Ben Pitre has been involved in real estate about one decade more than he prefers to acknowledge. He has been a builder, renovator, sub-divider and syndicator in Louisiana, Texas, California, and in Mexico, in the state of Guanajuato. He has also been a long time residential and industrial landlord.
He became aware of San Miguel de Allende in the early 1990’s thru a magazine spread on a landmark vacation home. He wondered why wealthy Americans would own a sprawling mansion in a little town in the middle of nowhere and throw lavish parties. He decided he needed to find out what the fuss was all about and first visited during Easter of 1994. Like so many he was immediately charmed by San Miguel. But it was not until his first long visit (4 months) in 2002 when he discovered that the real charm of the town was its residents. He has been a permanent or part time resident of San Miguel since 2003 and expects to become a Mexican Citizen in coming months. He is almost certainly the only real estate agent in San Miguel who has both demonstrated flower arrangements for the Garden Club and fought in public boxing exhibitions (4-0).
He is a 1976 graduate of Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (BA Economics) and a 1990 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (MBA). He lives happily on a small ranch outside of town with his husky “Sam” Miguel; where he reads, gardens and continuously plans home improvement projects.
Ben is a member of AMPI, the local professional association of real estate agents.