Get to know the Solvilla team
Solvilla is a Norwegian property developer and advisory company in Marbella.
With a dedicated and professional team of architects, project managers and advisors we aim to be a safe, trustworthy partner for our clients. Whether you are looking for a holiday home or an investment property, we can help you.
Our goal and philosophy is to create beauty and high quality products in the mid- to high-end segment for clients looking to invest in the Marbella region. We are currently focusing on developing new contemporary villas in truly prime locations on the Golden Mile, Nueva Andalucia and La Quinta.
TORGEIR WEMMESTAD – HAALAND
Founder & CEO
Torgeir has a degree in Business Administration and over the last 8 years has founded and sold companies such as Move Boards Media, Nova Vista AS and Pangea AS. His last position was as Director of Aller Media in Norway, which acquired Nova Vista in 2012. Torgeir is the founder and CEO of Solvilla and his ambition is to make the Spanish property market easy and safe for Norwegian buyers.
Partner – Head Legal
Willy holds a law degree from the University of Oslo and started his career as a lawyer in the law firm Thommessen in Norway, followed by 5 years as legal counsel and secretary of the board in the Ventelo group. The last 5 years he has acted as an entrepreneur and private investor in various sectors, hereunder in Phonero AS.
“Together as a team, we have assets that no other company can offer.”
A record-breaking broker who knows Marbella inside out.
Stacy was born and raised in Marbella and has experience spanning over a decade in international sales roles.
After studying at a prestigious international school here in Marbella, Stacy was eager for a challenge and quickly turned his hand to sales. His passion and his drive led him to working in the arena of luxury property and investment, setting his sights on the sky from his early career. While he isn’t yet selling skyscrapers or islands in the Pacific, he is an incredibly talented broker and counts his clients as friends.
Stacy continues to rack up an impeccable track record in real estate, and held the title of “Record Breaking Broker in Marbella” for a number of years. Determined, focused and creative, Stacy started at Solvilla in 2015 and has been instrumental in building the business. His knowledge of the entire industry, talent at negotiation and passion for Marbella, plus his inside knowledge makes Stacy a trusted ally and a solid advisor. Advising high net worth individuals on solid investments is the driving force behind his work ethic. He is a great communicator and instantly likeable, which is why his clients count him as a friend.
#Fitness #Family #Travel
Languages: English | French | Spanish
“The interests of the client are at the heart of our business.”
A patient advisor who is dedicated to his clients and providing the best investment solution.
Before joining Solvilla, Roger built an impressive track record in sales and business ownership in his home country of Sweden. Starting his own company at just 15 years old, Roger has proved himself a worthy leader and a successful businessman.
Having travelled back and forth to Marbella for many years, Roger moved here permanently in 2011 and held a number of advisory roles, before being headhunted by Solvilla. He exudes great patience and empathy, and is able to put himself in his clients’ shoes to understand their mindset and will work tirelessly with them to achieve their goals. Having made his own investments, Roger is emphatic and has a long-term perspective. Firmly believing that recommendations are the solid foundation of a successful business, Roger has been working with selected clients for years, and has earned his reputation as a trustworthy advisor.
He has a young family which is a key driver of his ambition and fuel to succeed. His other passions lie in architecture, particularly the work of Gaudí and the construction of the Alhambra in Granada. He skis more since living in Spain since he ever did in Sweden and lives and breathes the outdoor Marbella lifestyle.
#Hiking #Travelling #Architecture
Languages: Swedish | Norwegian | English | Spanish
“It´s more than just closing a sale.”
An energetic and charismatic advisor, dedicated to sharing his love of Marbella.
Born in Montreal to Italian and Lebanese parents, Georges has a truly international background and has lived all over the world. He spent his early years in Marbella, attending a prestigious school before moving to Cairo, and then studying Hotel Management in Switzerland. Gaining this top level of experience lead Georges to work with the likes of the Four Seasons and the Fairmont.
In 2012 Georges turned his hand to real estate and found his true expertise in building relationships with clients and closing sales, which is why in 2017 he arrived at Solvilla and since then has grown an impressive client base, though you will hear Georges refer to his clients as friends. He is sought for his transparency and matter of fact attitude, only selling what he truly believes in.
He has an infectious enthusiasm for life and boundless energy and has turned his passion for Marbella into a quest to show its endless possibilities to clients and colleagues. Georges firmly believes that Marbella is the best place in Europe to live. His close family drive his ambition and inspiring work ethic, and he still rates his mother´s Italian pasta sauce over other gastronomical experiences.
#Gastronomy #Travel #Family
Languages: English | French | Spanish | Italian | Arabic
“This is my dream job and I feel like I have never worked a day in my life.”
An analytical salesman with a genuine passion for luxury property.
Aleksander is Bulgarian and studied Business and Finance at an esteemed university in the Netherlands. With his mathematical and analytical mindset, his first intention was to work in banking and finance, but found his calling in luxury real estate. Moving to Marbella, Aleksander quickly honed his passion for property and advising high calibre clients on investment opportunities.
His exceptional communication levels and ability to tackle a challenge from an analytical perspective makes Aleksander a talented salesman and an asset to the Solvilla team. He works closely with clients to understand their specific requirements and his quiet determination to help them to make a safe investment, or purchase their perfect home has built Aleksander a reputation of trust and skill. He is in his dream job and feels as though he has never worked a day in his life. His passion for property investment is infectious.
When he is not working, Aleksander is travelling big cities in search of culture, history and architecture. A self-confessed art enthusiast and extreme sports thrill seeker, with a particular interest in mountain biking.
#Mountain biking #Travel #Design #Family
Languages: English | Bulgarian
JORGE CISMEIRO GONZALEZ
Jorge has an architect degree from the University of Viena, Austria and a post graduate Master in Construction. Previously working with some of the most established developers in Spain and numerous private clients as an architect and project Manager. Jorge is specialized in new construction, refurbishment of Hotels, villas and luxury apartments.
“The bridge between investors and the practicality of a project.”
A powerhouse negotiator connecting a project together to create a solid investment.
Alfie grew up in South Africa and studied Law and Economics at university. Hard working and dedicated, Alfie owned several high performing businesses from his home city of Johnanesberg. Seeking a safer, more stable lifestyle, he chose to move to Marbella with his family, where he found a true passion for real estate, focusing on commercial projects and fundraising for international clients.
In 2017, Alfie landed at Solvilla and was instrumental in building the project management division. His past career led him to this point; his vast experience spanning a wide variety of projects makes him the perfect asset to add an extra level of value for investors and able to deliver a level of service not seen before in Marbella.
Now, at the pinnacle of his career, Alfie is an exceptional communicator, a trusted decision maker and a strong leader, remaining cool under pressure which earns him the respect of his team and clients alike. Alfie is a force to be reckoned with and his determination to make a project work and remain financially viable for the investor makes him a valuable asset to the team.
Boxing and rugby are his sports of choice. Outside the boxing ring he runs circles around his son and daughter.
Languages: English |Spanish
#boxing #family #rugby
Rikke holds a degree in Business and Finance from Heriot-Watt University. She has over four years’ experience from NCM Development, a real estate development company in Norway. In addition, she has worked for an international real estate agency in Marbella. Rikke is dedicated to assist clients and partners in a professional manner. She speaks fluent English and Norwegian.
“Increasing the quality of property to an exceptional level.”
A talented engineer bringing dream projects to life.
Maria is a qualified civil engineer, having worked for esteemed companies including Norwegian DNV and top-level consultancy firms. With her engineering background, Maria is an indomitable force, bringing exceptional technical expertise to project management.
Moving from Norway to Marbella, Maria was recruited by Solvilla to deliver her expertise in project coordination, technical excellence and ability to put the client at the heart of the project, which makes her a valuable asset to the team. Her day to day role at the company is vast and requires expert time management and the perseverance to achieve the best result for her clients time and time again, whether it is to achieve a solid investment or create the perfect home. She is the connecting piece between the builders, the suppliers and the client to ensure the project meets and delivers on targets.
Not only is Maria technically equipped and with diligent management skills, she is a skilled communicator and builds an enviable relationship with clients to help them achieve their dream result. Never settling for a situation, her Norwegian mentality sees her strive to increase the quality of property to an exceptional level.
Outside of work, Maria embraces the Marbella lifestyle with her love of playing golf and training at the gym with aerobics.
Languages: English | Norwegian | Spanish
#fitness #golf #engineering
Leyla has a degree in Foreign Languages and over 8 years´ experience of working in real estate, including four years in one of the leading real estate agencies of Marbella. Among her previous employers are top construction, development and property management companies including Hines. Multitalented and proactive, she speaks English, Russian and Spanish.
Lucila is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. She spent 15 years travelling around the world before settling down in Marbella. For the last five years she has been working in Marbella real estate sector mainly in administrative and sale support roles, which helped her accumulate the valuable experience and knowledge. Today she is responsible for coordinating the flow of information between clients, promoters, developers, agents and Solvilla team.
Director of Marketing & Business Development
A progressive digital innovator bringing the Marbella real estate to international buyers.
Erlend started his career in energy efficiency. Positioned in the management team of Eneas Energy, he was part of establishing the company as one of the leading industry players in the Nordics.
After a successful exit, Erlend founded two tech companies. He also became a strategic advisor and investor for innovative companies. He held the position as the executive chairman of a venture fund and has been a board member for numerous start-ups. Realising that digital marketing and communications were the most significant drivers behind several of the ventures, his primary focus is now on supporting brands in these areas.
At Solvilla, Erlend is responsible for digital innovation and transformation to bring the best real estate investment opportunities to international audiences. He also brings his venture capital experience into the creation of investment opportunities for international real estate investors.
Working across all departments at the company, Erlend has a laser focus on using the latest strategies to build the business.
Speaks: Norwegian | English
#productivity #digitalinnovation #adventure
Content & Marketing
An experienced marketer pitching Marbella as world-class destination.
Louise is a qualified marketeer, having cut her teeth at the largest marketing agency outside of London, in the UK. Originally training as a journalist, Louise applied strict attention to detail, strategy and storytelling skills to clients within the pharmaceutical arena, helping established brands to gain market share and to develop new products.
Moving to Marbella in 2016 to gain a better quality of life and so that her daughter could have an international upbringing, Louise worked at a boutique marketing agency helping local businesses either to build their brand from the beginning or to help established businesses to reach new heights.
Louise was recruited by Solvilla to produce content and assist with marketing activities; telling the story of each individual property and assisting the wider team to deliver marketing assets for the properties and developments. With her British work ethic, Louise strives to up the level of marketing here in Marbella, delivering creative and results driven marketing solutions to match that of the UK and the USA.
#HIITtraining #strategicalcomms #socialising
“Marbella is the best place to be in Europe if you want to have everything.”
A dedicated support to the sales team, with a passion for property.
Before joining the Solvilla sales and project management team as an assistant, Adam was studying at a prestigious athletic college in Norway. Moving to Spain to play handball professionally, it was not long before Adam sought the Marbella lifestyle and moved here in 2018. He has no delay in sharing his love for the area, living and breathing the outdoor life, the climate and taking every opportunity to learn and enjoy.
Recruited by Solvilla for his interest in luxury property and meeting new people, Adam is a solid supporting member of the team, preparing the properties for open house events, assisting with photo shoots and helping the marketing team.
Adam says “Marbella is the best place to be in Europe if you want to have everything”, which is a testament to the area considering he spent his early years moving countries with his family. Adam was born in Sweden, spent a few years living in Barcelona and then moved to Norway. As such, he has the travel bug and still has plenty of places he wishes to explore and experience.
Speaks: Norwegian | English | Swedish
#training #handball #socialising