Richard L. Norton

Richard L. Norton is a Partner of the Company. Mr. Norton is President of NORTON CONSULTING, Inc. is an expert at conducting real estate, resort, and hospitality market / financial feasibility analyses. He has over 27 years of experience conducting real estate, recreation, attractions and golf market studies in Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean.

In Mexico, Mr. Norton has recent experience in all of the major tourism areas of Mexico including Baja California Sur, Los Cabos, Sonora, Puerto Vallarta, Costalegre, San Miguel de Allende, Ixtapa-Zijuatenejo, Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Norton Consulting was involved with the Secretary of Tourism of Chiapas in creating a tourism strategic development program for the Palenque region. He is currently working with FONATUR and the State of Tamaulipas on assessing strategic tourism potentials for two specific site locations. He recently completed a resort destination assessment for FONATUR in the state of Sonora.

In Central America and South America, Mr. Norton has been involved in over 75 market studies over the last 9 years. Mr. Norton conducted the original market study for Peninsula Papagayo in Costa Rica. He has completed assignments for the ICT (Instituto Costarricense de Turismo). He is one of the foremost market experts on develop opportunities in Panama having conducted 15 assignments there over the last three years He and his firm have conducted several engagements in Belize. He has completed studies in several South American countries including Venezuela, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

In the Caribbean region, Mr. Norton and his firm have been active on all of the major tourism islands with multiple engagements in the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten, Anguila, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, Barbados, Aruba, Bonaire, Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

Mr. Norton often works as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the preparation of conceptual master plans and investment packages. Mr. Norton speaks Spanish fluently. Over 70 percent of his firm’s recent engagements are in Latin America.