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Why Us?

Invest beyond your borders. That’s our mantra. And our mission is to make it easy. Our vision is to be the leading cross-cultural property advisory for second homes, international property investments and portfolio diversification.

Established in 2003, Athena Advisers is an international property advisory that specialises in finding attractive new-build and renovation properties in prime locations.

Focused on high-quality residential and commercial opportunities in France, Portugal, Switzerland, Turkey and Brazil, properties in our diverse portfolio are handpicked for the most discerning international clients. From alpine ski chalets to sleek town houses, beach houses and everything in between, we curate our portfolio very carefully, considering investment potential and also lifestyle appeal.

Up until recently, a second home was just a slightly more dressed up word for a holiday home. But today, with remote working now commonplace, individuals and families are looking for investments that preserve their wealth and enrich their lives. Choosing to spend more time in destinations with a better quality of life, second homes have become safe havens to retreat in, play in, and work from all year round.

The enduring lifestyle appeal of our destinations makes investing in them secure in the long-term, income-generating in the short and incredibly exciting in the present.  Whether it’s skiing, surfing, wild swimming or long lunches that make you tick, we are totally committed to helping you find the perfect property.

Our areas of expertise

We’re really proud that the majority of our new customers come through recommendations from our existing clients. Our services have been finessed over the last 18 years - we can help you with your property search in a number of different ways.


Our portfolio of second homes, from picturesque chalets for sale in the Alps to apartments in Lisbon and villa rentals in Comporta, are beautifully designed safe havens for families to enjoy and shelter their wealth. We believe in aesthetics and quality as a way of life but also as the smart choice to maximise a property’s value for an eventual resell. We also offer commercial investments in properties deemed prime necessities (such as food distribution warehousing, supermarkets, pharmacies and petrol stations). Though less sexy than a pad in Courchevel, our commercial portfolio provides our clients with timeless and crisis-proof income generating investments.


All our destinations have been selected for their high lifestyle and quality of life appeal, making investing in them safe in the long-term, income generating in the short and incredibly exciting in the present. Whether you are looking for a property as pure investment or somewhere for your family to relocate or retreat to as a second home, our destinations have been carefully picked to maximise wealth and lifestyle preservation.


From virgin pieces of peninsula land to decaying period properties in capital cities, we help shape and deliver property development that is synchronised with international demand, and enables intuitive design to link with effective sales and marketing strategies. With an integrated design, branding, communications, marketing and sales agency with seven different offices worldwide and approaching 50 staff from 20 nationalities, we are diverse. It is this diversity, in both culture and approach, which enables us to break down the walls between people creating destinations, rural or urban, and those that want to become a part of them. We streamline all the process in between.


With over 18 years of experience in our key destinations, we pride ourselves in the local and market know-how we have accrued since. Whether taking a macro or local-level view of the market, we have reports, destination & investment guides to help you navigate territories and cultures which might not be native to you and your family. We love to share insights with our clients for whom we produce an online Journal that goes behind the scenes of destination making and offer webinars to learn more about current challenges and opportunities in the property landscape.

Meet Athena Advisers

Success stories

"It was clear that you were very experienced as you listened to my prerequisites around location, altitude and budget, and worked with them instead of seeing them as barriers to get over.”

Armando Vallini, purchased in the French Alps


A company's strength lies with those that make it. Within our highly skilled team, each person has their own areas of specialist knowledge and expertise. We have a fearless, modern minded approach to everything we do, from buying to selling, advising to marketing.


We create destinations. Whether it's placemaking a new kite-surfing retreat in Brazil or fine-tuning the marketing and sales strategy for a new property development in the French Alps, we take ideas, destinations and buildings and turn them into the next places to be.


Even the largest real estate agencies in the world don’t have the time (or the local knowledge) to sift through thousands of properties to find only the best. This is why our partners use us; to tap into a curated portfolio of opportunities and cut out the red tape.