History of BARNES Lyon

8 years of real estate excellence

- 2014 -

The birth of BARNES Lyon

After 20 years' experience in the High Tech industry at IBM and then ST, Thomas Vantorre decided to join the BARNES group in 2014. Trained as an engineer, he has developed his skills in project management and management. His priority: service, excellence and customer satisfaction. An entrepreneur with a passion for human relations and prestige real estate, he decided to launch the BARNES agency in Lyon.
BARNES Lyon création

- 2015 -

Why BARNES Lyon exists
Thomas Vantorre has a taste for challenge and innovation. But what guided his recruitment in 2015 was to build a team with whom he shares the values that are fundamental to him: the right value of things, human relationships, our environment, promises kept and entrepreneurship.

The first office opens at 29, quai Saint Antoine in Lyon 2nd district.
BARNES Lyon 2 - Quai Saint-Antoine

- 2016 -

Gérald Châtel joins Thomas Vantorre and the 8 consultants already in place

Gérald Châtel becomes a privileged contact alongside his Consultants to provide sound advice to BARNES Lyon customers in their sales, purchases, asset arbitrage, property income optimization and rental projects. BARNES Lyon exists because this team believes in its added value, and structures its organizational decisions by taking into account the social and environmental issues linked to the real estate business.
BARNES Lyon developpement

- 2017 -

An innovative and supportive service offering for the people of Lyon

BARNES Lyon was quick to respond to the demanding expectations of the Lyonnais community, with a new, effective real estate service offering, providing tailor-made support for sales projects, particularly upmarket ones.

A second branch was opened in the 6th arrondissement, becoming a place for meeting, sharing and commitment, going beyond simple real estate transactions.
BARNES Lyon - Quai general sarrail

2018 - 2019

A period of development and consolidation for our office

The year 2018-2019 was synonymous with growth and progress for our office. Thanks to strategic recruitment, team structuring and a commitment to training and shared processes, BARNES Lyon strengthened its position in the real estate market and consolidated its reputation as a trusted and professional agency for its clients.
BARNES Lyon consolidation

- 2020 -

An extraordinary year for real estate

The year 2020 was marked by exceptional activity in the real estate sector. Many people felt the need to acquire property to meet new demands, protect themselves, and have a space dedicated to work and leisure.

The period of confinement prompted people to rethink their homes, leading to numerous moves.
Agence Ecully

- 2021 -

An exceptional year marked by dazzling growth

BARNES Lyon's success is based on an unwavering commitment to providing excellent service to its customers. This desire to provide our customers with ever-better support in their real estate projects has led us to open two new offices, one of which is located in Lyon's fourth arrondissement, on the Place de la Croix-Rousse.
BARNES Croix-Rousse

- 2022 -

A year of meetings and team-building

2022 was a year of team building at BARNES. Employees worked hand in hand to achieve the objectives set and offer excellent service to their customers. It has been a truly successful year for BARNES employees, who have risen to new challenges and strengthened their leading position in the high-end real estate market.
Équipe BARNES Lyon

- 2023 -

En 2023, le marché immobilier a connu une baisse significative des transactions, environ 16% par rapport à l'année précédente. Cette baisse est liée à la montée des taux d'intérêt, qui ont presque quadruplé en 18 mois, entraînant la première baisse des prix de l'immobilier depuis 10 ans. La conjoncture s'est détériorée au deuxième trimestre 2023, bien que les premiers indicateurs remontent à septembre 2022. Cette situation affecte le pouvoir d'achat des acquéreurs, les contraint à libérer un apport plus conséquent voire pour certains d'entre eux à reporter leur projet d'achat. Les vendeurs, après avoir bénéficié de hausses considérables de la valeur de leur patrimoine de 2016 à 2022, doivent maintenant ajuster leurs prix de vente en fonction des transactions récentes. Cependant, pour ceux qui possèdent leur bien depuis plus de 5 ans, des plus-values sont constatées dans chacune de nos ventes.

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