..Meet the Team
Greg M. 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 C. Harris, M.A.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.
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 is responsible for the rental properties along the coast and also long term and relocation rentals. All those years of travelling mean that Florence speaks French, English, Dutch and Spanish.
With more than 20 years of senior sales and marketing experience in the hotel and travel sector, working with brands such as Hilton and Thistle Hotels, Maria moved to the South of France in 2004. Since the move, Maria has put her marketing and communications experience to good use working with brands such as AngloINFO, Sotheby’s International Realty and now Cote d’Azur Villas. Maria lives in a small Provencal village with her husband and son and outside of the office enjoys cooking, travelling and of course trying to decide which of the local vineyards produces the best wine.
Anne has worked in a luxury services for more than 15 years. Along with running her own businesses, a restaurant in Cornwall and holiday homes in Dordogne, she has also has extensive experience on board luxury yachts. Anne is passionate about customer service and will only work to the highest standard in everything that she does. Anne is a qualified Yacht Captain and has circumnavigated the globe on board luxury yachts and also on her own sailing boat. Her extended yachting experience gives her an innate sense of team building and responsibility. Anne is now firmly at anchor with the Cote d’Azur Villas team.
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 develop her property management skills at a large holiday property in the Var. Her final home in in France is Valbonne, where she lives with her husband and three children and now works with the clients of Cote d’Azur Villas offering her expertise and customer service skills managing properties and organsing the perfect holiday rental. Angela is fluent in English, German, and French.
Amanda has spent most of her working life in France and has a background in finance as well as property management and seasonal rentals. She has worked for major financial institutions such as Dresdner Bank and Banque Worms and since moving to the South of France, she has managed a small wine producing estate in Provence and worked with Abercrombie & Kent, contracting new properties for rental. Amanda lives with her family close to the village of Valbonne and her responsibilities at Cote d’Azur Villas involve sales as well as developing the property portfolio in the Provence region.