Reinventing real estate,

one project at a time

My driving force is to contribute in the way I can to a new vision of modern living”

Martin Nielsen,

CEO & Founder of Avantum.

Avantum is a real estate company comprised of industry experts, specialised in acquisition, design, redevelopment, renovation and property management in Andalucia, particularly along the Costa del Sol.


We work in all sectors and have developed expertise in the residential, hotel and serviced apartments sectors, especially in the luxury/high-end category. Because we also manage buildings we are able to incorporate “fit for purpose” considerations into designs and create “turn-key” projects for our clients.


Avantum was created by an amalgamation of like-minded, dynamic industry professionals keen to push boundaries and create innovative designs without compromising practicality, durability and function.


As a “one stop shop”, we have created a unique client experience, where legal, design, cost, management and profit considerations are brought together under one roof. Our clients find we are better able to understand their needs and thus ensure the best solution to their requirements.


At Avantum, we recognize that understanding our clients is core to delivering the right strategies. All our team members have worked together for years and we have a family like relationship. We consult each other on every project and we treat every project as a unique proposition. We pay particular attention to prompt communication, efficiency and fulfilling our promises. We believe that we are what we deliver, therefore we must deliver our best to every client.


We deliver value to our clients



    “In real estate, invest today rather than tomorrow, time is money and land is limited”

    Entrepreneur of Swedish origin with MBA studies in international marketing at Boston College, USA (1998) and Lund University, Sweden (2001), Postgraduate in International Hotel Management at Les Roches, Switzerland (2001) and Postgraduate in Foreign Trade in Barcelona, Spain (2010).

    During the last 15 years, Martin has dedicated his profesional area to the real estate and hospitality sector.


    After having graduated in 2002 from prestigious Swiss International Hotel Management School of ‘Les Roches’ in Marbella, he took part of the pre-opening of the 5 star GL Hotel Resort of Samui Peninsula in Koh Samui, Thailand as a Trainee to the Hotel Manager. 1 year of unique experience that enhances skill and broadens the mind. Once back in Spain, and being the country immersed in an economic book due to the real estate bubble, Martin started to take courses in land planning and urban architecture in Málaga in order to start a real estate consulting bureau to assist developers in the sales and purchase of land and buildings in Málaga and Costa del Sol. This gave Martin an awareness and reputation amongst developers and investors that later become the settle ground for Urban Living.


    In 2012 Martin created Urban Living, the first serviced apartment brand in Malaga. It was an outstanding success with over 50 apartments and a small boutique hotel under management. In 2015, Martin sold the business to start Avantum. Martin decided he wanted to be involved in projects from design upwards in order to create a unique vision for clients, a vision of project design and development so attractive that an Avantum project becomes their only option for a new development.

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    Architecture and Design

    “Architecture is life, or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived”.

    ETSA (Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura)

    Title: Urbanismo y Edificación, Nov 1991


    Architecture and Design achievements:

    Completion of the Netherhall House Halls of Residence extension (London) and of O.D. Branch office (Manchester).

    Architect selected for the opening of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Seville. In charge of design and construction of the hall for temporary exhibitions.

    Intervene in the conservation of The Cathedral and the Plaza del Obispo (Obispo Square) in Málaga.

    Head of the Service Department of Tourism and Sports in Almería for the 5th Mediterranean Games in Almería 2005. In charge of the ‘Master Plan’ draft and planning for the Games of the Mediterranean (Juegos del mediterráneo) in Almería.

    Architect in the administration of the Regional Government of Andalusia in all projects and construcciones financed with funds and investments by the Regional Government of Andalusia; sports equipment, city squares, institutional equipment, a sum of 12 hotels in total.

    The Twist Hotel 5* luxury hotel in Velez Malaga, Málaga.



    The Zig Zag 4* leisure hotel in Algarrobo, Málaga Reinhard Kreckel 4* Management & Arts Hotel in Alcaucín, Málaga

    Hotel Twist Caleta de Vélez. 5 star design hotel, placed in the first line beach next to the fishing port and the

    future sports harbour.

    Hotel Media Art. 4 star media and art hotel located in Alcaucín (Axarquía).


    QUANTITY Surveyor. Technical architect and Surveyor

    “A single person is capable of achieving anything, and for a group of people, there are no limits”.

    Arquitecto Técnico, Escuela de Arquitectos Técnicos. Granada 1982


    Quantity surveyor in charge of:

    Gran Hotel Miramar GL de 5* in Málaga. Survey and assessment of the parade building designated as a Hotel, Office Space and Parking Space for a 5 star Gran Luxury hotel. 2016.

    Hotel Vincci La Mundial 4* in Málaga. Survey and assessment of the parade building designated as a 4 star urban city hotel.

    Ciudad de La Justicia” (“City of Justice”) in Málaga. National Competition organised by the Ministry of Economy and Finance in the Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía), 2003-2007.

    Andalusian Research Centre (Centro Andaluz de Investigación). Survey and assessment requested by the University of Málaga 2010.

    Puerto Real’s Auditorium (Cádiz). Survey and assessment requested by the Culture Department in the Regional Government of Andalusia (Junta de Andalucía) and by the Council of Puerto Real, 1999-2000 Fotball Stadium “La Rosaleda” Stadium in Málaga. Survey and assessment requested by the Tourism Department in the Council and Provincial Government of Málaga (Ayuntamiento y Diputación de Málaga), 1998-2002.

    Bank of Spain (Banco de España) Refurbishment of the building in Málaga, requested by the Bank of Spain (Banco de España) in 2006

    Félix Sáenz Building. Refurbishment of the landmark premium real estate in Málaga, 2010 for high end apartamentos and commercial floor for H&M.



    Legal advisor

    “The wind straightens the tree after having bent it”.

    Licensed lawyer specialized in urban development and land planning legal advisory with ample field of experience in the area


    Legal advice and land planning:



    Legal advice provided to the Compensation Board and drafting of the Land Reparcelling Project.

    Surface: 622.241 m2.

    Buildable area: 217.784 m2t.



    Legal advice in the implementation of a top-quality residential project in Marbella with a focus on excellence tourism.

    Surface: 4.364.918 m2.



    Legal advice in the production of the Sectorisation Plan and urban development management of the Undesignated Developable Land SUNP 11 in Manilva’s Land-Use Plan/ General Plan for Urban Zoning


    Surface: 2.150.000 m2.

    Buildable area: 537.500 m2t.



    Legal advice in the administrative procedure for the establishment of two commercial areas in the Undesignated

    Developable Land – SUNP of Malaga Bay – BM 3 in Málaga’s Land-Use Plan (PGOU).

    Surface: 200.000 m2.

    Buildable area: 80.000 m2.


    Surface: 180.822 m2.

    Buildable area: 45.205,5 m2t.


    Location Manager Cuba

    “Those who feed on young ideas will always stay young”.

    Originally from Cuba, Ángel has practised his career mainly in Germany and Spain. He has an extensive record in the commercial sector, more specifically in the European Market, as a representative of the multinational German company ‘Shanz Group’.


    Ángel holds an Advanced Technician Certificate in Civil Construction, to which he has added 8 years of experience in the real estate sector, specialising in consultancy, management and promotion of land sales and new constructions in Costa del Sol, Spain.

    Regarding his career, it is worth mentioning the following:


    1990/1992: Studies in the José Martí Advanced Technical School of Construction in Habana, Cuba.

    1992: Advanced Technician Certificate in Civil Construction

    1999/2004: Company agent in the Office Supplies Manufacturer Company Protect Gmbh, Offenbach am Main, Germany

    2004/2007: Representative of the firm Shanz Group Trading and Manager specialised in the commercialisation of products imported from Cuba in the high-end Catering/Hospitality and Gastronomy sectors in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.


We manage the design and

development of real estate

projects from beginning to end


As a “one stop shop” Avantum can deal with all aspects of real estate projects.

No project is too big or too small as our focus always remains the same – to deliver unique solutions and achieve 100% satisfaction from our clients.

We guide our clients through the five stages:


Our service is provided in the following fields:


  • Procurement
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Design and Development
  • Construction and Project Management
  • Property Management and Maintenance
  • Income Generation




Pinetree Hill is a unique project of 40 apartments in a surrounding that focus on the harmony between the human habitat and surrounding space. Located on the east coast of Marbella, only 400 meters from the beautiful natural sand dunes of Cabopino.














In the summer of 2015, Avantum opened a high end establishment of serviced apartments in Puerto

Banús, Marbella composed of 74 beds, and a total area of 3,000 m2 that is at present amongst the most

outstanding serviced apartment establishments in Marbella.















Santa Maria 23 is an exclusive and modern project of 3 apartments and penthouse in an urban environment that puts the focus on the harmony between the human habitat and the external surrounding. Located in the historical center of Malaga, only 150 meters from the Cathedral and 200 meters from the Plaza de la Constitución makes it a privileged living.















Trial Plaza is a sports shopping centre of the 21st century where the client will not leave anything at random. The center will stand out for its concept, content and open space between patio, shopping windows and palm tree avenue.



















Riyadh House is a modern high-end project, designed to become an urban landmark in Marbella and to satisfy the most demanding travellers’ current needs.



















Creek is a modern and elegant project, designed in harmony with nature to become an accommodation landmark in Vilamoura for adults only and to satisfy the most demanding travellers' current needs.















The initial role of Avantum involves helping to define the areas and type of real estate activity that best fits the strategy of investors and their profit expectations. For a project, Avantum will offer following:


  • Attractive investment assets
  • Feasibility study
  • Financial analysis of investments
  • Finding co-investors for relevant operations
  • Design and Development
  • Marketing strategies and exit strategy planning
  • Property Management
  • Develop communication strategy including branding and publicity relations
  • Select and manage the mandated agencies



Here you can read the published articles about the Avantum team in the media.




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Calle Salvago 2, 3º Derecha

29005 Málaga




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