Our Team

About us

LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER is a service company that was born over 20 years ago from a simple observation: Conducting a real estate search on the Costa Del Sol is a real obstacle course.

The purpose of LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER is to save clients' time and money in the search for real estate. This individualized search service offers many advantages in the arduous and important task of purchasing real estate. We will find your ideal property, starting with the study of all your requests and finishing with the purchase signature...and further more if you so wish.

Our team:

Mark Van der Elst

Mark Van der Elst is the founder of LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER.
Mark meets with and advises each client, and validates every proposal. Backed by over 20 years experience in viewing, negotiating and buying in the Costa del Sol, he supervises each case until its closing. Mark has a very clear vision of real estate, which according to him it consists on identifying the true spirit, dreams and lifestyle of each client. He uses his enthusiasm, dedication, extensive knowledge and the most updated technologies to identify opportunities. Mark feels proud to offer a modern alternative based on human and digital innovation, and also proud of his work: property hunter.
Mark speaks French, Flemish, Spanish and English.


Christian Valverde

Christian has a degree in turism. After starting collaborating at LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER as an assistant, he quickly became the right hand of Mark Van der Elst and now,
15 years later, he can be considered one of the best real estate hunters of the Costa del Sol.
Christian speaks Spanish and English.


Nathalie Neven

Nathalie Neven is a designer and sales assistant at LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER Belgium. Nathalie lives in Brussels and provides advice to our Belgian clients.
Nathalie speaks Flemish, French and English.


Nuria García

Nuria is an assistant at LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER. Nuria is an international secretary who has lived in a variety of countries and who will insure reliable service to our clients.
Nuria speaks French, Flemish, English and Spanish


Vanesa Ramos

Vanesa is an assistant at LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER. Born at the Costa del Sol, she counts on a large experience and a special vision when it comes to property search.
Vanesa speaks English, French and Spanish.


Pedro Gallardo

Pedro is the chief accountant at LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER. He is organized and methodical and is in charge of the administration of our company. 
Pedro speaks English and Spanish


Philippe Rodriguez

Philippe is an Andalusian interior designer born in San Pedro de Alcántara. He currently lives in Paris, but a deep love for the culture, the joy of living and the climate of his country, and also his work make him visit his homeland regularly. He represents La Villa Property Hunter in France.
Philippe speaks French, English and Spanish.


Proven effectiveness!


divide your searching
time by 10



of our visits turn
into final purchases






Do you want to explain your project?

The purpose of this questionnaire is to help you, without any commitment, to easily describe your future purchase. LA VILLA PROPERTY HUNTER search properties in a personal way, having access to all properties for sale on the coast. It will help you choose amongst the best opportunities and bargains specially selected for you! You might not believe it, but… the best properties are not in internet!

We will contact you within 24 hours in order to obtain further information and to reply to all your questions.

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