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Redefining property standards on the Costa del Sol

Riva Property Group is a real estate agency based in Marbella, Estepona and Benahavís on the Spanish Costa del Sol specialising in luxury, investment and new build properties.

Our hands-on management team is made up of highly experienced and passionate property professionals from both local and international backgrounds. Along with our commercial sister company, we have been successfully finding new owners for homes on the coast for nearly 20 years.

It may be a cliché, but we believe it’s through building strong and long-lasting relationships that we have achieved our success. This is true of not just our buyers and sellers but also the developers and network of agents we work with. We are proud of our reputation for transparency and integrity and it’s something we intend to keep.

If you have any questions or would just like to have a chat about the market, please get in touch or stop by to join us for a coffee (we speak English, Spanish, Dutch, French and German).

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Meet our Management Team

Michael Odysseas-Travers
Partner & Managing Director

Born and educated in London and now living in Marbella, Michael brings his extensive experience as a property investment and marketing specialist to the team. Having spent the early part of his career running a UK based marketing agency and specialising in the luxury international property sector. He believes in combining modern marketing with ‘old-fashioned’ personal customer service and co-founded Riva Property Group to deliver on these principals.

Rob Pijpers

Originally from the Netherlands, Rob has lived with his family on the Costa del Sol for 17 years and is a well-known figure of the Costa del Sol real estate market. He has brokered the sale of countless high value luxury properties through our sister company, which he founded in 2004. The business has grown from strength to strength, growing solely though referral, recommendation and repeat business. He now brings his invaluable experience to Riva.

Carol Van Aken

Having spent her entire career in property at every level, both in her native Belgium and for over 20 years on the Costa del Sol, her track record speaks for itself. Carol acts as a valued consultant to both our team and to our clients. There are few people on the Costa del Sol with such intricate local market knowledge, which ideally places her to advise on portfolio sales and purchases – and many trust her to do so.

Tenés Mertens

Born in Belgium but having spent most of his life locally, Tenés knows the Costa del Sol as only a native can. His success as a real estate agent comes from passion, hard work and a ‘can-do’ attitude. Tenés also has experience in the hospitality sector, owning a successful restaurant and bar and managing his own local property portfolio. As a partner at Riva, Tenés offers this unique combined experience to our team and to our clients.

A message from the team

Buying or selling a home anywhere in the world is a monumental milestone in most people’s lives. In particular, buying a property in a resort location like the Costa del Sol – whether relocating or buying a second home – is a reward to our families for a lifetime of hard work and achievement.

Recognising this, it is our mission as Riva Property Group to make the process a smooth and enjoyable adventure. We are fortunate that as a team we have the experience, knowledge and ability to make this happen.

The Costa del Sol is a fabulous part of the world to live, work and visit. Beautiful beaches, towns, forests and mountains combine with rich culture and a near-perfect climate to attract visitors from all over the world. It’s our pleasure and honour to help people find their own special part of the Costa del Sol, while recognising a lifetime’s achievement.

– Michael Odysseas-Travers, Managing Director, Riva