Prior to co-founding Coldwell Banker Vesta Group, James founded and managed a commercial fishing operation in northern California for five years. James moved to Costa Rica in 1996 and began his real estate career here by co-founding Dominical Realty. In 2001, the company obtained a Coldwell Banker independent franchise, and three years later partnered with another Coldwell Banker franchise in Costa Rica to become Vesta Group, the Master-Franchise-holder for the entire country. As a member of the Global Association of Realtors and the U.S.-based National Association of Realtors, Coldwell Banker Costa Rica network has already grown to ten (10) offices throughout the country, with several more currently in process. James is married to a Costa Rican, and proud father of 3 daughters ages 5,7, and 17. James goes out of his way to seek out new frontiers that are ahead of the wave, and specializes in rural and remote farmland, developing land and collecting legacy type of properties. Fishing, hiking, and travel are favorite pastimes. Daily goal is a new discovery.
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“I recently sold a property in Ojochal, Costa Rica. James Drews, of your office, was the realtor involved. I have been buying and selling real estate for my entire adult life. We all know that real estate can be a challenging game to be in, especially for the client. The nature of the business allows many scenarios, both business and personal. It can be difficult to find a safe port in the sometimes-turbulent waters of real estate transactions. Much is often on the line for both clients and realtors, which can result in a wide spectrum of human emotion and reaction.
From the minute I met Jimmie, he stood out in the crowd of area realtors. He was professional in manner, precise and knowledgeable. He understood my property and my goals, and quickly translated them into a real estate deal. Above the other professions involved in the transaction, Jimmie kept the process on an even keel and helped push through time and circumstance barriers that arose. That translated to a closed deal, on time and money in my coffers.
Whenever I am doing business, I try to assemble the best team available. It greases the runway to success. When it comes to picking a real estate team on the South Pacific coast of Costa Rica, James Drews is my first pick. From my experience, James Drews is the Ninja realtor on the south coast, and you will want him on your team. Thanks again, Jimmie.
Michael Broeg | Washington, DC
James Drews's Star Buy
Amazing property of 72 acres looking up the Terraba River basin, which is the Costa Rican Amazon River teeming with flora and fauna!House sits on a knoll surrounded by primal forest and a super private location.The property offers multiple building s...