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Our Team


Linda Gray, Owner/Broker Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties

Linda Gray is Vice President and Owner/Partner of the Coldwell Banker Costa Rica Master Franchise and owner/broker of Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties offices in Playas del Coco . Linda has over 28 years of experience in the real estate industry, with over 18 years in the Costa Rican market and over 10 years in Laguna Beach California with Coldwell Banker . Linda also has experience in municipal government consulting, banking operations, as well as marketing and management. Linda holds the honorary title of President Emeritus of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors as the founding director. She founded the organization in 2000. Her community efforts extend to Marketing and Public Relations Director the Cardio Safe Community Project and she is active in the Guanacaste International Veterans Assocation. She holds a B.S. in Public Administration and Master’s Degrees in Public Communications and Business Administration.
Linda’s office in North Playas Del Coco , Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties, provides full residential and commercial real estate services. She is always looking for qualified and professional agents to join her team in the dreamland beach areas of Guanacaste, northwest Pacific; Ocotal, Coco, Hermosa, Panama and the Papagayo Gulf.

+(506) 8347-4705, 2670-0805 Toll Free North America; 1-877-589-0539

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Jim Gray

Jim is a partner with Linda Gray as her husband and business associate. They make a great team with each having over 28 years of real estate experience with Coldwell Banker in California and Costa Rica.
He was involved in real estate sales in Laguna Beach California for a Coldwell Banker office as a sales person, broker of record and Assistant Manager. Jim and Linda partnered with associates and own the Coldwell Banker Master franchise in Costa Rica and as well they own the real estate office Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties since 1998.
Jim has a strong background in project management having worked for Bechtel Power Corporation and retiring as a Lt. Commander U.S. Navy, Submarines. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He is very analytical, logical and has a great deal to offer clients in assisting them with advice regarding investment strategies relating to real estate. He is the CFO of Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties.

+(506) 8810-5278

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Cynthia Urena

Cynthia is a native of Costa Rica and is originally from the far North of Costa Rica “Pital” where it rains constantly. She was happy to relocate in 2006 to the northwest beach communities residing in Playas Del Coco. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
She has 8 years of real estate experience in the areas of; contract review, escrow services, marketing and sales transaction. Her formal education includes computer technology, computer engineering and business administration. Cynthia holds the position of Administrator of Sales and Rental Marketing.

+(506) 8950-4644

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Team Velez: Tony and Anna Velez

Tony and Anna moved to Costa Rica from Northern Alberta, Canada to pursue a healthy lifestyle, enjoy warm climate all year round and raise their children in Costa Rica. Tony started travelling to the Rich Coast in the 90’s when so little land was developed . Anna fell in love with Costa Rica on their family vacation in 2011 and decided “this would be home”. The couple now enjoy their ocean view home in Playas del Coco area while their two daughters attend local schools.
Team Velez has been very successful in buying and re-selling tax foreclosure properties throughout USA. They now specialize in bank foreclosures with Costa Rican banks. They know how to find a bargain and love to pass on a good deal to their clients.
Anna and Tony have owned and managed multiple properties all throughout North, Central and South America. They truly understand the seller’s point of view and work diligently on marketing properties using latest tools and technologies. Nobody gets paid until the property is sold.
Tony has vast experience in construction and project management, both commercial and residential, and is a great resource for clients looking to build, renovate or enhance their property. Anna started in accounting and contract management field, moving later into information technology and management. Between the two, they speak English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Ukrainian and Polish.
Team up with this winning team! Call Tony and Anna today!

+(506) 8485-1469

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Mélissa Rivet,Consulting Concierge Referral Associate ,Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties, Coco office

She is French Canadian and speaks perfect English and Spanish in addition to her first language French. Having visited Costa Rica 10 years ago she fell in love with “her” beauty, tranquility, friendly people and all the great aquatic recreational activities availble to all. Coco became her destination residence . She enjoys sharing the Coco, Costa Rica lifestyle with her clients she serves on the Hibiscus 48’ Sailing Catamaran located in Playa Ocotal. Additionally Mélissa with prior experience, offers concierge, tour consultation services to tourists and local residents desiring to share their sailing experience with family and friends.

Sharing her Costa Rican real estate experience with all the clients she is in contact with gives her another enjoyable opportunity to provide addtional services to them as a real estate referral consultant.

‘Come Join me on a voyage on the Hibisucs sailing vessel and experience : Sailing, Snorkeling, Kayaking , Paddle Boarding , Fishing, Sunset cruise or as a Private Charters. ‘

+(506) 8335 - 6132

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Kenneth Roqhuett and Maria Lourdes Meneses

Welcome to Our Team!

Ken recently joined the Coldwell Banker team in Playas Del Coco as a consultant along with his partner Maria Lourdes. Ken comes from a variety of backgrounds, including engineering, marketing and aviation operations. More recently he has also been actively involved in the tourism industry in Costa Rica. Ken relocated to Northwest Guanacaste in 2017 after serving 12 years in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Master´s Degree in Aviation Operations.

Maria Lourdes has been actively involved in the hotel and tourism industry in Costa Rica for over ten years. She has vast experience in marketing and sales. Since 2016, Maria has been working closely with residential and commercial real estate services, hotels, and private property owners providing helicopter and plane charters and tours through her own aviation company. She holds a B.S. in Hotel Management and a Master´s Degree in Business Administration.


James Loren (Jim) Shaw

Jim is a 4th generation San Franciscan who first came to Costa Rica when he delivered a 64ft sailboat from SF to Puntarenas in 1979 after he graduated from UCSB. The owners hired him to caretake their boat for 14 months. He sailed all along the CR coast, played on the Puntarenas National Basketball team, the Asturias, and traveled all over CR for games. He returned to the US to finish grad school and worked abroad for several years but his heart was in Costa Rica. In 1992 he was hired by the Barcelo corp. to manage the tours in their new hotel in Playa Tambor. He has been married to a Costa Rican lady for 27 years and became a Costa Rican citizen 20 years ago. His home is in Paquera located on the Southern Nicoya peninsula. He also has a place on the coast where they enjoy fishing, swimming, barbeques and beachcombing. After managing the tours at the Hotel Playa Tambor for 9 years he opened a real estate office in Tambor and later in Escazu. He has extensive experience selling properties and developing residential projects (3) and has built 12 homes in the area. Moving to a new country can be very difficult because of the differences in language, culture and the bureaucracy. He enjoys helping new clients adjust easily to their new surroundings so they can enjoy the beauty and wonder of Costa Rica.



Gary Hammond and Yisael

Gary lived in Alaska and commercial fished in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet & Bristol Bay for over 20 years fishing for everything from salmon, halibut, black cod, shrimp and all species of Alaska crab. His most recent fishing adventure was the 2021 Bering Sea Snow crab season. Gary moved to Costa Rica in 2006 and worked for “Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties” until 2010 when he was offered a rotational job (3 weeks on, 3 weeks off) in Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay oilfield. He has given up the oilfield to be home fulltime with his Latina wife and 2 young children. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has integrated into the local community. As a member of the local “Lion’s Club”, he was involved in many activities to better Playas del Coco. He owns 2 boats in town and offers fishing, snorkeling and sightseeing tours in addition to his role as a realtor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mike Poynton

Originally from Chicago, Mike moved to Costa Rica in 2005. He started a property management business to accommodate client’s needs and then became a major partner in the ownership of the Franchise Brand Better Homes Real Estate (involved in residential, commercial and hotel property sales in the Northwest Pacific).
In 2009 Mike left his position with Better Homes Real estate and started a digital marketing company, Paradise Social, and provided client’s with WordPress website design, and online and related marketing for local businesses. He continued pursuing a marketing business as a Freelance Marketer.
He offers real estate clients his extensive experience in both real estate sales and marketing and has knowledge of construction concepts having been an architect in Chicago. After researching real estate company options, he decided to join the Coldwell Banker Coast to Coast Properties Team.
Mike is married to a “local girl” from Playa Hermosa and they have a son and daughter. He is fluent in Spanish and describes himself as a “tree-hugger and fitness freak”. His passions are beaches, sunsets, puppies, snakes and ice-cold beer. His hobbies include gardening and taking photographs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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