About Malia & Barbara

malia and barbara shotMalia Cox Nobrega

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 top producing brokers in the Vail Valley in dollar volume of sales and currently she is ranked 5th out of approximately 675 brokers in the Vail Valley in 2019 (as of 3/21/19). Her genuine enjoyment of technology helps keep her on top of an ever-evolving industry and her wide array of experiences 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 (16) and Logan Nobrega (11) 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.

Barbara Scrivens

Barbara Scrivens brings extensive real estate, historical and community knowledge of the Vail Valley and applies these attributes for optimal results for her clients. A resident herself for 26 years, Barbara’s sales production consistently ranks within the top 3% for the Vail Valley, exceeding $60M in 2017. Armed with a wide range of project management and real estate development experience, Barbara develops creative solutions unique to a client’s real estate situation in order to best benefit her clients.
After years of running a high-end boutique real estate development firm in Vail Village, Barbara was attracted to the strength of the Sotheby’s brand; centuries-old heritage of expertise, a global network and a reputation for delivering the highest level of service and results.

Community is important to Barbara, who has served on numerous non-profit boards in the Vail Valley and is a co-founder of Small Champions, an organization providing opportunities for physically challenged children. During her time as Vice President and President of Habitat for Humanity, Barbara helped the organization grow its capacity 300% and successfully launched the organization’s first capital campaign.
Having specialized in high-end Vail Village sales and personally lived in Beaver Creek, Arrowhead, Red Sky and Cordillera, Barbara has first-hand knowledge of these luxury neighborhoods which allows her to share details not found elsewhere as clients navigate their many mountain resort options. An experienced luxury broker with a proven track record, clients are confident when they choose Barbara that they are partnering with a broker who understands their unique needs as well as the complex mountain resort market.
With over 990 offices in 72 countries and territories around the world, Barbara believes that the undisputed character of Sotheby’s International Realty and dominate position in Colorado’s luxury real estate market is a powerful and compelling force for her clients.


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