Ensuring Buyers Have Access to All Property Options

Showing people property for sale is obviously at the very heart of what we do: our business is the most professional, well-organised and effective on the Costa del Sol. We don't believe in hard or sharp selling, or in fast and loose sales pitches, but we do ensure our buyers have access to every property option that interests them – and we deliver a service second to none.

Claudia Heynemann - Customer Services

Claudia Heynemann
Customer Services

Want to know more?Ask me

Spain +34 951 272 743
Freephone UK 0808 168 1469

"Over the years we have helped thousands of people find their dream homes on the sun-blessed Costa del Sol"

Martina Heynemann - Managing Partner

Martina Heynemann (Managing Partner)

Martina Heynemann


“My introduction to the real estate business came about by chance but I now realise it was my true destiny and calling. I love dealing with people and I have a great passion for real estate – helping our clients realise their own dreams. Born in Frankfurt (Germany), I moved to the Costa del Sol towards the end of the 1980s. Previously, I had been working in the micro-biology industry in Barcelona, but when we arrived on the Coast I had the opportunity to move into property sales. A decade later, in spring 2009, I created the yourVIVA real estate agency as Managing Partner, and our progress since then has given me enormous professional and personal satisfaction. It’s all about the people: our team and our clients, both buyers and vendors. VIVA is a very international company – and I’m proud to say we speak 10 different languages between us – but we wouldn’t be what we are today without every single member of the team bringing in their own personality, as they all love what they do.”


Martina Heynemann. German   Martina Heynemann. English   Martina Heynemann. Spanish

Jörg Dombrowe - Sales Director

Jörg Dombrowe (Sales Director)

Jörg Dombrowe


“I have an extensive knowledge of Costa del Sol real estate thanks to many years of committed work within this truly unique investment market. During this time, I have built a network of contacts that includes real estate agencies, legal associates and providers. I have also built loyal sales teams from scratch, orchestrate the day-to-day running of said teams and consider myself adept at balancing the requirements of corporate, development and buyer needs. As Sales Director, I revel in these challenges and love the team atmosphere at VIVA! I’m fluent in German, English and Spanish.”


Jörg Dombrowe. German   Jörg Dombrowe. English   Jörg Dombrowe. Spanish

Olivier Heerkeren - Sales Manager

Olivier Heekeren (Sales Manager)

Olivier Heekeren


“During my scholarship at the University of Granada in 1999, I accidently fell in love not only with my Spanish wife, but it was also “love at first sight” with Andalucía and – in particular – this beautiful part of southern Spain. Having lived on the Costa del Sol for more than 14 years, I was able to gain vast experience and acquire ample knowledge about its people and their countries, both as part of my extensive professional career and in my personal life. My ambition, since joining VIVA in 2011, has been to transmit this passion and love for Andalucía to our customers, providing a consolidated and professional client-orientated service, helping to make the purchase process enjoyable for each of them, and for them to achieve their “Spanish dream”. I speak fluent German, Dutch, English and Spanish.”


Olivier Heekeren. German   Olivier Heekeren. Dutch   Olivier Heekeren. English   Olivier Heekeren. Spanish

Estrella Iraki - Office Manager

Estrella Iraki (Office Manager)

Estrella Iraki


"I was born in Málaga, which in my opinion is one of the best cities in the entire world and whose sun is always my source of energy. I hold a teaching degree from the University of Málaga and have two children. I consider myself to be a friendly and polite person and a good work colleague, which is why you will always have my unwavering help and support. I love travelling, sports such as swimming, running on the seafront promenade, pádel with my friends and basketball with my son Adam. Music and reading are two things I can’t live without. I love working here at reception because it allows me to meet people from all over the world, to whom I can speak in Spanish, English, Arabic and a little bit of French, all the while giving the best service to our clients. I have been working at this brilliant company since 2009 and I can assure you that I learn something new every day.”


Estrella Iraki. Spanish   Estrella Iraki. English   Estrella Iraki. French   Estrella Iraki. Arabic

Sales & Viewings - Kim Burt

Kim Burt

Kim Burt


“I come from South Wales, have a BA in language and linguistics, and moved to the Costa del Sol in 1990. After 24 years running a successful restaurant, and with my two children flying the nest, I embarked upon a new career in real estate in 2015. My wealth of knowledge and experiences of life here in southern Spain offer great benefits. A massive rugby fan, I regularly support Marbella RFC, and you will also find me regularly socialising at home where my husband and I love to hold parties and cook dinner for friends.”


Kim Burt. English   Kim Burt. Spanish 

Sales & Viewings - Joël Justian Soepenberg

Joël Justian Soepenberg

Joël Justian Soepenberg


“I am a very positive and spontaneous young man who was born in Alkmaar, The Netherlands. I studied marketing and communications and after years in (direct) sales I came to the Costa del Sol in 2012. With my mother being Indonesian, cooking was always a big thing in the house. So after relocating here it was no surprise I ended up in the kitchen once again. After the birth of my son in 2016, I stopped working late-night hours and got back into what I like to do the most: selling houses. Helping clients find their home is the best there is for me so it will always get the best of my me back. Looking forward to meeting you!”


Joël Justian Soepenberg. Dutch   Joël Justian Soepenberg. Spanish   Joël Justian Soepenberg. English   

Sales & Viewings - David Holden

David Holden

David Holden


“Born in the UK, I spent many years as a tour guide in Spain and now live here on the Costa del Sol. I want to share my love of Spain and the Spanish lifestyle and culture, in order to find the perfect property for my clients, by going the extra mile to find the right location and property, but also at the right price. I still get a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment from doing the job I love. I speak English, Spanish and a little German.”


David Holden. English   David Holden. Spanish 

Sales & Viewings - Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith

Natasha Smith


“A cosmopolitan person, I was born in Russia and studied at the Moscow University of Culture. Married to an Englishman and with three children, I have being living on the Costa del Sol since 1998 and I started working for VIVA in 2014. I live just outside Fuengirola. My hobbies are yoga and art, and also I love walking in the country side – and the beach of course. I have many friends here and I really enjoy the Costa del Sol lifestyle, especially great restaurants and wines.”


Natasha Smith. Russian   Natasha Smith. English 

Sales & Viewings - Oliver Hornby

Oliver Hornby

Oliver Hornby


“I came to the Costa del Sol on holiday when I was seven, and never left. Since then it's been my home where I grew up, studied and worked, joining VIVA in 2017 and enjoying every moment since. Away from work you'll probably find me in any of the local chiringuitos running after my kamikaze son!”


 Oliver Hornby. Spanish   Oliver Hornby. English   

Sales & Viewings - Samantha Boundi

Samantha Boundi

Samantha Boundi


“I have been living on the sunny Costa de Sol since 2001. Coming from Belgium, where I spent some of my working years, I can promise you I very much enjoy a chilled glass of champagne in the sunshine. Back home, when I was 21, I worked in the administration department of a real estate company and that first contact with this thrilling business set me on the path of what today is my profession. Although I love my country, my curiosity has taken me abroad to explore other places. In 1999 I went to live in Dubai and work in the real estate business. The experience was fantastic but, as a free spirit, I soon realised the Costa del Sol lifestyle was appealing enough for me to make a new start. Now I wake up in this beautiful part of Spain, and I have found my passion – which is helping clients find their dream home. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym first thing in the morning to start the day fresh and positive. Discovering new restaurants and sharing them with my friends is a must for me; and meeting new people and travelling is always among my priority plans.”


Samantha Boundi. French   Samantha Boundi. Dutch   Samantha Boundi. English   

Sales & Viewings - Ivan Frolov

Ivan Frolov

Ivan Frolov


“I’m from Russia – specifically Siberia – so I was lucky to have an opportunity to come and live on the Costa del Sol. I have now been here since 2000. I really like my job, which is about finding homes for people who have also made Spain their choice. I have been with VIVA since 2015. It is a great team of professionals and I am really proud to be a part of the team.”


Ivan Frolov. Russian   Ivan Frolov. English   

Sales & Viewings - Paula Roca

Paula Roca

Paula Roca


“I was born in Santa Fe (Argentina) and moved to Spain in 2000. After living in Madrid for several years, I eventually chose to lay down my roots on the Costa del Sol… and I love it here! I exude this enthusiasm around both my clients and colleagues here at VIVA when sharing my experience, knowledge of the local area and recommendations of great places to go. I am perseverant in seeking out not only the perfect home but all related and pertinent information, so as to provide my clients with confidence and peace of mind.


Paula Roca. Spanish   Paula Roca. English   

Sales & Viewings - Jan Pierre Igesz

Jan Pierre Igesz

Jan Pierre Igesz


“I’m an atypical Dutchie in the sense that I’m not a soccer fan like most of my fellow countrymen. Born in Alkmaar (the north) but raised in the south (my mother is from Roermond), I moved to the west in the early days to start working in the automobile industry, always in sales. My parents decided to move to the Costa del Sol in 2008 and, after coming here regularly on holiday, I was gradually ‘sold’ because of the climate (of course), the friendly, respectful people and the great vibe here. It was only in 2015 that I finally made the 'big decision' to follow my heart and actually move to the Costa del Sol, which meant selling my house in Rotterdam and quitting my very nice job in Holland. After talking to a friend of mine who worked in real estate at the time, I was convinced I wanted to follow that path. I had a job within three weeks and… I love it! It’s great to help people find their dream property whilst also enjoying more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Really glad I made the decision to move here. In my free time I love to practice sports (fitness, swimming, tennis), go to the beach at the weekends, read and go out with friends and workmates (we have very nice colleagues here). The rest of the time I’m trying to improve my Spanish and grow professionally, and there’s no better place to do it than here in the sunshine.”


Jan Pierre Igesz. Dutch   Jan Pierre Igesz. English   Jan Pierre Igesz. German

Sales & Viewings - Beata Meissnitzer

Beata Meissnitzer


Beata Meissnitzer


“Born and raised in Hungary before I travelled the world, I consider myself a real ‘deal hunter’. I will not rest until I find the best! After many years living in the USA and Costa Rica with my Austrian husband, I moved with my family to the Costa del Sol – or, as I call it, the ‘Florida of Europe’ – where my favourite things include all sorts of outdoor activities, golden beaches, and Spanish wine and tapas. Life is truly “Pura Vida” here!”


Beata Meissnitzer. Hungarian   Beata Meissnitzer. Spanish   Beata Meissnitzer. English   

Sales & Viewings - Andrey Pak

Andrey Pak

Andrey Pak


“I was born in the Soviet Union (Siberia), graduated from university in Russia, and have lived in Spain for the past 20 years. I am the father of two beautiful children, and I love sports and travelling. I firmly believe that the Costa del Sol offers the best lifestyle and is definitely one of the most attractive places to live and enjoy life. Thank you VIVA for giving me the opportunity to share it with people from all over the world!”


Andrey Pak. Russian   Andrey Pak. English   

Sales & Viewings - Edith Gstrein

Edith Gstrein 


Edith Gstrein


“Raised in Austria, I graduated in tourism and have been working in the real estate industry since the late 1990s, including many years collaborating with renowned property developers in Spain. I have a very simple business and life philosophy: passion is essential to what we do and who we are, being open-minded is the first step. and treating people fairly and respectfully are the keys for an effective communication and collaboration. Whether you are buying, selling or renting, I will work tirelessly to promote your best interests. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and I am a dedicated animal and nature lover – so my hobbies are primarily activities associated with environmental topics, spending time outdoors. New technologies and science are also a major interest in my life, as technology is changing the way we live and is also shaping the future of education. Last but not least, I love meeting and interconnecting with new and varied people, talking about their needs and motivations and philosophising about any world mysteries.”


Edith Gstrein. German   Edith Gstrein. Spanish   Edith Gstrein. English   

Stella Grigorian - Oasis de Guadalmina Baja

Stella Grigorian (Oasis de Guadalmina Baja)

Stella Grigorian


“Of Armenian and Russian descent, I moved to the Costa del Sol with my family as a teenager in 2001, thereby fulfilling my dream of living by the sea. I live in the cosmopolitan city of Marbella and feel right at home there. In spite of having lived in several different countries and travelled to many more, nothing compares to the warmth of the people in this city and in Andalucía in general – not to mention its gastronomy and many other attractions. I have been part of the VIVA team since 2015, having had 10 years’ experience in business and customer services behind me. I feel privileged to be able to help people on a daily basis by providing information and services which are relevant to their needs and preferences. Another great passion of mine is fine art and I enjoy drawing and painting. Sport has always played a role in my life, too. Nothing makes me happier than meeting up with friends and having tapas in a cosy spot with good music in the background.”  


Stella Grigorian. Russian   Stella Grigorian. Spanish   Stella Grigorian. English

Jessica Iles (Infinity)

Jessica Iles (Infinity)

Jessica Iles


“A young mother to two beautiful children, I moved to Spain back in 2006 when I was a teenager and initially joined the VIVA family in 2013. After taking some time out to look after my children, I returned at the beginning of 2018 to work on one of VIVA's Exclusive Developments in Estepona. I am a very sociable person who likes to meet up with family and friends on a regular basis and love nothing more than lazing around the pool on a beautiful sunny day. My life on the Costa del Sol is a happy one and I am always grateful when I see the sun in the sky on my way into the office. The quality of life here is amazing, especially for my children, who love to go to the beach and one of the many waterparks on the Costa del Sol.”


Jessica Iles. English    Jessica Iles. Spanish

Louise Shields (Infinity)

Louise Shields (Infinity)

Louise Shields


“I am originally from Ireland and spent most of my career in London. I worked for a very famous private health clinic called the Priory Hospital as the director of nursing. Following that I was head-hunted to open the first modern psychiatric hospital in Kuwait. After that I took a career break, came to Spain and joined VIVA. Moving to Spain was the best decision I made. I love the country, the people and the culture – not to mention the climate. My philosophy is always to treat the clients I meet like they were my family: to be honest and open, and provide them with the best real estate within their budget.”


Louise Shields. English


Agustín González - Málaga Office

Agustín González (Málaga)

Agustín González


“When I started at VIVA in February 2013, I realised immediately that I had found a great company that knew what it was doing and did it well. I have very fond memories of that time and shared excellent experiences with my colleagues, especially the brilliant VIVA Managing Partner, Martina Heynemann. In December 2014 I opened, together with my business partners José and Esperanza, our own company, Cima Inversiones Patrimoniales, all the while working alongside VIVA. Thanks to its invaluable help providing both clients and experience, our journey has enjoyed huge successes after difficult beginnings. I live in Málaga and I have the same two hobbies as the majority of people who decide to move here… walking along the seafront and eating well, given the ample and varied choice of gastronomy on offer. I would encourage you to come and meet us and enjoy a ‘caña’ on one of the terraces in the Old Town.” 


Sales & Viewings - Yolanda Cantón

Yolanda Cantón (Marbella Old Town Office)

Yolanda Cantón


“I was born in and adore my native Andalucía, and I am fortunate enough to do what I love the most in such a beautiful place as Marbella, as director of VIVA's Old Town office. I opened my first real estate agency in 1995 and in the years since I have had four agencies in different areas within Andalucía; co-founding the “Spanish Home Net” international real estate network, headquartered in Madrid, in 2005. My passion for this sector took me to the Dominican Republic, where I continued managing real estate projects for several years. I love giving my clients the benefit of my experience and helping them make such important decisions is my greatest satisfaction.”


Sales & Viewings - Barbara Andersen

Barbara Andersen (Marbella Old Town Office)

Barbara Andersen


“I am Danish-French, and I love to meet people from all cultures – part of the joy of working in real estate on the Costa del Sol. Real estate was my first job after working in finance, human resources and teaching, and it was quite natural that after settling in Spain I made the choice to find a job that had already brought me so much happiness. I like sailing, rowing, and dinners with friends. The Andalucian sun brings calm and serenity, and offers me a more peaceful living environment.”


 Barbara Andersen. Dutch   Barbara Andersen. Spanish   Barbara Andersen. English

Hans Friederici - Benalmádena Office

Hans Friederici (Benalmádena Office)

Hans Friederici


“Opened in October 2016, VIVA’s Benalmádena office covers the coastal area, inland urban “pueblo”, bustling Arroyo de la Miel and even further afield to neighbouring Torremolinos. I have been involved in the Costa del Sol real estate industry since 1986, and was delighted to have the opportunity of becoming a VIVA Partner. In our Benalmádena office, we have a knowledgeable and highly experienced VIVA team who can look after clients in English, German, Spanish, Dutch, French, Italian, Russian and Scandinavian languages. Together, with our in-depth understanding of clients’ needs and expectations, we are experts at providing a personal and highly individualised service. Our office is situated just up from Benalmádena Costa’s distinctive windmill roundabout near the La Paloma park.”


Isabel Gómez - Benalmádena Office

Isabel Gómez (Alhaurín Office)

Isabel Gómez


“Born and resident in Alhaurin el Grande, I studied tourism at Málaga  University and started working in the real estate sector in 2000. Since the end of 2012 I have been part of the VIVA team as director and VIVA Partner of the Alhaurín el Grande office. I have two wonderful daughters and we love to go hiking as a family. I am passionate about practising pilates and I always try to smile at life.”


Would you like to find the property that's perfect for you?

This site uses cookies... Cookies are small files that help improve your experience on our site. By browsing our site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out about cookies here Accept & Close

Find a Property

Choose Language

Share

Want to know more? Ask me

Claudia Heynemann - Customer Services

Claudia Heynemann
Customer Services

Spain +34 951 272 743
Freephone UK 0808 168 1469

Schedule a visit and the VIVA team will do the rest!

Claudia Heynemann - Customer Services

Claudia Heynemann
Customer Services

Want to know more? Ask me

Claudia Heynemann - Customer Services

Claudia Heynemann
Customer Services

Discover home trends on the Costa del Sol

My Account


Create an Account

Reset Your Password

Enter your email address and we will send it to you:


Subscribe