Come to Us for the Best
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.
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.
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.
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.