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Associates and Partners

More than its 20 years of experience specialized in French Property, more than its extensive international network and its privileged relationship with the French Government, more than any other factor, it is the Associates and Partners who make up the IFL team that constitute IFL's greatest asset. Composed of a group of experts, each focused on a specific area, the team works together across France and all over Asia. The success of the company is rooted in the total commitment of this team which has gained the absolute trust of its clients.

 

 

Somalina Nguon
Managing Director - Associate – Hong Kong / Paris

Formerly a Price Analyst for the international group SGS, Somalina studied in Paris and in the United States where she graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She established the original IFL structure in Dublin in 1999. After years spent in Kenya, Ireland and Venezuela, she is now based in Hong Kong and is in charge of the Asian markets. "Developing partnerships in Asia and working in this part of the world is a truly stimulating experience; each acquisition project is a challenge, each new property found, a rewarding achievement."

 

David Guillon David Guillon
Vineyard and Château Expert – Associate - Hong Kong

As the owner of the Château de Rozier estate (Rhône valley, close to Nîmes) and a successful winegrower himself (his wines have won the Gold Medal in a number of national competitions), David has established strong relationships with the French government, and in particular the Ministry of Agriculture. He helps investors to understand France's wine regions and the luxury vineyards and châteaux available from Bordeaux to Provence, and then sources the right property to perfectly match the client's wishes and objectives. Thanks to his extensive network of contacts and connections, David can introduce interested parties to off-the-market and trophy properties and ensure a smooth, secure transaction with French officials. His expertise is valuable in helping establish a sound business model, conduct proper due diligence, and give key insight into strategic planning.

 

Jerome Arbault Jerome Arbault
Associate Director - Hong Kong

Jérôme, who graduated from a French Business School in Lyon (France), is a French Property expert. He began his career in wealth management and quickly specialized in real estate, an important asset in any portfolio. His time spent at Louis Vuitton proved inspirational for his role at IFL as finding a unique property requires many of the same skills demanded by the luxury goods sector. Jérôme works on "tailor-made" projects for our clients who can benefit from his 10-year experience in French real estate.

 

Xavier Leonard Xavier Léonard
Associate - Paris

A qualified lawyer and tax specialist, Xavier also holds a Master's degree in Business Management and Strategies and already boasts a rich experience in real estate financing and consulting. Xavier, a thrill-seeker, is passionate about rock climbing and skydiving. "The choice of a small, humane business structure was not by chance. It is, in our opinion, the best way to build close relations with our customers and better understand their expectations. We can then offer an attentive, highly personalized, turnkey service that goes above and beyond what is expected."

 

Romain POTTIER Romain POTTIER
Associate - Canada

Entrepreneur-born, Romain built his first business at 17 years old and successfully grew his private conciergerie while he was in Paris and London, before heading to North America to widen his network. He adapts like water, and so, whatever you are looking for, he will find out, specialized in off markets property as Hôtel Particulier, Buildings, Offices.

 

Patrick ROTH Patrick ROTH
Associate - Bordeaux

Financial advisor, Patrick had a long experience as a private banker. He is not restricted to any investment product or service, and works exclusively for the benefit of our clients. He focuses on financial planning and investment consulting: independent assessment, wealth transfer planning, real estate investment, vineyard acquisition.

 

José ALEMANY José ALEMANY
Associate - Lyon, France

With more than 25 years of management and strategic development experience and DESS MBA “General Management” degree from IAE Lyon University, José is Global Supply Chain expert (from supply to e-commerce), strategic business development manager, operational partner of Asia France business and investment platform, and with Family Office international funds from structuring to deployment of company acquisition and sale with private real estate.

 

Darab BAGHAI Darab BAGHAI
Architect - Paris, France

A Paris based architect, and co-founder of Compas architecture, Darab is a graduate from Harvard University and the French Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris. He is registered at the order of architects in France, and focuses on the refurbishment of hotels particuliers, villas, luxury apartments and design of office planning in France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland and Abu Dhabi.

 

Ana Ana Irene Vidal Colorado
Partner - Latin America

Ana is a Venezuelan lawyer (1988) with over 20 years experience. She has a Law Masters Degree (DESS) on Urbanism and Construction Law from the University of Toulouse, France (1990). Ana has worked in France as advocate at the Court in Paris (2008-2013). She was Legal Counsel of Real Estate Chamber of Caracas (1998-2002) and Chief, Legal Counselling Service, Department of Legal and Consular Affairs, Ministry of Oil and Energy of Venezuelan’s Government in 2004. Ana thinks that success comes faster to those who are open, active learners.

 

Michel Le Poupon Michel Le Poupon
French Notary – France

Michel is one of the few English-speaking notaries in France and specializes in handling the paperwork governing property purchase by non-residents. He is in charge of the legal procedure for each transaction and works closely with the Hong Kong office to secure each acquisition project.

 

Vincent Grigne Vincent Grigne
Partner - Shanghai

After graduating from the renowned Skema Business School in France, Vincent began his career as a financial analyst with Saint-Gobain Corp in Philadelphia. In 2007, he moved to Hong Kong to join a leading trading company and quickly became a multi-million key account manager. Vincent is now based in Shanghai and, as an IFL consultant, oversees prospection on the Chinese market.

 

Emilie Roussel Broquisse Emilie Roussel Broquisse
Property Expert and Advisor in Private Asset Management

Graduated as a notary and in private asset management, Emilie has developed for the last 20 years a solid experience in the heritage trade, acting as advisor for individual customers, business leaders and professionals. She has a good knowledge of the French property market, the procedures and tax system. Today, her main activity is to assist clients in the searching and selection of a property and accompanying them in their investment project with tax and costs optimization as targets. Furthermore Emilie is President of an association of business leaders in West Paris.

 

David Colle David Colle
Partner - Switzerland

David specializes in luxury real-estate transactions and handling exceptional properties all over France. The international network he has built over the years enables us to offer a broad range of luxury real-estate investment opportunities worldwide.