industry — including Mexico’s commissioner of housing, Carlos Gutierrez Ruiz, and Dr. Manuel Lugo Goytia, president of CANADEVI — spoke to participants and led educational panels and seminars on topics such as: entering the Mexican housing market; new technologies and building materials; financing; land title and other legal issues affecting the Mexican housing market; and a U.S./Mexico partnership case study. U.S.-based Gene Towle, a recognized expert on Mexico's real estate market, provided the latest Mexican housing market data and projections.
All of the programs were simultaneously translated into English; to see conference presentations, click here.
Conference exhibitors included Autodesk, DOW, Environment One, Icynene, Owens Corning, Rinnai, Wall-Ties & Forms, Trex Decking & Railing and Western Forms.
Following the conference, participants toured middle to high-end residential, high-rise developments in Mexico City. The tour was organized by leading residential development group, Grupo Frondoso, and featured three of the company’s award-winning properties.
For more information on the conference, e-mail Rita Feinberg at NAHB, or call her at 800-368-5242 x8415.