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
“The bridge between clients and their dream property.”
A powerhouse negotiator helping clients to secure 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 Johannesburg. 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.
Landing at Solvilla in 2017, he was instrumental in building the project management division. His vast experience spanning a wide variety of projects made him the perfect asset to add an extra level of value for investors and he was able to deliver a level of service not seen before in Marbella.
Now, Alfie is part of the property advisory team. As an exceptional communicator and trusted ally, he earns the respect of his clients and collaborating agents. A force to be reckoned with, Alfie’s determination to close a sale and gain the best property for a client make him a valuable associate for anyone investing in the Marbella property market.
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
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.
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.
Cristina Vega Escolar
Architect, Technical Architect and Project Manager
“I bring the project to life, from the first design on a piece of paper to walking through the door of a completed home.”
Meticulous and diligent she ensures that the project is completed from the start to the very finish. Working as the eyes and ears of the client, she is the backbone of the project, taking the stress from the client and delivering a finish beyond expectations.
Joining Solvilla in 2020, Cristina has a universal role, fulfilling that of an Architect, Technical Architect and Project Manager. Her 360-degree scope for a project ensures that she can fit into any situation seamlessly. She has an eye for the details and keeping within budgets, managing every cost and decision efficiently and effectively.
Cristina is from central Spain, moving to the Costa del Sol in the year 2000 to work, gaining experience with promotors and construction companies. Having trained as an architect, and then gaining a Master’s degree in Project Management, her passion is to make a project “real” turning that initial sketch on paper to the final build of a house.
In Cristina’s free time, she enjoys various sports and trekking.
Languages: English | Spanish
#sports #socialising #architecture
Leyla has a degree in Foreign Languages and has been in real estate since 2005, including four years at 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.
“Marbella is the best place to be, if you want to have it all.”
Lucila is the company representative and is the first point of contact when a client or collaborator connects with Solvilla. Highly organised and meticulous, she works with the sales and admin teams to complete crucial paperwork such as pre registrations, as well as organising viewings and updating the company systems.
As the first point of contact, Lucila is often that initial call when a lead comes in to the company, then assisting the brokers to help the client find their perfect property or development opportunity.
Real estate agent and client facing, Lucila also has a key role at the Open House events, greeting people, making sure that they have all the information about the property and answering questions.
Lucila moved to Marbella from Buenos Aires as she was seeking a work life balance. Keen on sport and loving the outdoors lifestyle, her passion for Marbella is for the beautiful weather and the endless options on what to do, be it hike in the mountains with her dog, travel to Tarifa to swim in the Atlantic sea or take drinks with friends on Marbella’s Golden Mile. She loves Marbella because as a luxury holiday destination, everyone is happy and enjoying their time, which creates a positive atmosphere.
Languages: English | Spanish
#travel #photography #outdoorlife
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 #content
LUCIANO MORELLI TAYLOR
“Helping a client to imagine themselves in their dream home is everything.”
A dedicated team assistant with an eye for the details.
Luciano is an assistant to the sales team, staging the properties for viewings, preparing for open houses and events, as well as being the eyes and ears of the brokers in terms of assisting them to organise their schedules. He works to deliver the perfect ambience; the lighting, music and final touches must create the feeling of walking into a luxurious home. He is also a support to the admin and marketing teams.
On a placement year from university in the UK, where he is studying International Business and Marketing, Luciano has aspirations to become a property broker. Born here in Marbella, to Italian and English parents, Luciano speaks fluent Spanish, English and Italian.
Languages: Italian | English | Spanish
#family #creativity #travelling