Meet The Investment Banker Turned Exclusive Villa Agent:
Louise ‘Boo’ Gibney, Founder of Boo Ibiza
Ibiza’s highly skilled property authority for over 20 years
For those looking to secure a permanent residence or second home in Ibiza, Boo Ibiza has an unmatched and enviable book of listings. From secluded 400-year-old fincas, classic Blakstad villas, first-line estates to ‘off-market’ modern palaces, Boo Ibiza’s portfolio includes properties for purchase from €1million to €30million and above.
Trusted by buyers and sellers alike, Boo Ibiza’s British founder, Louise ‘Boo’ Gibney, has more than 20 years of experience on the White Isle. Her intimate local knowledge, black book of private contacts and innate talent for discovering exceptional properties, makes her the premier agent for Ibizan real estate.
Before establishing Boo Ibiza in 2015, Louise had a stellar career as an investment and private banker in New York, Russia, London and Zurich. During this time, she demonstrated personalised expertise, reliability and utmost discretion using fluency in Russian, English, French and Spanish to earn a global clientele. After 25 years in the finance industry, Louise decided to channel her skills into managing her UHNW clients’ affairs, including their property and lifestyle in Ibiza.
Louise’s background monitoring financial markets and advising clients on unique investment opportunities has helped hugely during this global pandemic. Given the poor visibility of 2020 summer rental income for many owners, Louise recognises that towards the end of this year, there will be a need for liquidity amongst some on the White Isle. Real estate prices will dramatically decrease as people need to sell their homes to release equity. This will give international buyers a huge advantage as second-home properties will be at the lowest prices they have been for many years. Louise has already been made aware of numerous villas originally on the market for €10million – €15million, now available from €7.5million – €12million, seeing reductions of 10-25%. Louise is expecting a flurry of activity in the Ibiza property market in the last quarter of 2020 and into 2021, as both local and international buyers seek investment opportunities on the magic island.
Boo Ibiza’s Current Residential Property Portfolio Includes:
- A traditional 230-year-old finca or ‘casas de campo’ set in 32,000 sqm of land. Lovingly owned by the same family for over 50 years, it is located in the centre of the island, just outside the bustling cosmopolitan village of Santa Gertrudis de Fruitera. From €2.8million.
- An impressive five-bedroom private family house set in the tranquil hills near Sant Josep de sa Talaia. It has just come to market (exclusive to Boo Ibiza) for the first time in years so is a rare opportunity for international buyers. From €3.3million.
- A front line newly-built high classic Blakstad style finca of 1000sqm, designed to high specification and set privately in 40,000sm of land located near to exclusive Porroig Bay with sea views to Blue Marlin. From €18million.
- A spectacular frontline property with sea views and direct beach access, located in one of the most privileged southern parts of the White Isle. From €30million.
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