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We exist to support the needs of expats relocating to Medellin in retirement. We are confident that are expat experience in different countries give us a unique expertise. One of the most important considerations for expats is how to avoid situations that are far too risky for financial security and peace of mind. 

Together we review your goals and evaluate the current situation. Once we are all clear about your immediate priorities, we match our capabilities with your needs. Typically, obtaining the appropriate visa is the first task at hand.

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Our Team

We Are Experienced Expats and an Important Part of Your Community

Columbia Visa Services Medellin has a team of exceptional and results-driven leaders who love to work with our growing clientele. Our team is eager to learn about you and your vision.

Get to know the team in person! Call us today.

Russell Blumenthal


About Us

Personalized Professional Service

Columbia Visa Services Medellin was recently founded with a single mission: to be the most successful, thoughtful and expert visa agency in Medellin . We approach each of our clients as partners who can rely on us to provide advice, research, choices serving as the client's trusted advisor and agent.


As you will see from our backgrounds, we are highly-experienced, professionals and life-long friends who will custom-tailor our assignment to fit your goals, expectations, risk profile and personal preferences. We go out of our way to build long-term, confidential successful programs.

Russell  M  Blumenthal  

He had  a  successful  career  in  institutional  investment  management  with  senior  positions  at

global  firms  such  as,  Citibank,  JP  Morgan  Chase,  MFS  and  UBS, serving  the  needs  of central banks, large  pension

funds,  endowments,  foundations  and  ultra-wealthy  individuals with clients located around the world but with a particular focus on Latin America.

For  the  past  15  years  he  lived  in  Thailand  acquiring  and  managing  properties  for  his  own  account.  He

gained  a  great  deal  of  experience  in  understanding  the  cultural differences in a developing country.

Russ received  his  bachelors  degree  in  Public  Service  from  UCLA  and  attended  graduate

schools  of  business  at  USC  and  UC  Berkeley.


James Landis

Jim has been living in Colombia for two years following five years in Costa Rica. He now owns and operates a B&B, Casa California, in Medellin. 

He is a seasoned commercial real estate broker, developer and investor with forty years of experience in Orange County, California.

After graduating from UCLA in the early 70's followed by receiving his MBA from USC in real estate finance, Jim joined Coldwell Banker. There he gained experience commercial real estate including shopping center leasing, land sales, and office building leasing. He then joined the Irvine Company as a senior vice president as Senior Vice President responsible for commercial properties.

During his career in real estate, Jim has worked for many of the top real estate companies including, CBRE, Grubb & Ellis, Colliers International and NAI Capital.

Jim speaks English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.


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