Meridian Development Group
MDG Resorts Mexico S de RL de CV is the real estate development arm of the Meridian Group in Mexico.
The company is directed by Arq. Miguel Angel Sanchez – partner & COO in charge of organizing, planning, and directing the development team of each project in Mexico. This company is comprised of in-country expertise in the field of construction and is the group’s principal development company, subcontracting and managing development services for each of the MDG resort projects.
Christopher S. Merson – CEO
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.
Miguel Angel Sanchez – COO
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.
Charles W. Dunn – CFO
Principal / Chief Financial Officer Mr. Dunn has over 30 years experience as an international management consultant, investment fund manager and investment-banking principal. He often serves as CFO and/or Board member of client companies, including a recent experience in these positions with a NASDAQ-traded company. He was a senior consultant on financial strategy with McKinsey & Company in New York City and Paris and later became the Managing Director of a substantial private investment fund based in London. Formerly, he was the Managing Director, Financial & Operations Officer, and Compliance Officer, of Sutter Securities, Inc., a San Francisco-based broker/dealer firm with offices in New York City.
Raul Islas – Architect
Mr. Islas is a member of the Meridian Development groups technical committee as an independent architect collaborating with local and state Governmental Agencies and with Mexican and International Developers and has been involved in significant, diverse architectural & urban development projects in northern Baja California. Since 1971 he has participated in mixed-use projects, from conceptual designing, promoting, due diligence, planning, feasibility, and technical studies, construction phase design to project completion. In Baja California Mr. Islas has been part of the entrepreneurial planning proposals, combining urban and economic development into viable solutions. He is active in the Baja Coastal, urban, and infrastructure development such as; - Baja California Coastal Corridor master planning from Rosarito, Ensenada.
Meridian Development Group
US Office Tel: 775-800-7900
1450 Vassar Street
Reno, Nevada 89502 USA
MDG Resorts Mexico
Mexico Office: Tel: 661-614-3100 / 661-614-3232/ 661-614-3333
Km. 44.4 Carretera Rosarito – Ensenada
Rosarito Beach, Baja California, 22716 México