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Real Estate For Sale Playa Del Carmen: Meet Our


Steve Didier – Chief Marketing Officer

real estate for sale playa del carmen Steve DidierSteve is a born entrepreneur and started up several small businesses before heeding the call of duty to join the US Army. During his time in the Army, Steve learned the value of discipline and attention to detail—character traits that serve him well to this day.


After successfully completing his tour of service Steve completed his studies in Colorado, and then made his way to Vegas to (unbeknownst at the time) become one of the city’s most successful Realtors.


Throughout his 16 years in Sin City Steve successfully navigated the hyper-competitive and volatile world of Las Vegas real estate thanks to his commitment to discipline. He was so successful in fact that he time and time again won  high-level accolades, including the following:


  • The Chairman’s Circle Platinum Awards (Top 1% nationwide)
  • The Chairman’s Circle Gold Awards (Top 2% nationwide)
  • The Top Of The Rock Award
  • The Circle of Excellence Award


It was during his ‘Vegas years’ that Steve learned—and perfected—his online marketing techniques. It was this online marketing that helped catapult him to success in Vegas…   and then real estate for sale Playa Del Carmen.


Steve first visited Playa del Carmen in 2004 and immediately fell in love with the area.  When the opportunity presented itself early in 2013, he made the decision to move here full time and has never looked back.


Upon hearing that Steve would be soon selling real estate for sale Playa Del Carmen, Chris began aggressively recruiting Steve for the American Development team. Finding a commonality in business ethics and practices, Steve joined forces with Chris—bringing with him over a decade of successful real estate marketing, sales and negotiating techniques to the American Development brokerage.


 Theo Griscti  – Real Estate Consultant

real estate for sale playa del carmen theoHailing from Toronto, Theo began his studies at Western University in London, Ontario before graduating from Griffin University on Australia’s Gold Coast in Business Management.

Before moving to Playa, he spent 2 years as an outdoor adventure guide, and has run his own successful franchise for 4 years in Canada, until he was promoted to General Manager for the Vancouver Region. At the end of 2013 he made his way into Playa del Carmen for a new career with American Realty and his new home away from home.

Personally, Theo’s passion is traveling.  He has been all over the world, traveling to all 7 continents by the age of 29 and is now checking Latin American countries off his list as his Spanish improves.


 Brenda Alvarez- Agent/Transaction Coordinator

Brenda speaks both English and Spanish as native languages. Raised in Traverse City Michigan until the age of 14, her family moved back to Mexico, where she continued her studies, always being a top performer and a fast learner.  Brenda’s sales career began at a young age, working for different companies, including a few projects at Ford Motors Company and General Motors.

Brenda’s drive and curiosity has taken her to several different fields.  She began her Real Estate career at American Realty, and her integrity, hard work and creative service in every detail of the Real Estate transaction have made her a highly valued and integral part of the team.

She also assists buyers and sellers during the real estate transaction, making sure everything is done in time and order, Brenda’s understanding of excellent client services stems from her colorful and decorated sales background and she understands intimately the need for a high level of customer service. 

Brenda is a woman with a devotion to writing poetry on her free time, as well as spending many afternoons on the beautiful Caribbean beaches of Playa del Carmen.

She will bring a welcomed energy and integrity to your next real estate adventure.

Joel Ayala – Real Estate Consultant 

Joel is originally from Dallas, Texas and was raised fully bilingual in both Spanish and English.

Joel is highly trained in both customer  relations and excels in finding the right fit for his clients and surpassing their expectations .

His background in sales is extensive with many recognition including being awarded the prestigious President´s Award in Leadership and Customer Loyalty with General Motors before moving to Playa Del Carmen.

Joel has been doing business in Playa Since 2010, deciding to live here because of the diversity of the Population and of course the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya.

Joel enjoys cooking, reading,physical training, travel, being at the beach and connecting with different people and their cultures and their food .


Cinthia Hernandez – Real Estate Consultant

Cinthia was born in the northern part of Mexico and got her degree in Business Administration from Baja California University.

Cinthia is driven by her passion to build relationships and help others. Prior to becoming a real estate agent, she spent over 10 years in customer service and sales positions. Her professional background helped her develop exceptional communication and problem-solving skills that are beneficial to the buyers and sellers she serves. She is dedicated to make her clients feel valued by listening to them and understanding each of their individual needs so that their experience is a pleasant and rewarding. Cinthia represents her clients with professionalism, expertise, and confidence in her ability to help them accomplish their real estate goals.

Cinthia tells us “I decided to move to this Cosmopolitan city because here I have everything that a person can dream of: crystal clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, great climate, culinary art, cultural diversity, and a great music scene. Playa del Carmen is the heart of Riviera Maya, the place where you can find happiness”.


James Broad – Real Estate Consultant

James came to Mexico from Detroit, MI over 15 years ago, married a local woman and has never left.

After many years of managing companies and doing major construction projects for GM, Ford and Chrysler he saw the huge growth in the real estate boom here and relocated to central Mexico. James has managed complicated real estate projects ranging from $50 Million dollar residential  portfolios and large condo conversions to high-rise developments managing the design, zoning, permitting, construction and sales.

James has lived in Puerto Vallarta, Guanajuato and has now settled in Playa Del Carmen to fulfill his dream of living in the Caribbean. He has traveled extensively around Mexico and has a vast knowledge of the culture and business practices in Mexico.

When James is not in the the office he can be found on the golf course or sailing around the beautiful blue waters of the Caribbean.



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