Welcome Alejandro and Beth, the new owners of Open Doors Panama!
We are very excited to welcome Alejandro Porras and his wife Beth Ihle as the new owners of Open Doors Panama! We couldn’t ask for a better fit, and are so thankful that our clients will benefit from their wealth of experience and passion for professionalism in the real estate industry.
Alejandro and Beth have owned and operated a boutique Real Estate agency in Panama City since 2008 and after 10 years of visiting, investing and dreaming of living in the Azuero Peninsula, they finally made the big move in March of 2020 to Playa Venao, Pedasi.
They are looking forward to finally building a life and business in Pedasi and are so happy to see their two small boys growing up in the countryside with an appreciation for the natural world and with such a close community around them.
The pandemic has taught us that there is no time like the present to pursue your dreams. We hope you will join us in welcoming Alejandro and Beth. We wish you every success! – Karla Adams, Founder
Alejandro Porras, Broker/Owner of Open Doors Panama
Alejandro is a Real Estate Entrepreneur and has been involved in Real Estate in Panama since the late 1990s. Alejandro plays multiple roles in the real estate field including land scout, buyer, developer, investor, trust manager, seller, lessor, lessee, sublessor and any other real estate hat available. Alejandro is intimately familiarized with the various steps involving real estate acquisition in Panama. He is also a licensed and bonded Real Estate Broker in Panama and a member of NAR. Alejandro was awarded Largest Sales Volume Accolade for 2017 by the Panama Real Estate Broker & Promoter Association.
Alejandro was born in Medellin, Colombia; one of Latin America’s entrepreneurial epicenters, a city known for its charming warm hearted people, dynamic spirit and long term vision. Holding dual citizenship and having lived in Panama since 1985, Alejandro has seen and lived first hand the evolution of this thriving country over the span of over 30 years. Intermittently, Alejandro has lived in the United States, France and along the Mediterranean coastline. Alejandro fluently speaks English, French and Spanish.
Urban Land Institute
Panama Association of Real Estate Developers & Brokers
Master Planning, Harvard University
MBA, University of Louisville
Major in Real Estate Investment and Development, Stetson University
Transnational Referral Certified
Certified International Property Specialist
Beth Ihle, Real Estate Sales Associate at Open Doors Panama
Beth offers a wealth of cultural knowledge about Panama and its Real Estate market, trends, and opportunities. She fluently speaks English and Spanish and is a true asset for anyone interested in leveraging Panama’s unique Investment potential.
Beth is originally from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Virginia. She has worked in Real Estate in Panama since 2008 and has a wide range of experience selling, leasing, developing, and managing properties.
Additionally Beth is a trained Professional Intercultural Coach who has traveled throughout Latin America leading cultural trainings for employees from Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble, Unilever, Coca Cola, Pepsi Co., General Electric, Ralph Lauren among others. Beth is passionate about good design and sustainability, and believe both can go hand in hand.
Fluent Spanish and English, Basic French