REALTOR® + PROJECT SPECIALIST
Maria Ybanez brings a global perspective to her real estate business. Growing up in Madrid, Spain and living in England, France and Italy has given Maria a diverse background of cultures. She is multi-lingual, speaking Spanish, French, English and Italian.
Maria’s career began in Spain with NH Hotels (400+ hotels in 30 countries) in the corporate communications department. She continued her career in Colliers International, a global real estate and investment management company leading her to become a headhunter for a multinational company, Michael Page International.
Following a move to Mexico, Maria spent two years opening a new office for a large construction company in Monterrey. She honed her business development and management skills, building relationships and serving as liaison between clients, construction crews and developers. Maria was responsible for overseeing a range of projects including resorts and casinos, handling all aspects of the business including site updates, market studies and recruiting team.
An Austin resident for the past nine years, Maria has solidly established her expertise in the downtown Austin condo market. Her first project success was with the Seaholm residential development, working with numerous buyers and selling over $10 million in volume. Just as construction was nearing completion on Seaholm, The Independent condo tower was announced. As one of the top agents on the sales team, Maria has contracted over $52 million in sales for the project. She has recently been selected to join the sales team for the new condo High-rise in Downtown Austin; 44 East Ave, the new venture for Intracorp partnering with Michael HSU and Page Southerland.
Combining her love of Austin with her passion for real estate, Maria skillfully evaluates each individual client need. She takes pride in being part of Austin’s growing skyline and watching the beautiful architecture take shape.
Maria serves as a member of the Real Estate Council of Austin. She and her husband live in Central Austin with their two children and enjoy the unique character that Austin represents, the outdoors and the restaurant scene as an amateur cook herself.
They actively support The Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area and Texas 4000 for Cancer. Maria Volunteers with HEB in special events feeding low income families.