Thibault DE SAINT VINCENT
CEO & President
CEO & Managing Partner
Founded by Heidi BARNES 20 years ago and under the direction of its President Thibault de Saint Vincent, BARNES is now the international leader in high-end residential real estate with a portfolio of the most beautiful properties in the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations.
With agencies in the major cities worldwide, including Paris, Brussels, Geneva, London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Miami, Moscow and Monaco, BARNES is also represented in prestigious destinations in great demand from its international clientele: Deauville, Biarritz, Cannes, Aix-en-Provence, Bordeaux, Ile de Ré, the Bay of Arcachon, the Périgord, Lyon, Corsica, Courchevel, Megève, Chamonix, Annecy, Mauritius, St. Barts, Marrakesh, Gstaad, Verbier, Lugano and many more. BARNES currently has over sixty agencies across the world and is planning to open more in the future.
With a strong base in France and internationally, BARNES is looking to reinforce its presence, its network and its reputation with the aim of becoming a luxury group specialised in services for HNWNI (high net worth individuals) and UHNWI (ultra high net worth individuals). Given that this category is constantly growing and is highly mobile, looking for different residences in top locations worldwide, the Group is working hard to extend its offer. With this in mind, new agencies are already scheduled to open: – in France, to extend the network in place: Méribel, Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Val d’Isère and Luberon; – abroad, to reinforce our market position: Budapest, Marbella, Zurich, Montreal, Vienna and Athens.
« For wealthy buyers looking for houses, apartments, seafront villas and countryside properties, the world is their oyster”, explains Thibault de Saint-Vincent. “It is up to us to provide our assistance and to offer a global service – going beyond a simple property hunt, including legal and tax advice, personalised guidance, various refitting, renovation and decoration services – in the city or region of their choice. Globalisation is a real game-changer, and that goes for the real estate industry too » — Thibault de Saint-Vincent.
A major player in the world of luxury
BARNES is also strengthening its consultancy expertise for art, yacht and jet rental, vintage cars, architecture and renovation, partnerships with “family offices” and asset management banks, international lawyers, wealth diversification and optimisation, etc. BARNES calls on the services of specialists in each field, all of whom are leading actors in the luxury industry.