Development Group

Christopher S. Merson

Principal / Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Merson, director of Meridian Development Group, has been active in the real-estate development, investment business in Latin America for over forty-seven years. He has been involved in all phases of development projects from residential, commercial, destination resort hotels and resort condominium development in several countries.

Mr. Merson was instrumental in forming one of the first real estate trusts in Mexico with Banco Nacional de Mexico (Banamex) as a presidential decree in 1970. In turn a thirty year trust was used in 1971 with one of the first resort projects sold through this vehicle to foreigners. During the 1970's, Mr. Merson developed numerous resort properties in Mexico financed through the Group's strong international marketing organization and its offshore financial operation in Bermuda. In the early 70's he was appointed as a principal part of the presidential commission CODIBAC to study and master plan the Baja California Peninsula for future marina and resort development.

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Miguel Angel Sanchez, Architect

Principal / Chief Operations Officer – Mexico

Mr. Sanchez has built his career around the fast growing construction industry in Mexico with an emphasis on Resort Hotel and Housing construction management. He received his architectural degree from the UNAM, University of Mexico in 1969, and studied for two years in Japan from 1972 to 1974, receiving a Post Graduate Degree in Urban Design from the University of Kyushu.

In the late seventies, and during the hotel and resort boom in Mexico, he was the General Director of the largest project management Group in Mexico, integrated by Rual, S.A. de C.V. and Planteo, S.A. de C.V. and dedicated to professional management of the development and construction of hotels and resort projects.

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Thomas Ashley

Principal / Director of Planning

Thomas J. Ashley, founder of Ashley Economics Services, Inc. and president of The Ashley Company, has been centrally involved in the development and programming of more than 15,000 houses, more than 5,000,000 square feet of retail space, over 11,000,000 sq. feet of office space, some 30 hotels, 40 restaurants, two medical plazas and more than 1,000,000 sq ft of industrial space. In addition, Mr. Ashley has been a principal in the development of three entertainment parks, cinemas, two auto malls, marinas, and communities built around golf and tennis amenities. Selected by Walt Disney, Ashley played a pivotal role in the market research, economic planning and development programming for Walt Disney's Epcot Center in Florida.

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