Our international office is based in Monaco where we are in partnership with the leading Monaco agency, Real Estate Monte-Carlo. Owned and run by Anne-Marie Fissore, Real Estate Monte Carlo has a unrivalled depth of knowledge of the Monaco property market. Along with Anne-Marie, Rista Backovic and Cheryl Owen ensure that our international property transactions are managed with the same emphasis on personal service as at our London offices.
In 2010, Rista (then a Director at Finlay Brewer) moved to the South of France with his family to work as a property consultant in Monaco. We encouraged him to return in 2014 to develop our international consultancy project. He now spends his time between London and Monaco providing a personalised service to our clients in both cities. On the rare occasion when Rista has a spare minute, he can be found in the gym or on the beach with his family.
With an unstoppable drive and 15 years of international property experience, Cheryl now works alongside Rista in Monaco. Cheryl’s time is spent coordinating with clients in our Monaco office as well as running the marketing and PR for Finlay Brewer International. After spending many years living between Australia and London, she has now made south of France her home. Her hobbies…..red wine, learning French and Formula 1.
Anne-Marie has 25 years of knowledge and experience in the local market and her ethos of offering high levels of personal service matches our own. Having worked closely with Rista in Monaco, Anne-Marie set up her own real estate agency before joining forces with Finlay Brewer.
Rista Backovic and Cheryl Owen offer property sourcing, selling and renting in the principality and along the French Riviera. Working with a network of agents, developers, financiers and land owners they will locate, sell or rent an eclectic selection of properties ranging from an underground parking space to a detached villa with pool and helipad.
Monaco is an independent sovereign state with exemplary institutional stability. Located in the heart of Europe, and bordering the South of France on three sides and the Mediterranean Sea on one side, Monaco is just 30 kilometres from Nice International Airport.
Monaco provides an unparalleled quality of life for its residents with an exceptionally international community living within it’s 200 hectares. The second smallest country in the world, Monaco provides its cohesive multicultural community (120 nationalities are represented) with a school system known for its excellence, an extremely effective and enviable healthcare system, solid banking and financial institutions, as well as an unrivalled sense of security, worldwide cultural events, cuisines and festivities.
Monaco also has a moderate taxation structure, namely: no taxes on Monegasque income (except for French and American residents). No property tax, no business tax. No inheritance tax (on direct family members). No real estate capital gains tax.
Becoming an owner in Monaco and therefore, an investor, means being an integral part of the Principality’s economic activity, allowing you to enjoy the benefits and quality of life that Monaco has to offer its residents while providing stability to your property investment.
In your real estate search, we are able to provide you with a wide range of apartments for sale and will help guide you to the best property that suits your criteria. We are also able to suggest existing as well as soon-to-be-available properties and of course, let you know of any new or future development projects in the Principality.
Once we have found your desired property, we will introduce you to our selection of local lawyers, financial advisers and property managers who will happily help you complete the purchase and look after your property.
To contact Rista or Cheryl, please call +44-20-7371-4166.
We were recommended to help a client who was looking to move to Monaco from Northern Europe.
Our client had identified Monaco for its lifestyle and tax benefits. We were recommended because of our connections within Monaco and the fact that we are bilingual (English/French) with experience of living and working in both cultures. It was believed we would understand the client’s needs and wants. We met with the client along with our local financial adviser, we listened to what the client wanted and discussed what might be available within the budget and the benefits of the different areas in Monaco.
The requirement was to find an apartment in a traditional building in Monaco with scope to remodel and refurbish.
Such properties are usually snapped up by local developers and as there was not much available on the market, we needed to look into sourcing off-market properties as well as talking to agents within our networks. We have a positive relationship with many agencies in Monaco and we keep in touch with these regularly to keep up to date with what is selling and what is coming to the market.
In this case, one of our network agencies had a client looking to sell a traditional property in a particularly special location, without marketing. We previewed this and six other properties across Monaco for our client, we drew up a shortlist but we knew this was the property. The client viewed the properties on the shortlist and agreed that this was the property for them. An offer was made and negotiated and our client was successful in the purchase.
INVESTING IN LONDON
With 25 years experience in the London market, we have the knowledge and experience to help you find the ideal property, whether you are looking for a London home or a residential/commercial investment.
We will take the time to listen to your needs and will then filter through the available properties to find the right one for you.
Our clients include investment companies and end users and we will introduce you to our broad portfolio of specialists including surveyors, lawyers and international tax specialists. Once we have helped you find your investment, we will let (if required) and manage the property for you. We also partner with agents in areas outside London.
If you are interested in investing in London or Monaco, contact us with a brief description of your requirements or alternatively, call Rista or Cheryl on +44- 20 7371 4166.