The French Riviera
GW’s target market for real estate investment opportunities are all major European capitals, with particular focus to Italy, UK, France and Spain. Investment into luxury residential properties are focused at London and in the French Riviera. The French Riviera is one of the most exclusive regions of the world
- The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France. It includes the sovereign state of Monaco. There is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend from the Italian border to the east, to Saint Tropez in the west.
- Highly accessible (Nice airport, Mandelieu airport for private and business aircraft, trains and highways).
- Prices in some areas can be comparable to highly sought-after locations in London, New York, Paris and Moscow.
- In the region more than 80,000 foreign residents.
- A popular tourist destination (more than ten million visitors per year) and convention location (high-profile international events such as the Cannes Film Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show, Gran Prix and Tennis Open).
- 300 days of sunshine per year, 115 kilometers of coastline and approximately 200 private beaches, 21 golf courses, 36 marinas, 17 casinos (including five in Monaco), a stimulating cultural environment as well as a well-known gastronomic tradition (more than 3,000 restaurants) demonstrate its far-reaching appeal. Proximity to Alpine ski resorts.
London is a leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, tourism and transport all contributing to its prominence.
- London is a leading global city and is one of the world’s leading financial centres. It contains four World Heritage Sites: the Tower of London; Kew Gardens; the site comprising the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, and St Margaret’s Church; and the historic settlement of Greenwich. Other famous landmarks include Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and The Shard.
- Highly accessible (5 airports, Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick and London city, fast trains Paris-London).
- Prices in some areas can be comparable to highly sought-after locations in New York, Paris, Moscow and Hong Kong.
- It is the world’s most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world’s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic. It hosts several high-profile international events.
- London has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to much of southern Britain. Despite its reputation as being a rainy city, London receives less precipitation in a year than Rome, Bordeaux, Toulouse and Naples.