Global Real Estate Advisor & Luxury Real Estate Specialist
Malia hit the ground running early in real estate and was named "Outstanding Rookie" by Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate in 2016. She is continuously one of the Vail Valley's top producing brokers in sales dollar volume and finished out 2019 as the 3rd highest producer out of approximately 675 brokers in the Vail Valley. Her genuine enjoyment of technology helps keep her on top of an ever-evolving industry and her wide array of experience with marketing, law, property management, and construction and development help her embody all things real estate and make her an invaluable resource to her clients. As a true professional and lifelong Vail local, Malia helps her clients find the best possible situation for their unique real estate needs so they can enjoy all the Vail Valley lifestyle has to offer. Malia is known as one of the hardest working brokers in the business and for her straight forward and honest approach.
Having grown up in the Vail Valley, Malia moved to the area as a young girl in 1979 where she attended elementary through high school. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing. Continuing on to obtain her law degree (JD) from the University Of Denver Sturm College Of Law, Malia finished 6th out of 254 students in her class at DU, was a member of the DU law review, and was inducted into the Order of St. Ives.
After an initial career in commercial litigation, and although she still maintains her law license, Malia chose to no longer actively practice law, changing her career 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 brokerage firm and property management company, which has operated in Vail since the 1970´s. Malia and Jay sold the Property Management Company in 2014 allowing Malia to fully focus on luxury real estate sales and join LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the Vail Valley. She is a Regent for LuxuryRealEstate.com and the exclusive broker for the Haute Residence Luxury Real Estate Network for the Vail Valley. This arms her with an array of additional powerful, exclusive marketing tools and solutions to showcase her listings to targeted elite buyers worldwide.
Malia and her husband own Vail Construction Group, a luxury residential general contracting company that produces some of the most impressive residential construction in the Vail Valley at a remarkable value to their clients. She and her husband also own a local millwork shop, Vail Millworks, which produces luxury millwork and also produces some of the most unique local luxury custom furniture for general contractors, interior designers, and local furniture retailers such as Worth Interiors.
Malia is also quickly branching out and leveraging the vast network of luxury agents throughout the United States and internationally through Sotheby's International Realty, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate, and the Haute Real Estate Network where she and Barbara Scrivens are the exclusive real estate brokers for the Vail Valley. Malia prides herself in connecting friends, family and clients with other like-minded and passionate agents in whatever market they are buying or selling residential real estate. Malia sees her diverse background as being ideal to serve her clients well as their residential real estate advisor and takes this role very seriously dedicating herself to locating the real estate professional that is the best fit for each particular client.
Malia and her husband have two children, Dylan (17) and Logan Nobrega (12) and live in the Cordillera Valley Club. They have been members of the Cordillera Golf Club since 2006, are members of the Vail Gondola Club in Vail Village, and are Future Founders Donors for the Vail Valley Foundation. Malia has served on various Vail Board of Realtors committees.
In her first year, Malia was the 9th producer in Vail based upon sales volume and is known as one of the most “tech savvy” Realtors providing cutting edge marketing and online presence. She finished 2019 as the 3rd highest producer in sales volume and is continually ranked in the top 10 of all Realtors in the Vail Valley out of approximately 675 brokers. She is one of the hardest working brokers in the business.
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