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strong team to help every step of the way

Why buy with Athena Advisers?

Working in a handful of carefully selected lifestyle and investment destinations allows us to know each location intimately. 

Work with experts
By teaming up with the best developers, architects and designers, our portfolio is made of only the best opportunities.

360° approach
From property visits and purchase support, through to Golden Visa applications, we help you along every step of the process.

Why choose us


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Deepen your knowledge

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New! Athena's Webinar Series


This webinar is an excellent opportunity to explore our portfolio of exciting lifestyle and investment opportunities in top resorts across the French and Swiss Alps. Plus, at the end of the webinar, we hold a Q&A session with our Destination Advisers.

Alpine Property Investment

Camille Letuve, Partner
John Busby, Partner (French Private Finance)
Charles-Antoine Sialelli, French Alps Adviser


Que faut-il savoir ?
Découvrez notre sélection de biens immobiliers dans les plus grandes stations françaises. Du remboursement de la TVA au frais de notaire réduits en passant par la rentabilité locative, nos experts vous présenteront les avantages de l'investissement neuf à la montagne. N'hésitez pas à poser toutes vos questions en fin de webinaire, nos spécialistes seront heureux d'y répondre.

[En français] 
Investir dans l’immobilier alpin

Camille Letuve, Directeur Associé
Charles-Antoine Sialelli, Responsable des Alpes


Recuperate 20% VAT from French property: 
So far our Client Relations team has saved over €15m in VAT for our clients purchasing French Properties. But what type of properties are applicable? What do you have to do to apply? Is there more to recuperate than the property's VAT? Are there any long term implications?

Reclaiming French VAT: How to have the cake & eat it too?

Mathilde Borasci, Head of Client Relations
Camille Letuve, Partner


How low can you go?: 
What impacts have there been or will there be on the market as a result of the current situation? Learn the 5 things you absolutely have to know before applying for a French mortgage and take part in a live Q&A session: all your questions answered.

Join John Busby and Matthieu Ragon from French Private Finance for live insight, knowledge sharing and much more.

The A to Z of French Mortgages

John Busby, Partner (French Private Finance)
Matthieu Ragon, General Manager (French Private Finance)



Lisbon property investment & Golden Visas
Next up in our expanded webinar series, which has been created to share our destination knowledge and market insight with you while you’re at home, is a focus on Lisbon property investment. 

Whether you are looking for a home away from home with an incredible lifestyle or a sound financial investment, our webinar looks at where to find value and opportunity, the impacts of the current global situation & Portugal’s Golden Visa programme.

Lisbon v2.0 - How shall I invest in this changing market?

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain


The recent changes, how to act fast & unique properties: 
At a time more suitable for our clients across Asia, our Destination Adviser in Lisbon, Carlota Pelikan, will be joined by Golden Visa expert João Cunha Vaz, and they will delve into this hugely popular programme and how investors now have a window of less than nine months before the recent changes come into place.

Portuguese Real Estate & EU Citizenship: Investing from Asia

Carlota Pelikan, Lisbon Destination Adviser
João Cunha Vaz, Golden Visa expert


Where to invest in Lisbon for buy-to-let success: 
Lisbon has seen double-digit tourism increases for four straight years and now some central districts are imposing restrictions on short term rentals. What does that mean for buy-to-let investors? Are there any ways around these rules? And where are the best places to own a rental investment? 

Join our Destination Advisory team in Lisbon who will give you the low down in where to invest in this changing market for short and long-term rentals.

Lisbon: To AirBnb or not to AirBnb?

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain
Carlota Pelikan, Lisbon Destination Adviser


Récupération de la TVA de 20% du prix d’achat et autres avantages fiscaux 
Acheter un bien immobilier sur plan en France dispose de nombreux avantages dont l’un des plus appréciés est la récupération de la TVA. Il est aussi possible d’optimiser votre investissement par le biais de nombreux véhicules. En étroite collaboration avec des comptables, notre équipe de Relations Clients a aidé nos acquéreurs à récupérer plus de 15 millions d'euros de TVA en France depuis 2016. Quelles sont les conditions pour bénéficier d’un tel avantage ? Comment procéder ? Comment optimiser les taxes liées à l'achat et à la mise en location de votre propriété ? Venez découvrir cela et poser vos questions en live au cours de notre webinaire.

[En français] Récupération de la TVA et optimisation de votre achat immobilier en France

Mathilde Borasci, Directrice des Relations Clients
Camille Letuve, Directeur Associé


Crisis proof commercial property investment:
Discover where to find opportunity, value and most of all, long-term security through commercial property investment.

David Moura George & Richard Lightwing delve into this topical sector looking at the secrets and opportunities across the UK and Portugal.

A commercial reality

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain
Richard Lightwing, London adviser


Golden Visas – the recent changes & how to act fast:
There is now a window of less than nine months for Golden Visa investors who want to target properties in destinations like Lisbon or Porto. This hugely popular programme has attracted billions of euros in real estate investment.

But what are the recent changes? How will they affect the market? And should you access this unique system that paves the way to Europeans residency?

Portugal: Time is ticking for the Golden Visa

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain
& Guest


As Lisbon becomes a more mature market but still with great room for growth, finding Golden Visa opportunities at €500,000 in the prime centre, where some of the best yields are generated, is becoming increasingly difficult. Join our upcoming webinar to discover a unique investment opportunity which allows investors to access the Golden Visa programme through a lower investment of €350,000.

Portugal Golden Visa - €350,000 Investment Opportunity

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain


How to optimise your tax efficiency
Under Portugal’s extremely popular NHR tax programme, there might now be 10% on pension income, but it’s still one of the best ways to save on tax through multiple income streams. Join David Moura-George our Lisbon Director and NHR specialist Patrick Dewerbe from CMS to find out more about Portugal’s extremely popular and highly beneficial tax programme.

Portugal: The NHR, is it still Europe's best-kept tax secret?

David Moura George, Director of Portugal and Spain
Patrick Dewerbe, NHR specialist


Virtual property visits in the Alps:
While the lockdown has been lifted in France, visits are only possible if you are within a 100km radius. Explore some of the most impressive properties on the market from the comfort of your home as our Alps Destination Adviser takes us on a tour of a handpicked selection of properties across the French and Swiss Alps.

Alps: Through the keyhole

Charles-Antoine Sialelli, French Alps Destination Adviser
Camille Letuve, Partner