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
JASON KOCH | 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