At the height of a successful career in the computer industry, Mr. Cobb left to form Exotic Caye International in 1996. The company was converted into a Belize Offshore Bank in in 2003. It provides loans to North Americans purchasing properties throughout Central America. Cobb and Partners also purchased a farm and planted 100 acres of Teak Timber in Panama in 1999.
ECI Development was formed in 1996 as a multi-country developer with projects in 5 countries of Latin America, Belize, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and Argentina. ECI owns 3.5 miles of Pacific Beachfront in Nicaragua, 1.8 miles of coastline in Costa Rica, 3 properties on Ambergris Caye, Belize, and are partners in projects in Panama, Mendoza, Argentina. Residents enjoy a golf course, restaurants, club facilities, pools, tennis courts, and other lifestyle amenities.
Cobb speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate, finance, residency and citizenship, resort development, and property ownership. He was consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies including Escape Artist, and gives counsel to projects throughout Latin America.
Mr. Cobb served on the Presidents Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors (2016), The Board of Directors for the NAR (2017), and on the Global Business and Alliance Committee for the NAR (2018). From 2002 through 2016, Mike, and his family made their home in Central America.