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This week’s episode of the Real Estate Investing for Cashflow Podcast features Evie Brooks. Evie is a Real Estate Investment Educator, Keynote Speaker, Investor, Coach, Mentor, Entrepreneur, and former Advanced Trainer for “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, who now specializes in “All Things Panama”, including real estate and organic agriculture investments. With over 24 years of real estate investment experience, she’s educated and guided thousands of investors through the process of locating, evaluating, and analyzing transactions for cash flow and ROI (Return on Investment) in 13+ countries and 30+ states in the United States.
During the global pandemic, Evie continues to close deals every week, primarily due to the soaring demand for organic smart farming investments in Panama, where 85% of the food is imported.
“After watching and seeing a lot of investors really happy with the returns that they were seeing on this, I was like this is a really good opportunity because food is going to become more and more in demand and airable land is becoming less and less available, and therefore creating a higher value for that land.”
“Co-op is what most people in the agriculture business know. A co-op is where a big broker that has accounts around the world with go out and find smaller farmers collectively in places such as Peru that are growing, but they don’t have the connections nor the volume to be able to deal with the big boys (whole foods, etc.) so the broker will come in and co-op with all those small farmers to buy the food from then they will ship it and carry it out to the rest of the world.”
4:11- Evie gives her background and how she got started in investing abroad
13:46- Evie tells us about the different types of investments that she’s involved with in Panama
15:55- Evie explains the mechanics of co-ops in an investment sense
23:10- Evie tells us about the risks and tax benefits of the agriculture industry abroad