Susie Hollands’ VINGT Paris Magazine on the surprisingly low-cost of buying property in the French capital
“Lots of French people are leaving Paris, especially those working in finance, with many seeking to relocate to London or Brussels in particular,” said the agency’s founder, Susie Hollands.
The effects have rippled down to smaller agencies like Vingt Paris, which has a French and foreign clientele. “It’s been beneficial for foreigners,” said Susie Hollands, the agency’s founder and chief executive. “We were having problems finding enough good properties last year. People wouldn’t put them on sale.”
“As the founder of VINGT Paris—a comprehensive hub for visual arts information and resources in Paris—Susie knows better than anyone how to help new arrivals navigate the local arts scene.”
“Susie Hollands left London 10 years ago to spend two months in Paris between while on a break between IT contracts. Today she is still there, now running VINGT Paris, a successful property sales and rental company. Her personal approach and detailed knowledge of the marketplace means several international clients who buy from her then employ her to manage rentals for them.”
“Hollands, who runs a real-estate company and lives in the tourist-heavy Marais section of Paris, has swapped homes five times…”