• Our team 2

As the old saying goes... A company is only as good as the people running it.  Lake Arenal Real Estate & Construction is no exception to this cliche and we are very proud to introduce to you the team who 'Make Things Go.'


Michael Karon  –  Owner                                                                       

Michael Karon - OwnerMichael Karon is the General Manager for Lake Arenal Real Estate & Construction. He spent 16 years selling real estate in Southern California. He has bought, sold, remodeled and built dozens of properties between 1990 and present. He discovered his own piece of tropical paradise in 2009, and moved to the Lake Arenal area. Having the natural ability to spot investment potential, Michael recognized the immense possibilities the area has to offer and started Lake Arenal Real Estate & Construction.


Kelly Karon  –  Office Manager

Kelly Karon - Office ManagerKelly Karon is the Office Manager for Lake Arenal Real Estate & Construction. Her responsibilities encompass many aspects of our business. Her incredible organization skills keep our team running smoothly. She is the friendly voice that our customers grow so accustomed to hearing when calling in to our office. She takes pleasure in making sure you are each taken care of. From showings to closings, every piece of paper involved in your transaction crosses Kelly’s desk.  Kelly takes pride in making your experience smooth!


Jim Baschnagel  –  Real Estate Construction Manager

Jim Baschnagel - Real Estate Construction ManagerJim Baschnagel is an experienced construction manager with over 25 years of practical, professional experience. His record shows a consistent history of success in fulfilling each client's desires for their new home. His personal touch allows Jim to answer each question with care and clarity. And his attention to detail allows him to find problems with design and implementation with ease. Jim Baschnagel will make your investment of time worth every penny.


Coryn Wallen  –  Real Estate Sales Agent

Coryn Wallen - Real Estate Sales AgentCoryn Wallen has been a full time resident of the lake Arenal area for more more than 10 years and brings her knowledge and experience of living in Costa Rica to those looking to relocate. Whether for retirement living or part-time tropical getaways, Coryn can assist in finding a property that suits your style and needs. She has a reputation for excellent service managing and renting homes on the Southwestern side of the lake for more than 5 years. Fully bilingual - Coryn can bridge the gap of the expat and local communities to provide a more complete Lake Arenal Experience.


Fulvio Picado – Sales Agent & Construction Supervisor

fulvioFulvio Picado was born and raised in the Lake Arenal area and his family who has lived here for more than eighty years. Fulvio grew up in the construction trade before moving on to work in retail sales and tourism.  Fulvio has a large skillset and many local connections and he is genuinely just a nice guy.  Fulvio is fluent in both Spanish and English, and his knowledge of the Lake area, its communities, and its people is unsurpassed.  Fuvcio is ready to use his resources to help you however he can in your process of investing in Lake Arenal.

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