English, German, Russian, Spanish and Bulgarian
Maria is a passionate sales professional with broad international experience in luxury lifestyle hospitality and real estate. She is confident communicator in five key languages: English, German, Russian, Spanish and Bulgarian. She goes above and beyond to deliver always a five-star personalized service to her customer and exceeds their goals and expectations. Maria is very proud to be part of Compass, transforming the real estate market through innovative technology solutions and value-added client centered strategies. She is part of an experienced multi-cultural and high-performing team.
Born in Varna, Bulgaria and raised in Saint-Petersburg, Russia Maria perfectly understands the diverse cultural needs of the Eastern European market. She continued her studies in Germany and graduated with honors B.A. Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen. For the four years she lived there Maria also picked up on the German organization, precision and perfectionism, which have been very valuable assets for her future career. Maria started her sales career on the regional team with Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Barcelona, Spain selling 25 hotels and resort of nine different luxury and lifestyle brands like St.Regis, Westin, W hotels, Le Meridien, Sheraton and Luxury Collection. Some of the skillset she developed include prospecting business, brand positioning and activation, negotiation and closing techniques, developing and executing strategies as well as strong CRM. During her international role with Starwood Maria had the unique opportunity to travel around the world and develop business relationship with fast-growing markets like Asia, Middle East, India and South America and understands their cultures and customer preferences.
Inspired by the Viennese architecture - old and new, Maria decided to continue her successful sales career with RE/MAX in Austria. She delivered high-profile customer service for embassies, diplomats from the headquarter of United Nations in Vienna, executives of top corporate companies and celebrities, while negotiating and closing sales and lease transactions on multi-million properties.
Maria’s dream to move to United States came true when her husband took over a senior leadership role with Design Hotels/ Marriott International based in New York City in 2015. They both felt in love with the diversity, the energy and the architecture of New York and found their new home where they are happily raising their two adorable girls ages three and four.
In her free time Maria loves traveling and exploring new destinations and cultures with her family.