Meet the Founder

Sebastien graduated with a Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Bath in 2001. He then spent 13 years working for large corporations, Nasdaq and CAC 40 companies, mainly in international strategy development and markets launch.

In parallel, for the past 10 years, Sebastien has been actively involved in property investment across Europe. During which he has developed an extensive knowledge base and expertise of the UK, French, Spanish and Portuguese property markets.

Through first-hand experience as a property investor, he realised that the current process for finding and acquiring property was unfit for purpose. He found it to be a complex, frustrating and time-consuming journey which could be challenging, even for the most experienced buyer. Sebastien wanted to address these challenges and develop a professional service, tailored exclusively to the buyer’s needs and founded Galleon in 2014.

His vision is simple: to change the Real Estate industry; remove the challenges and pitfalls when acquiring a property, and for buying agents to become the first point of contact for anyone looking to acquire a property.

When not pursuing his keen interest in the international property market, Sebastien loves to travel, with South America and Asia amongst his favourite destinations. He has a passion for the outdoors and is a keen climber who is always up for a new challenge.

"Viewing and choosing our property with Sebastien's help was a really enjoyable and stress-free experience, he found us the right property because he took the time to find out exactly what we needed. I have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone looking for a property in France."
"Seb and his team offer an outstanding service. Their attention to detail, understanding and efficiency saved us time, money and frustration. From the Middle East to life in the south of France - there is no doubt that we owe enormous gratitude to Galleon for helping us make our dream a reality."
"Seb took all the hassle out of negotiating on my new chalet in the French Alps and saved me a substantial amount in the process. He and his team then managed the conveyancing process through to completion. Found Sebastien to be highly professional, knowledgeable and great contact network."
"Galleon and Seb have been recommended to us by our agent. What they managed in a short turnaround is just outstanding. We viewed 16 properties together and fell in love with a few. His expertise in negotiation was also impressive, saving us €1.3M off the asking price. Highly recommend."
“Excellent business, project management and communication skills. Extensive network and properties access, knowledgeable and personal. A breath of fresh air within the real estate industry! Would always be grateful for helping with my move to London and highly recommend Galleon’s team to anyone."
“We engaged Sebastien early this year, to find us a property in Spain. From the first time we spoke through to completion of the project, Seb exhibited total professionalism and commitment to our cause with sound advice, rationalised thinking, and no-nonsense attitude to challenges."