Real estate giant continues to expand European presence


PARIS (Oct. 11, 2021) – Coldwell Banker France & Monaco launched its 10th anniversary celebration today, marking the arrival of the now famous and prestigious luxury real estate brokerage in Paris. The event is being recognized by a virtual awards ceremony for the company’s network in France, Monaco and Luxembourg and a publicity campaign with a presence in Forbes.

The Coldwell Banker operation broke ground in France in 2011, with Laurent and Vanda Demeure opening their luxury real estate agency in the Champs Elysées district, located in the heart of Paris.

Laurent began in his real estate career in 1992 when he took over his family business, a real estate firm founded by his grandfather in the 1920s. For the last 17 years, Vanda has been one of the most prominent luxury real estate agents in Paris, France and Europe, achieving record-breaking sales in France. She is a Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Ambassador and has been named one of the 10 most powerful women in the real estate industry by Le Journal de l’Agence. Together, Laurent and Vanda have led Coldwell Banker France & Monaco to become a major force in European real estate.

During the last decade, the Demeures have developed a luxury network presence in Paris and throughout its neighboring regions of the French Rivera, Atlantic Riviera and the Alps. The network encompasses 44 offices in France, a Monaco office, a Luxembourg office, and approximately 400 affiliated real estate consultants. Today, the company ranks in the Top 3 most important luxury real estate networks in France, with the goal to be No. 1 by 2023. Following expansion to Luxembourg in January 2021, the Demeures are preparing to open branches in Belgium and Switzerland.


“It has been 10 amazing years serving our luxury real estate clientele in France, Monaco and beyond. We cannot believe that a decade has already passed. This journey has been intense and challenging, but always a passionate endeavor and worthwhile enterprise. It sometimes feels like life did not exist before becoming a part of the wonderful Coldwell Banker family. We are now looking forward to another 10 years expanding our presence in the European luxury market.”

Laurent Demeure, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker France & Monaco

“Congratulations to Laurent and Vanda Demeure, and the entire network of skilled and passionate real estate agents who have built Coldwell Banker France & Monaco into the success it is today. They are champions of our international presence, carrying the Coldwell Banker value proposition and vision worldwide. It has been a wonderful partnership these past 10 years; I know they will continue their impressive growth in the European luxury market and we look forward to supporting them.”

—M. Ryan Gorman, president and CEO, Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC


Coldwell Banker celebrates 10 years in France and Monaco, with further growth in the European luxury real estate market on the horizon. The CB North Star shines brightly over Europe! #CBGlobalLuxury #CBProud

About Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC

Powered by its network of over 96,000 affiliated sales professionals in approximately 2,900 offices across 40 countries and territories, the Coldwell Banker® organization is a leading provider of full-service residential and commercial real estate brokerage services. The Coldwell Banker brand prides itself on its history of expertise, honesty and an empowering culture of excellence since its beginnings in 1906. Coldwell Banker Real Estate is committed to providing its network of sales professionals with the tools and insights needed to excel in today’s marketplace and is known for its bold leadership and dedication to driving the industry forward. The brand was named among the 2021 Women’s Choice Award® Most Recommended brands for customer experience and overall quality. Blue is bold and the integrity and values of Coldwell Banker give the Gen Blue network an unbeatable edge. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated. To join Coldwell Banker Real Estate and unlock the possibilities of Gen Blue®, please visit


Senior Manager, Public Relations & Giving for Coldwell Banker. Grew up in Sarasota and attended college at Western Carolina University. Athena wanted to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep so headed to Madison Avenue to start her marketing career. She has been with this awesome brand for more than 15 years and can be found generating buzz about CB in every way possible. Athena helps to grow the brand’s position as the most storied real estate company within the industry and has led many high-profile endeavors; she was at the forefront of the brand’s pioneering smart home campaign, raised $6 million in two years to build 130 Habitat for Humanity homes, and led the Homes for Dogs program in partnership with that resulted in tens-of-thousands of dogs finding their furever home. She currently leads the CB Supports St. Jude program, which encourages the Coldwell Banker network’s 96,000+ real estate agents to make donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital for every real estate transaction they represent. In her spare time, you can find her either digging up a new area in her yard for another flower bed or planning her next travel adventure. She's the proud mom of three cats Jolene, Ziggy and Lucy.

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