A word from our CEO, Alex – How it all started.
“Bonjour et bienvenue!
I am Alex Wagner, founder of the A La Carte group.
With a British architect father and a French interior designer mother, I grew up to apreciate interior design, in a bilingual and bicultural background.
Having lived in London, Los Angeles and Sydney, but living in Paris, I was keen to start a business serving English-speaking clients in the French capital. When I stumbled upon the short-term Paris rental market in 2000, I was captivated. I would build a business at the junction of real estate, tourism and interior design, serving Anglo-Saxon clients in Paris!
Although the short-term rental concept was a great idea, the market was full of so-so apartments that didn’t excite me. Nobody on the market was offering finely selected apartments of high visual appeal and charm. I had found my niche!
I designed and built a website, made sure it showed up well in the search engines and tested the idea by renting out my own home (I would move back into the big family apartment whenever my own apartment was booked!). I was soon contacted by other owners asking me to represent THEIR apartments too…
A La Carte Paris (short term rentals company) has grown organically since, on the strength of selecting only the best and of positive word of mouth.
Then, things evolved in 2008, when we launched A La Carte Invest.
This new company manages for investors like YOU all the steps that are to take place BEFORE short term rentals can happen. Finding an apartment with potential (through it’s location and a number of other factors, learned over the years, to maximize the number of bookings), then designing it with style before managing the rentals through A La Carte Paris.
Today, I’m lucky enough to have a great team to work with, dedicated to constant incremental improvement of the company and the service we bring to you.
Thanks for having read these lines… And if you wish to invest in innovative Paris real estate, we are eager to meet you soon!”
Alex Wagner, CEO & Founder, A La Carte group
A La Carte Paris (short term rentals of apartments in Paris)
A La Carte Design (interior design, specifically optimized for short term rentals)
A La Carte Invest (Innovative Real Estate Investment)
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|Alex Wagner – Founder and CEO Alex inspired our design philosophy and created our innovative 6-step process. Of French and British nationalities, he has lived in London, Los Angeles and Sydney. Alex holds both an Engineering Degree (INSA) and an MBA Business Degree (IAE / Sorbonne).|
|Julie Cadé – Development Manager Julie strives to continually improve the company and offerings, bringing ever more value to our clients. Julie is French and a committed anglophile and speaks fluent English.|
|Carole Decaix – Project Manager Carole is the motive force behind each project, ensuring that your Paris Dream Home is both beautiful and functional, and is delivered on budget and on time. Carole is French, has lived in Hong-Kong and speaks fluent English.|
|Suzie Omari – Rentals Manager Suzie manages daily operations and is dedicated to maximize apartment rentals. Suzie speaks perfect French and has a background in four-star hotels.|
|Katy Brown – Apartment Lettings Should you wish to generate a flow of income from your Paris home when you’re not using it, then it can be rented out short term. Katy is English.|
|Jean-Eric Hamon – Apartment Maintenance Jean-Eric ensures that your Paris Dream Home is maintained in perfect order, long after the project completion. Jean-Eric is French, and is currently learning English.|
|Annabelle Topize – Administration and Accounting Annabelle ensures that everything is fluid and well organized. She is French, from the paradise island of Mauritius, and speaks fluent English.|
|Exclusive Builders We have 3 different and independent teams of builders, in order to guarantee a competitive price when bidding for each project. Working exclusively with these 3 teams means that each is now familiar with our requirements in terms of quality, finish and the importance of delivering on time.|