MEET THE TEAM
KRISTIN VAN HEUKELOM | founder
Kristin is a full-time, award winning real estate business Owner with a focus on digital marketing, and masterful negotiation. She is a Community Market Leader with a passion for showcasing extraordinary communities in Southwest Florida.
Kristin has a background in Neuro Rehabilitation where she earned her certification as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Spending years fiercely advocating for her patients has transferred seamlessly to the customers she now serves.
Kristin has lived in 6 different States; Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Arizona, Nevada, and now Florida. She takes pride in her work ethic, contract knowledge, unique collaborative approach to real estate marketing, and thirst for growth both personally and professionally.
Place: Driving down Crayton Rd.
Vacation Spot: Somewhere in the Mountains
TV Show: The Office
Guilty Pleasure Song: Locked Out of Heaven by Bruno Mars
Celebrity: Tony Robbins
Book: The Hunger Games trilogy
Hobbies: Taking road trips
JONATHAN VAN HEUKELOM | co-founder
Jonathan brings over 18 years of construction experience to the Team. He has been a leader in construction and design on over half of a billion dollars of International real estate ranging from Single Family Custom Homes to New Construction High Rise Developments.
Having built relationships with internationally recognized design and construction groups, his work ethic and attention to detail pleases the most discerning customer.
Jonathan loves connecting with his clients on and off the job, he says “I learned as a young man to invest in people, not paper”. When he’s not working in the industry, you can find him spending time in the sun at the beach or golf course, hunting for rare Bourbon, and exploring Florida
Place: The Beach in Naples; Seagate, Clam Pass, or Tigertail
Vacation Spot: Living in Naples feels like a vacation.
TV Show: The Office
Guilty Pleasure Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Book: The Alchemist
Hobbies: Bourbon Hunting
DRE SANCHEZ | cfo
Andres is co-founder, partner and CFO at Local Real Estate. With a background in business, technology, marketing and design, Andres brings a unique perspective to real estate.
Prior to starting Local Real Estate, Andres was the Market Center Administrator and CFO of a successful Keller Williams franchise. Prior to that, he was a technology and media consultant where he actively evaluated and assisted start-up companies. Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Andres played a vital role in helping build the National Basketball Association’s media distribution and digital footprint in Latin America from 2006 - 2010.
Vacation Spot: an Island, any island
TV Show: Modern Family
Film: The Godfather
Guilty Pleasure Song: Fancy like
Team: Miami Dolphins
Hobbies: Fishing & Golfing
ANGIE PARKER | broker
With over 30 years of leadership experience in the real estate industry, and 12 at the senior-executive level, Angela has managed every facet of operations and delivered double-digit gains in revenue, market share and profit.
She has recruited and hired some of the best agents in the business, then trained them to be even better.
Results have been phenomenal. Profit has grown by 25 percent, operating costs are down 20 percent and the GCI has increased from $8,000,000 to $20,000,000.
Place: Anywhere there is a beach!
Food: Chilean Sea Bass
Vacation Spot: Cruise anywhere it takes me
TV Show: Seinfeld
Film: Mrs. Doubtfire & The Four Seasons (tie)
Guilty Pleasure Song: Don’t Stop Believing’ (Journey)
Celebrity: Oprah Winfrey
Book: Anything John Maxwell
Hobbies: cooking, concerts & travel
LENA AVLAS | broker associate /realtor®
Your go-to real estate expert in the beautiful Naples area. Lena, fluent in English, Russian, and Ukrainian, is passionate about making the buying and selling process stress-free for her clients. With her hands-on approach, can-do attitude, and attention to every little detail, Lena develops and maintains close relationships with her customers. It's no wonder her business mainly grows through referrals - Lena truly enjoys her real estate career and sees it as a long-term relationship with her clients, not just a short-term transaction.
Lena has called Naples home since 2004, working in hospitality and property management businesses. Her love for real estate began with buying and selling properties for investment purposes for her family and friends. Lena is licensed as a community association manager since 2006, and in January 2013, she became a licensed realtor, later becoming a broker associate in 2015. Lena is proficient in English, Russian, and Ukrainian and is a certified language interpreter. She's always happy to assist her clients with translating and interpreting when needed.
Apart from being a real estate expert, Lena also has extensive knowledge in the construction business. Lena's husband, a Florida Certified General Contractor, runs Avlas Inc/Naples Remodeling business specializing in the coveted area Park Shore in Naples. Lena enjoys helping their collective clients.
Lena and Andrei, her husband, sincerely enjoy the privilege of homeownership in Naples, and they're always happy to share their love for the area. In their free time, the couple loves to indulge in activities like boating, hiking, and skiing in the picturesque Colorado and Utah mountains.
Lena is excited to share her knowledge and expertise with you and help you find your dream home or sell your current property. She's always here with a warm and inviting smile to make the real estate experience an enjoyable one for you.
Place: Anywhere with a good company.
Vacation Spot: Solitude, Utah
TV Series: Outlander
Guilty Pleasure Song: Lost on You by LP
Celebrity: Mel Robbins
Book: The Mountain is You
Sport: Competitive Swimming
Hobbies: Skiing, Hiking, Travelling
SCARLETT GUERRERO | transition manager
Vacation Spot: Anywhere tropical
TV Series: Anything on Netflix
Guilty Pleasure Song: Vogue by Madonna
Celebrity: Adam Sandler
Sport: Watching Basketball
Hobbies: Interior Decorating
Jason | digital art
Jason was born and raised in a small farm town just North of Detroit where he learned to love the world and appreciate what God has given us. He now incorporates that same idea into his daily life and shares it with others. Jason says "Everything I do, I do with my whole heart and my whole humor, if I can make you laugh then I am happy with my job."
Jason is an expert in his field. He continually adapts new techniques and and creative approaches to his shots.
Place: Anywhere with a view
Vacation Spot: Michigan
TV Show: That's 70's Show
Film: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Book: The Millionaire Next Door
Team: Detroit Lions
Hobbies: Photography, Snowboarding, Skateboarding