Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Meet the Team behind Cote d'Azur Villas
Our villas are beautiful, but our people are what makes the difference between a good villa holiday in the South of France and a great one! Based locally across the French Riviera, Saint Tropez and Provence, our Villa Experts have an amazingly detailed local knowledge. They know every villa and can advise on the best location for your villa rental. Most imortantly, we will be here to meet you and explain how everything works and ensure that all runs smoothly throughout your stay.
If you are a Home Owner looking to rent or sell your house with us, our multinational Marketing Team can offer you a global advertising and on-line portal campaign to reach clients around the world as well as promoting your property to our extensive database of repeat clients.
With over 15 years experience in property rental and management, we offer a highly professional Home Care Service run by a dedicated team with extensive experience in property management. In addition to regular housekeeping and maintenance, we have a valuable list of suppliers and trusted specialists - electricians, plumbers, pool and garden companies - with whom we have worked for many years.
Greg Harris, FRICS - Director
A Fellow of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors, Greg was Managing Director of a leading international real estate agency in Hong Kong before moving to the South of France in 2002. He bought and renovated a holiday home, before deciding to settle and co-found Cote d'Azur Villas the following year.
Marion Harris, MA Cantab - Director
With a background in marketing and the hotel business, Marion has held senior marketing positions with international hotel companies in London, Thailand and Hong Kong. Bi-lingual in English and French, Marion settled in the South of France with Greg and their three daughters in 2002.
Florence Beglia - Gerante
Born and raised in Cannes, Florence left the Côte d'Azur 25 years ago for the bright lights of Paris, where she worked for international hotel brands. Moving further afield Florence then spent 7 years in the Netherlands and 10 years in Asia working in relocation and convention management. Florence moved back to the South of France in 2008 where she joined the team at Cote d'Azur Villas. She has developed Sales and Long Term rental activity. Florence became Gerante in 2013 and is now also responsible for Property Sales. All those years of travelling mean that Florence speaks French, English, Dutch and Spanish.
Angela Swedlund - French Riviera & Travel Trade
Angela developed her appreciation for beautiful homes during her 10 years of property development and management in Los Angeles. After arriving in Provence, she continued to expand her property management skills at a large holiday property in the Var. Today her home in France is Valbonne, where she lives with her husband and three children. Angela has been working with Cote d'Azur Villas for over 8 years and has experience of several key areas of the business including Reservations, Holiday Rental and Customer Service. Her focus is now on the rental operation along the French Riviera coast and she has developed a strong programme with Travel Partners internationally. Angela is fluent in English, German, and French.
Anne-Isabelle van der Linde - Cote d'Azur Villages
Having joined us from a career in hotels Anne-Isabelle brings a wealth of hospitality and event experience to the team. Having worked in prestigious hotels both in Monaco and in the South of France Anne-Isabelle is of Dutch origin but has spent the last 10 years here in France and previously lived in Asia and the USA. She speaks Dutch, English and of course French.
Magali Moreno - Saint Tropez
With many years experience of holiday rental and villa management on the Cote d'Azur, Magali joined Cote d'Azur Villas to set up and run our Saint Tropez office. Today we have more than 60 luxury properties for holiday rental and management around the peninsula. Magali works with a dedicated, on-site concierge team to ensure properties are managed to the highest standard and that holiday clients have a streamlined experience. Following the demand for weddings in the area, Magali is also looking after our unique selection of wedding and event villas - large properties and chateaux dotted throughout the South of France.
Jackie Cedo - Finance and Accounts
Jackie moved to the South of France in 2000 to study Accounting and International Management. Having worked at different accounting firms and companies within the region, she had a rounded experience in Financial management before joining the Cote d'Azur Villas team. Fluent in English and French, Jackie is responsible for managing the Owner Accounts and for the day-to-day running of all administrative and financial matters within the company.
Laura Dominguez - Property Management
Laura joined Cote d'Azur Villas after many years in international real estate consultancy. An expert in high-end property management, Laura understands the demands and attention to detail necessary to successfully manage homes on the Cote d'Azur. Fluent in French, English and Spanish, she brings dynamism and a wealth of professional experience to the team.
Sophie Lindeskog - Long Term Rental
Having come here from Sweden as a child, the Cote d'Azur is home for Sophie who continues to live and work here with her three children. With her extensive knowlege of the area, Sophie offers a unparrallelled insight on setting up home on the Cote d'Azur. Tri-lingual in English, French and Swedish, Sophie has many years experience in the long-term rental market and knows all the ins and outs of how to live and operate successful in the area.
Meliza Molina - Saint Tropez Villa Management
After many years in Sales and Events for luxury hotels, Méliza recently joined our Saint-Tropez office. Native of the region, she has an excellent knowledge of the territory and a strong network of local partners and suppliers. Specifically in charge of Property Management, Meliza provides a highly professional management service to owners of second homes and a warm welcome and efficient rental support for holiday makers coming to Saint Tropez.
Julie Lucas - Reservations and Accounts
From a background of high-level yachting, Julie moved into accounting to further her career and during her training undertook a work experience with Cote d'Azur Villas. It was a perfect match and Julie joined Cote d'Azur Villas on a full time basis in 2019. Julie now has responsibility for Holiday Rental Reservations and for Property Management Accounting and is perfectly bi-lingual in English and French.
Rosie Luokkala - Digital Marketing
After moving around for over a decade, Rosie settled in the South of France in 2019. She has an eclectic background with professional experience in translation, tourism and customer service, and academic degrees in English Linguistics and Urban Planning. At Côte d'Azur Villas, she has responsibility for various marketing tasks such as managing advertising portals, writing villa descriptions and preparing newsletters. She speaks English, Finnish, Swedish, French and (very rusty) Spanish.
Tess Williams - Sales
An experienced sales professional, Tess joined Cote d'Azur Villas in 2018 from a successful career in banking and property sales. A French national, bilingual in English and French, Tess' focus is on developing the sales business within the villages of the Cote d'Azur. With her banking and finance background, she brings a unique knowledge of property finance to the team.
Aurelie Basset - Marketing Assistant
With degrees in Sales and Hospitality Management, Aurélie has worked in related fields such as events management, hotels and yachting. After several years in the US and in Germany, she has returned home to the South of France to work as a Marketing Assistant at Côte d'Azur Villas with particular responsiblity for the French website. Multi-lingual, Aurelie is fluent in French and English and also speaks German and Spanish.
Eric Codron - IT Support
With 20 years of experience as a software developer and validation engineer in the telecommunications industry, Eric puts all his experience to work for the benefit of his clients. Eric also knows how to get out of his comfort zone and question himself to deal with all the subjects that are submitted to him as IT support, and he is equally happy to deal with these issues in English as in French.
Eric has been working with Cote d'Azur Villas for the last two years and has been of invaluable assistance in the launch of our new web site.
His greatest satisfaction? Find solutions to everyday IT problems and implement them.