Our History

  • Prestige Real Estate was founded in 1998 by two partners, François Carriere Pastor, of Monegasque origin, and Josep Poch Méndez, of Catalonian origin.

    After 15 years of success in the luxury real estate market, the two founders decided to take a step towards international expansion. In February 2013, they decided to join the Coldwell Banker®  international property network, in order to affiliate themselves with their division specializing in luxury properties, Coldwell Banker Previews International®.

    Throughout this new international alliance, the company has maintained its philosophy and continues to uphold its passion for the luxury real estate sector and strong business ethic, as well as offering a high standard of service to our long list of national and international clients and collaborating agencies. 


    1995 – 1998

    • François Carriere Pastor and Josep Poch Méndez meet in Barcelona while collaborating at the construction firm Dumez Copisa. Thanks to this collaboration, they formed strong personal and professional ties.


    • Prestige Real Estate, S.L. in Barcelona and Prestige Costa Brava Real Estate, S.L. in Costa Brava, is founded by François Carriere Pastor and Josep Poch Méndez.


    • The original offices, begin rapid expansion. The business considerably amplifies its network of brokers and creates a holiday rentals department.
    • Prestige Real Estate establishes alliances with various agencies in the Balearic Islands in order to enrich their property offerings to include residences in Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.
    • Thanks to Josep Poch Méndez, Prestige Real Estate participates in the development of the CCIB Forum in Barcelona, considered one of the best convention centres in Southern Europe.


    • Clavermon S.L., a company where François Carriere Pastor and Josep Poch Méndez have newly become directors, acquire the master franchise rights for the Coldwell Banker®  brand for Spain and Andorra. They rebrand their existing agencies as the first Coldwell Banker®  Previews International offices in Spain. At this point, they outline their development plan which includes opening 40 agencies in 5 years, all under the brand of Coldwell Banker®  Previews International
  • François Carriere
    François Carriere
    François Carriere & Josep Poch
    Josep Poch & François Carriere