MEET Our Team
DINE, Mexico’s premier real estate development company, proudly presents the team entrusted with client relationships for Punta Mita Properties, the exclusive on-site real estate sales and marketing organization of the acclaimed master-planned community. Punta Mita Properties has offices in the Punta Mita Real Estate Center – located in the heart of the community – as well as in both the St. Regis and Four Seasons resorts.
Marcelo López leads the sales and marketing team for Punta Mita Properties as Sales Director. As an owner himself, and with 15 years of experience working with Punta Mita’s master developer, DINE, Marcelo is well-known for his warm, engaging personality which has made him a favorite among residents and Punta Mita staff members.
Originally from Mazatlán, Mexico, he has been living in Riviera Nayarit since 2001 with his wife and two children. He first visited Punta Mita on a golf vacation in 2001 and was immediately captivated by the incredible natural beauty of the region. When the opportunity arose to join the team of Punta Mita Properties, Marcelo was eager to return to this beautiful paradise. He began his career in Punta Mita Properties in 2007 as a Junior Sales Associate, and through hard work and dedication he is now Sales Director for that same office. Not only does Marcelo bring his vast experience with real estate and negotiation to the table, but also his comprehensive knowledge of the Punta Mita development and lifestyle.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Canada, Traci first visited Punta Mita over 20 years ago on a family vacation, setting the stage for her family to relocate and become a part of the Punta Mita community. Traci has built a solid reputation as a skilled negotiator, with an innate ability to serve and exceed her client’s expectations.
Originally joining Four Seasons Punta Mita in 2006, with the idea of having a year-long adventure in Mexico with her husband and young daughter, her success ultimately resulted in a relocation to Punta Mita permanently. As a member of the National Real Estate Association (NAR), Real Estate Association (CREA) and Saskatchewan Real Estate Association (SREA), Traci brought her knowledge of North American real estate standards and practices to her position with Four Seasons Punta Mita, successfully selling out the Four Seasons Residence Club and Private Residences projects as their top grossing sales manager and winner of the Presidents Club Award.
Traci began her real estate career with Century 21 Dome Realty in Saskatchewan, a leader in Canadian real estate despite its location in a small city. Traci was a top producing agent and her company led all other real estate firms in Canada in residential real estate sales. While there, she obtained the Centurion designation, placing her in the top 2% of agents nationwide. A journalism major, Traci began her business career in media sales as an executive with Canadian-based Global Communications.
Traci cares about her clients with unwavering professionalism. Her clients return to her to resell or augment their ownership and Traci has received countless client referrals, the business achievement of which she is most proud and the greatest testament to her success.
Chris, his wife Nikole and daughter Jordan, discovered Punta Mita over 16 years ago, and within 48 hours of arrival, the Mazarati family began the process of purchasing their first property, calling Punta Mita home ever since.
With over 25 years of elite sales, marketing and management experience, specifically in the area of luxury real estate in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the United States, Chris brings a very specialized set of international skills to real estate in Punta Mita. Chris has maintained his real estate license in Arizona since 1994 and participates in ongoing Arizona Department of Real Estate supplemental training in contract law, agency law, real estate ethics and other key topics.
Prior to being recruited as a member of the Four Seasons team, Chris spent over a decade selling luxury estate homes in North Scottsdale. He has been with Four Seasons Residential Punta Mita for over 10 years with Punta Mita as his headquarters, while simultaneously working on other Four Seasons residential projects over the years, including in Costa Rica and Scottsdale. Most recently, Chris was an integral part of the Four Seasons team which oversaw the successful sales of the Four Seasons Private Residences, Four Seasons Private Villas and Four Seasons Residence Club projects.
Chris is uniquely qualified to assist clients with the specific needs and services most pertinent to real estate transactions in Mexico. Having lived in Punta Mita for many years and speaking Spanish, with a passion for Mexico, its people and culture, Chris is truly connected to the country and the paradise found here, on our shores.
Kristin hails from San Diego, California, and has held an active California real estate license for over 15 years. Having lived full time with her husband, in the Puerto Vallarta region since 2003, and as a homeowner/members in Punta Mita, Kristin has a keen eye for exceptional real estate investment opportunities and properties in the area, gained with 5 years of experience as a successful real estate agent in Vallarta-Nayarit and from her personal understanding as a homeowner and investor. With the expertise grown from working with one of San Diego’s most successful brokers, and 12 years living as a Mexican resident, Kristin has a winning combination of personal knowledge and professional skills which make her a trusted resource for both buyers and sellers.
Having an extensive network of professional and personal contacts created during her many years living in our region, and with her warm, welcoming personality, Kristin is known for her ability to find the ideal property for her clients, and loves sharing her knowledge of the Punta Mita lifestyle with those new to the area.
Known for his friendly personality, focusing on customer service, and his outstanding skills in public relations, Ignacio Benítez has extensive experience in real estate sales, communication, and marketing. Originally from Mexico City, where he grew up and graduated in International Business from Universidad Anáhuac México Campus Sur, Ignacio also completed a Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing while living in Spain.
In 2007, he began his successful career in real estate at a renowned agency in Puerto Vallarta, where he worked for six years, was selected Top Producer for three consecutive years, and obtained important national and international certifications in AMPI, CIPS and CONOCER. In 2013, he founded Green Realty Mexico and has since become a distinguished real estate agent for his dedication, passion, community outreach, and sense of humor.
He currently lives in Nuevo Vallarta with his wife Paloma Auerbach and his two children, Aimee e Iñaki, and is the newest member of our talented sales team at Punta Mita Properties. Ignacio is highly trained and ready to advise you on the advantages of buying, selling, and investing in Punta Mita, always going one step further to support you throughout the process.