Meet the Team
Founder, Penelope Olij-Perez
“Over the years I have been at the helm of relocations and international moves to such destinations as Netherlands, South Africa, Switzerland and Spain. The last 16 years my husband and I – both Dutch nationals – have resided in the Barcelona area, where we built a successful business and raised our family.
I have faced the fears of building a new life and settling my family in a new environment. It is my calling now, with the Mimoun team, to give you guidance, be at your side and make you feel safe throughout your journey.
In previous years I personally helped so many others to find their new homes and lifestyles, and I had always wished that one day I could have my own special company. The Mimoun company and team has successfully grown from that desire.”
Client testimonial – Stephen & Roger
“For nearly two hours, she deftly led us through conversations about ourselves, our vision for a new home and life, and the ways that she should could help us. We had found our guardian angel!
She became our eyes, ears, and more, communicating with such clarity that we felt we were at her side.
A strong and effective advocate, she seemed to effortlessly resolve problems we faced with banks and businesses or secure that extra item or service she believed we needed. No detail was overlooked, not a light bulb nor a clothes hanger. We could not have hoped for a smoother transition. The perfect ending to this journey: Penelope welcoming us into our new home.
We are still smiling at our very good fortune to have met and worked with her and Mimoun.”
Financial Advisor, Daniel Perez
Daniel comes from a high-flying business career in the service industry in Northern Europe and South-Africa.
Originally from The Netherlands and now based in Barcelona for the last 16 years, he is the founder and owner of a successful B2B telecom company and he has been able to build up an extensive network of contacts and associates with access to very unique properties.
Daniel will guide you through the do’s and don’t of business in Spain using his experience to navigate the market to secure the best possible deal.
Fluent in 5 languages, he manages teams with ease, drive and efficiency
Marketing Manager, Lisa Long
Lisa, originally from Edinburgh, has relocated many times, both as a child and an adult. After working her way around 9 different schools, she graduated from University and spent 10 years across two blue chip companies, running IT projects and Six Sigma Quality initiatives.
After starting a family Lisa decided to launch her own digital design business, based in London, to try to regain some work-life balance. This soon grew into an award-winning global company, including Lisa earning the title of UK’s ‘Mumpreneur of the Year’ and being labelled as a ‘Woman of Worth’ for her start-up success.
After 8 years of running her company, Lisa and her family had the opportunity to relocate to Barcelona and settled in Castelldefels 2 years ago.
“I’ve enjoyed an expat lifestyle since childhood so it really is a way of life for me. I love new adventures and wanted to offer the same experiences to my own children. In 2016 we were lucky enough to be offered an opportunity to move to Barcelona.
I know that moving abroad can be an incredibly stressful experience and since meeting Penelope from Mimoun, and learning of the faultless service Mimoun offer, I jumped at the chance to work alongside the company to ensure we can reach and assist as many fellow adventuring expats as possible!”
What our Clients say…
|“The Mimoun team really took the time to understand our needs and the things that were important to us for finding a house, community, way of life and school for our children.
It’s clear that Penelope and her team really enjoy bringing your family into their community and tailoring your experience to create a true “home to home” experience.
I have recommended Mimoun to several friends who have also made the journey to call Barcelona home.”
|“We had a very good experience with Penelope and her team. Their vast experience of the Spanish market as well as their strong knowledge of the local areas were important to us.
Mimoun is very reliable, true professionals who will walk that extra mile for you. One of the things we really liked is that they took the time to listen to all of our wishes with regard to our move to Sitges.
If you are thinking of moving to Barcelona or its surrounding areas, Mimoun is without doubt the company you should contact to take you through the process.”
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