Shakira is a self-professed Global Nomad. She was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, raised in State College, PA (home of Penn State University), went to school in New York City, and resided in Madrid, Baltimore, and the Washington, DC Metropolitan area, before finally moving to Los Angeles. She is definitely one of those people for whom the question, “Where are you from?” leads to many different answers.
Shakira holds a degree in Marketing & International Business from NYU. She speaks Spanish fluently after a 10-year stint in Spain, which allowed her the opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe. This international upbringing and exposure has provided her with an acute ability to adapt easily to different types of clients, industries, and situations that arise from ever-evolving Real Estate transactions.
Shakira is a trained sales professional and skilled negotiator, which allows her to successfully serve her clients and write winning offers in a very competitive housing market. In her 5-year career as a top producing Group Sales Manager in the hotel industry, Shakira learned the value of creating and cultivating strong relationships with her clients, while negotiating and closing deals effectively and efficiently. She is diligent, honest, solutions-oriented, quick on her feet, and readily responsive to her clients’ questions and needs.
Shakira moved to Los Angeles in 2018 and is thrilled to now call the City of Angels home. She lives in Echo Park with her husband, a Chef/Entrepreneur from Madrid, Spain, and their 15-year old Golden Retriever-German Shepherd mix, named Astún.
Shakira is a proud member of the Greater Los Angeles Association of REALTORS®, the California Association of REALTORS®, and the National Association of REALTORS®.