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Jonathon Smart

Founding Partner / Broker

Born, raised and educated in Sussex, England. Jonathon was an integral part of the Punta Mita Properties executive sales, marketing & management team for a little over 7 years where he and Wally were important assets in the success of the Punta Mita Properties office in the early 2000’s, where they both earned a reputation for their professionalism, knowledge and excellence, until deciding to move on in January 2009. Jonathon is a certified Mexican Real Estate Professional having taken various courses. He also served as the President on the board of Directors for AMPI (The Mexican National Professional Real Estate Associate) of the Riviera Nayarit Chapter for 3 years until recently stepping down. Developer/Owner of Plaza Ollin which is located in the Village of Punta de Mita where the Riviera Partners Realty office is located. Having developed an extensive knowledge and understanding of the construction and architecture processes, and having participated in several master-planned community evolutional processes, Jonathon brings his complete knowledge from business planning, design, development and execution of commercial and residential projects. He has an extensive and in-depth knowledge and experience with both high-end residential communities and commercial developments. Jonathon & Wally provide consultancy services for large Private Real Estate Funds sharing their specific high-end Real Estate expertise & knowledge. Jonathon is an active and passionate waterman, windsurfing, paddle surfing and sailing. He was a competitive windsurfer and martial artist in his teens. Currently serving as a member of the JKR International Yudanshakai Executive Council, and on the Board of Directors of the American School of Puerto Vallarta (ASPV). Jonathon very much enjoys traveling and speaks English, Spanish and basic French, and lives with his family in the Bay of Banderas.

Wally Lopez

Founding Partner / Broker

Born in Los Angeles, California Wally grew up bi-culturally spending his time between Los Angles and Mazatlan. He later studied at the Technology Institute of Superior Studies in Monterrey, Mexico where he studied Sales and Marketing and earned his degree. For almost 9 years Wally was involved in the sales and marketing operations of Punta Mita, working at the Punta Mita Properties office for the entire time, and with Jonathon they were agents/managers of the Punta Mita Properties Office within Punta Mita. Wally earned a reputation while at Punta Mita Properties for his excellence and professionalism. His extensive knowledge of the Punta Mita development and the surrounding area makes him a valued consultant and closing specialist. Wally played an important part in the success of Punta Mita Properties up through his departure in January 2009. Wally is certified by the Mexican Real Estate Professionals Association, and is an active member of AMPI (the Mexican Professional Real Estate Association) and has an extensive knowledge of all legal and technical aspects of the real estate industry in Mexico. Wally has been involved in the design and development of several high-end residential luxury Real Estate communities and has hands on experience in design, development and construction offering a more complete knowledge base to our clients. Wally is an avid surfer and enjoys extreme mountain biking. Wally lives with his family in the Bay of Banderas.

Olivia Reyes

Sales Executive

Born, raised and educated in Mexico City, living for the past 30 years in the Bay of Banderas. Interior Designer by degree, Olivia has an in-depth knowledge of design, development and real estate, with an extensive working experience in high-end luxury homes and residential developments for more than 18 years. Olivia joined the Riviera Partners Realty Sales team in 2010, bringing her extensive knowledge and professionalism, she speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Regis G. Escarras

Riviera Rentals Mexico Manager

Shortly after graduating from Lausanne Hotel School (Switzerland) with a major degree in hotel management in 1997, Regis served at the French Ministry of Defense as Food & Beverage Assistant Manager and Maître D’ of the President of the Senate. He eventually held several top-management positions in luxury international hotel chains including the openings of Hyatt Paris Madeleine (France), Le Méridien Marrakesh (Morocco), followed by Food & Beverage management positions at Pebble Beach Resorts (California), Four Seasons Punta Mita (Mexico) and Rihiveli Beach Resort (Maldives). Regis joined Prudential California Realty’s sales team from 2003 to 2008 and shortly became Top Producer and Top Listing agent before being appointed Director of Sales & Operations to lead the development, launch and operation of Taheima Wellness Resort, a real estate & hotel complex in Nuevo Vallarta. In 2010 he founded, Mexico’s 4th Daily Deals internet company.
Regis comments “Developing solutions, resolving customers’ issues and exceeding their expectations have always been at the center of my career and offered me the most rewarding experiences”. Regis was raised in Morocco, worked in 4 continents and speaks 4 languages fluently. Regis is passionate about luxury hospitality, high-end real estate and internet technology.


Nancy Bravo

Office Manager / Closing Coordinator

Born in Alaska and raised in Tepic, Nayarit, Nancy had a bi-lingual and bi-cultural childhood and education. Nancy is our Riviera Partners Realty Office Manger & Closing Coordinator. Nancy has an extensive experience with the intricacies involved in managing and closing high-end real estate transactions, and is known for her professionalism and efficiency. She is fluent in Spanish and English.

Yolanda Aguilar

Executive Assistant

Born and raised in Mexico City, Yolanda worked for 15 years as an Administrator in a top Mexico City Law Firm. Living in the Bay of Banderas area for the last 15 years, she has worked in Real Estate developments for the last 11 years with a reputation of professionalism and attention to detail. At Riviera Partners Realty, Yolanda is our Executive Assistant, also overseeing our Rental Business. speaking fluent Spanish and English.