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.
For the last twenty years, BARNES has made it its mission to pack its portfolio with the most stunning residences in the world’s top locations. An extraordinary selection of upscale properties in over sixty destinations and offices in major international cities (Paris, Geneva, Brussels, New York, Madrid, London), as well as in numerous cities in France (Lyon, Lille, Bordeaux, Nantes, Marseille, Aix, Annecy,) along with top holiday destinations (Ile de Ré, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Bassin d’Arcachon, Deauville, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Sanary, Corsica, Méribel, Courchevel, Megève, Chamonix, Porto Cervo, Marrakesh, St Barts, Mauritius, Verbier).
BARNES is reinventing luxury real estate by selecting the best of the best when it comes to prestige properties combined with a range of exclusive bespoke services, including the management of art collections with BARNES Arts Advisory, expertise in the sale and acquisition of luxury boats with BARNES Yachts, consultancy services for the merger/acquisition of vineyards with BARNES Vineyards Investment and the establishment of a premium wine cellar with BARNES Fine Wines.
Drawing on its in-depth knowledge of local situations and its network of offices in all four corners of the world, BARNES is able to offer its demanding clientèle a global and increasingly mobile service that goes beyond a simple house hunt to include personalised support and legal and tax consultancy at their preferred destination.
« 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 »
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.