About The Program 2019-06-06T01:04:46+00:00

ECI Development Global Affiliate Program

Be The Global Expert Your Clients Need

11.6% of North Americans want to own real estate internationally. A few of your family, friends or existing clients may even come to mind right now.

The Global Affiliate Program offers you the unique chance to:

  1. Join an exclusive group of internationally-minded experts;
  2. Become an international real estate expert;
  3. Connect your circle with outbound properties that best fit their goals and earn considerable fees for doing so.

Since we aim to deliver tools and resources that suit your needs, lifestyle and client goals, you can choose from three tiers of membership with the Global Affiliate Program.

As an ECI Affiliate, get ready to earn between 2-5% of the purchase price for each one of your clients that purchases an ECI property.

The program is EASY, FREE and full of REWARDS for both you and your clients.

CLICK HERE to receive more information about the Global Affiliate Program and learn how you can diversify the services you offer to your clients.


Mike Cobb Image

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to pursue more pioneering opportunities in the emerging real estate markets of Central America. In 1996, he and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras and throughout the region. As the need for capital outstripped the supply, the mortgage company was converted to an international bank under the jurisdiction of Belize. It continues to provide mortgage services, but has expanded its services to encompass the full realm of financial products.

Mr. Cobb also saw the need for a regional real estate company that would serve the Baby Boomer consumer with a North American standard product for the next 2 decades. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company for several properties including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. In August of 2000, Exotic Caye purchased 3.5 miles of Pacific Beachfront property due west of Managua, Nicaragua.

Mike Cobb has spoken at hundreds of international conferences about real estate financing and development. He has acted as a consultant to The Oxford Club, and gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America. From 2002 to 2017, Mike, his wife Carol, and 2 daughters, Amanda and Emily made their home in Managua, Nicaragua.


VP of Sales and Marketing

With a background in biology and Spanish, and an original intent of continuing onto Medical School, Rachel Jensen’s life took a 180 degree turn after her first medical mission trip to Nicaragua.

Ms. Jensen joined the ECI Development team in 2012, starting as the organization’s marketing intern at the administrative offices in Managua, Nicaragua. At the end of her 3-month internship period, she had to make a decision between accepting a full-time position with ECI, or chasing her dreams in Panama with the US Peace Corps. She ultimately chose ECI Development. Originally from the suburbs of New York, Ms. Jensen now calls San Pedro, Belize home.

Today, Ms. Jensen is the Vice President of Sales & Marketing for ECI Development, a regional development company based throughout Latin America in Costa Rica, Belize, Panama and Nicaragua. From the ground up, she has built and grown the sales and marketing department at the Grand Baymen community. Due to her strong passion of connecting folks with international real estate that meets their goals, she was awarded Sales Person of the Year for 2014, 2015 and 2016. In addition, Ms. Jensen structured the Teak for Residency Program in both Panama and Nicaragua to assist those looking to pair up a residency with alternative options outside of their home countries.

Ms. Jensen is a resident of Panama and thoroughly enjoys the Latin American lifestyle. She is often on the road educating folks at international events about the markets and opportunities abroad.

In 2017, Ms. Jensen was invited to be a founding member of the Rotaract Club of Ambergris Caye and was recently elected for the club’s Director of Professional Development. Furthermore, Ms. Jensen is the co-founder of a bi-annual women’s retreat, “5 Days to Freedom,” helping guide women towards financial, spiritual and international freedom.

Fredman Valenzuela Image

Director of the Affiliate Program

Fredman Valenzuela is a Computer Science Engineer, with experience throughout various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, gourmet coffee, cigars, computer software development and real estate.

Mr. Valenzuela originally joined the Gran Pacifica team in 2009. Over the years, his contributions have also extended to the development of traditional and digital marketing tools and strategies to keep ECI Development up-to-date on the latest trends.

In 2015, he became a part of the team that implemented the Hubspot platform to continue to advance ECI’s marketing efforts and grow a pool of prospective clients.

After delivering outstanding performance through an increase in website traffic, a greater generation of leads, and an improved conversion rate for the various companies within ECI, he was promoted to Technology and Marketing Manager in June 2016.

In February of 2017, he was appointed Director of Marketing and Technology for the entire ECI Development group of companies.

Since mid-2017, Mr. Valenzuela has played a crucial role in the development of ECI’s Global Affiliate Program. Due to his varied experience across departments, deep knowledge of ECI and its companies, and his remarkable ability to take on roles of increasing leadership, he now directs the Global Affiliate Program.


Coordinator of the Global Affiliate Program

Austin Walker graduated from Louisiana State University in 2017 with a degree in International Studies with a focus on Latin America and a minor in political science. During his studies, Austin was able to study abroad twice to Argentina and Scotland gaining valuable experience and knowledge of living out of the United States at a young age. His passion for living abroad has been brought up through his youth where he was able to visit countries from around the world with his family, most prominently in Latin America. He has worked in a variety of fields including food and beverage, retail, and hospitality. This allowed him to accumulate over 6 years of professional experience which was heightened during his time in hotels in Dallas where he worked at The Joule hotel, a 4-star luxury boutique property in downtown. Austin then traded the sunny skies of Texas for the pristine mountains of Colorado and moved to Denver where he worked in real estate for 6 months before relocating to Belize for an opportunity with ECI Development. He is a self-taught drummer starting at the age of 8, avid sports enthusiast always cheering for his beloved LSU Tigers, and loves experiencing new countries and cultures whenever he can!