Born in Nice, François Carriere studied in Monaco, Montpellier and at the University of San Diego, where he obtained his USD Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 1993 he moved to Barcelona to complete his studies and join the construction company Dumez-Copisa. Some years later he set up John Taylor Barcelona, the brand owned by his family and based in Cannes (France), followed by John Taylor Costa Brava in 2003. After 15 years of turning John Taylor into one of the top luxury real estate agency firms in Spain, he decided to embark on a new venture and join the international Coldwell Banker network by acquiring the Master Franchise for Spain and Andorra.
He is known for his generosity, loyalty and friendly nature, qualities that enable him to have a close and trusting relationship with his employees and become firm friends with many of his clients. He also has a loyal circle of friends in Monaco and on the French Côte d’Azur, who wouldn’t dream of missing any of his famous annual parties, attended by the great and the good of Monaco society. François Carriere is hyperactive, a natural team leader, a tireless worker who, in the midst of apparent chaos, has the ability to forecast major trends in the real estate market. He’s convinced that we are all masters of our own fate and he is a huge fan of music and sport, especially tennis and skiing. He has travelled all over the world, giving him sufficient reasons for saying that Barcelona is the best city of all to live in. He treasures memories of his family home in Vence, France, where he goes whenever he can, and he absolutely loves his wife’s tiramisu, which he has no hesitation in naming as his favourite dessert. His ideal home is filled with people, always wide open to friends and family.