Hello, Costa del Sol! The Agency is proud to announce the launch of our new office in Marbella, Spain. The Agency Marbella is our second office in the country following The Agency Mallorca, which opened in February 2023. The office will be led by Kristoffer “Kris” Enger and Leif Orthmann, who will serve as Managing Partners, as well as Benjamin Beza, who will serve as Sales Director.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Kris Enger, Leif Orthmann and Benjamin Beza on the launch of The Agency Marbella as we continue to grow our presence throughout Europe,” said Mauricio Umansky, CEO and Founder of The Agency. “Their local expertise, passion, and dedication align seamlessly with The Agency’s commitment to excellence, and we look forward to witnessing all their success as we introduce our brand to this incredible location.”
“We’re excited to expand our footprint in Europe with the launch of our second Spanish office in beautiful Marbella,” said Jim Ramsay, Executive Vice President of Franchise Sales at The Agency. “Known for its stunning location and luxury lifestyle, Marbella fits perfectly within The Agency’s portfolio of sought-after destinations.”
A stunning seaside destination in southern Spain’s Costa del Sol, Marbella is known—and widely beloved—for its 16 miles of Mediterranean beaches, vibrant nightlife, dozens of world-class golf courses and access to the ski slopes of the Sierra Nevadas.
Marbella also averages more than 320 days of sunshine per year and boasts temperatures that hover around 63°F year-round. As the warmest location in mainland Europe in the winter, Marbella attracts beach fans, leisure lovers and sun-seekers from around the world.
About Kris Enger
Kris Enger has a deep understanding of the European real estate market with its different dynamics and is particularly attracted to the South Spain market, hence his new role as Managing Partner of The Agency Marbella. Kris has completed more than ten projects and has built an attractive portfolio with six properties expected to sell for more than 50 million euros in total.
A seasoned expert within Marbella’s high end luxury real estate sector, Kris loves working with both his buyers and sellers to ensure the most seamless process possible. Born in Paris, France, Kris is both a Norwegian and United States citizen. He studied Finance at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and got a Master’s Degree in Strategy from the Norwegian School of Economics in Oslo, Norway. Formerly the CEO and founder of Palmeras Property Development, Kris has worked in investment banking as an equity analyst and in equity sales responsible for institutional clients in the U.S. and the U.K.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to introduce The Agency to Marbella and bring this pioneering brand to the region,” said Kris. “The Agency’s culture of collaboration, unmatched marketing power, and unwavering dedication to delivering exceptional customer service made choosing to partner with the brokerage an obvious choice when seeking to take our business to the next level.”
About Leif Orthmann
Leif Orthmann brings more than 17 years of real estate experience to his role as Managing Partner at The Agency Marbella. Having lived in southern Spain for more than a decade, Leif has completed dozens of successful transactions and is well-versed in the region’s offerings. His expertise is an invaluable asset to buyers and investors looking to build their portfolio along the Costa del Sol.
A natural relationship-builder, Leif is a dedicated client advocate and an active listener. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Leif finds creative solutions, closes deals with confidence and handles all facets of a real estate transaction, from start to finish. Prior to coming to Marbella, Leif worked as a commodity trader in Jakarta, Indonesia. Raised in Germany until the age of 15, Leif studied at the European University Montreux in Business Administration, then attended the University of St. Gallen to achieve his Masters in Real Estate. Leif has led major real estate developments and projects in Switzerland, the United States, Germany and Spain. In his free time, Leif enjoys a broad array of water sports—from waterskiing to kite surfing. He also supports several charitable organizations in Switzerland that provide resources to local families in need.
“The Agency is more than just a residential real estate brokerage – it’s a lifestyle brand and that is what drew us to this partnership,” said Leif. “We could not be more thrilled to bring The Agency to Marbella and showcase the beauty of Costa del Sol to the brokerage’s global network and beyond.”
About Benjamin Beza
A multi-talented professional and Sales Director of The Agency, Benjamin Beza’s journey in the real estate realm is a captivating tapestry, woven with the vibrancy of his Spanish heritage and German roots. Raised in Germany, the rich cultural infusion from his Spanish parents added a unique flavor to Benjamin’s upbringing, setting the stage for a seamless integration into the sunlit charm of Marbella. Transitioning to this coastal haven as a teenager, he stepped into a role shaped by his grandfather, a trailblazer in the thriving real estate business on the Costa del Sol.
The early days spent with his grandfather, meticulously surveying properties and delving into the intricacies of the market, ignited a passion within Benjamin that would go on to define his illustrious career. Over the ensuing two decades, he has become synonymous with real estate excellence on the Costa del Sol.
Prior to his esteemed role at The Agency, Benjamin honed his leadership skills as a sales director for a prominent property developer, playing a pivotal role in crafting some of the area’s most exclusive developments. His career also spans several of the Costa del Sol’s most reputable agencies, where his unwavering commitment to service left an indelible mark. Fluent in Spanish, English, and German, he effortlessly connects with clients across Marbella and the Costa del Sol, offering a nuanced understanding of the luxury real estate market since 2001.
The Agency Marbella is located at Urbanizacion La Coneja, Local 48 Volubilis, Malaga, Spain 29602. For more information and to see available listings, visit TheAgencyRE.com.