Meet Adrian Leeds® and the Adrian Leeds Group
Adrian Leeds, Real Estate Professional
Adrian Leeds was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and spent a year on a kibbutz in Israel before settling into family life and building her career—first in Knoxville, Tennessee, then in Los Angeles, California. She has more than 21 years of experience in marketing and public relations—first with Levi Strauss & Company, then with television station promotion, broadcast sales, media buying, and advertising. In 1994, she moved to Paris with her family for a one-year “sabbatical”...and never left.
Adrian has a passion for writing and publishes three online publications a week (since 2001!): Monday and Wednesday's Nouvellettres®, and French Property Insider, which all have a large following. Subscribe here to dive into these popular publications.
She created the first online Paris restaurant guide in 1996, Adrian Leeds' Top 100 Cheap Insider Paris Restaurants (no longer available), and is currently working on a memoir about how she carved out her dream life in France from nothing but a little resourcefulness—and a lot of chutzpah.
Committed to helping people realize their dream life in France, aside from the full range of property services she provides, Adrian produces Living and Investing in France conferences, Expat Financial Forums, as well as other workshops and seminars designed to educate the expatriate community. For more information about her Events, Workshops, and Webinars, click here.
A big part of Adrian’s raison d’être is to bring the North American expatriate community together and to give back to that community, which has given her so much support. One of the ways she does this is, with her long-standing coffee gathering in Paris, Après-Midi, which hosts a different speaker each month, and is free of charge to anyone who wishes to attend. During the period of Covid-19 confinement, the event was held on Zoom.us to enable people from all over the world to attend, and not a single occasion was missed even during these trying times.
What Adrian is most well-known for is her ongoing relationship with HGTV. Since 2006, she has appeared as the property consultant in more than 45 episodes of House Hunters International, boasting more appearances than any other agent in the show’s history. As one of the most popular agents on the show, viewers get to know her tell-it-like-it-is personality while she combs the romantic streets of Paris or sunny paths in Nice or the French countryside searching for the ideal home for the popular show’s would-be homeowners.
Adrian’s formidable team of expatriates work with her and her resourced partners to provide the property services that fulfill the needs of all of her clients. Get to know the team that you can count on, just as Adrian does: