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Our Team

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Our biggest asset is our dedicated team, so it only seems right that we introduce you to them

Laura Fontanili
Managing Director, La Scala Realty

Laura, who was born in New York, brings a wealth of real estate experience to the team and can speak French, English and Spanish fluently. She began her property journey with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of California and has since worked in real estate in the US and in the construction industry in Mexico. Laura is revelling the chance to sell property to her diverse range of clients in her home country of France. 

Roxane Bailles

Executive Assistant, La Scala Realty

Toulouse-born Roxane was lucky enough to have been raised in Nice all her life. She did her studies in Modern Language and Literature and has worked in many industries since including hospitality and teaching. In the summer of 2018, Roxane began working with Laura at Nice Pebbles Sales as Laura needed an assistant and Roxane wanted to explore a new industry. Now, Roxane is a fully-fledged Sales agent working alongside Laura at the newly founded La Scala Realty agency. 

Roger Raimondi
Managing Partner, Hestia Finance

Following his graduation from Institut Commercial de Nancy, Roger worked for Banque Privée Européenne as regional director. After 20 years there, he created Hestia Finances Investissements in 2001 in order to develop a service offering bespoke financial know-how with local expertise. Fluent in three languages (English, French & Italian), he specializes in finance for non-residents, business operations and urban developments.

Webmaster, La Scala Realty

Lenka is our IT genius! Since graduating from London University with a degree in computer science, she has gained 15 years’ experience on the Riviera dealing in IT and web development. And if that doesn’t impress you enough, Lenka is also fluent in four languages (Czech, English, French and Italian). 

Interior Designer, Ian Foster Interiors

Ian has been creating beautiful functional interiors for over 40 years for the most discerning clients. Projects include homes, yachts, workplaces and commercial interiors in London, Dubai, France, Monaco, Rome and the Caribbean. He offers a complete design and project management service ensuring the delivery of exceptional finished projects on time and on budget. 
Tel: +33 (0)6 38 37 46 51 

Tim McGuffog
Photographer, La Scala Realty

Tim is a professionally qualified photographer having passed the PQE of the British Institute of Professional Photography and having studied for 3 years at one of the UK’s (at that time) top photographic courses at Blackpool and The Fylde College. He has worked in photographic retail, as a cruise ship photographer, as ‘copyman’ in a Professional Photographic Laboratory and in the UK as member of a team of 3 photographers servicing The University of Lancaster. Since 2009 Tim has been working for himself on the Cote d’Azur and elsewhere, successfully covering a variety of work that came his way, from Charity events to the Cannes festival and now specialising in ‘real estate’ photography. 

Handyman, La Scala Realty

Fluent in four languages (English, French, Italian and Romanian), Atanas provides free consultations on repairs and construction works to his clients. He works with quality and honesty, respects his clients and ensures their desires are achieved. Satisfied customers are his marketing! For him, it is imperative that his clients are happy with the work he does for them, so they can recommend him without hesitation to others looking for his services.

Matt & Gayle Roberts
CEO’s, Nice Pebbles Rentals

If you are looking to rent out your apartment, then look no further than our partner, Nice Pebbles Rentals. Established in 2006, Nice Pebbles has gained a reputation for high-quality service combined with top class rental apartments in Nice. They have been particularly successful in managing their owners’ apartments completely as well as ensuring healthy returns on investment. Matt & Gayle can show you figures and spreadsheets to give you accurate rental return figures if you were interested in putting your property on the rental market with Nice Pebbles. 

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