Mario joined Newmark in July 2019. He has a history of over 15 years in the Costa Rican real estate industry, where he has had experience in property management, development and sales, commercial brokerage and consulting. He worked closely with United States developers and investors in the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica for many years, and more recently led Corporate Services for Colliers International in Costa Rica.
As an attorney and MBA, Mario played a key role in negotiations with Costa Rican banks and a United States receivership resulting from the 2008 real estate crisis, and thereby achieving payment in kind of existing debts and the release of over 100 hectares in Dominical Costa Rica.
In his corporate real estate role, he represented and advised major international companies like Equifax, Encore Capital Group and Lonza, in order to secure corporate lease agreements for over 150,000 SF and $15 million and related project management assignments in Costa Rica in coordination with global teams abroad. Partial List of Lease Transactions.