A veteran of Latin American living, building and troubleshooting, Benny Love is on the ground floor, working earnestly to find or sell properties in San Pancho for his clients. He is hard working, forthright, love-able, and has infectious energy. With a degree in Anthropology and History, Ben has always been attracted to Mexico and it’s incredible culture, diverse throughout, as well as it’s remarkable history. It drew him here multiple times… driving down from Colorado with just his dog, Sage, and a surfboard.
This hunger to explore, brought Ben to Nicaragua where he successfully opened and operated several businesses from a hospitality driven Surf Lodge on the beach to the design and build of custom vacation homes, furniture and general infrastructure such as roads, water wells, electric and septic systems. Because his projects were mostly created upon raw land with limited resources, he was forced to learn all facets of the build and was expected to be an engineer, architect, designer and builder. Most all furniture, cabinetry and windows were built by hand and Ben became a significant pioneer of the growing surf region of Tola, Nicaragua.
His five years in Nicaragua made him incredibly resourceful, creating an “anything is possible” attitude, and his fifteen years hospitality experience kept client communication clear and satisfied. While in Nicaragua, he joined his wife, Kassidy, in her non-profit organization called “The Sweet Water Fund” which is a grass roots foundation dedicated to inspiring a Nicaraguan village and empowering the local women through job opportunities, a healthy lifestyle and the arts. They spearheaded many projects such as a nutrition and fitness program, a suspension bridge over the town river so kids could get to school, and a school kitchen built out of completely recycled plastic bottles.
After leaving Nicaragua, Ben continued as a General Contractor for Arrowtown Construction in Sonoma, California and produced multiple prestigious projects in the Sonoma and Napa Valleys including remodeling of old world wineries and builds of several spectacular second homes.
Three years later, they realized that the latin life and pace was calling once again, and in 2016, he and his wife, two little boys, two dogs and two cats made the leap down to gorgeous San Pancho to pull up their bootstraps and start again.
Ben worked under the wing of Fred Feibel of F.L. Feibel y Asociados in San pancho until Fred’s untimely passing in December of 2017. Ben then took on the roll of broker and lead agent and ran the office with the integrity and knowledge of Real Estate customs in Mexico that Fred taught him. During that year, Ben’ boosted the company’s sales by 350% thus increasing referral base and closing ratio.
Ben has now become a sought after agent in the Riviera Nayarit and started his own company, Wanderlust Real Estate + Development. He brings his tenacity, organization, energy, optimism and creativity to the Wanderlust team and prides himself on keeping everyone on track and the clients informed, calm and happy.
Phone number USA: (707) 363 5007
Phone number MEX: +52 (322) 121 4307