About Us

Cilo Marbella was established by two former affiliate directors with Sotheby’s International Realty, both with over 20 years experience of the international luxury real estate market.

With offices in both Marbella and London, we pride ourselves on offering a personalised service to all of our customers. We focus on the luxury end of the market and our small team of highly trained staff specialise in dealing with an international clientele.

Meet The Team

  • Jason Higgs

    After completing his studies in Political Economy, Jason commenced working in London with the advertising giant J. Walter Thompson before switching career paths to enter the world of luxury international real estate. Focusing on the most exclusive regions of Spain, Portugal and the United States he was soon specialising in both individual estates and working closely with the real estate divisions of renowned hotel organisations such as Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Starwood and Trump. A permanent move to Spain and position as an affiliate director with Sotheby’s International Realty followed in due course. Responsible for major transactions and the overall direction of the company, he travels extensively throughout Europe.

  • Valeria Gelvich

    Valeria is a graduate of the Voronezh State University in Russia where she read Modern Languages. She is fluent in Russian, Spanish and English. Prior to moving to Spain in 2012 she worked in Russia and England as a translator and teacher. Since joining Cilo Marbella in 2013 she has gained a solid grounding in the local real estate market and proved her value as both a highly efficient sales and rentals negotiator. Her hobbies include foreign literature and film, sports and hiking.

  • Dr. Rosarii Griffin

    Rosarii is an academic by training specialising in the fields of research methodology and education in the developing world. She is a published academic author with a clutch of prestigious qualifications including a doctorate from Oxford University. Rosarii brings her academic skills to bear in the real estate field by researching the various projects on offer and assessing which best meet the needs of a discerning international investment clientele. She also acts as liaison for our charitable work in Africa. She speaks English and French.

  • Raul Canamero Lopez

    Raul is native of Malaga . After graduating from Malaga High School, Raul  went on to University where he completed a Bachelor´s degree in Law. After graduation Raul went into the tourism sector and spent the better part of 10 years working in the hotel management industry. Ready for a new challenge, Raul proceeded to work in the real estate environment  at the same time studying for a Master’s degree in Web Design. His strengths as an agent include his non-adversarial negotiating skills,  and his in depth knowledge of the local real estate market. Fluent in Spanish and English.