The Minute That Changed The World
How Colbert Coldwell And Benjamin Banker Created The Number One
Real Estate Empire Built On Honesty And Integrity
You are about to meet one of the best Global Luxury Property Specialists
in all of Costa Rica and Spain, Richard Lacey. Read on.
It was just another Wednesday on April 18th, 1906. At 5:12 in the morning the San Andreas fault ruptured in the heart of the city, a massive earthquake. It only lasted one minute. San Francisco burned for three days. In the weeks that followed, Mr. Coldwell did not like what he witnessed with sales associates acquiring properties from vulnerable sellers and greedily reselling properties at a huge profit.
He immediately saw a need for honest real estate professionals, who were empowering, and knowledgeable. Coldwell then formed his own company. Benjamin Banker, was there as the company grew. He was invited to join Coldwell on his mission. Ben Banker soon became his partner. The name now known around the world, Coldwell Banker®, was built around principles of honesty, integrity and service.
Coldwell Banker, under its parent company Realogy Brokerage Group, is again honored in 2022 for eleven consecutive years as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere. The Ethisphere Institute is a for-profit company that defines and measures corporate ethical standards, recognizes companies that excel, and promotes best practices in corporate ethics. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, they publish Ethisphere Magazine and announce its World's Most Ethical Companies award once a year.
In 2020, Coldwell Banker Real Estate also ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, the Franchise 500® ranks Coldwell Banker Real Estate for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength, stability, and brand power.
Now in its second century, Coldwell Banker® continues to offer its clients a level of unparalleled service with its core values of Home, Awesomeness, Ingenuity, and Excellence.
Meet Richard Lacey, a member of CLHMS, the Luxury Home Marketing Guild,
and he is an accredited Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialist.
A record of unmatched excellence as a top selling agent across Costa Rica and Spain
With a vast knowledge and experience to help you secure your dream home here Paradise.
Richard is a member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Costa Rica
Global Association of Realtors (CRGAR). He founded Coldwell Banker Tamarindo in 2011. It has grown to become one of the most successful Coldwell Banker offices in Costa Rica. He comes from a corporate background, having spent many years with blue chip corporations including KPMG, Time Warner and Sony Corp.
“Debbie, my wife, and l would love to recommend Richard. We met Richard on a plane two years ago when he offered us to utilize his seat so we both can sit next to each other. At flight end we thanked him again and learned that he was Richard Lacey. If you want anything to do with real estate you will easily find Richard. He gave us advise on where to go and what to do in Tamarindo. Few months later we had vacation in Tamarindo with our daughters and Richard recommended a builder for us. Well, we hired the builder. We now have a beautiful home here and consider Richard a good friend and neighbor. Richard is a kind and thoughtful person with passion to help. He is truly a most valuable resource and continually strives to help many with insightful input. He is a true professional with genuine charm.”
Waleed William Tarazi, Costa Rica 2021
“We had so much fun at Buena Vista. I also want to say many thanks for all that you have done. We have enjoyed Costa Rica and I have found you so helpful with everything and a pleasure to deal with, that it was a very stress free vacation. ur last couple of days will be spent enjoying the sunshine and eating at great restaurants.”
Tara, Kevin and Roy., Costa Rica 2021
“We are- UNHAPPILY- home safe. Would much rather be back in Tamarindo. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING you did to make our stay a joy! We look very much forward to seeing you on our next trip to Costa Rica. PURA VIDA!”
Steve Perry, Costa Rica 2021
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Who is that man on the airplane who graciously gave up his seat?
Richard is the founder of several companies involved
in luxury real estate development, and Property Management
in Costa Rica and Ibiza, Spain.
He is a yacht skipper and avid sailor, always happiest
when he is on the water and sharing the passion by
offering yachts for charter and sale to clients.
For over 15 years in Costa Rica he has built a track record
in luxury property development and sales. Many
second home buyers are looking to generate income
when they are not in residence, so they often opt for
the ancillary services of remodeling, property management
and vacation rentals through his latest company, VIP Tamarindo.
Richard is a British citizen, and has lived in
Costa Rica & Ibiza for 20 years.
He is increasingly involved in the cryptocurrency space.
He has been visiting Ibiza since 1993 and considers it
his to be his second home. Coldwell Banker Global Luxury
opened a new office in Ibiza in 2018, bringing a wealth
of experience and proven track record to this
exciting luxury second home market.
Richard is also a chartered accountant,
having worked for blue chip companies such
as KPMG, Sony Corp and Time Warner.
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