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Purchasing real estate is always an adventure, no matter where in the world you choose to buy. Each country, region and territory has its own set of players, processes, and regulations, as well as local idiosyncrasies which determine the nature of the deal.

With decades of experience in the villa rental businessWimco and its team of sales professionals will guide you step-by-step through the process of purchasing property on St Barts. Our relationships with property owners, property managers, and architects, as well as lawyers, bankers, and notaries provide insight and expertise to facilitate the purchasing process in St Barth. Whether you are interested in property for an investment or personal use, we can be your advocates on all levels, from start to finish. We look forward to working with you!

“Whether you are interested in property for an investment or personal use, we can be your advocates from start to finish”

Pocket listing (noun): a property that is quietly for sale where the owner for one reason or another wishes to sell but would not like it publicly known. What you see for sale online is only part of the St. Barths real estate market . We pride ourselves in having the largest network of unlisted properties. With WIMCO‘s connections to the largest inventory of rental properties in St Barts as well as close generational relationships with the local families, WIMCO is able to “be on the inside” and offer the true breadth of St. Barth real estate.

Douglas Foregger

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+1 (508) 221 55 27

Douglas has been one of the island’s luminaries for all things real estate over the past 30 years. First arriving on Saint Barth in the early 90’s, he went on to open real estate offices in Aspen, Nantucket and Stowe, Vermont. 

He also formed real estate partnerships in luxury locations such as Harbour Island, has seen the island and its real estate market transform into the pinnacle of luxury, triumphing through disasters, such as the 2008 financial crisis and Hurricanes Luis (1995) and Irma (2017). Thus viewing the island from a unique lense.

Lionel Garaix


President and Director
+590 690 49 10 40

Lionel brings 30 years of experience in both real estate sales and property development. After graduating from University of Law in France with a Master’s degree in Business Law, he learned his trade as an independent real estate agent in Nice, France. 

Lionel was then hired by Foncia Group, the largest real estate agency in France, and held a variety of increasingly important positions in their Nice, France office, including Director of the Real Estate Sales department. Lionel was then hired by the Constructa Group to act as their Regional Sales Director (Côte d’Azur / French Riviera region – Menton to St Tropez). There, he was responsible for marketing new luxury real estate projects. 

Lionel Also was responsible for management and training of the real estate sales team. In 2015, Lionel moved to St Barths and was hired by WIMCO St Barths to act as President of the company and director of the Real Estate Sales department. Lionel is the lead real estate broker for French speaking clients.

Estelle Decupper

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Administration & sales assistant

Estelle graduated from Vatel International Business school specialized in hotel management. She lived in English speaking countries from the UK to the US before settling down in Saint Barts. Her numerous experiences abroad enabled her to develop her language and people skills and be able to deal with an international customer base. After a significant experience in the luxury villa rental department at the Eden Rock, she was ready for a new professional challenge and integrated Wimco Real Estate. She assists Lionel & Doug in their day-to-day operation, from the organisation of the villa visit to the signing of the final act of sale.

For general inquiries
+590 590 51 27 23 

Visit our office, directly across the street from the St. Barths airport 
La Savane, Airport, Saint Jean, 97133 Saint Barthelemy

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