Meet Scott


I am a naturalized citizen of Costa Rica. I first arrived (from the U.S.) in 2001 to broker a deal that sold one of the country's premier private universities to a U.S. publicly-held education company. Since 2004 I've arranged eco-intensive Costa Rica vacation tours to locations throughout the country, as well as Nicaragua, Panama and Colombia. In addition to serving as an agent with the Coldwell Banker Dominical Realty team since 2015, I offer Expat Consulting and conduct guided Expat Tours.

In my former life, prior to becoming an expat in Costa Rica, I practiced tax and corporate transactional law in the Carolinas. I also have extensive experience as a business valuation consultant and mergers and acquisitions advisor to companies in a wide variety of industries.

I married my Colombian born, but Costa Rica naturalized, wife in 2009. We are the parents of seven grown children. I love exploring the nature of Costa Rica and I am a life-long surfer. I've been a blogger about all things Costa Rican for the past decade and I've published the popular eBook entitled The Definitive Guide to Costa Rica Expat Living.

I am a member of the Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). I am a 2021 member of Coldwell Banker's Diamond Society, representing the top 12% of international Coldwell Banker sales associates. I hold the Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS) designation from the National Association of Realtors. I am also a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist.

My "MO" (Modus Operandi) is to be an unbiased agent/consultant who will expose you to the two very distinct worlds of Costa Rica southern zone mountains and beaches, so that you can make the absolute best choice between them.

Credentials

✅ Juris Doctor, cum laude, Campbell University School of Law

✅ LL.M in Taxation, with distinction, Georgetown University School of Law

✅ M.B.A., University of South Carolina

✅ Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)

✅ Former Certified Business Appraiser, Institute of Business Appraisers

✅ Costa Rica Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR)

✅ National Association of Realtors (NAR)

✅ 2021 Coldwell Banker Diamond Society, representing the top 12% of international Coldwell Banker sales associates

✅ Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Specialist

✅ Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS)

 

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