Rebecca Clower, President
Rebecca was born in Chicago, grew up in Buffalo, NY, and graduated from Arizona State University. Rebecca is fluent in Spanish, thanks to her Costa Rican mother, and is a Dual Citizen of Costa Rica and the USA. Rebecca is a Licensed Realtor, President of CRGAR (Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors), a member of NAR (National Association of Realtors), and a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS).
After becoming a successful real estate investor in Tampa, Florida, Rebecca relocated to Costa Rica in 2006 to continue her passion for real estate sales and international investing and to be closer to her family. She worked as a successful agent with Remax in Costa Rica before starting her own Real Estate company, Blue Water Properties of Costa Rica.
Rebecca is the host of several popular YouTube series, including ‘Dream Catchers of Costa Rica’ and is the co-owner of Oasis Fitness Center in Brasilito, Costa Rica.
Lindsey Cantillo, Vice President
Originally from San Jose, Lindsay relocated to Guanacaste in 1997. She holds a degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Digital Marketing and Social Media.
Lindsay began her career in the real estate industry in 2000, in addition to also being a successful entrepreneur. In 2008, she founded Summer Coast Realty, currently located in Playa Flamingo.
Since 2004, Lindsey has been associated with the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors as an active board member and as of 2022 holds the position of Vice President. She became a Member of NAR as an International Realtor in 2009 and in 2012, earned her International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation. Lindsay was responsible for organizing the famous CRGAR Annual Realtor Golf tournament for over a decade.
Lindsay has also previously served terms as the Surfside Association – Playa Potrero President and Vice-President of the ASADA Surfside Water Association and was responsible for organizing the nationally famous Realtor Annual Golf tournament for over ten years.
Cesar Diaz, Secretary
César Díaz Badilla, COO, and co-founder of Nohara Estates Costa Rica, is distinguished for his rebellious and distinctive approach to the luxury real estate market.
Nohara Estates International is a firm that stands out for its focus on the concierge approach to high-luxury clients in Europe. Leading Nohara Estates Costa Rica, Cesar has propelled the company to the forefront of the industry, with a direct and co-listed portfolio that includes several developments in exclusive areas of Costa Rica. In addition to providing a consultative approach to its clients, ensuring their satisfaction is paramount.
Cesar is an Expert in Strategic Business Development from the George Washington Business School, a Business Expert from ADEN Business School, and an International Business Mergers and Acquisitions Consultant. He infuses a global perspective into his efforts, bringing an innate understanding of the nuances of the luxury real estate market in the country.
Integrity is César’s guiding principle in every transaction, evident in his unwavering commitment to excellence, quality of service, and confidentiality beyond his role in the real estate sector. César is a connoisseur of the arts, a music lover, an avid reader, and a “tech geek.” He is also a golf enthusiast, which combines perfectly with his taste for networking.
As a licensed member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) and an international member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), César actively raises industry standards and leadership. Under his direction, Nohara Estates Costa Rica reflects a commitment to excellence, innovation, and a rebellious spirit, ensuring his position as a leader in the luxury real estate space.
Jen Dalton, Treasurer
Jennifer was born in Arkansas and relocated to Costa Rica in 2005 after attending University of Montana. Jennifer is a mother of three children and an accomplished equestrian. She began her real estate career in Costa Rica alongside her father in residential building, land development and property management. Jennifer is a licensed Realtor with CRGAR (Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors) and carries a CIPS (Certified International Property Specialist) designation. After becoming a multi-million dollar producer in Costa Rica, she now owns and operates her own Boutique Real Estate Firm, Dalton Group, with a special advisory in Crypto Currencies. She is the CEO & Founding Partner of Fortra and a Digital Asset Wealth Advisor for her company.
David Arias, Fiscal
David is a native Costa Rican, born in Liberia, Guanacaste. David has visited the Gold Coast of Costa Rica since he was a child. He is fluent in both English and Spanish.
David is the critical resource when buying or selling properties in the Guanacaste region. His passion for real estate and attention to detail allows his clients peace of mind. David has an outstanding reputation for marketing distinguished properties, and possesses extensive training and knowledge of the local market.
David is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), America’s largest trade association. He is also a member of the Cámara Costarricense de Corredores de Bienes Raíces (CCCBR), the first and most important real estate institution nationwide, in which he has served as a member of the Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS® (CRGAR) which includes over 140 members working in many areas of Costa Rica. David is among a mere 3500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries with a designation as an International Property Specialist (CIPS). He is also a LeadingRE Certified Marketing Specialist and has received Social Media training focused on Real Estate.
David is currently pursuing a law degree at the University of Costa Rica. He looks forward to specializing in Real Estate Law. At Blue Water, David offers extensive market knowledge, is devoted to his clients, and has a keen ability to coordinate the details of sophisticated transactions.
Cristina Jones, Vocal
Cristina Jones is the President and co-founder of We Are Costa Rica Real Estate & Rentals (WERCR.net), well known for her unique and rebellious approach to industry norms, she has taken her company to the forefront of leadership in the luxury real estate arena. Today, WERCR boosts a direct and co-listed portfolio of over 1000 of Costa Rica’s most exclusive properties nationwide. Through an unwavering commitment to service and discretion, she focuses her services on Exclusive Buyer Representation and is highly experienced in dealing with High-Profile clients and A-listers. Cristina’s ability to navigate elite business circles “off the radar” has also made her a trusted confidante in the world of celebrity and seriel real estate investors.
Cristina’s life has been very multicultural, with experiences that have shaped her into a true global citizen. She was born and raised in Costa Rica; her mother is Spanish, and her Father is originally from Alabama, having made her an expat in many countries, she too has a deep understanding of foreigners’ needs. She built her professional career and grew her expertise in iconic destinations such as Miami, New York, the Caribbean, and Central America while evolving in the ever-changing hospitality and real estate industry.
Cristina’s resumé reads like a roll call of prestigious establishments, including Ian Schrager Hotels, Gansevoort Hotel & Real Estate Group, Morgan’s Hotel Group, The Biltmore & Hilton Hotels, The Versace Mansion, Barton G Enterprises, Enjoy Group & Hotelera Los Altos—the very developers behind the transformation of the legendary Hacienda AltaGracia into Auberge’s crown jewel in Costa Rica.
Beyond her role at WERCR, Cristina extends her influence and expertise to the broader real estate community. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors, as Vocal 1, she is committed to leadership and elevating industry standards. Moreover, Cristina is recognized as a Certified International Broker, a credential that underscores her deep understanding of the global real estate market and her unwavering dedication to professionalism.
Crissy as many call her, is a respected industry figure, considered a beacon of experience and knowledge, but also a fun and outgoing individual who loves family, is a mom of 2, a dog-mom of 5, a proud wife and business partner to her husband, and an only child, currently residing in the outskirts of San Jose in the prestigious Hacienda Los Reyes. This community has come to call her the “La Reina de Los Reyes”… the “queen of the king’s neighborhood,” as translated in English for good reason and record sales for that matter as well!
Heather Mann, Vocal
Heather is a founding partner and the managing broker of RE/MAX We Sell Paradise, has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to Real Estate. She became a licensed Realtor® in 2004 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Heather has extensive experience with local and international real estate markets having earned the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation, placing her among 3,500 elite real estate professionals in over 45 countries.
She is a licensed member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR), an international member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), as well a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and holds other designations including the e-PRO® Certification and a Resort and Second Home Property Specialist (RSPS).
Daveed Hollander, Vocal
For over two decades, Daveed has been the President of the Master Franchisor for Coldwell Banker Costa Rica and Co-Founder/ Managing Partner of Coldwell Banker Vesta Group. Daveed has distinguished himself as a leading realtor in the South Pacific area with his proven indispensability in the industry. He delivers first-class professional and customer-centered service to his clients on stipulated budgets, requirements and customer specifications.
Daveed has achieved top rankings internationally and locally for substantial and unique sales. His business model always includes the latest technology and systems to showcase his listings Nationally and Internationally, ensuring wide listing visibility and customer satisfaction.
Andrea Mendez, Vocal
Costa Rican born and fluent in both English and Spanish, Andrea boasts years of experience in the real estate industry working in the Puerto Viejo area. She is a mother to three beautiful children, a 15 year old girl and two boys who are 5 and 10. She has spent almost two decades living in the Puerto Viejo area.
Originally from Guapiles and following in her father’s footsteps she studied Art and Graphic design. She then went on to study Business Management before moving to Puerto Viejo where she began working in the Hotel and Property Management industry and shortly after became a real estate agent.
Gabriel Araya, Vocal
Gabriel is a Native Costa Rican and father of two boys. He has been involved in the Real Estate industry since 2005.
He attended college at Valley Forge Military Junior College in Pennsylvania. After he received his AA degree, he transferred his credits to Stetson University in Florida, and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management.
Gabriel’s passion for real estate led him to continue his education and receive a Masters of Science in International Real Estate from FIU.