TOP MORTGAGE LENDER IN PANAMA ARTURO MIRANDA CASTILLO
Arturo Miranda Castillo got his start in the real estate and financial sectors more than a decade ago. After fielding the business of a multi-million-dollar company with vast holdings in securities and real estate, Arturo had the cutting-edge innovation to unite proficiencies in real estate and financial consulting to best serve his global clients’ specific needs. Today, he spearheads a wide-ranging network of professionals who stand as experts in their respective fields. From financial analytics and consulting to real estate agent representation and a specialty in financial law—Arturo and his team serve as a one-stop-shop for major international players as well as small to medium sized businesses seeking a competent foothold in Panama’s thriving real estate and financial sectors.
While Arturo and his network are based in Panama, he serves clients from around the globe. Likewise, he enjoys tenured memberships in a diverse spectrum of local and international professional organizations, from APEDE, ACOBIR and the National Association of Realtors based in the U.S., to the American and British Chambers of Commerce in Panama—to name only a few. Not only does his steadfast civic involvement cement his status as an industry leader, but it also serves his clientele well. He’s able to mine a constant flow of organic interest through his sphere of influence, while courting roughly 70% of his business from referral clientele. The remaining 30% of his business stems from repeat work—a testament to his successful track record.
What’s more, Arturo’s unique data-driven business model—focused on the accelerated growth of companies, sales and revenues—blends the very best of the financial and real estate worlds. From the company’s brokerage and financial consulting/advisory units, to their legal/tax arm—clients have access to family office services, property management, and financial underwriting, as well as proficiencies in private equity funds, investor relations and an unparalleled real estate acumen. “Our job is to connect people with what they want to do and who will best serve their needs,” he explains. “We’re discreet, well-connected locally, and possess multiple distribution channels to syndicate deals privately. Especially in the investment sales and commercial real estate space, we have a capital markets approach. We maintain relationships with our clients by being thought leaders in our marketplace. People look to us for ideas, information, pricing, valuations, and more. We keep our clients on board and when they’re ready to do a deal, we have the inventory, can quickly source new deals, and we’re active concurrently in the investment and real estate markets. In a nutshell, we blend our experience in the financial services industry serving corporate clients, but also cater to global investors with a main focus on real estate.”
Aside from their multifaceted value-adds for high-powered clients, Arturo also cites visionary forward-thinking as a foremost driver of his success to date. “More and more, we’re shifting to a whole new world of transparency, from fiscal, banking, and legal regulations to a corporate governance standard,” Arturo explains. “We have a focus on corporate social responsibility: getting things right, doing things well, and focusing on the greater good. Having an aim beyond the financial rewards, benefits people and companies alike in the overall marketplace. Any company focused on that—in addition to their primary business objective—is going to do well. That’s a big focus for us and one of the key drivers to our growth.” Likewise, Arturo is an attorney-at-law and partner in Panama Finance Law & Co., the legal wing of the business. This further extends his value-add for clients, who rely on his firm comprehensively, from beginning to close. “Our boutique law firm is the hidden gem of our group,” he explains. “Our law firm’s focus on finance helps us complete all the contract work and closings for our clients, adding that additional layer of legal structuring as an added value. We know and work with the entire project or company from day one. That means we’re able to guarantee a smooth closing for all parties through our legal group.”
Beyond his work alongside a variety of professional organizations, Arturo stays involved in his community through Casa Esperanza, Aldeas Sos, Fanlyc and through a range of worthwhile causes and charities. In his remaining free hours, he most enjoys spending time with family and loved ones, visiting the beach, and is currently at work on a special book, mixing contemporary artwork alongside timeless, illuminated wisdom. Looking ahead, Arturo has strategic plans in place to continue growing his professional activities and relationships with clients, with a focus on philanthropic expansion and corporate social responsibility. Now, with over a decade of esteemed service behind him and a sterling legacy already in place, the best is assuredly still to come for Arturo Miranda Castillo.