Meet The Team
Kristoffer Mincberg is one of the co-founders and CEO of the company. He is Swedish, born in Poland and moved permanently to Marbella in 1988 after having visited the town since childhood giving him an excellent local knowledge. He studied Art- and Film history at the University of Stockholm followed up by studies at «The New Filmschool» in Stockholm. Kristoffer formed a solid foundation for his professional career in Real Estate working during 11 years for one of the leading local property developers in Marbella. Working through the levels in the company he ended his commitment with them as sales and marketing director in 2.000 when he founded Marbella Estates together with Peter Buresten. The professional experience of more than 25 years has given him a total perspective of this very competitive market where he is totally dedicated to developing new sites and prospects for the company.
“There is no doubt Marbella is going to flourish over the next 10-15 years. The climate, infrastructures, political stability, gastronomy and hospitality of the locals make this place the number one destination for residential tourism in Europe”
Partner LL.B. (Hons)
Peter Buresten is one of the co-founders of Marbella Estates. Peter is Swedish but moved to Marbella in 1997 from England where he got his law degree at the University of Buckingham. He heads the sales team which all together covers 10 languages. Peter himself speaks fluent English, Spanish and German apart from his native Swedish and loves the international flair of Marbella combined with the excellent weather.
“This job is very rewarding, it is a pleasure to deal with satisfied customers and assist them in finding their dream house in the sun”.
David came to Marbella in 1995 from London and started at the bottom learning the intricate business of the Spanish Real Estate market. After 22 years here he has built a strong network of friends and contacts from all walks of life having sold properties all along the Coast to 100´s of people. Marbella for him is a place like no other, its beauty and energy are unique. The weather and warmth of its culture, food, wine and spectacular Andalusian surroundings never fail to inspire him every day to be thankful that he is lucky enough to enjoy this amazing part of the world.
Senior Sales Advisor
Runa has been with Marbella Estates since 2003 and has extensive knowledge of the property market on Costa del Sol. She holds an MBA from IESE, Barcelona and a BBA from San Diego, USA. Originally from Norway, she speaks fluently Spanish, English and Scandinavian languages.
“ I loved living in southern California, then I found out that Marbella is even better”
Senior Sales Advisor
Peter Johnston settled to live in Marbella in 1994 and has never had second thoughts on that decision. Before that he was based in Oslo, Norway for 9 years after leaving his native England. He speaks English, Spanish and Norwegian fluently. He is very comfortable working in Marbella Estates where sales are achieved by giving sound advice to clients based on facts and knowledge not by being pushy or hard sell tactics.
“The longer you live in Marbella the more you like it.”
Grazyna is originally from Warsaw, Poland, and has lived in Marbella since 2001. After she completed her MBA at the University of Warsaw, she decided to follow her family background in Real Estate business in the Marbella area. She has an extensive knowledge of the local property market and makes the perfect property specialist for you.
“I adore Marbella lifestyle and its sunshine all year around!”
After finishing her international university graduation, Estelle travelled extensively in the USA and also lived in the Netherlands. In the year 2000, Estelle moved to the Marbella area and commenced her career in property. She is happy to be part of Marbella Estates’ team and is dealing with all matters involving the administration of the company including corporate relations, invoicing and accountancy, IT and advertising including marketing. She speaks fluently Spanish, English and French.
“My position is very fulfilling for me working in a challenging and dynamic atmosphere, no two days are the same”
Ruth Pardo is part of our office team in Marbella Estates. She is responsible for all new developments and is actively integrated into our office team . She moved from Galicia to the south of spain attracted by the way Marbella integrates its cosmopolitan character with the spanish and andalusian traditions.
Fluent in Spanish and English, she likes to see every day as a new opportunity to excel in whatever she does and offering the best service.
Mia Andersson is from Sweden and lived and worked in Marbella since 1986, when she started to work with the Scandinavian travel operators at that time operating in Marbella. She is now working since 2001 at Marbella Estates apart from a short period she spent in Sweden. She works both administratively and in the reception with customer relations and social media. She speaks fluently Spanish, English and Swedish.
“Happy being back in Marbella and with Marbella Estates great team and fantastic working atmosphere.”