Your Team of Real Estate Professionals in Riviera Maya
Interested in investing in real estate in Riviera Maya?
Living Riviera Maya Real Estate Playa del Carmen, Mexico is owned and operated by Judi Shaw, a Canadian / Mexican
national, originally from Toronto, Canada.
Judi Shaw, and the rest of the team of highly experienced, resourceful real estate professionals have your
interests as an investor at heart.
We will guide you through the process of searching and buying the best investment for you.
You are sure to make safe, secure real estate investment. Many raving fans attest to that.
Since 2003 Judi Shaw has successfully represented real estate investors for exclusive, pre-construction, and
other luxury real estate in the Riviera Maya. Beginning with the Rosewood at Mayakoba, 2004, her experience has
been vast and varied.
The team working at Living Riviera Maya is dedicated to you, making sure you find the right property to add to
your lifestyle investment portfolio in real estate Playa del Carmen, Tulum and all Riviera Maya.
University of Toronto graduate, Sauder School of Business at University of British Columbia educated,Judi’s real
estate career was born in Whistler BC in the late 1990’s in the most exclusive real estate market of Canada.
Finally in 2003 she traded snow and skiing for sun and sand, and moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
Outside of work Judi can be seen kite-boarding up and down the beaches of Riviera Maya, or walking her 4 dogs in
Some of my professional affiliations and designations include:
- AMPI (Associación Mexican Professionales y Inmobiliarios)
- CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) NAR (2018).
- ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) NAR (2019)
- A Member of Luxury Home Marketing Institute.
- Member of the NAR (National Association of Realtors).
- Resort and Second Home Property Specialist with NAR (2010).
- Transnational Referral Certificate NAR (2006).
- License #83 for real estate in Quintana Roo Mexico (2016)
- Matricula (License)EPC090224NH8MR0080000083
As Customer Care Coordinator, Bárbara Gudiño's smiling personality will be the first to greet you
either by email or phone during your initial inquiry about buying real estate with Living Riviera Maya.
After many years in the hotels sales industry in Playa del Carmen and Cancun, Barbara joined Living Riviera Maya
in early 2015, looking for a new personal and professional challenge. She has taken on this position with gusto
and is loved by all who work with her.
The fact that Barbara is a certified English/Spanish translator, and her previous experience means her
communication skills are excellent, in both languages. This is key to your success when understanding key
concepts of buying real estate in Mexico.
What Barbara loves most about her job is the amount of personal contact she has with you, our clients, while you
are in the information gathering stage.
From the very first call, Barbara will do what she does best: listen to your needs and summarize them to make a
successful action plan for you.
Whether you are just starting out on your real estate search or ready to put your plan into action and buy the
perfect property, Barbara will make sure you have a clear idea of what you can expect when working with Living
Riviera Maya. According to your timeline, she will match you with one of our real estate specialists to ensure
you have the very best service, knowledge of properties and guidance in the buying process.
Above all else, Barbara knows and values the importance of investing in a property either as a foreigner to
Mexico or as a Mexican national.
You can be certain she will have your needs as a priority.
After a diverse career for years as a licensed architect, Bea turned her knowledge and experience of how to build
and create beautiful spaces into guiding real estate investors in Riviera Maya to buy great properties.
Be confident that you will be guided to really great real estate investments in all Riviera Maya when working
with Bea at Living Riviera Maya Real EstateBea, who is a native to the region, who speaks Spanish and English
fluently, has another distinct advantage when looking buy real estate in Riviera Maya. Not only will she show
you great properties worthy of being added to your real estate portfolio, she will share with you the joy and
beauty of her amazing home, our international destination, Mayan Riviera, and the warmth of her Mexican people.
You will be charmed by her creative ideas, her outgoing personality, and her sense of humor, her quick wit.
However, never lose sight of the fact that above all else, Bea is a true professional.
She is one of the few truly licensed real estate agents in the state of Quintana Roo, according to a law passed
in 2014. Very few others have acquired this professional designation.
This achievement speaks to Bea's natural quest for perfection and correctness and attention to details, and her
knowledge of the system which are useful traits for you, when you are looking for advice to buy real estate in
Playa del Carmen.
Understanding her client's needs, advising and orienting you on the purchase and decision-making process is a
quality Bea in abundance, and an activity she very much enjoys.
In 2010, Gaby moved to Playa del Carmen, from Guadalajara with degree in Tourism Administration from the University of Guadalajara. Having worked in tourism as her profession for many years, she realized how much she loved meeting people from all over the world. She wanted to share her vast knowledge about the Mexican culture, history and traditions in a different way.
As a result Gaby decided to try her hand at real estate in 2017 and has flourished in it.
Fully fluent in English and Spanish, and recognizing how important it is for your to work with a knowledgeable agent who will educate you and inform you of all the buying process for foreigners, Gaby is your choice as buyer agent in Riviera Maya.
Deeply attuned the needs and wants of her clients, Gaby connects with you to find the perfect property that meets all your real estate needs in the Riviera Maya. That is her guiding principle that gets you the best real estate and lifestyle investment possibilities available.
Outside of work, she and her 6 year old daughter really enjoy life in the Riviera Maya, which she is super excited to share with you. Cenotes, beaches, activities in the jungle, 5th ave, the planetarium, anything Playa life, just ask.
In 2007 when ‘Jenny” and her family landed in Playa del Carmen from distant shores, she knew immediately this was
going to be her home.
Similarly you will feel comfortable right away as her calm demeanor inspires confidence and trust as a buyer
agent. Jenny's genuine interest in you, and your property interests, wish list, wants and goals are given
careful consideration when you are looking to invest in Riviera Maya.
Jenny really excels at putting her finger on the pulse of new places, new people, new cities, new lifestyles for
Having moved around to many countries during her high end hotelier background, with her 2 (now grown) children,
she can relate to your search for the perfect lifestyle and investment in a new place.
This is exactly what you need when looking to invest in real estate in Riviera Maya.
Have questions on where to buy? What price to pay? How to buy? What are the best schools? Hospitals? The shops?
The restaurants? Golf ? Diving ? Cycling? Sailing ? Ask Jenny, she can point you in the right direction.
Besides all of this she is a master of many languages including English (with a British accent), Spanish, and
When she is not working, As an avid cyclist she can be spotted riding her bike around Cozumel or up and down
between Playa and Tulum.
You will enjoy working with Jenny as your buyer’s agent for real estate in Playa del Carmen, Tulum, or anywhere
else in Riviera Maya.
Matthew is a knowledgeable, hardworking and dedicated professional who truly loves helping his clients achieve
their goals in finding the perfect property for their needs.
Matthew has been selling Real Estate outside of his Native Canada since 2013, Prior to his arrival in Playa Del
Carmen he was assisting clients in Ambergris Caye, Belize. For the past two years Matthew along with his wife
Sara and two miniature dachshunds have called Playa Del Carmen home and Living Riviera Maya is excited to bring
his wealth of experience and knowledge to the team.
Prior to becoming a Real Estate Investment Specialist, Matthew spent many years in the Experiential Marketing
Industry and also working with Asset Management brokerages prior, His focus is on the clients needs and enjoys
really understanding what would be the ideal property wether it is for investment, enjoyment or a combination of
both. Matthew will listen and explore each clients situation and connect them with the most viable options based
on each clients personal goals.
Experience counts, and Matthew brings almost 7 years of success in working with Buyers, Sellers, Developers and
every step along way, you can be sure that he will always take your best interests to heart and will strive to
get the best possible outcome on every transaction. He has already established an extensive network along with
Living Riviera Maya that guaranties his clients will have access to the most current options and prices and will
work hard to find his clients the best options.
As an experienced realtor from Houston Texas, with deep roots dating back to 1995, rest assured that you will be
in good hands when working with me as your real estate advisor at Living Riviera Maya. Having worked as a
realtor and also at a First American Title Company, my understanding from both these positions, and both sides
of the USA / Mexico border will always work to your advantage, when buying real estate in Playa del Carmen or
other areas of Riviera Maya.
Since 2002 in Houston, I became well recognized in the luxury home areas of Houston and received awards as a top
This is because I thrive in assisting my clients on all levels from both the buying end as well as the selling
end. I believe in being personable, knowledgeable and patient with all my clients, which in turn usually ends up
with great friendships.
Finally in 2015, I fulfilled a long standing dream of mine and I moved to the Riviera Maya, bought a property and
now I happily call Playa del Carmen my home.
I love the lifestyle in Riviera Maya, I love owning real estate here. It is my passion to show you too how to
invest smartly or own a vacation property or even move here too. If you share a similar goal to mine, lets talk!
Sandra "Tocaya" Novoa
Tocaya, as we affectionately call her in the office is Sandra Novoa's nick-name.
Sandra is the one we lean on for her knowledge of finances in the office.
Starting as book-keeper in 2017, Sandra has increased her scope of work where technically she is the transaction
coordinator at Living Riviera Maya.
However she is so much more around our office. Helping with notarios and lawyers and tracking the minute pieces
of info for us is her speciality.
Responsible for tracking payments to and from escrow to pay for properties, Sandra / Tocaya is the person that,
we as group of A type sales people rely on to keep track of all things financial for us at Living Riviera Maya.
She is a very good person to have around.
Her outlook on life is positive and upbeat. Convinced that life continually surprises her, she is always willing
to meet any personal or professional challenge and grow through it. Once a licensed and trained veterinarian,
Sandra is pleased to apply her additional capacities and abilities in administration and finances at Living
If you want careful attention to detail during your real estate purchase process here in Riviera Maya, Uly is
your top choice.
Having visited Playa del Carmen for many years and now a permanent resident, her knowledge of what it is to live
living in many different countries and cultures can be used to your advantage when a property in Riviera Maya.
Uly moved with her family as a young girl to Canada which she called home for years and
is also now a Canadian Citizen.
University educated with a Ph.D. in linguistics, fluent in English and Russian, her natural love of teaching and
learning serves you well when gathering the info you need to invest in a foreign country.
She strives to help her clients to understand the what’s, why’s, how’s, and where’s of their dream home or
investment. This relationship between you and Uly is based on mutual trust and excellent communication.
When Uly is not visiting properties with clients, you can find her swimming, diving, fishing, and palm trees
climbing, or simply exploring the endless marvels of the Riviera Maya.
Look no further; you have found your perfect advisor when looking at real estate in Playa del Carmen and all
What does Jenni bring to you, the client? A keen ability to listen to you and synthesize your requirements and interests when you are looking to invest in real estate Riviera Maya. This comes from years of business to business sales background in her native BC Canada and later in Alberta.
Having landed in Playa del Carmen with her two rescue cats in 2017 as her paradise found, Jenni has used her past experience to the benefit of many expat real estate investors. She has demonstrated her professional skills in real estate, always striving for high quality client relationships.
Jenni excels as your buyer agent on the team of Living Riviera Maya Real Estate.
Jenni has proven to be a dedicated student of real estate and received Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) as offered by NAR. Rest assured that you are in good hands with Jenni.
Her passion is sharing with you the lifestyle as an expat in Riviera Maya.
If her winning personality does not immediately draw you in, her experience and knowledge of Playa del Carmen real estate and Riviera Maya will.