Malia Cox Nobrega grew up in the Vail Valley having moved to the area as a young girl in 1979. After graduating from the local high school, Malia attended and graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Business Administration. She then went on to finish her law degree (JD) from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law. Malia finished at the top of her class and was inducted into the Order of St. Ives at DU. After an initial career in commercial litigation, Malia altered her course from law practice to real estate when she moved back to the Vail Valley to start a family with her husband Jay Nobrega. She and her husband purchased Malia's family real estate business, Crossroads Realty, which has operated in Vail since the 1970´s. Malia and Jay sold Crossroads Realty to Bold Property Management Solutions in 2014.
Malia and Jay continued in their team business endeavors focusing on Jay's experience and talent in the construction industry. Soon after purchasing Crossroads, they began general contracting services and now provide these services through their company, Vail Construction Group. Vail Construction Group is a luxury residential general contractor and produces some of the most impressive construction products in the Vail Valley at an incredible value to its clients. That direction and business eventually lead them investing partnering with local wood craftsman to open a local millwork shop, Vail Millworks. They supply their company, Vail Construction Group, as well as other local general contractors mainly in Eagle and Pitkin County.
In addition to these well rounded experiences, Malia is thought to be one of the most "tech forward" Realtors. This one of the reasons she is now focusing much of her energy on her real estate sales career. Malia feels the real estate industry is at critical time period where leveraging technology for both buyers and sellers is becoming more and more critical as every day passes. Malia's genuine enjoyment of the technology world helps keep her on top of an ever evolving industry. Malia has a tremendous amount of experience in all things real estate which helps remove much of the effort involved in navigating buying and selling property in the Vail Valley. As a true professional and lifelong Vail local, Malia helps her clients find the best possible situation for their unique real estate needs and is a continued resource for her clients even after the closing.
Malia and Jay have two children, Logan and Dylan. They are active members of the Cordillera golf club and the Vail Gondola Club. Malia is currently serving on the technology committee for the Vail MLS and the finance committee for the Vail Board of Realtors (2014).