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Here is the highly experienced VINGT Paris property team. You can discover more about each team member here and their favourite Paris haunts.

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Susie HOLLANDS
Susie HOLLANDS
CEO & Founder

The founder and CEO of VINGT Paris, having relocated to the French capital in 2003, Susie’s knowledge of the city is unparalleled. In fact, she started VINGT Paris Magazine to share that knowledge with Paris visitors and locals.

Managing a portfolio of properties all over Paris gives her the chance to see each neighbourhood from a local’s perspective, so she has difficulty choosing a favourite. Like a true Parisian, she also appreciates both the highs and lows: From the buzz of the Marais on a Friday night and the hustle of the Saint-Ouen flea markets to the formal beauty of the Palais-Royale and a moonlit stroll along the Seine River, there’s a Parisian experience to suit every mood.

Her constant energy is inspired by creativity, ideas and culture, one of the things that Paris has in abundance. Managing VINGT puts her into contact with many amazing people and places, and she appreciates the unique relationship she has with the city.

Favourite local bar?
With my job, everything is local, so it depends on where I am in the city! Le Meurice – downtown – or Le Mary Celeste.

Favourite local café/restaurant?
Maison Plisson for fresh healthy food, otherwise falafel or fresh oysters and seafood from the market..

Local indulgence?
Fromage!

Guilty pleasure?
Listening to Cheri FM and their amazing selection of ’80s French pop.

The best thing about your quartier?
Being so close to two great markets – Marché d’Aligre and Bastille.

Kristjan KRUUK
Kristjan KRUUK
International Sales

With a passion for history and a desire to be based in a big city, Kristjan arrived in Paris after living in Scandinavia. Still discovering new ‘quartiers’, he particularly enjoys the Palais Royal for its intimate hidden corners and great restaurants and stores. Having worked in sales and marketing in the fashion world, Kristjan is now part of VINGT’s sales team. He enjoys helping his clients to find their perfect Parisian home, working with them on unique projects, and is proud to play a part in making their dreams come true.

Favourite local bar?
La Perle Stolly’s in the Marais.

Favourite local cafe/restaurant?
Mary Celeste.

Local indulgence?
Champagne.

Guilty pleasure?
Crepes with salted caramel.

The best thing about your quartier?
I love the little parks in the Marais. My perfect summer weekend afternoon is with a good book and lunch from the Swedish Cultural Centre in Parc George Cain.

Thibault BELLANGER
Thibault BELLANGER
International Sales & Corporate Relocation

Thibault grew up in Paris between the 1st and the Marais. He started working at a radio station while completing his bachelor in advertising and marketing. With a strong interest in imagery and cinema, he went on to work for an advertising production agency. Here, Thibault worked as a line producer before moving to New Zealand for four years. After returning to Paris, he was introduced to the world of real estate. Thibault is now a strong asset to VINGT Paris with his pugnacity as well as his knowledge and expertise of the city.

Favourite bar?
Le Comptoir Générale, at quai de Jemmapes in the 10th, for its eclectic, offbeat vibe.

Favourite restaurant/cafe?
Au Vieux Comptoir in rue des Lavandières Sainte Opportune in the 1st – rightly voted one of the best bistros in Paris for 2017.

Local indulgence?
A walk in the lovely surroundings of Parc de Saint Cloud.

Guilty pleasure?
That would have to be plateau charcuterie and fromage.

Best thing about your quartier?
We have lots of parks – which is perfect for when the sun shines.

Renato TAGLIAFERRO
Renato TAGLIAFERRO
International Sales

Born and raised in Bologna in Italy, Renato has been living in Paris for over 16 years, having previously lived in both London and New York.

With a vast experience in the global art and real estate markets, he has cultivated over the years a passion for painting, architecture and history, and developed a certain sense of aesthetic “mission”. An excellent communicator and naturally good-humoured, he has always appreciated the contact with clients interested in sharing with him projects, small or ambitious, and always tried to explore together the best way to achieve them.

His knowledge of Parisian life, both historical and sociological, is a key factor in developing a deep understanding of the needs of each customer and often to creating a long-standing relationship.

Favourite local bar?
Everything that is facing the water. I am in love with the river Seine and consider it to be, by far, the most beautiful ‘street’ in Paris.

Favourite local cafe/restaurant?
Of course, they are a well-kept secret, but, to give a hint, my favourites are almost all situated on the Rive Gauche… I can however confess that the setting of LouLou’s terrace in summer is simply breath-taking. In terms of restaurants, everything associated with the South West’s cuisine du terroir and with the tasty and authentic Burgundian culinary tradition has always made my liver smile with guilt.

Local indulgence?
As an Italian rather used to the diversified architectural beauty of my country since a very early age (and, for this reason, quite difficult to be impressed; what a presumption!) – I nonetheless cannot stop repeating that strolling on the banks of the Seine – whatever weather conditions – really defines my (tackily stereotyped) idea of Paris. But it is really undeniable that this magic river and its UNESCO-protected banks are something unique in the world. And it is not by accident that the Louvre, the Île Saint-Louis and the Sainte-Chapelle, along with the Musée d’Orsay and the Petit Palais, certainly my favourite historic landmarks in the Ville Lumière, are never very far from the placid waters of the river.

Guilty pleasure?
Too many to be mentioned on a public platform.

The best thing about your quartier?
The quartiers change (unlike the individuals after a certain age) and the individuals often change quartier… What we liked in our quartiers in the past may not be what we mostly appreciate now. Having lived in several quartiers since 2002, why not come and discuss the where’s, how’s and why’s with us on one of the many terraces of the many quartiers of this beautiful city?

Aleksandar KATATIC
Aleksandar KATATIC
International Relocation

Born in Serbia, Aleksandar has travelled extensively since then – and, as such, he considers himself a ‘citizen of the world’. Originally graduating in Tourism, he spent five years working in real estate in Madrid as a customer service specialist. He moved to Paris in September 2018, as a client of VINGT Paris, subsequently joining the company in international relocation. Now happily settled in the Marais, he is married to a Spanish fashion photographer and they especially enjoy walking their dog along the Seine.

Favourite local bar?
I really like the appropriately-titled ‘La Favorite’, which is just steps away from my home. It got my attention because always when I pass, there are people laughing, there is great draft beer and a sunny terrace in the mornings.

Favourite local café/restaurant?
After living in various countries around South and East Asia, I fell in love with their food. So, I love to jump into all those small, random and unknown places along rue Montorgueil in the second arrondissement.

Local indulgence?
I love the fresh morning croissants from the boulangerie in front of my apartment in rue du Vertbois, in the third arrrondissiment especially on a Sunday morning.

Guilty pleasure?
I am a chocolate freak, so I like to walk down the rue de Bretagne, in the Haut Marais which is close to my home, and just check into all the patisseries, one by one.

The best thing about your quartier?
Le Marais is a perfect, very cosmopolitan and artistic neighborhood. Every day, I find some new cool shop, gallery or conceptual bar. Also, the Seine is close to my home, where I love to walk with my wife and dog.

Pam BELORGEY
Pam BELORGEY
Relocation Services

Pam Bélorgey arrived in Paris thanks to finding the “amour” of a Frenchman. Feeling at home in the 6eme where she first stayed, it continues to hold a special place in Pam’s list of Paris favourites.

Having managed overy large rental portfolios for 12 years both in commercial leasing, holiday lets and residential rentals, Pam now works in VINGT’s Asset Management.

When not being kept busy with VINGT Paris work, she is inspired by photography, art & architecture, exploring new countries and finding out the history of that particular place.

Favourite local bar?

Bar La Vue at the Hyatt in Paris has the most amazing view. I go there at least three times a year for a little luxury indulgence and to take in the most incredible, breathtaking view of Paris.

Favourite local cafe/restaurant?

I love the Art Nouveau restaurants to take in the beautiful décor like Le Petit Zinc and Le Grand Cafe Capucines.

Local indulgence?

Crepes with Nutella.

Guilty pleasure?

Crepes with Nutella !!

The best thing about your quartier?

I live South of Paris so I have the luxury of a front and backyard with terraces and gardens to grow fruits, vegetables and herbs.

Ellen BRUTY
Ellen BRUTY
Asset management assistant

A key member of the VINGT Paris team, Ellen is our Asset Management assistant. She oversees all the housekeeping and co-ordinates troubleshooting at the properties we manage. Based in our head office on the rue Saint Honoré, she can often be seen out and about in the city on her many missions.

Favourite local bar?
Paname Brewing company in the spring, Lavomatic in the winter, Point
Ephémère in the summer!

Favourite local café/restaurant?
Anyone from the Mamma pizza chain

Local indulgence?
French baguette from the bakery

The best thing about your quartier?
You are able to walk most places from the 9th, it’s great.

Kevin LOVELADY
Kevin LOVELADY
Marketing & Tech

An experienced IT consultant who lives in Liverpool, Kevin fondly recalls his days as a 14th arrondissement local. A self-confessed Francophile, Kevin’s favourite Parisian neighbourhood is the Latin Quarter for “the romance, history and creativity – and for the jazz haunts”. When he gets the chance to come back to the city, he indulges in popular local pursuits such as spending time on terrasses and people-watching.

With over 20 years experience, Kevin has worked with large corporations to SMEs and is now getting more involved with social media marketing and business development. At VINGT Paris, he is the technical administrator for the website and also helps to manage much of the online marketing.

When he’s not making sense of the digital world, Kevin finds inspiration with his family and friends, as well as with music and languages.

Favourite local bar?
Le Petit Journal Montparnasse, in 13 rue du Commandant Mouchotte, in the 14th.

Favourite local café/restaurant?
Millésimes 62, 13 place de Catalogne, in the 14th.

Local indulgence?
La Coupole, 102 boulevard du Montparnasse, in the 14th.

Guilty pleasure?
Walking to the Rosebud thinking I’m Jean Paul Sartre going to meet Simone de Beauvoir!

The best thing about your quartier?
The mix of modern and traditional.

Juan Carlos VASQUEZ
Juan Carlos VASQUEZ
Ambassador New York

Juan Carlos (JC) is a Colombian New Yorker, by way of Miami, now living in Paris. After graduating in New York City, JC worked in publicity and the fashion industry before finding his way to real estate. He joined The Corcoran Group in 2011, earning a place in the Multi-Million Dollar Club and ranked in the top 2% of sales associates in the National Realty Trust (NRT).

Over the course of his real-estate career, JC has successfully guided sales and rentals of every type of residential property in New York City, and now Paris. Wherever he is, JC takes the time required to get to know his clients and understand their needs, so that he can create the most appropriate course of action to ensure that their goals are met. His experience and expertise guarantees you the highest standard of service, something JC relishes bringing to the VINGT Paris team.

In addition, JC is also fluent in English, French and Spanish.

Favourite local bar?
I love the bar at Maison Souquet in the 9th. I like the design, history and special ambiance – this place is just teeming with it. It is an old brothel turned five-star hotel. The front room was brought from Morocco and is just sublime with its tile work coupled with the elegant décor. The place is just magic.

Favourite local café/restaurant?
My favourite restaurant is Chez Mademoiselle in rue Charlemagne in the Marais. This place feels like a real neighbourhood bar. Completely unpretentious. It’s all alone on this quiet, slightly hidden street. The food is great and the staff is truly fantastic and friendly. Sunday nights are a lot of fun there.

Local indulgence?
Hanging out with my dog in Parc Monceau; especially when the trees and flowers have bloomed. It’s really great there… and one of the few parks in France where dogs are allowed.

Guilty pleasure?
Pain au chocolat… enough said. I had to cut myself off after first arriving here and eating them every day for a month. The baked goods here are way too good. And bread… I never thought I would ever find myself just eating it by itself.

The best thing about your quartier?
I live in the 17th. I love this neighbourhood because it reminds me a little bit of New York. There is a section, Batignolles, which is a burgeoning area. You can feel there is an interesting energy about this place with its up-and-coming bars, restaurants and new developments. It’s reminiscent of an older Williamsburg. But then you also have Ternes, which has Parc Monceau, a special little park. To me, there is something comforting about these areas; as well as a uniqueness.

Caroline HARRAP
Caroline HARRAP
Magazine Editor & PR Contact

Magazine editor and PR contact at VINGT Paris, Caroline has lived between Paris and the UK for several years, first renting a small pied-à-terre on the edge of Montmartre and recently moving into an apartment in the 18th with her French partner. During that time, she has built up an extensive knowledge of the city and, as well as working for VINGT Paris, she has also written for The Guardian, FrenchEntrée and France Magazine, among others. Come the weekend, she loves to explore the city’s historic arcades with their beguiling mix of artisan shops; visit any of the amazing array of art galleries on offer; or grab a bite at one of the many new vegan restaurants springing up lately.

Favourite local bar?
As a bit of a rock music fan, I always enjoy a visit to La Cantada in the 11th or, just recently, Le Piano Vache in the 5th. In the 9th, where I’ve just moved from, there’s also a lovely little bar in rue Bochart de Saron called Artisan.

Favourite local cafe/restaurant?
So hard to pick just one! We love Café No Stress at Saint-Georges, for its laid-back, friendly vibe, but also Le Potager de Charlotte, just down the road, for its fantastic vegan cuisine, and Le Grenier de Notre-Dame, the city’s very first vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant.

Local indulgence?
That would have to be the incredible range of jams and chutneys at La Chambre aux Confitures in the rue des Martyrs. They do a special one at Christmas that is one of the best things I have ever tasted!

Guilty pleasure?
Eating too many pastries and breads from our brilliant local bakery (their pain cacao is to die for!).

The best thing about your quartier?
Having just arrived in the 18th, I’d have to say Montmartre. Despite the tourists that flock to the Sacré-Cœur, the district still has a real magic to it, and you only have to head into the side streets to find that.

Timmy PAUMELLE
Timmy PAUMELLE
Housekeeping

Another important member of staff, Timmy’s role is integral to the close relationship we have with customers who have purchased property with us. In short, Timmy ensures the comfort of owners and tenants through our housekeeping and concierge services. Timmy lives in the 17th arrondissement.

Favourite local bar?
My local café for a hot chocolate with my daughter.

Favourite local café/restaurant?
An amazing seafood restaurant, Pedra Alta, in the 8th. It serves fresh seafood and is great for all my family.

Local indulgence?
There are too many! But all the French cheeses, of course.

Guilty pleasure?
A lot of bonbons…

The best thing about your quartier?
There is an amazing park, Parc Monceau, very close to my house in the 17th arrondissement, where my daughter can play.