Growing up in a bilingual household, on the Westmount flats, Ariane was exposed to the real estate industry at an early age and is proud to be a, third-generation real estate broker in her family. Her great-greatgrandfather, John Henry Hand, was also a prominent builder specializing in Westmount and Notre-Dame-de-Grâce homes.
Ariane obtained her French baccalaureate in Economics and Social Sciences from Collège International Marie-de-France. Being passionate about many, subjects, and having a curious attitude towards life, Ariane decided to study Humanities and Communications at McGill University, with a specialization in Art History, which gave her a keen sense of aesthetics. She then obtained a post-graduate degree at McGill University in Public Relations, subsequently moving to New York City to pursue her love of fashion where she obtained a degree in Fashion Marketing at Parsons School of Design. Ariane worked for Topshop and Anne Fontaine in the fast-paced fashion world of Manhattan, before returning to her hometown of Montreal, and has experience in sales, public relations, marketing and operations management.
One of Ariane’s professors once described her as a tranquil force: a person who is both calm and patient, but also determined, resilient and industrious. Ariane is a great communicator, active listener, and problem solver and intends to apply these qualities in the pursuit of always exceeding her client’s expectations.