Our team is our strongest asset. Their expertise and knowledge of France & French Mortgages ensures that you will always receive the best possible help and advice.

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Team portaitMatthieu Cany

After obtaining my Engineering Masters degree from a leading French school (ICAM) and a Masters in Entrepreneurship at Grenoble Business School (GEM), I moved to London and founded Sextant Properties with Brice, thereby fulfilling a life time’s ambition of setting up a business. I’m in charge of the New Build side of business and manage a sales team made up of people who are experts in their own fields. Over the last few years I have been working hard to develop a unique network of trusted and well-known developers all over France. I launched the mortgage department and currently manage the team of Mortgage Brokers. I also supervise the administration team, who deal with the website content, and spend a lot of time working on marketing, strengthening and developing the Sextant brand. When I’m not in the office, I like going out for drinks in traditional London pubs, swimming, skiing, visiting new countries and of course, enjoying a glass of Bordeaux with some French food in the North of France where I come from.

Team portaitBrice Bonato

After graduating with a Masters in International Business from a leading French business school, I decided to move to London as I wanted to start my career in a fast-moving business environment. A few months later I founded Sextant Properties with Matthieu and what can I say, it’s been a great adventure so far. I’m in charge of the Resale sales team and have developed a unique network of estate agents in many of the most beautiful corners of France although I’m always looking for new areas that might be of interest to our clients. I also deal with the marketing side of the business with Matthieu. I place great value in hard work, organization and professionalism and believe you need all of these qualities to run a successful business. We have a great multicultural team here at Sextant and I truly enjoy working with these people who share my passion for France. Originally from the French Alps, I’m a keen skier and always happy to give some advice to people on the area that I know like the back of my hand having spent the first 25 years of my life there!

Our sales team

Team portaitFlorent Mistretta

Florent joined Sextant after several years of experience in real estate in PACA and London.
At Sextant, he takes care of buyer requests and offers them the most appropriate solutions according to their needs. He is also very comfortable in negotiations with anglophone sellers and buyers.

Team portaitPatrick Lalandre

After graduating with a master degree at the Edhec Business School, and almost ten years of working experiences in retail, I moved to London to give a new direction to my career. My professional experiences are mainly sales related: whether my recruitment consulting role at the beginning of my career or being investment Consultant at Sextant French Properties, I have always endeavoured my best to achieve my targets with the same idea: respect and listening of your interlocutor, and the result will be. At Sextant I am in charge of buy-to-let property investments; you come from France or another country, and you want to make an investment to secure your family, to get another income, or just to get your own property and enjoy a couple of weeks in France, I am the right person to help you to achieve your project. Out of Sextant, I enjoy travelling, practicing sports, and like a real French, cooking a lot in my spare time.

Our legal expert

Team portaitViolette Esnee

At Sextant I am in charge of liaising with French Notaires. I follow up files from the accepted offer to the completion of the final deed of sale, including the drafting of the “compromis de vente”. I will be more than happy to help you through the French red tape in order to make it hassle free for you. I graduated in notary law in 2012 and worked for two years in a Notaire office near Paris, so I will be able to inform you regarding the legal process of sale and purchase in France. In my spare time, I enjoy baking, reading novels, and planning new trips! Being born in the Paris region, I also enjoy coming back to my hometown to (re)discover Paris as a tourist!

Our marketing team

Team portaitAnna-Caroline Thibout

Originally from the Paris region, I decided to move to London for a year, after graduating in Law and Criminology to improve my English. And here I am, 3 years later; still enjoying my London life and working in Sextant Properties! As part of the Marketing team, my main duties involve helping with website contents, uploading property advertisements and dealing with journalists and social medias. When I’m not working, I try to keep active and fit, both mentally and physically, and enjoy participating in number of sports such as Karate and Badminton. I love playing Piano anywhere I can find one and I’m also a mentor in Hackney based charity which helps people with mental health issues.