Who are we?
Who are we?

We are a consulting and construction company specialized in construction management with over 15 years of experience developing housing projects in Costa Rica. Our most important goal is that the final design result meets your needs while staying within your budget. We believe that the design goes hand in hand with the construction experience.   For this reason we offer a holistic and integrated service to our clients. Our team works together with construction crews, architectural designers, and engineers, both structural and electromechanical, to achieve the desired final product.

An important part of our service includes providing counsel during the due diligence process before purchasing the property. We analyze all the technical aspects of the project to determine the feasibility of the project. It is important to recognize that some areas of Costa Rica, especially in the south, have strict regulations that protect the environment, especially with housing development projects such as condominiums. Special preliminary studies are required before even one tree can be cut down.

 

For this reason, this company and its president are dedicated to a true, sustainable development, which we believe is the only way to achieve goals properly and correctly. It is important for us to protect our most precious natural resources, which can only be done by following regulations and existing laws.   Our dedication to this is the main reason behind our motto ethics and loyalty.

Company Highlights

02/07/2017
Invest Wisely
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When purchasing a property with a pre-existing building or as part of development, as well as for those who are interested in developing property, it is important to take note as to whether or not the property up for investment has underwent a formal or informal development process. In the end, the difference of approaches will reflect in the property’s overall, long term value.

As a general rule, those projects that undergo, the scrutiny of a formalized project plan are those that result successful ventures. The estates that do not have the approvals required from the relevant government institutions, give that they do not undergo the proper analysis of factors such as population density, building density, maximum height, and maximum supply of drinking water, are development projects that put our ecosystems in peril, and in extreme cases, the structures themselves could even be at risk. The studies that are complete within the formal process are undertaken so that we can ensure the proper use of the land, it´s stability and more importantly and often forgotten, the correct use of one of our most cherished and valuable natural resource. WATER

Regrettably, informal development is frequently use to save on upfront costs, however it does not adhere to many of the analyses required to truly understand the impact we have on our surrounding environment. When skipping the studies there is a tendency to make oversight, that lead to mistakes. Overtime an o a large scale, they can cost a community or a project it´s future viability. Conversely, when projects are conceived formally, important factors are analyzed at the offset of the project. Some aspect studied, among many are: flora and fauna, geology, topography and groundwater. These elements are reviewed during the environmental impact studies and during the approval process of construction drawings, as well as prior to any infrastructure work. These studies are completed long before placing the first rebar on the construction site and will save you being added towards project completion. Te formal process alleviates these concerns and biggest benefit to formal development, especially in Costa Rica, is that the process answers to a series of regulations and requirements that have been well established for many years now and allows us to safeguard our investments for ourselves and our future generations.

Costa Rica is one of the pioneers in conservation of natural resources worldwide, we are one of the first the preoccupy ourselves with the proper management and protection of flora and fauna which sustains tourism to our “Rich Coast”, which is also why we have a duty and obligation to comply with laws that set out to protect it. That being said, on matters concerning protection of resources, your own investment should be top of mind. A piece of land that underwent an informal development does not have the same value as that same piece of land that did undergo a formal design and approval process. A property can have the best panoramic ocean view with a very luxurious home, nonetheless, if it lacks specific environmental studies or previous approvals, the assigned value is mere speculation.

In past years, in the southern region of Costa Rica there has been a dominance of the informal development in real estate. And so as we experience growth in the area, we are sure a change of mentality will benefit our children, grandchildren, our visitors, and more important, our planet – EARTH!

About me
Adrián
Adrian Coto Cerdas graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Latina in Costa Rica where he worked and studied at the same time. His first job was with one of the pioneers in real estate development throughout Costa Rica. Adrian has been certified by the Federal College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica and has over 8 years of experience in housing construction in the southern region of the country. To continue to grow as a professional, he has attended several conferences and completed professional courses in construction management and appraisals.

President of his own company, Coto Company S.A., Adrian is a pioneer in formal housing development in the southern region of Costa Rica. Currently he is the project administrator of Playa Hermosa Villas, the first fully approved condominium project in the Costa Ballena area. His added experience of real estate development in the greater metropolitan area has resulted in Adrian bringing quality and efficiency to construction that the area has never seen before.

In addition to providing construction, architectural, engineering services and building supervision, Adrian also provides real estate appraisal services. He has been completing appraisal supervision and inspections for the National Bank of Costa Rica, one of the largest in the country, for the last six years.