A Luxury Real Estate Firm
in Puerto Rico
Luxury Collection Real Estate is a Team of caring and hard-working professionals, recognized as trusted leaders in the real estate industry in Puerto Rico. Whether you are buying, renting or selling, our brokers are passionate about delivering exceptional experiences, exceeding expectations and maximizing your “Happiness Factor”.
Our Vision is to be the leading and preferred service provider for the luxury real estate market in Puerto Rico.
Our Mission is to provide personalized customer service ensuring high customer satisfaction. We believe in placing our clients’ interest first, guiding them with integrity, dedication and discretion into making educated decisions.
Luis Muñoz Rivera Ave.
San Juan Puerto Rico 00901
MEET THE TEAM
Francisco "Paco" Diaz Fournier
GRI®, Realtor®, PSA | Lic. C-10507
Better known as “Paco” by friends and clients, Francisco Diaz-Fournier is a professional with a big-picture focus who develops and executes strategies to succeed in a constantly changing and highly competitive real estate market environment. His core values are driven by a desire to identify the “happiness factor” of his clients and operate with the highest standards of integrity.
He devoted 14 years of his professional career at Merck & Co. where he held the position of Senior Marketing Director for Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Region before making an industry leap to real estate in 2001. Whether buying or selling a home in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami or Puerto Rico, real estate acquisition and trade are intricate and sensitive processes. Paco has worked every aspect of the real estate industry in both the residential and commercial markets.
He has been instrumental assisting numerous clients already relocated or considering moving to Puerto Rico under the 20/22 Acts and other tax incentive programs. His business is built on dedication, market knowledge and expertise, open communication, firm determination and trust while embodying the ability to accommodate and adjust to all of his client’s needs and preferences.
Paco holds a B.S. from the University of Puerto Rico and completed a Sales/Marketing Executive Program at Wharton School of Business and Accounting/Financial Executive Program at Columbia University Business School.
Alejandro "Alex" Herrera
Better known as “Alex” by friends and clients, Alejandro Herrera is a professional creative visionary. He specialized in luxury real estate new development, and luxury properties in Puerto Rico and U.S.A.
For the last 20 years Alex Herrera has been involved in many developments with successful results.
He has also dedicated himself to the launching and re-launching of new real estate developments through: innovative strategies, new identities, creative campaigns, collateral material, and strong visual content.
Alex has been involved with new projects from day one until the last unit is sold. In other cases, he has taken over existing projects re-positioning them and successfully completing sales.
Besides being a Real Estate broker in Puerto Rico, Alex is a lead-designer who gets involved in new luxury developments, resulting in improved designs that reflect current market trends.
Alex is a licensed commercial Helicopter and Airplane Pilot since 1997, which has proven to be an asset in terms of making location assessments, visualizing and projecting future developments, and design logistics.
Lourdes R. Gómez, ESQ.
With a background in Corporate and Tax Law Lourdes R. Gómez, is an acute Attorney and Real Estate Broker born and raised in Puerto Rico.
After receiving a full scholarship for academic and athletic achievements she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Biology in San Juan, Puerto Rico graduating Cum Laude. She attended Law School in Ponce, Puerto Rico. After graduating and obtaining the Puerto Rico and federal licenses she moved to Chicago where she specialized in Corporate and Tax Law at a downtown firm.
Following Hurricane Maria, she came back to Puerto Rico to be part of the reconstruction movement led by young professionals in different industries. She started working for an International Tax Consulting Firm as an Associate in Corporate Law focusing on Act 20/22 (now Act 60). Her hospitable nature and acute attention to her clients’ needs made them feel safe with the decision to move. Having worked firsthand with Puerto Rico tax incentives, Lourdes brings an ideal experience to our clients.
Extensive traveling has given her a broader perception of luxury real estate. Lourdes is fashion savvy with exquisite taste and attention to detail. With her experience and sharp ways, she is a great addition to the team.
Jaclyn Odell’s academic background comprises different areas which enhance her professional functions in Luxury Collection Real Estate. Two degrees from the University Of Miami: a Bachelor of Arts in Major Motion Picture Production and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology provide her with a wealth of valuable know-how and tools for positive communication with clients.
Her work experience during more than a decade in the fields of fashion, art, and production, together with her keen eye for detail account for her appreciation of the elements of good design and quality, essential components of fine residential properties and homes in Puerto Rico.
Attuned to and knowledgeable of current market trends, hardworking, and attentive to customers’ specifications have invariably led to her success.
Luxury Collection Real Estate, ever aware of the importance of providing the highest level of service, is pleased to have Jaclyn on its team.
GRI®, Realtor® | Lic. C-12818
Ivette Marcial-Vega is an extraordinary real estate professional that excels in the field. She received a Cum Laude B.A. degree in Advertising from Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, Santurce, PR.
Her experience from more than thirty years in the workplace include a mix of advertising, public relations at Comstat Rowland and Real Estate Brokerage since 2005 specialized in Homes for sale in Puerto Rico. Her promptness, diligence, and ability to anticipate clients’ needs give her an edge that works on behalf of all the parties involved in a transaction. She is knowledgeable, efficient, and trustworthy.
Her negotiating skills have made the difference many a time. As a member of the National Association of Realtors®, she collaborates actively with the leadership in Puerto Rico. Able to manage complexities and challenges, Ivette gets the job done and exceeds expectations. She is a firm believer that the “Mission Is-Possible”.
Alexandra Cordero Suria
Alexandra Cordero Suria, born and raised in Puerto Rico, she brings with her a strong educational background abroad as well as a wide-ranging work trajectory in sales.
Her bilingual educational includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Duquesne University in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, where she graduated with high honors. Early work experience, during her time there, was a three-year job as sales representative for the fashion retail company Victoria’s Secret. Following this, she pursued graduate studies abroad at American International University in London, where she obtained a Master’s in International Business (MBA) Degree. Her student years in England, together with the experience of traveling in Europe have provided her with an enriching exposure to social and cultural diversity that add to her official credentials.
Specialized courses in fashion marketing, among other studies, gained Alexandra the required expertise to join the family business, Leonardo’s Fifth Avenue, upon her return to Puerto Rico. Her professional experience in this high-end luxury men’s formal wear business account for her ability to handle a broad range of responsibilities and contacts. Among her accomplishments, she carried out the task of supervising over one hundred employees. During her many years there she rose from sale’s manager, at the flagship store, to marketing director at the company’s office headquarters. Management and participation in special events held locally as well as in other Caribbean venues broadened her communication skills with colleagues as well as customers.
Her passion for sales and public relations, added to her expertise, a trained eye, and fine demeanor are assets Alexandra brings with her to the Luxury Connection Real Estate team.
Erika Acosta Montalvo
REALTOR® I Lic. C-21776
Erika Acosta joins Luxury Collection after a series of successful endeavors in the healthcare, communications, and accounting industries; proving her leadership throughout.
With a drive for trust and communication, her passion for real estate gives rise to exceptional customer service, one that transcends the realm of the real estate transaction and pinnacles into a highly gratifying and memorable experience.
Erika has developed a reputation of being trustworthy and loyal; always making certain her clients’ dreams become a reality.
Her passion for real estate sparked early on in her life, watching members of her family succeed in the commercial and residential space.
Erika is a professional that brings a devoted approach and enthusiastic energy to her day to day; encouraging and prioritizing market research to reach the best possible results for her clients.
Born in New Orleans and raised in Puerto Rico, Erika is fluent in English and Spanish. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the InterAmerican University of PR.
Maria Elena Garcia
REALTOR® I Lic. C-5101
(787) 547-3900 / (305) 619-4848
Maria Elena Garcia’s extensive background comes from more than 30 years in the Mortgage Financing Industry. Her experience and personality make a divine combination to achieve success in all she strives to accomplish. For the past 12 years, she worked at Wells Fargo Private Mortgage Team nurturing an affluent and entrepreneurial clientele in the expanding Miami area. Throughout her career, Maria Elena has been recognized as a Top Producer and has received many Customer Loyalty Awards.
Before joining Wells Fargo, she began her career in Puerto Rico under Zoila Levis at HF Mortgage, a subsidiary of Doral Bank. Her passion for success and her ability to relate to customers’ demands, expanded her career to create multiple opportunities which included setting up a very successful mortgage branch in San Juan. Always catering to her customers needs to provide the highest level of service they deserve while building long-term relationships. She received a Business Administration Degree with a Minor in Computer Science from California State University, Long Beach.
Zulema "Zuly" Vazquez
Zulema “Zuly” Vazquez joins Luxury Collection Real Estate with over 20 years of experience in the luxury industry. As co owner and director of District & CO. Luxury magazine she launched and successfully developed the issue for the Puerto Rico market.
Her passion for luxury shines in every endeavour she gets involved in. From her many years managing marketing campaigns for new real estate developments to the launching of her women’s clothing brand in Florida, her passion for innovation shines throughout, bringing valuable knowledge to the team.
Zuly is fluent in English and Spanish. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of PR.
Ricardo "Ricky" Marti
Better known as “Ricky” by friends and clients, Ricardo Martí is an award-winning Creative Director with over 10 years of Marketing experience. After graduating from Syracuse University, he quickly took on leadership roles managing global clients in agencies at New York City, Dallas, Los Angeles and San Juan. Through the years, his high-performing social media campaigns have been recognized by the industry in local and international festivals. He also founded the first advertising agency for travel brands by travelers, which later got incorporated into De La Cruz & Associates.
Ricardo first fell in love with real estate as an investor of multiple properties in Puerto Rico. Combined with his interior design eye and entrepreneurial mindset, he specializes in finding quality investments for his clients that fit their needs, dreams and budget. When it comes to listings, his mantra is Better marketing, higher returns, which focuses on reaching the right audience with the right message through the right channel, in order to lead to faster and higher sales.
Olga Alfonso is a bilingual education professional who graduated from NYU with a master’s degree. Her expertise served the New York City school system’s special program for underprivileged students, and she later became a guidance counselor in Norwalk, Connecticut. Olga’s open-minded approach has helped students excel and reach their full potential.
Her passion for education drove her to pursue her career at Saint John’s school where she was devoted to delivering exceptional learning experiences. As the Director and Senior Coordinator of Activities of the Model United Nations Club, she showcased her organizing skills by arranging events and travel experiences that increased cultural awareness and education. Additionally, she led the National Geographic Bee competition.
With her extensive background in coordinating traveling education experiences, she has successfully led cultural trips around the world, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in new cultures. She is a citizen of the world, always seeking to learn and share knowledge.