The Pebbles Sales Team
Our biggest asset is our staff. We have decades of combined experience in selling property in Nice and we hope to help you find your perfect Nice apartment or villa soon. Whether for investment, pleasure or perhaps a bit of both, please contact our team and let us guide you to your perfect property in Nice.
Gayle Roberts – Managing Director (Gerante)
Gayle has experience of renovations and can advise on where and what to buy for the maximum rental return. As co-owner of Nice Pebbles, the leading holiday rental agency in Nice, she can show you figures and spreadsheets to back up what works and what doesn’t when choosing a holiday home with investment potential. Gayle also turn her designer’s eye to interiors, and can advise how to decorate your new purchase in style.
Matthew Roberts – Sales Co-ordinator
Matthew has ten years experience of property and has undertaken dozens of renovations in France and the UK. He is the co-owner of Nice Pebbles, our property rental subsidiaries. Matt’s experience in the sales and lettings market helps clients to seek out the best investment buys at any given time. He can also advise buyers on what buyers can do to transform a tired property for maximum rental return.
Rebecca White – Sales Negotiator
Rebecca joined Pebbles in 2015 having worked previously as a sales negotiator in Cannes. She’s a real people person and loves helping others achieve their goals. A seasoned traveller, Rebecca has lived in the UK, USA and New Zealand but fell in love with France, making it her home for the last twelve years. Her background is in property renovation and relocation to France, making her a great choice for international investor clients or those relocating to the riviera.
Jeff Tikitau Wichman – Sales Negotiator
Originally from Cook Islands and French Polynesia, Jeff grew up in the beautiful islands of the South Pacific and New Zealand. He has a strong background in tourism & hospitality with over 20 years’ experience in management and public relations roles. As well as being an experienced resort manager, trainer and motivator, he is also a lecturer of history and loves to share his knowledge of the rich Polynesian culture. Jeff has danced in Polynesian cultural festivals and is a keen Polynesian paddler. Jeff moved to Nice with his wife Natalie in July 2015. He is a passionate, confident professional with a genuine love for people.
Natalie Tikitau Wichman – Sales Negotiator
Originally from New Zealand, Natalie recently started a new life in France having moved from Tahiti with her husband Jeff in July 2015. Natalie has a passion for Tahitian-French culture and fell in love with France following her first visit in 2012. With over 13 years’ experience in tourism & hospitality throughout the Pacific, Natalie loves helping people realise their dreams. She has managed luxury resorts in Cook Islands, Front Office and Marketing hotel staff in Tahiti, and worked as a travel agent and cruise-ship representative in New Zealand. In her free time she enjoys exploring the small villages of the French Riviera, and spending time with friends over coffee or a glass of wine.
Laura Fontanili – Sales Negotiator
Laura brings a wealth of property experience to the team and can speak French, English and Spanish. She began her property journey with a bachelors degree in Architecture from the University of California and has since worked in real estate in the US and in the construction industry in Mexico. Laura is revelling the chance to sell property to our diverse range of clients in her home country of France.
Vanina Holasek – Sales Negotiator
Vanina grew up in NYC yet her father was Austrian (grew up in Greece) and her mother was French (from our beloved Nice). As well as an interesting life, this has given Vanina a much better understanding of different cultures and backgrounds. After studying at the Lycée Français de New York, then Art History and Law in Paris, she fulfilled her dream of becoming an art dealer, opening an art gallery in Chelsea, UK, and exhibiting the work of the famous, including the mysterious Banksy.
Phew – what a jetsetter! Are you keeping up? Yet, much to the delight of mama, a Frenchman persuaded her to move back with him to Nice where she went back to school again and got her real estate license in 2013. After working with a few local French agencies, she missed the exposure to more international clients and joined Pebbles in early 2017.