Meet Our Team

Chris North

Chris North CEO & Managing Director

Chris North founded his first property development business in 1981. With a passion for architecture and design Chris began the overseas property business in Salobrena, Granada, Spain. The business successfully built and sold their first town house development of six units and progressed to developing over one hundred custom villas in the eighties and early nineties.
Expanding into the US, Chris developed the concept of the award-winning Resort, Regal Palms at Highlands Reserve which features 620 town homes, 400 detached villas and a multi-million dollar clubhouse.
Chris heads up the development arm of the business and is currently sourcing land to build a development of luxury homes to become a Fine and Country signature resort.

Barrie Wheatley

Barrie Wheatley Licensed Real Estate Broker

Barrie Wheatley began his career in the real estate industry in 1984, selling real estate on the Costa tropical in southern Spain, where he enjoyed 10 successful years. In 1996 Barrie moved to the Central Florida area of the United States, where he teamed up with Chartered Accountant Graham Greene.
Barrie is broker of record of the group’s Florida licensed real estate brokerage, and is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and exceptional professionalism of his team of experienced realtors. Barrie’s face will be well recognized by viewers of ITV’s successful program “I Want That House” where his expertise was sought and his vast knowledge and experience of the Central Florida real estate market is now invaluable for anybody seeking to invest in this dynamic marketplace.

Wendy Karaffa

Wendy Karaffa Licensed Real Estate Agent

Based in Florida, Wendy has worked in the investment real estate industry for the past 10 years, assisting clients from America, Canada, UK, Scandinavia and mainland Europe. She has helped thousands of clients buy or sell their homes and is a true expert in her field.
“Most of my clients come to me a as result of recommendations from previous satisfied clients. Many simply want to own their dream home in the sun. Many want to take advantage of the market and buy and sell at the right time. Some want to build a property portfolio which will provide long term gain. All my clients have receive the same care and attention, and have the benefit of me being able to harness exactly the right ancillary services such as financing, home inspections, even remodelling and furniture purchase!”

Phil Mumford

Phil Mumford Business Development Director

Phil is responsible for the Companies business planning, organisational structure, negotiation & development, sales process design & implementation, market analysis and segmentation. He also provides IT consultancy services including; governance, sales tools and CRM.

Geoff North

Geoff North Sales & Marketing Director

For over 30 years Geoff has been involved with the sales and marketing of oversees property selling over 2,000 properties in Florida alone. He now brings his wealth of experience to Fine and Country to drive the sales, marketing and customer services.

Graham Greene

Graham Greene Finance Director

Graham Greene FCA, now a citizen of the US, began his career as a UK Chartered Accountant running a very successful practice in London, UK. In 1986 he disposed of that practice and in 1989 he established the International Property Group or “IPG” as it became to be known. Graham brings his wealth of knowledge of the Florida market to the Fine and Country brand.

Samantha Burns

Samantha Burns Licensed Real Estate Agent

Samantha comes from an international background, having lived in the UK, Australia and New Zealand prior to moving to the US. She has been with us for two years now and enjoys nothing better than assisting her clients in their quest for the perfect home. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail have brought about many successful closings and equally happy clients.
More recently, she has included long term leasing in her focus and has become an integral part of the Fine and Country property management team.




Our consistent efforts to offer innovative marketing combined with a high level of service have been recognised by the industry for an astounding fifth year in a row, winning Best International Real Estate Agency Marketing at the International Residential Property Awards.


Every Fine & Country agent is a highly proficient and professional independent estate agent, operating to strict codes of conduct and dedicated to you. They will assist, advise and inform you through each stage of the property transaction.


With offices in over 300 locations worldwide we combine the widespread exposure of the international marketplace with national marketing campaigns and local expertise and knowledge of carefully selected independent property professionals.


People buy as much into lifestyle of a property and its location as they do the bricks and mortar. We utilize sophisticated, intelligent and creative marketing that provides the type of information buyers would never normally see with other agents.


Access the lucrative London and international investor market from our prestigious Park Lane showrooms at 121 Park Lane, Mayfair. Our showrooms in London are amongst the very best placed in Europe, attracting clients from all over the world.

Our International Network

Connecting offices on over 300 locations worldwide, our referral system combines local knowledge and expertise with an international network to find the right buyer for you wherever they are, at the same time as finding you your ideal next move

Our International Websites

United KingdomFranceHungaryCyprusGermanySpainPortugalMauritiusHong KongThailandNamibiaNigeriaSouth AfricaAustraliaFloridaZimbabwe


We interact with customers on the main social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google+, giving each property maximum online exposure.


Media Centre

MEDIA CENTRE Our internal Media Centre is a team of experienced press relations managers and copy writers dedicated to liaising with newspapers, magazines and other media outlets to gain extensive coverage for our properties in national and local media.


Fine & Country Foreign Exchange

We have partnered with IFX, one of the world’s leading foreign exchange specialists to provide private and tailored currency services for all of our clients buying and selling luxury property around the world. Find out how we can help »