International & Strategic Property Advisers
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 Professionelle 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,’ he 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.
Despite Covid, this has been an extraordinary year in the HNW and UHNW Alpine Property markets. As an agency this has been our highest grossing year in sales volume in the last ten years. 2021 has also recorded a number of personal milestones, including my highest annual commission income since I became an agent 27 years ago – with an increase of 25% on last year's figures.
I have also had the most sales completed over 4 million Euros, and my best penetration into the Scandinavian and UAE buyers sector. All this under the spectre of historically low inventory levels. Quite a year.
Travel and Covid restrictions/developments aside, I see no reason why 2022 shouldn’t continue this upward movement.
Rank: Top Ten
Top Ten 2022, Property Advisers - France & Monaco