About Us

The Developer

A company with global expertise in luxury residential, commercial, urban, recreational and resort development, builds upon its promise to develop thoughtfully integrated projects in Costa Rica.

The developer’s philosophy is that every great place has a soul and a uniqueness that defines it, draws people to it and awakens their sense of adventure.

A creative visionary and detailed taskmaster, the developer’s approach to development comes from his diverse background as a designer and a planner. Working as a landscape architect for some of the world’s leading architectural firms, he has designed large scale urban centers, luxury resort properties and intimate eco-lodges in Asia, Central America and South America. As an experienced land planner, the developer understands the fundamental importance of integrating communities into the natural fabric of the land to create maximum sustainability and livability. As managing partner overseeing the company’s development projects in Costa Rica, The developer is known locally for his can-do approach and sense of humor, leading a hardworking team that consistently delivers exceptional quality.

The Sales Team

Kimpton Howard Team At Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Jonathan Howard

Jonathan Howard is a native Floridian with a lifelong interest in real estate which he turned into a successful career years ago. “I have a passion for the creative elements of real estate,” says Jonathan. “Whether it’s short or long term investment strategies, new developments that provide a live/work/play environment or innovative marketing of luxury properties, I immerse myself in my client’s goal and find tremendous joy in bringing them exactly what they want, and deserve.”

 

An entrepreneur by nature, Jonathan has found professional success in sales, marketing, public speaking and business travel before embarking on his real estate career. Together with his wife, Melanie Kimpton, Jonathan purchased five luxury properties, transformed them into profitable vacation rentals and sold them when the timing was right.

 

Holding true to the belief that real estate is an ever-evolving art form, Jonathan’s approach is to be an all-inclusive real estate expert, with no detail overlooked and no transaction out of reach. Specializing in Fort Lauderdale and its surrounding area, Jonathan represents all property types. Creative marketing strategies that are unique to each client are inherent to Jonathan’s client service approach. Photography, new media marketing and Jonathan’s global network keep the property visible throughout various marketing channels, leading to the most exposure to the widest audience.

 

While attending Florida State University Jonathan studied throughout Europe in a Sports and Business Management program. Since then, he has traveled extensively throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and Europe, bringing back inspiration and ideas that fuel his professional and personal achievements.

Mélanie Kimpton

Highly motivated and hands on from start to finish, Melanie began her Fort Lauderdale real estate career by founding a highly profitable vacation rental company where her international contacts made her a key asset for foreign investors. From there, her career grew into real estate sales in the luxury market where she has built a first-class reputation with investors, clients and developers.  Today, with thousands of transactions under her belt, Melanie’s emphasis on client service, cultivated through more than 16 years of experience in the business, continues to lead her clients to their dream property or highest return on their investment dollars. Her clients know that whether they are in the market for a single-family home, a waterfront vacation condo or building their real estate portfolio, Melanie’s attentiveness and professionalism will meet their needs. Melanie is an expert in the art of negotiation; successfully overseeing the sale of more than 2,500 condos in downtown Montreal is just one of her many success stories.

Melanie is fluent in French and English.