Meet Punta Pacifica Realty’s Team of
Real Estate Consultants & Professionals
With more than 50 years of real estate experience in Panama, Punta Pacifica Realty’s professional consultants have a well-deserved reputation for providing top-level customer service to our high-end residential and commercial clientele. We have closed more than $500 million in sales in Panama City and we manage the largest portfolio of rentals in the city, making us the undisputed leader in the local market.
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Duncan McGowan – President
On his first visit in 1998, Duncan was spellbound by the beauty, culture, and people of Panama. Duncan was born in Nicaragua but grew up in different Latin American countries due to his father’s job in the mining industry. With a biology degree from the University of Toronto, his initial interest in Panama focused on its diverse flora and fauna. However, Duncan saw the Panama real estate market starting to boom and the need for a real estate company based on modern international practices, professional ethics, and first-rate customer service.
At first, Duncan focused on developing exemplary customer relations with the high-end international clientele of the renowned Trump Ocean Club, in those days the crown jewel of Punta Pacifica. Today Ocean Reef Islands stand out as the premier Punta Pacifica property and where a great part of Punta Pacifica Realty’s focus is directed.
Duncan’s charisma, character, and style earned the trust of the exclusive investor clients and made him a winner in a competitive market. Punta Pacifica Realty is the result of his success. Punta Pacifica Realty focuses exclusively on luxury properties, the majority in Punta Pacifica, the fast-growing community of towers on the Panama waterfront. Duncan founded the company on distinct principles to ensure investors a transparent and professional experience. He also expanded the concept of an estate agency in Panama by offering a full range of services, including legal advice, mortgage services, and complete turnkey property rental management.
An instinctively organized and diplomatic leader, Duncan works to make Punta Pacifica Realty a smooth running and efficient operation, creating and maintaining systems to provide clients with impeccable quality service.
Duncan’s Panamanian wife, Ana Patricia, is also a real estate professional with her own ties to the local business community. Their roots are firmly planted in his adopted country where they are raising their families.
Jeff Barton – Managing Director
Jeff has lived and worked in Panama since relocating there in 2007 as Sales Manager for the former Trump Ocean Club development becoming a driving force for its eventual $500M sellout. Jeff has assisted hundreds of foreign buyers successfully close real estate transactions in Panama, making him one of the foremost experts on the local real estate market.
As Punta Pacifica Realty’s Managing Director, Jeff helps motivate and inspire the team, setting standards for transparency and customer service. But he also sets the tone and style for the company, with his likable, positive demeanor and understanding approach.
Jeff grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. He went on to study at Washington & Lee University School of Commerce in Virginia, graduating in 2004 with a special focus on real estate. After graduation Jeff began to study unique, sustainable real estate markets, starting with a successful 500-unit condo conversion in Miami Beach. Then Jeff turned his attention to international real estate markets, specifically promoting Panama real estate to international investors.
Despite growing up in Michigan with a passion for ice hockey, Jeff has adjusted to his new Panama home and now embraces boating, watersports, and year-round tennis. However, he finds the most joy spending time with his wife and family, including his Panamanian born son.
Eddie Montes – Director of Operations
Eddie brings more than 25 years of business and property management experience to Punta Pacifica. His experience in a multitude of business ventures and employment experiences enhance his ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivate his team.
Before moving to real estate, Eddie is a graduate of Massachusetts Maritime Academy and worked as a merchant marine officer, which instilled a sense of discipline and professionalism necessary to tackle today’s challenges. His offshore navigational experience has paid off in his love for sport fishing and pleasure boating which are a big part of his family life. For years he was a volunteer captain for Sea Tow in Islamorada, FL.
He has worked in a wide range of industries, including Healthcare, Petroleum, Retail, Property Management, Commercial Real Estate, and Multifamily Housing. In his last venture in Florida, he was responsible for 14 multi-family communities covering more than 1,500 units. He also knows Panama well – he lived here as a teenager and graduated from Balboa Sr. High School.
Eddie’s extensive ties to Panama and his expertise and professionalism are focused on making Punta Pacifica Realty’s team of professionals a model of efficiency and customer service. His primary task is to make sure our staff is meeting — and exceeding – your expectations.
Ana Patricia Hassan – Spokesperson for PPR
Ana Patricia earned a degree in Social Communication from Santa María La Antigua University. As her career has progressed, she has focused on collaboration and working with people to meet shared goals. She has built strong relationships throughout the property community with her emphasis on excellent service and rapid response to the needs of her clients and colleagues.
Ana Patricia is married to an ex-pat and real estate investor, which has broadened her horizons and allows her to anticipate the needs of her clients looking to invest or relocate in Panama. She is also the mother of triplets, which has given her the unique sensibility to understand people and anticipate their needs.
Ana Patricia is passionate about improving her skills and excelling in her chosen profession. With Ana Patricia, you can rest assured that you are working with a sincere and reliable person who will strive to help you find the property that best suits your needs.
Ana is active on social media. You can follow her on Instagram or Facebook @anapat_realtor
Laura Soto – Operations And Accountability Manager
Laura plays a key role in bringing top quality service to Punta Pacifica Realty Management clients. She’s responsible for motivating and inspiring team members by providing the best tools for self-organization, sales skills, and customer service. Laura is focused on bringing out the best in everyone, which fuels her obsession with organization, planning, and getting things done in a timely, efficient, and effective manner. Her role as Accountability Manager is paramount to PPR’s success–her continuous pursuit of ever-improving our people, systems, and operational tasks keep PPR on the leading edge of innovation for our industry.
Laura graduated with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Thomas More University in Nicaragua and has recently completed her MBA from Aden International Business School. Known for her constant smile, she is passionately curious, loves reading, and believes in constant improvement.
Laura Rosero – Inside Sales Representative
Laura is passionate and dedicated about providing the best quality customer service, as Inside Sales Representative her role is to assist our customers with her solutions guided philosophy and friendly nature.
Graduated from USMA university as an Administrative Industrial Engineer in 2017, Laura has spent her past years learning and growing experience to provide high-end customer service focused on the Real Estate market in Panama. Being in Real Estate for over 3 years, Laura has developed a large understanding of the client’s needs and property owner’s goals.
Originally from Colombia and living in Panama since 2013, Laura keeps discovering and valuing the opportunities Panama has to offer, she enjoys connecting with people and with nature, her hobbies are to spend a day in the outdoors at the beach.
Corina Gorrín – Listing Coordinator – Market Price Analyst
Her main purpose is delivering excellent quality communication, ensuring the building of long-term relationships between PPR and all those involved. Graduated with a degree in advertising and currently studying for an MBA in the European Business School in Barcelona focused on commercialization, her goal is to continue growing in Business Development, identifying commercial opportunities.
Originally from Venezuela, she has been living in Panama since 2014 and is in love with the city’s skyline. She enjoys developing in the area of coaching and personal growth as well as yoga and meditation.
Brian Kelly – PPR Project Manager
An entrepreneur at heart, Brian has owned his own businesses throughout his professional career, but it was not until he met and discussed his future plans with our Managing Member, Jeff Barton that Brian considered joining the PPR team albeit part-time at first. Feeling confident with the skills and professionalism Brian demonstrated, the company decided that a full-time position would benefit both parties the most and Brian didn’t hesitate.
Brian has had his hand in much of PPR’s recent success over the years. After transitioning early on from a marketing role into sales 5 years ago, Brian became a Project Manager on several of PPR’s featured developments including Naos Harbour Island, Beach Club Residences of Ocean Reef, and most recently HYDE by Wanders & YOO. His dedication, consistency, and honesty have helped him to create success rapidly and develop a deep clientele list that he continues to close repeat business with. Along with his broadened knowledge of the industry and his enhanced ability to provide the best service in the game, he has made himself a leader not only in the industry but in PPR as well.
Iary Peré – PPR Project Manager
As one of the top agents in Punta Pacifica Realty, she is always learning and growing her knowledge to provide her clients with the best service and customer experience.
She enjoys nature, traveling, and going to the beach with her golden retrievers.
José Arberola – PPR Project Manager
Before joining Punta Pacifica Realty in 2011, Jose developed his business and customer service skills with Dell, JP Morgan Chase, and Credicorp Bank. During his tenure at PPR, he led the mortgage department and managed a net portfolio of $12 million.
His market research and return on investment have helped guide rental and sales efforts in the Trump Ocean Club, Waldorf Astoria Panama, and the Hard Rock Café. In 2012, he formed his own company to market Panama property in the United States. He rejoined PPR as a sales associate in 2018, focusing his expertise and customer service on the property in central Panama City, Punta Pacifica, and Costa del Este.
Jose earned a finance degree from USMA University in Panama in 1999. He earned an MBA from Florida International University in 2012.
Raúl Hassan – PPR Real Estate Agent
Meet Raul Hassan, Punta Pacificas premier rental expert and sales consultant. Raul, born and raised in Panama, has been in sales since he can remember. His career started at Dell computer, where he raised the ranks from sales to procurement officer and eventually project manager. His career in sales continued beyond his years at Dell as he became an independent cosmetics sales agent which then attracted him to the Real Estate industry.
Over the past 3 years, Raul has reached the pinnacle of our sales organization by remaining at the forefront of our rental department consistently. He has earned a spot in the prestigious Mont Blanc club three times, a feat that has been unchallenged as of yet. Rauls’ knowledge of the market, coupled with his professionalism and patience, makes him an unstoppable force when it comes to getting the best deal for his clients.
Carlos de Leon – PPR Real Estate Agent
Before Joining PPR, Carlos developed his sales and customer service skills in the insurance and retail industries, working with many international companies in the region.
Carlos has earned a spot in the prestigious Mont Blanc club on four (4) occasions in his career and especially 3 times during 2020.
Born and raised in Panamá, Carlos keeps focusing to look for self-growth, personal development as he keeps being a leader in the Sales and Rental Market of Punta Pacifica.
Kateleen Brindley -PPR Real Estate Agent
Kateleen Brindley, is a publicist, marketer, and real estate agent, many know her for being the youngest top agent of the association of real estate brokers and promoters of Panama since at the age of 25 she has won multiple recognitions such as Top Agent with the Highest Number of Residential Closings, top Fastest Agent Closing Residential Rentals, top 3 Fastest Residential Seller, among others (MLS ACOBIR Awards from Association of Real Estate Brokers and Promoters of Panama).
What she loves about the industry is being able to help so many people achieve their goals and provide multiple solutions in relation to the sale of their properties, with her knowledge of the real estate market and her dedication, passion, and effort.
Also, she is very motivated by the joy and gratitude of so many families to finally be able to find the dream property and knowing she has found them the best deal possible.
Raul Arenas – PPR Sales Assistant
Raúl is an intrapreneur joining the team dedicated to providing professional guidance to customers looking to invest or purchase in the Panamanian luxury real estate market. As a sales assistant, his role is to work with Brian Kelly to help clients find the best unit available at the new development Wanders & Yoo.
After graduating from Florida State University with a marketing degree in 2018, Raúl developed his sales and marketing skills in a Panamanian startup. His new ideas and way of thinking led him to go from an online marketer to the project manager his first year, where he ended up in charge of production, sales, marketing, and operations.
Thanks to his desire to transition into Real Estate, he met with our project manager Brian Kelly and our president Duncan McGowan, who welcomed him to the team for his experience and ambition in becoming an expert in the luxury real estate industry.
Born and raised in Panamá, Raúl keeps working on his skills and taking advantage of the opportunities life offers. He enjoys networking with like-minded people, having coffee from time to time, and eating a plant-based diet. His hobbies are cooking and spending time in nature.
Eduardo Peréz – PPR Real Estate Agent
After finishing his studies in Venezuela, and achieving a degree in International Business and another degree in Culinary Arts he moved to Panama and helped to grow several well-known restaurant businesses in Panama City.
Was there where he met our Sales Manager Jeff Barton, who after seeing Eduardo performing and orchestrating a whole Team of salespeople and also taking care of every detail of the customer experience, he realized they must work together,
Its almost 2 Years since Eduardo joined our PPR Stars Team, and in this time he managed to become an expert in the Real Estate market in Panama City and obtain an all-time record in the rents department, after closing 18 Luxury rents in just One month.
His professionalism, good attitude, and knowledge in the market make him your perfect GoTo Real Estate agent in Panama.