ABINI ( Asociación Balear Inmobiliria Nacional e Internaticonal ) was officially founded in the beginning of 2020 with the main aim to create a professional and beneficial environment for real estate professionals focusing on the regional, national and international markets of the Balearic Islands.

 The initial idea of creating such a platform was of two befriended real estate agencies who had already years ago the vision of founding a real estate association in order to account for the challenges the fast-moving industry has to face.

 The real estate market together with the construction industry forms after the tourism sector the second strongest industry with a GDP of over 20% on the Balearic Islands.

Due to its economic importance to the autonomic region it is rather surprising that the real estate market has been an unregulated industry in the past. In consequence, the government has announced in 2020 the need of placing rules and regulations in order to control this industry by creating a certification program to secure a minimum standard.

 It is one of ABINI’s primary objectives to promote standards of competent and ethical practice which will lead to increased credibility and expertise when working with customers on a B2B an B2C level. Therefore, ABINI supports the idea of the government of regulate the market and wishes to provide in depth information of the day to day requirements a professional real estate consultant needs to meet in order to provide a professional service to the customer.


ABINI is committed to serving the needs of its' member real estate agencies by providing the necessary information and support to encourage and promote a high level of professionalism within the industry. To provide a better service for clients and offer best practice in all our dealings now and in the future.

 As a major generator to the Balearic economy, it is also one of the organisation's prime objectives to work with other national and international industry groups in order to establish ABINI as one of the most far-reaching and reliable sources of information and an authorative voice in the industry. We will work together to achieve the sustainable development and promotion of the Balearic Islands to ensure the conservation of the region's natural beauty, culture and environment and its economic future.



Measures Against the Illegal Occupation of Housing in the Balearic Islands


To develop within the Balearic Islands, an effective and professional group that provides support and which will assist its members in becoming more successful practitioners within the regional, national & international markets.

To promote standards of competent and ethical practice in their respective local, national and/or international markets.

To enhance an environment for networking, where information in reference to legal updates, quality continuing education, etc. are actively exchanged and discussed.

To assist their members so they may be better able to serve the public and fulfil state-mandated continuing education requirements.

To inform members for changes in the real estate market, as global economic developments increasingly affect the local markets.

To link members of ABINI with other real estate associations and associations of similar fields such as construction, tourism, legal services in order to join their forces and to promote and better the services of the Balearic Islands to their habitants, investors, visitors.

ABINI to act as a legitimate speaker for their members to represent their interests and to liaise with other industry groups in the field of construction, administration, politics, tourism.

Members on the 20th of May 2022 at the ABINI Anual Meeting



Hans Lenz

President / Engel & Völkers

Hans is Mallorquin by birth with German roots and he holds a degree in business administration. Prior to starting in real estate in 2004, he worked as ground operations for major flight operators. In 2012 he joined Engel & Völkers Mallorca Southwest group as CEO and is responsible for a team of 70 Real Estate Professionals in Mallorca’s southwest region. His proven expertise includes all aspects of real estate from residential sales & rentals to commercial, investments and new developments. Hans is also the chairman of the Mallorca Preservation Foundation, with the mission of preserving the amazing beauty and environmental quality that Mallorca has to offer.

Jorge Forteza

Vice President / Novamallorca

Jorge is Mallorquin by birth and even though he studied and worked in Spain’s biggest and most vibrant cities, he was absolutely clear that he would return to Mallorca. Here he can combine his passions of working in real estate and competitive sailing, which he has done professionally for many years. Jorge has degrees in Economics & Business Administration and Management. He started his career in real estate in 1980 and went on to become a partner in Novamallorca – where he now is the CEO and owner. Jorge is an active member of API – the Balearic Islands Association of Real Estate Agents.

Ahmet Senoglu

Treasurer / Mallorcaresidencia

Ahmet has an MBA and M.Eng. from Cornell University, USA. He has many years of finance and consulting experience in the U.S. and Sweden. After working as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in Stockholm, he managed a medium-sized technology company as CEO. Today, Ahmet is the Partner in MallorcaResidencia and responsible for new project development and he works closely with private and institutional investors interested in Mallorca. He speaks English, Swedish, German, Turkish and Spanish. In his free time, he catches some waves around the island.

John van Eenennaam

Member / John Taylor

John is originally from Holland, is an economics and languages graduate and has lived in Mallorca since 1991. His vast sales experience in real estate started in 2005 and currently he is the Franchise Partner for John Taylor Mallorca Southwest. With over a decade of working in real estate, he knows that Mallorca offers the perfect combination of lifestyle, nature and a perfect infrastructure. John, who is also an experienced long-distance marathon runner, believes that respect, honesty, transparency and reliability are the key drivers that make a professional real estate expert.

Daniela Gawert

Member / Kensington

Daniela’s background is in social and health care. Further to completing a business apprenticeship in her native Germany, she moved to Mallorca in 2010 and has worked in real estate ever since. She is the Managing Director of Kensington Real Estate for different licence areas. For her, Mallorca’s attraction is down to its diversity, cultural riches and it’s a safe haven to live.

Birgit Süssmilch

Member / Engel & Völkers

Birgit has a degree in Business Administration and, further to participating in the ERASMUS exchange program at the University Abat Oliba in Barcelona in 2000, she decided to stay in Spain. After working in the real estate sector in Marbella, she joined the Engel & Völkers Mallorca Southwest Group in 2004, where she now manages the Santa Ponsa office and works as an international sales trainer. For Birgit, Mallorca has it all: beautiful landscapes, mountains, sea, amazing food, rich culture and, as the icing on the cake, the island boasts an excellent infrastructure. In her spare time you will most likely find her in Mallorca’s waters – practising all sorts of water sports.


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