EDITION: August - October 2021

POSIDONIA: Exclusive Properties in Ibiza

By Jerry Brownstein
Buying, selling or building a house can be complicated, so it is important to be guided by people whom you know you can trust. This is the essence of Posidonia, where every client is welcomed into a wonderful family that will help them to make their dreams come true. It all started with Paul Helbling who had a thriving business in Zurich as an architect and interior designer. He and his wife Liliane fell in love with Ibiza back in the 80’s and spent their holidays here. The pull of the island became stronger over the years as Liliane and the children stayed more and more on Ibiza, while Paul went back and forth from Zurich to keep his business going. Finally, the decision was made 30 years ago for Paul to bring all of his knowledge and experience to a new real estate and design venture here in Ibiza.

As Posidonia has grown, so has the family, and each one has become an important part of the team. Paul handles design, construction, renovations and the overall appraisal of prospective properties. Liliane has been working side by side with Paul from the beginning as sales manager and general coordinator of the business. Their daughter Jannine does all of the administrative work for Posidonia, including the legal documentation for sales. Her brother Manuel creates innovative advertising of the properties, as he is a certified drone pilot and has a university degree in 3D design. Jannine’s husband Johan Diez is the maintenance manager, offering to owners a complete service that cares for every aspect of their properties. The family also started another business in 2001 called interCulinarium, which is now run by daughter Patricia. This well-known company supplies equipment and organization for all types and sizes of events on Ibiza and Formentera.

Posidonia is a full service operation with each member of the family contributing their unique gifts and talents to create a business that is both efficient and harmonious. Clients feel that they too are part of this family energy, as they are cared for at every stage of the process. For sellers it starts with a complete analysis of their property, and a thorough check of all legal papers. This information helps to determine what is a fair price to be offered. The next step is a contract that is fully transparent so that the seller knows exactly what to expect. The marketing package includes Manuel creating 3D presentations, dramatic drone videos and 360º virtual tours of the house and surroundings. When a buyer is found Jannine prepares the necessary paperwork to consummate the sale, and all of this is included in the sales commission.

This feeling of family caring extends to the buyers of property as well. Often a prospective buyer will like a certain house, but may want to renovate it to fit their specific needs. Paul’s talent and experience as both an architect and interior designer helps them to find the perfect solutions. But the caring does not stop there as Posidonia also offers property management for their clients after the sale. As noted above, this service is managed by Johan, who is also a yacht captain. In addition to taking care of maintenance for the house, pool and garden, he can also coordinate administrative paperwork and renting when desired.

Posidonia concentrates their selling on a limited number of exclusive properties. These homes have been chosen and prepared so that they will appeal to Posidonia’s extensive network of direct contacts. In addition, Paul also designs and supervises the construction of luxury homes and major projects such as the Residencia El Castillo at Los Molinos. This community of 20 stylish luxury flats is just 700 metres from Ibiza Town, and is directly on the sea with fantastic views from every apartment. It was conceived, created and promoted from beginning to end by Paul and his team. As you can see, Posidonia is a fully integrated real estate business that can handle all of your needs. But what truly sets them apart is that their clients always feel that they are being treated with respect and care. So whether you are buying, selling or building, you will always be in good hands with Posidonia & the Helbling family.