Melanie Aalbers has been in real estate almost from day one. Born in Northern Ireland, Melanie's first memories are of walking building sites and taking hotel reservations at the tender age of four. Her family’s business was in home and hotel development as owners and operators. Melanie’s real estate roots, combined with her own successes in marketing, sales, and asset management make her a great asset to her clients.
An alumna of The Bishop's School in La Jolla, Melanie obtained her BS in Hotel Administration from Cornell University and worked in hotel operations with ITT Sheraton in La Jolla and New Orleans. She received her MBA, with an emphasis in finance and real estate, from Loyola University and coupling her personal experience with her formal education, she transitioned into consulting and performed hotel and resort feasibility studies nationwide before becoming an asset manager and owner's representative for several Four Seasons, Ritz-Carlton, Marriott, and Westin properties worldwide before transitioning back into the residential real estate market.
Melanie currently resides in La Jolla with her identical twin daughters. In addition to real estate, she is very involved in the local community. She is a current member of Las Patronas and National Charity League; a Past-President of the Junior League of San Diego and has served on the Executive Board of the Bird Rock Foundation and on the Governance Board of Bird Rock Elementary. In her spare time, you can find her with her daughters and her Australian Shepherd playing at the beach