Pilar Vives is originally from Barcelona, Spain. After finishing her studies in architecture, she relocated to Switzerland, where she worked for a few years before moving to San Francisco, now her residence for the past 18 years. Pilar has a clear understanding of the real estate market in the San Francisco area: She has seen it expand and change greatly during her long stay. Furthermore, she loves helping clients to achieve their real estate goals—either finding the perfect home or gaining the most value from the sale of their home. Her background is in architecture, design, and software project management. She received her Master's degree in architecture from the University of Barcelona. She loves design in all aspects and thinks it is directly related to “quality" in real estate. Much of her work draws on her background as an architect and her knowledge of art, inspired by the great artistic design atmosphere in Barcelona. Pilar is very excited to join the Engel & Völkers brand as one of the leading companies in the industry, known for premium service and innovative thinking.