United Arab Emirates
Andrew Beale is a French- and British-qualified estate agent with close to three decades’ experience in the ski property business. He founded Free Spirit Alpine in 2006 to help HNWs find their ‘home in the mountains’ and holds a carte professionnelle recognition from the French government.
‘International buyers were poorly served by the local French Alps agents, which made the buying process complicated and unnecessarily opaque,’ Beale tells Spear’s. ‘We worked hard to change that and are proud to provide buying and selling solutions to clients that make their lives easier, speeding up the process and adding huge value.’
Free Spirit Alpine is based in Meribel and has agents in Courchevel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville and Val d’Isère. The company also has a London office in Mayfair.
There has been an extraordinary period of expansion in Free Spirit Alpine’s established core markets, as the firm has continued serving buyers from Europe, Scandinavia and the UAE. Building on this success, it has pushed into other territories and countries, adding new clients from North and South America, South Africa and the Caribbean. It is a truly international concern with a global clientele.
Despite historically low inventory levels, the recent cost of living and interest rate rises, sales have reached record highs as individual deals and clients become higher in value.
With Covid-related restrictions lifted across the globe and travel once again an easy and enjoyable part of life, the company sees no reason why this Global trend need not continue.
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