Meet the Costa Rica Real Estate Team

With affiliated professionals strategically located throughout the country, CRREC handpicks only the finest, most admirable and professional agents to work with in their respected regions and fields. We work with professionals like lawyers, architects, engineers, brokers, MINAET, SETENA, auctioneers, contractors, developers and more – all operating within the Costa Rica real estate sector.

We pride ourselves in our ability to provide confident and professional advice when considering relocating, building, developing or whatever else you might desire – we are the definitive team of professionals who will guide you through the entire transition.

Our in-house (Guanacaste office) professionals include the following respected individuals:

Brett Elliott, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Brett Elliott

Brett is truly one of the pioneers in the Costa Rica real estate industry. He originally arrived in Costa Rica in 1991 and has worked since that time helping countless people realize their Costa Rica real estate dreams.

Brett can truly walk the talk when it comes to experience. He has worked for the last 22 years in virtually every field of Costa Rica real estate from residential, to commercial to condominium and full-scale development projects. His experience and dedication have made him one of the most sought after consultants in Costa Rica for development & tourism projects.

Favorite quote:

If you are not willing to walk upon the road less travelled, you will never enter the realm of the extraordinary.

     
     
     
     

Don Halbert, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Don G. Halbert

With over 15 years experience in online marketing, Don Halbert is the only certified inbound marketing educator in Central America. Having been born and raised in northern British Columbia, Don Halbert would later move to Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island where he’d start his digital technology company that would generate over 2.6 million in sales in just under 9 months.

Don Halbert currently splits his time between Perez Zeledon in southern Costa Rica and Victoria, BC in Canada. He is happily married to a Costa Rican woman whom with he has two children – Samantha & Skyler.

Favorite quote:

Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you better be running.

     
     
     
     

Jerad Portner, Sales Manager

Jerad Portner

Jerad decided to escape the frigid Minnesota winters and relocated to Costa Rica in 1999. He spent his first year here in the tourism industry where he travelled the country extensively, learned the language and got familiar all the different provinces of the country. Through his constant travels, he developed a vast network of contacts in a wide range of fields that continues to reach all corners of the country. Through his travels he soon realized that Guanacaste real estate was the place for him. Jerad is fully bilingual and he made his first real estate investment at the age of 24.

 

Favorite quote:

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. – Winston Churchhill

     
     
     
     

Linda Wilks, Sales Associate

Linda Wilks

After almost 30 years as a successful REMAX realtor in Canada, Linda chose to relocate to sunny Costa Rica. Now Costa Rica Real Estate.com is proud to have her on the team to provide clients with the professional, friendly and trustworthy service she is known for. If you are looking to buy, sell or manage real estate in Costa Rica – call “YFRinCR” – Your Favorite Realtor in Costa Rica!

Favorite quote:

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. – Nora Roberts