Born in the US, raised in Canada, Thomas developed a fascination for Europe, especially France, at an early age. He pursued French Immersion in school, and graduated from Queen’s University with an Honour’s bachelor of Science degree while doing a student-work-abroad program in Paris. While doing his International MBA at the Schulich School at YORK University in Toronto, he worked at the head office of the Pharmaceutical company Aventis in Lyon, France, and studied at ESSEC near Paris. Thomas also worked for three years as a guide for the luxury travel company Butterfield and Robinson guiding cycling tours through the chateaux and wine regions of Provence, Burgundy and the Loire Valley.
Thomas started out as as a banker and despite some success, discovered a passion for interior design and real estate. He pursued studies in both fields and became a successful real estate agent in Toronto. He was the guest designer/real estate expert on several TV shows including “Home to Go”, “Home to Stay”, “Buy Me” and “One Garden Two Looks”. He also built a portfolio of real estate investments, buying, renovating and managing ongoing income properties.
In 2008 he decided to follow his dream of living in Paris, combining his entrepreneurial, creative and real estate passions in the fabled “City of Lights”. Through investments in prime locations, Thomas developed expertise negotiating the intricacies of Parisian real estate. He started using these skills to help others and “LaBelleAddress.com” was born.
Thomas has a network of agents to first locate prime properties (often before they officially go on the market) and the contacts required to successfully “close” a real estate transaction (notaires, mortgage/ financing/ insurance contacts). Secondly, he offers interior design/ decoration services and/ or supervision of renovation work with his trusted team of contractors. Finally he can assist with the ongoing management of both rental properties and secondary residences/ pied-a-terres for overseas owners.
All of the addresses on “LaBelleAddress.com” are a result of Thomas’ purchasing, interior design and ongoing management skills.
Thomas and his associates at “LaBelleAddress” love to assist others in realizing their dreams of having their own Parisian “pied-a-terre”. Whether your goal is to rent a beautiful furnished apartment in a prime location, to purchase your own apartment, to renovate/ redesign a space or to assist with ongoing management, Thomas and his team would love the opportunity to make your Parisian real estate dreams a firstname.lastname@example.org