The Alliance Team

Mark Howorth Interior Design

Mark Howorth
Interior Design

Mark Howorth from Callender Howorth is a much applauded interior designer from London who fell in love with the Riviera and opened a new studio in Nice so he could spend more time in his favourite part of the world.  Designing villas, apartments and chalets internationally in France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and England, his revered work has been featured in many luxury design and lifestyle magazines.  Offering packages that include interior architecture, interior design, styling and complete furniture packages.  Check out

For a free consultation contact Mark at the London studio at(44) 207 336 8560 or the Nice Studio (33) 683 252 567


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Peter Brooke
Financial Advisor

Peter Brooke spent 5 years in London advising clients on how to address the balance, structure and performance of their investment portfolios and now specialises in addressing the unique financial planning needs of Expatriates and those with cross-border interests. As an independent financial advisor for IFA Spectrum Group, Peter has a detailed knowledge of international product providers and tax-efficient structures that assist in asset building, asset protection and, ultimately, estate planning.

An honours Graduate of the University of Sussex, Peter holds a UKSIPP Investment Management Certificate and the Chartererd Institute (CII) Financial Planning Certificate. He is a member of the CII and a certified member of the Personal Finance Society (Cert PFS).


Juanita Viale Real Estate

Juanita Viale
Real Estate

Originally from California, Juanita Viale is the International Marketing Manager for Nice Properties Real Estate Group.  A former newspaper publisher and environmental activist with a degree in Food Science & Nutrition, Juanita has spent the last 14 years living abroad both in France and Costa Rica.

From her experience, she shares her keen understanding of what international clients need when looking for a property in France and aligns them with the right agent to help them find what they are looking for. If you tune into Riviera Radio 106.5FM, you can hear her weekly report on Property Thursday where she talks about the latest properties on the French Riviera market.


Stephane Guillard Concierge Services

Stephane Guillet
Concierge Services

Stéphane Guillet-Dorion was born and raised in France then moved to Canada at age 17 where he actually lived for 18 years between Winnipeg, Toronto and Montreal. He then lived 3 years in New York City working in establishing and distributing French companies on the North American market.

When moving back to France 7 years ago, he established in Nice and quickly started his service company. Having dealt with customer service, networking and responding to clients expectations, he realized his skills, knowledge and strong personality would be a real asset to respond to second home owner demands on the French Riviera. ConciergeSVP was born!


Cosette Cutrara Currency Exchange

Cosette Cutrara
Currency Exchange

Local Cote d’Azur representative and currency exchange specialist Cosette Cutrara is a Canadian/American citizen who has been based in Nice, France for the past 4 years.

Having first visited Nice as a University exchange student in 2009, Cosette has now experienced the in’s and out’s of expat living in the South of France and uses her knowledge and finance experience to educate others on the benefits of using a Foreign Exchange provider when moving their money overseas. Her past experience includes event planning, international education and finance and she is proud member of The Riviera Alliance.


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Mark Bedrich

Mark Bedrich cut his teeth within his fathers building business at the young age of sixteen, which was not quite the fine art route he had planned for himself, although he studied fine art anyways. Twenty eight years later, Mark is more than ever passionate about building and renovating, combining his precision as a builder with the eye of an artist. MB Design et Renovation is now one of the largest French registered and English speaking businesses on the Cote d’Azur.

Mark and his fiancée moved to Nice in 2006 and with many clients becoming good friends, this is surely testimony to the work carried out by Mark and his team at MB Design et Renovation.


Julia Sunyol Exterior Furnishings

Julia Sunyol
Exterior Furnishings

Born in Nice and having studied Economics in the University in Nice, Julia Sunyol has been working in the luxury industry for the past 15 years with renown luxury brands such as Chanel in Monaco and then for the LVMH group.

As the manager of the DEDON showroom in Monaco, her directive line is to offer a tailor-made service for exceptionally designed, high quality and ecologically responsible, outdoor furnishings for villas, apartments,  and yachts.



Tracy Leonetti LBS Services

Tracy Leonetti
Paperwork Services

Tracy Leonetti  from LBS Services has 25 years experience of living and working in France and dealing with the most complicated cases for EU and Non EU ex-pats.

Originally from Yorkshire, England with a corporate background, she efficiently navigates through the endless documents, and knows the right offices and people to deal with until completion of your paperwork.

She ensures that the paperwork gets done!



Malena Richard Holiday Rentals

Malena Richard
Holiday Rentals

With over 20 years experience in the luxury service sector, Malena Richard from Sunlight Properties has taken the American experience of 5 star hotels and the exclusive private club & restaurant industry from the U.S. and brought it to France. 

 Upon arriving and settling in Nice, France to start a family, she was intrigued with the idea of private people renting out their homes to strangers.  A practice unheard of in the U.S. at the time– yes, this was BEFORE Air BnB!  After spending some time, learning French, and working as marketing director for a small start up, she helped a friend build a holiday rental company here on the French Riviera.  With 8 years of experience in the holiday rental industry on the Cote D’Azur, she now combines her expertise from the luxury customer service industry in the US with the romantic ‘je ne sais quoi’ touch from the French to bring an extraordinary and unique Holiday rental experience to both guests and owners alike.