About The Overseas Pacific Realty Team
Left to Right: Kim Trefcer; Donna Osborne; Jack Osborne; Wally Beck; Pennye Wheeler; Fritz Mayr
Our team's focus is on you, the client. Whether you are seeking a new start, an investment, a retirement home or vacation location, we are here to assist you. Our combined team experience provides a deep understanding and history in this area of Guanacaste. We are focused on your interests, whether you list exclusively with us, or if you looking for that perfect property. Our core values are honesty, integrity, and attention to you, the client. This is how we are conducting business. The Overseas Pacific Realty team fully understands and appreciates the thought that goes into making a purchase decision as well as what is necessary if you are selling your home, commercial location or land. Our team brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to assist you in your real estate needs.
Meet Our Team
Fritz began his career in the German agricultural sector and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1980, Fritz started his real estate ventures, primarily working with European investors. Fritz is the President and Owner of the Overseas Group, in addition to being a licensed Florida Real Estate Broker since 1983. Since then, he has grown his business into many entities: Overseas Realty, Inc. (also active in Costa Rica since 2001); Overseas Home, Inc. (Construction & Development); Overseas Property Management, Inc.; Overseas Homes Ltda. in Costa Rica; and most recently, Overseas Pacific Realty, Ltda. that he and Pennye Wheeler have founded.
Pennye was born and raised in Cuero, Texas and attended the Texas A&I University. She began her sales career 35 years ago in New York with her business Décor Unlimited. Pennye also worked for Grolier Publishers managing their real estate division for 11 locations in Florida. Over the years Pennye’s been a tireless volunteer, fund raiser, chairperson and President of the Women’s Axillary for the Eastern Maine Medical Center. After joining Flamingo, Costa Rica’s Century 21 real estate office, she was awarded highest sales grossing person for 2007/2008. Pennye then joined Christies Plantacion Realty from 2001 to 2015. Most recently, Pennye and her life partner, Fritz Mayr have joined together to launch Overseas Pacific Realty, Ltda. in Flamingo, Costa.
Donna is a graduate of Florida State University and in 1987 moved to Costa Rica with her husband Jack. She has worked in real estate sales and development from 1987 to the present. She is a founding member of the Guanacaste Association of Realtors established in 2000. Donna held the position of Vice President for the Association from 2000 to 2003. Donna’s many interests include managing the Flamingo Equestrian Center and being instrumental in establishing the Country Day School in 2000 (currently known as CRIA) as the first private school in this area. Donna is currently the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Asociacion Pro Mejoras de Flamingo which is a civic association for Flamingo businesses and home owners.
Kim has been the owner/operator of The Pool Store of Costa Rica for a number of years. He has designed some of the most beautiful and breath-taking pools for both, the most discriminating, and the most modest of clients. His natural customer service acumen, combined with his construction expertise, Kim is a valued asset as our resident expert for pools, home construction and real estate, completing the full circle of customer service offered at Overseas Pacific Realty.
Jack was born in Long Island, New York and has lived in Miami Beach, Texas, Las Vegas and Colorado before moving to Costa Rica. After attending UNLV Jack worked in Fine Arts business in South Florida and New York specializing in high end investment quality art. After moving to Colorado, Jack worked as a Broker and formed his own marketing company. He purchased Black Mountain Ranches, a 5000 acre ranch which was developed into 35 acre secondary home-sites. He has called Flamingo his permanent home since moving here in 1988. Jack worked alongside his father in the purchasing, planning, and development of Flamingo Beach. Jack specializes in development properties and the packaging and marketing of development and resort parcels in the Flamingo area.He is an avid fisherman and golfer.
A native of Pennsylvania, Wally graduated from Penn State in the early 80s with an undergraduate degree in Hotel Management. He helped the largest hotel chains in the world open new markets in the hotel and convention industries. After serving as Food and Beverage Director for some of the largest resort properties, Wally transitioned to the investment industry. He attained the series 6, 7, 23, 67 and investment securities licenses and worked with individuals and pension groups to reach their return on investment goals. The lure of the hospitality industry called him again, but this time as the chef/owner of a tropical resort in Costa Rica. He moved here in 2002 and conceived Hotel Bula Bula as a tribute to the “pura vida” life and enjoyment of friends and family. He lives in Playa Grande with his spouse and two spirited kittens.
Chantal is originally from Albert Canada and moved to New Zealand in 2005. There, she achieved her certificate in photography at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, garnering ‘most outstanding student’ honors. After visiting, and falling in love with Costa Rica, she moved here in 2013 and continued with her photography freelance work while studying real estate sales. She’s now proud to be a part for the Overseas Pacific Realty team, and only too happy to live and work in this beautiful country.