Founded by Heidi Barnes and directed by its President Thibault de Saint Vincent for almost 20 years, BARNES is now the leading fully integrated international firm in high-end residential real estate that offers its French and international clients comprehensive and fully personalised services through its various business lines: sales of apartments, houses and mansions, buildings (in units, on a lot by lot basis or as they become available), estates and châteaux, new developments and exclusive properties; as well as the rental of luxury properties and property management.

A fervent advocate of French Art de Vivre, BARNES also proposes a range of tailored services beyond the purchase of a primary or secondary residence, and provides consultancy services in art, fine wines and the creation of private cellars, as well as its expertise in the acquisition of hunting estates, horse farms, vineyards and seasonal rental of villas, yachts and chalets.

With agencies in major international cities (Paris, Brussels, Geneva, London, New York, Madrid, Barcelona, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Budapest, Athens and Miami), as well as in numerous cities in France (Bordeaux, Lyon, Lille, Nantes, Marseille, Annecy, Aix) and top holiday destinations (Deauville, Biarritz, Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Ile de Ré, Bassin d’Arcachon, Cannes, Saint-Tropez, Sanary, Corsica, Méribel, Courchevel, Megève, Chamonix, Monaco, Marrakesh, Porto Cervo, Mauritius, St Barts, Gstaad, Verbier, Lugano), BARNES is continuing to expand both at home and internationally with new offices in Porto Cervo and Koh Samui in Thailand. In 2018, the BARNES network and its partners generated sales volumes of around €4.9bn.