Carlton International Team

Meet our Team of Côte d'Azur Real Estate Agents and French Riviera Property Experts

Philip Weiser - Managing Director
Philip Weiser - Managing Director

Philip WEISER

Philip Weiser is a multi-lingual New Zealander who has travelled the world. Having completed his studies in Lausanne, Switzerland, he joined an expanding corporation based in New York, with hotels in Bermuda, Mexico and the Bahamas. Subsequently appointed Director of Marketing for a major International Hotel Group headquartered in London, he discovers the most beautiful locations and most diverse cultures. In central London he created a company dedicated to the rental of elegant, furnished and serviced apartments. The company enjoyed considerable success as an undeniable alternative to luxury hotels.

In the early 1980s he chose to settle in the South of France and adapted his previous experience to Real Estate on the French Riviera. Participating in the development of the property market for ten years and suffering the collapse in the early 90s, he retained his positive enthusiasm and in 1997, founded the Carlton International, Luxury Real Estate consultancy

Strategy and Communication
Strategy and Communication

Sophie CHOMETTE

Sophie Chomette studied Art and Design for the textile industry and in 1991 entered the Information Technology sector, training in computer assisted graphic design. She extended her experience to include digital video, which in turn led to her becoming responsible for the conception and organisation of an automated, remote controlled, digital signage system. This new media is a revolution in the world of point of sale communications and is adapted specifically for Real Estate applications. The study of the Real Estate profession across France completed the experience necessary for her to fulfil her role in the coordination of the Marketing of Carlton International and it’s portfolio.

Community Manager
Community Manager

Mélanie AUGUSTE

Passionate about trends in new communications technology, Mélanie attended the Faculty of Letters at the University of Nice in the renowned High Tech park of Sophia-Antipolis where she graduated with a degree in Information and Communications.  She is currently in the process of combining her studies for a Master’s degree focused on marketing and communication strategies, undertaking a professionalization training program within the Carlton Group. As Marketing Assistant, she enthusiastically and efficiently provides support to the company’s communications department.. Melanie, in charge of social networks, is a native of the region and is ideal to speak about the French Riviera lifestyle as a theme, when undertaking communication campaigns targeting investors and families interested in the Carlton International portfolio of properties. 

Public Relation
Public Relation

Lauren WEISER

Lauren returned to the French Riviera in 2016 after 20 years abroad to bring to the Carlton Group a wealth of experience in fields extending through Media and Advertising in London, Hotel Management in New York, the Film industry in Los Angeles, Interior Design and above all Real Estate Brokerage in Buffalo N.Y.

Aside from being bilingual in French and English her professional competences and experiences contribute to the strength of the Group Management and Marketing teams. Lauren represents the Carlton Group in all Social Media, Corporate Partnership and Professional Association operations, as part of her Public Relations Management functions.

Her International culture and education, linguistic capacity, intimate familiarity with the region, her Real Estate knowledge and ease of communication make her an important asset to our clients in their property projects as well as to the Carlton Group and its future development.

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Portfolio Manager
Portfolio Manager

Brigitte SCHWARZ

Of Franco-Swiss nationality and after having spent her youth in Vevey, on the Lake of Geneva, and studied advertising and communications, Brigitte returned to France. Following a career in finance in the city of Lyon for 13 years, the quality of life of the French Riviera lured Brigitte who was naturally attracted to the luxury real estate business. Brigitte thrives for 10 years in this profession, behind the coastal areas at first, then as Director of a Property Consultancy on the famous “Croisette” sea front, in Cannes. Brigitte later joined the Carlton International Group where, with her intimate knowledge of the market, she is able to advise the Company’s clients in all matters relating to the valuation and sale of their properties.

Manager of the Rental Department
Manager of the Rental Department

Alexandra VENARD

Alexandra Venard read literary studies in France and then chose real estate for her future and acquired her professional degree. Following various professional experiences in the United Kingdom and a year in Provence to work as property consultant, she was invited to join Carlton International where, today, Alexandra is responsible for guiding you in your seasonal rental choice and for accompanying you during your stay on the French Riviera.

Central Reservation
Central Reservation

Marie-Noëlle GERARD

With a degree in Physical Geography, Marie began her career in the luxury hotel and leisure industry where she divided her time between Saint-Tropez in the summer and Avoriaz in the winter. Moving to Antibes, she discovered the Yachting world and is soon engaged on majestic private yachts as Chief Stewardess where, for six years, she goes several times around the world. Marie decided finally  to set foot on land and learn the subtleties of the travel agency world training at “Amadeus” the leader in the industry based in the high-tech park of Sophia Antipolis. These different experiences in the world of luxury and travel enabled her to understand the expectations of wealthy customers. Marie joined the Carlton Group to dedicate all her energy to satisfying the needs of a sophisticated and demanding international clientele seeking luxury villas for seasonal rent and for business use.

Manager Saint-Tropez
Manager Saint-Tropez

Corinne AIGOUY

Corinne AIGOUY, who speaks fluent English, began her career as assistant to an architect before deciding to accept the management of a boutique in the renowned ski resort of Courchevel. There, over 13 years, she developed and directed a chain of 10 businesses, refining  her sales, marketing and service techniques which she has now adapted to Real Estate in St Tropez. Since 2008 she has been in charge of the management of the Carlton International Real Estate consultancy office handling property sales and luxury villa rental.

MANAGER VALBONNE
MANAGER VALBONNE

Pascal GHIOTTI

Pascal started his career in Strategy and Management Consulting in Paris and London. Subsequently he spent 5 years in Sophia, Bulgaria, as a diplomat at the French Embassy and founded an import/export company there. An opportunity with Air France Group took him to Geneva, where he was in charge of Quality and Organization Management for Switzerland and Central Europe. In August 2000 Pascal founded Laforêt Immobilier in Valbonne which was rebranded as Valbonne Prestige Real Estate. Pascal speaks fluent French and English and has good communication skills in Italian and Bulgarian.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Xavier ALBERINI

Xavier holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Commerce. He started his early career in Paris as Area Manager in the Food Industry, but it was in New York, US, where he had his first real estate experience. He then moved to Toronto, Canada, where he was Sales Manager in the Medical Equipment Industry. Once back in the South of France in 2016 where he was raised, he joined Riviera Lifestyle, Carlton Group Valbonne as Property Consultant. Highly professional, dynamic, with a great positive attitude and team spirit, he is respected as much within the team as by the customers. Fluent and experienced in English, he will advise our international clientele looking to sell or to buy while sharing the “Riviera Lifestyle”.


Senior Consultant
Senior Consultant

Mervi GHIOTTI

Mervi, of  Swedish nationality and Finnish origin has 20 years of experience from living and working on the French Riviera. She holds a Dual Master’s Degree; a Master of Science Degree in European Business Studies from Växjö University in Sweden and a Master in European Management from IPAG Business School in Nice, France. Her earlier career focused on human resources and organizational development at a strategic and decision-making level in an international fast-growing environment within the financial technology sector. For the last 10 years, Mervi has excelled in developing her own company within the field of real estate and has successfully completed luxury property transactions by providing personalized, quality services, sharing her market knowledge and expert advice, and applying high moral business ethics. Mervi speaks fluent English, French, Swedish, Finnish and has good communication skills in German, Danish and Norwegian.

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Property Consultant
Property Consultant

Charlie CARROLL

Born and raised in the UK, Charlie has worked for a successful independent estate agency in Windsor, Berkshire for the last 10 years. While primarily focusing on the sale and valuation of residential property Charlie also has experience in New Homes Development, Lettings and Property Management. He joins the Carlton team to further strengthen our ties with UK, working with existing contacts and via new associations.

Property Consultant
Property Consultant

Natalia MIHAILOVNA GUZUN

Daughter of a prominent family within the former Soviet Union, Natalia received a Master’s degree in Economics, Finance and Banking at the Faculty of Chisinau in Moldova. After experience in the various banking services and she out numerous specific missions as Director of important companies both in Europe and in Russia. Natalia accepted the post of CFO of an International Road Transport company, and recognized for her keen sense of diplomacy, she integrates the Embassy of Azerbaijan in Bucharest as Development Projects Manager Finance Manager. Always attracted by the elegance and culture of France, she settled in 2010 in Cannes, where the quality of the environment, and the beauty her surroundings provide her with the contentment she sought.After more than a year of Real Estate studies she joined the CARLTON INTERNATIONNAL team, which reflects her values and interests and will permit her to present the most beautiful homes on the Riviera to customers from the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe, whose needs and desires she understands perfectly.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Flavien JANKOWIAK

Young and dynamic, with a will to succeed, Flavien goes beyond the basic work of the banal real estate agent to accomplish the tasks assigned to him by his customers both purchasers and owners. For 8 years Flavien attended a college with a sports section, aiming at being selected for the National Youth Rugby Team, but while completing commercial and Public Relations studies there, he discovered a passion for real estate. Flavien joined the Carlton Group after succeeding his university real estate degrees. He quickly acquired expertise in the technical, fiscal, legal aspects and benefits of purchase in new Real Estate development programs. Competent in any real estate category, Flavien, who has great team spirit, will accompany you with enthusiasm to help you in the best choice of property to meet your needs and make certain that you complete your investment without worry and in the best possible conditions.

Property consultant
Property consultant

Sébastien MERCET

Armed with a business school diploma, Sébastien Mercet undertakes a career in the Hotel and Catering industry and for 9 years successfully manages his own Restaurant business. Recognised for his management capacity, he is invited to join an internationally renowned Insurance Company where he ensures the Sales and Marketing for the Group in Switzerland. Enterprising by nature, Sébastien chooses to settle on the French Riviera and acquires considerable knowledge and experience as a consultant for a Property Company in Cannes. Intending to specialise in Prestige Real Estate, Sébastien agrees to bring his business skills to Carlton International where he applies himself with passion and patience.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Yann BEUCHAT

Originally from France and Switzerland, Yann grew up on the Côte d'Azur and worked for 10 years in the new technologies sector in France at the Sophia-Antipolis science park. He decided to spend two years traveling around the world to finally settle in Miami, time to develop a business and specialize in luxury real estate photography. Back in France and strong in his American experience, Carlton International named Yann photographer of the agency in 2015 but his knowledge of the sector, his international relational and his commercial fiber escape his passion for real estate exception and he joined business team in charge of the Cannes sector.

Property Consultant
Property Consultant

Filippo MORO

Filippo, of Italian origin, trained in economics and accounting. Thanks to positions in the automotive sector with multinational organisations  he developed a global vision of business transactions. Filippo acted first as a Consultant and subsequently as real estate expert for the cities of Alassio, Sanremo, Bordighera on the Ligurian Riviera in Italy, before joining the Carlton Group. Today he is the Carlton International specialist for the areas surrounding the Principality of Monaco:  Villefranche sur Mer, St-Jean Cap Ferrat, Beaulieu, Cap D'ail,  Eze and  La Turbie.. Filippo, who is trilingual, will be happy to accompany you throughout your research, to inform you of the best business opportunities of the moment and to advise and assist you with the process of acquiring, valuing and marketing property on the French Riviera.

Property consultant
Property consultant

Evelin KRATOFIEL

Of German origin Evelin obtains her Master in Foreign Languages in her homeland and decides to pursue a career as an Interpreter. Being fluent in, English, French and Italian encourages her to seek for new career opportunities abroad and in 2006 she chooses Cannes on the French Riviera as her new living and working base, having been seduced by the area and had already acquired thorough knowledge of the surroundings due to previous visits. Introduced to the Private Aviation Business Field, she worked for several years for her new employer as an Executive Assistant, organizing business charters. In recent years she accepted work opportunities as an Executive Assistant in the Commercial Real Estate and Banking Business that offered her the chance to gain work experiences in Paris, London and Monaco before joining Carlton International in 2014 where she brings her vast experience and her exceptional linguistic capacity to the service of our clients.

MANAGER ST PAUL DE VENCE
MANAGER ST PAUL DE VENCE

Frédéric DEMARLE

A French national, long term resident of Cannes, Frederic DEMARLE is perfectly familiar with the French Riviera, its differences and peculiarities. He was a Real Estate consultant for 15 years in the area with a renowned agency, before joining Carlton International as Director of our new office in Saint-Paul de Vence in 2015, a short distance from the famous mediaeval hilltop village. He is passionate about property and his considerable knowledge of the market, in particular in the coastal countryside, permits him it to provide support and advice throughout the intricacies of the process of sale and purchase for both sellers and buyers. At your disposal, his vast selection of properties in the area so suit the needs of all discerning clients.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Aurélia URBINA

A true native of the French Riviera, born in St Tropez, Aurelia Urbina studied for a degree in literature and subsequently turned to Real Estate to fulfil a long term dream of a career in this profession. Her final diploma allowed her to develop her managerial skills as a consultant in charge of property sales and management in Cannes before joining Carlton International where, thanks to her linguistic capacity, her unbounded energy and undoubted knowledge of the market, Aurelia is able to provide exhaustive assistance and advice to potential Real Estate purchasers.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

MARIE CARLSEN

Marie Malene Carlsen, originally from Denmark, had many years of experience in the tourism and travel industry which subsequently led her to a successful career in human resources and management. In 2006 she moved permanently to the French Riviera with her two daughters, to create her own Internet business and further, to assist home owners in the areas of Saint Paul, Vence and Tourrettes-sur-Loup with the management of their homes. She continued her carrier in Real Estate as a consultant for a local broker, before being invited to join the Carlton Group as a property consultant. Today, Marie is present in our office in Saint-Paul-de-Vence where she thrives, with great professionalism and enthusiasm, in assisting and advising clients of all nationalities through the process of buying and selling and in the management of their properties, their renovation and decoration projects, with the participation of Carlton Group specialists in this field.

Head Concierge French Riviera
Head Concierge French Riviera

Patrick TOBELEM

Having studied at the renowned "Paul Augier," Hotel School of Nice, Patrick Tobelem gained his experience within prestigious luxury hotels along the French Riviera and in 1989 joined the concierge team of the famous "Grand Hotel du Cap, Eden-Roc "on Cap d'Antibes. In 1998, with10 years of Concierge experience and mastering seven languages ​​fluently, he created the first luxury Private Concierge Service of the Riviera dedicated to clients of private villas and yachts. In 2012, Carlton International made use of his great experience to develop a concierge service comparable to the best luxury hotels in the world. Today, with his team, he provides all his expertise exclusively to Carlton International's home owners and clients renting luxury villas on the French Riviera.

Property management
Property management

Frances HENDRY

Frances Hendry left the United Kingdom after training in the fields of diet and stress management to live in Malta, where for several years she was a partner in the development of a successful restaurant business. The change of government motivated a return to England where she became involved in the renovation and decoration of property both inside and outside London. In the early 1990s Frances moved to the South of France with a view to making property improvement investments and was soon asked to offer this service to owners of homes on the French Riviera. Since that time she has provided a personalised Property Management, Renovation and Decoration Service, assisting clients from all over the world in all the responsibilities for the maintenance and improvement of their homes.

PROPERTY CONSULTANT
PROPERTY CONSULTANT

Markus KAMMERER

German-born, Markus graduated in Real Estate and has been practicing the profession for over 15 years. Having specialized in prestigious properties located in outstanding International environments, he is the perfect intermediary to showcase the Carlton International portfolio to the German speaking clientele. Markus represents Carlton International at the international level in his branch office in Baden-Baden. He responds to enquiries by presenting a vast selection of prestigious properties, second homes and Hotel Investment opportunities for sale, together with an outstanding choice of luxurious seasonal Villa rentals on the Côte d 'Azur and stunning Chalets in the winter sports resorts of the  famous French Alps.

Markus is thrilled to promote these exceptional destinations, to support and advise German speaking clients regarding all aspects of  French real estate. Supported by a strong team of specialist, multilingual consultants he will guide you throughout the acquisition process to ensure a smooth conclusion of your investment plans.