Kristina Szekely owner of Kristina Szekely Sotheby's International Realty is a remarkable self-made woman of vision. She has proved throughout her life that optimism, determination, energy, imagination and hard work bring success. Kristina’s achievements derive partly from her in-depth and unbeatable knowledge of the property market in southern Spain, and partly from her talent, ambition and timing, but above all from her love of people and determination to find the dream homes they seek. Kristina was born in Hungary and educated in Sweden. She came to Spain as a teenager, and having decided not to return to Sweden at the age of 18, more than 30 years ago, she started up her own real estate business. Languages were a priority even before she arrived in cosmopolitan Marbella, and Kristina speaks seven. Kristina Szekely’s name is synonymous with luxury real estate in Marbella, and she is renowned for her dedication to provide the highest levels of service to her clients. Discretion is her password and this has won her the widest portfolio of clients ranging from film stars to top politicians and others in the public eye.The KS Realty company is a mini industry with 8 offices including two in Madrid, a staff of over 160, with a dedicated team of bilingual, knowledgeable sales people (speaking a total of 14 languages). The company also incorporates property management and rentals, property marketing, advisory service on all issues including financial and legal, after-sales services including project management for construction and renovations, photography and graphic design services, website design and marketing. In addition, KS operates a superb interior design and furniture store called Atmosphere, offering new home owners the chance of a tailor made service from top to toe, a complete home furnishing with the touch of experts. The KS property portfolio includes a selection of southern Spain’s top quality new developments marketed exclusively by KS, many of them in sought after front line beach complexes, or within golf course resorts with views across the fairways . However, the main focus of the company is on the very special luxury villa homes in the Marbella and Sotogrande areas. KS is the undeniable leader in this market. In the international arena KS is expanding with new projects in Mexico, Miami, Panama and the Caribbean, plus various opportunities in the new Mediterranean destination of Morocco. Currently experiencing a period of expansion fuelled by the partnership with Sotheby’s International Realty, Kristina Szekely looks set to continue to dominate the luxury real estate market.