After graduating from Hotel Management School in Europe, Alain spent 25 years in the upscale hotel, private club, and winery management industries. He grew up living between Brussels and the St. Emilion/Bordeaux area, due to his family’s extensive history in some of the most prestigious wineries of Bordeaux. In 1994 Alain discovered Sonoma County and was immediately drawn to the stunning beauty and lifestyle, which is so similar to where he came from.
His passion for real estate grew after buying, renovating, and selling a dozen homes in Healdsburg, Geyserville, Cloverdale, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Florida. This experience uniquely positioned him to counsel buyers and sellers in the sale and acquisition of homes, country properties, vineyard estates, and wineries all over California.
The key to bringing a buyer and seller together is an extensive contact list. Alain’s network of friends and colleagues is vast; if you walk with him across Healdsburg’s town square, you’ll be stopped repeatedly by people wanting to chat with the area’s unofficial “French Ambassador”. As a result of this network, Alain is deeply familiar with the intricacies and unique challenges and opportunities of this wonderful region.
Alain is an active board member of The Healdsburg School. He is also an active participant in a variety of charitable organizations and events throughout the year.
Consistently ranking in the top 10% of all real estate agents in Sonoma County, Alain helps transform his clients’ real estate dreams into reality.