Michaël Zingraf, a passionate man always looking to the future
40 YEARS OF UNINTERRUPTED DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Since his installation in France at the age of three, a true love story has been born between the man with Germanic origin and the Mediterranean coast. Real estate activity was the link of this union. The adventure begins with one agency, then another and one thing at a time, the activity has not stopped developing in France and abroad.
Fluent in the language of his native country, natural links were first forged with German customers and subsequently with other European countries. Swiss, Belgian, Dutch, British, Scandinavian… appreciate this sunny area and willingly acquire a second home. They are always loyal customers. More recently, the countries of the Gulf and the bloc of the former Soviet Union have integrated this clientele to more than 70% internationally.
In this dynamic of internationalization, the Group is chosen by the Christie’s International Real Estate network in 2012 as an exclusive affiliate for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
From all over the world, many property brokers are from the former Soviet Union. Today, more than 70 multilingual employees composed the Group’s teams.
Over more than 40 years of activity, Michaël Zingraf has built a reference brand in prestigious real estate in this region of the world so appreciated for the beauty of its landscapes and its softness of living. Considered as the first place in the world in terms of investment in secondary residence, the French Riviera and Provence remain undeniable.
The Michaël Zingraf Real Estate brand is supported by a network of sixteen agencies that continues to grow at the national level, including Cannes, Cap d'Antibes, Saint-Jean Cap Ferrat, Saint-Tropez, Mougins, Opio, Saint-Paul de Vence, Aix-Francein Provence, Gordes, Lourmarin and Saint-Rémy de Provence, but also recently Deauville, Paris and Uzès.
Behind this strong brand, man is omnipresent. No transaction is made without his personal involvement, whether it is the current negotiations, recruitment or strategic decisions related to the development of the Group.
Joined in 2001 by Heathcliff Zingraf, father and son print their vision. Beyond the demands and professionalism that this profession implies, it enables us to meet exceptional people we care about listening to and satisfying, and the motto of its founder illustrates it well: We are merchants of dreams and memories, we were here yesterday and we will be here tomorrow…”.
A family success story
Since its creation in 1977, Michaël Zingraf Christie’s International Real Estate has met the expectations of a majority of international customers by offering exceptional properties for sale and rental, while providing a range of personalized services. The Group bases its expertise on four essential values: trust, integrity, discretion and excellence.
IN FRANCE: The 19 Michaël Zingraf Real Estate agencies located in the most emblematic places of the French Riviera, in Provence but also in Deauville, Paris and Uzès, offer properties for sale and for seasonal rental, and a range of personalized services. The brand has now more than 70 employees from all over the world (English, German, Scandinavian, Russian, Bulgarian...). Michaël Zingraf Real Estate offers nearly 2 000 properties for sale and rental, ranging from 1 to 350 million euros.
INTERNATIONAL: In addition to the opening of the first Michaël Zingraf Real Estate agency in Switzerland, in the mythical resort of Gstaad, the International Department offers a selection of prestigious properties for sale, located in the most remarkable destinations of the planet including London, Capri, Portofino, Ibiza, Mykonos, Marrakech, New York or Saint-Barthélemy. Through its judiciously selected partnerships and through the Christie’s International Real Estate network (143 affiliates worldwide), the Group is represented through 940 offices in 49 countries.
SERVICES OF AN IMPORTANT REAL ESTATE GROUP: As a major player in prestigious real estate, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate offers a wide range of personalized services for the transaction or the seasonal rental of exceptional estates. The property management is provided by a department dedicated to investment optimization. Beyond a wide range of rental services, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate offers its customers the possibility to entrust to him the management of his daily concerns such as the guarding, the monitoring of the works, the maintenance, or even the provision of staff. Private concierge services meeting all requirements are also available. Similarly, a brokerage service (financing, wealth management, insurance, etc.)offers its clients the opportunity to carry out an assessment and optimization of heritage. The teams connect buyers or sellers with all top financial and legal entities, located in London, Luxembourg, Geneva and Monaco.
YACHTING: Since 2010, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate has been developing a yachting department for the sale, charter and management of exceptional boats with as partner, the international reference for yachting services, Fraser Yachts.