Influencer: John C. Pentz

In People by Suzanne Koch

California native, John C. Pentz continues to shape the face of Los Cabos as president of Pentz & Partners, the full-service retail-oriented real estate firm responsible for developing some of Cabo’s top spots including The Shoppes at Palmilla and The Shoppes at La Paz, in addition to Cabo’s new and hip resort, The Cape, a Thompson Hotel.

Occupation: Real Estate Developer

Title: Chief Cook and Bottle Washer (Also President/CEO)

Age: 57

Married/Single: Married

City you were born in: La Jolla, California

City you live in: San José del Cabo, Mexico

What brought you to Los Cabos: The people, the fishing, the lifestyle, margaritas and guacamole

Why did you choose to work/live in Los Cabos: Amazing opportunities for quality, high-end projects

Your favorite place to go in Los Cabos: On my boat fishing on the Sea of Cortez

Your 3 favorite spots for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: Breakfast—Mama’s Royale, Lunch—Cains, Dinner—Manta at The Cape

What made you successful: Driven, focused, people-oriented, opportunistic

Your most treasured possession: My family

Something nobody knows about you: My only place to relax is on my boat

Favorite hour of the day: 8 a.m., watching boats and whales from my home

Your inspiration: My relationship with Jesus Christ

Last thing you bought: A mini iPad

Last memory you made: Group of four couples traveling throughout Spain and drinking good wine at great restaurants

Your worst habit: Work too much

Your first job: Leasing representative for large shopping center developer

If you could change one thing about yourself, it would be: More patience and working less

Your future plans/next business venture: Another hotel like The Cape and master planned oceanfront community

Your life motto: Romans 8:28: “For we know all things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to this purpose”

Your vision for the future of Los Cabos: To have it become the leading vacation spot in the world with a vision for a master plan that keeps the beauty of Los Cabos

(Originally appeared in InMexico Magazine 2016 as part of “Under The Influence”)

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