About John Taylor
In the agent's own words...
John Taylor is a leader in luxury real estate services with over 150 years’ history. Located in Dubai and operated by Northgate Real Estate Brokers, we offer clients seeking to acquire, sell or rent real estate in the UAE access to our extensive network of sought-after residential and commercial property.
Our luxury real estate services will assist you to buy a villa in the Dubai Marina, a penthouse in Business Bay, a beach villa in Palm Jumeirah or Jumeirah Islands, a mansion in Emirate Hills or a duplex apartment Mohammed Bin Rashid City.
We can also help you find a luxury property to rent in Dubailand, a furnished apartment in downtown Dubai or a house in Jumeirah Golf Estates. We provide you with full support and advice before, during and after any transaction.
Whether you’re a homeowner, investor or developer, we’ll help you bring your aspirations to life, combining John Taylor’s global reach and Northgate Real Estate Brokers’ in-depth knowledge of Dubai’s market.
Applying comprehensive know-how and expertise, John Taylor’s team and experts will guide you with personalised service through the entire sales process, seamlessly managing all banking, legal, and tax and notary matters.
John Taylor recognises that the purchase or sale of your property is more than just a simple transaction. Using the most innovative management, communication and marketing tools, our experts establish your objectives by anticipating your needs, providing you with empowering information, understanding and supporting you in every purchase or sale.
John Taylor’s expertise and deep knowledge of the luxury property market ensure total confidence when you want to rent your own property or search for the ideal seasonal option. John Taylor offers a broad selection of the finest-quality houses, apartments or commercial premises to match your needs. Whether for weekend stopovers at the Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival, a city break, relaxing in the mountains or by the sea, or for long-term residence, John Taylor guarantees unique customer service to make your stay magical.
John Taylor caters to all special requirements for its discerning clientele: chauffeur, cook, babysitter, domestic staff, bodyguard, car or boat rental, and more.
With more than 150 years of history, John Taylor is the leader in property valuations. Our agencies offer a complete valuation of properties for sale as well as for rental. With the highest level of confidentiality, one of John Taylor’s experts will be delighted to value your home according to present and future market trends.
More than 150 years of tailoring your dreams
Once upon a time a young passionate British gardener decided to try his luck on the French Riviera. His name… John Taylor. He first arrived on the fabulous French Riviera at the age of 20, a convergence of fate and serendipity forever linking him to a history of cordial Franco-British relations and the rise of first-class tourism in the South of France.
Lord Brougham discovered the charm and appeal of Cannes back in 1834. His enthusiasm and passion for this region quickly became notorious and Cannes started to attract the wealthy English aristocracy.
The little fishing village was soon to become very well populated, and imposing, lavish villas started emerging all around. Cannes' reputation started to attract the wealthiest clergymen, the most affluent being Thomas Robinson Woolfield. Mr Woolfield became very active in the community, and contributed to developments such as the first Anglican Church.
Lord Brougham and Mr Woolfield had played an immense role in the promulgation of the region, but despite their efforts, they remained amateurs. A true professional was required. An increasing number of wealthy Englishmen were seeking to acquire a spot on the esteemed French Riviera; however, the lack of professionals in this sector, and of a middleman between those pursuing the sale of their unused land and those in quest of an exceptional property, slowed down the prosperity of the region. Deficiency created the requirement and Mr Woolfield filled the gap by finding the right man for the job.
The quest for the most prestigious properties was launched. In 1854, at the age of 20, John Taylor was called upon by Mr Woolfield to work as a gardener in his Cannes domain. It was then that he began to mingle with high society.
John Taylor’s expertise soon became apparent to those seeking to acquire a spot on the esteemed French Riviera, and thanks to his skill and flair he rapidly became the reference in luxury real estate.
John Taylor's unique entrepreneurial talent allowed him to become a pioneer by opening up the first real estate agency in 1864 at the age of 30.
His remarkable reputation and immense success led to his appointment as British Vice-Consul in Cannes and Member of the Royal Victorian Order and so, in 1884, he became … Sir John Taylor. Tow years later his son Walter joined forces with his admirable father. In true family spirit, Walter’s son Jack soon came on board. John Taylor managed an exceptional portfolio for the British, French and American nobility and political class, amongst them the Prince of Wales, King Edward VII, the French royal family, Lord Brougham and William Gladstone.
The company continued to expand, extending to Nice, Monaco, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Saint-Tropez, with the company headquarters on the Croisette in Cannes.
Jack’s daughter Jacqueline, along with her husband George Montagu, directed the business after WWII and introduced spectacular development programmes in Cannes. Due to the outstanding talent of this family, John Taylor attracted members of high society and wealthy celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Gregory Peck, Henry Fonda, Eddie Barclay and Gianni Agnelli.
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