Your dedicated ParisScarabee Househunters: the founders

Founder ParisScarabee Househunters
Frank M. van Zelst

Frank M. van Zelst founded ParisScarabee Househunters after having bought several apartments in Paris. He experienced the difficulties a non-Paris insider may experience in buying real estate in Paris and decided to make his experience available to others. He worked for years as PwC's Global Real Estate Leader and has been seconded by PwC to Paris and headed up PwC's French desk in the Netherlands for a number of years.

Founder ParisScarabee Househunters
Annemiek Wortel

Annemiek M. Wortel co-founder as from 2006, after having spent more than 5 years working and living in Paris. She studied both in France and the Netherlands, worked several years in Paris, lastly as President Directeur General of Reed Business France. She has a passion for French real estate and the French "couleur locale".

She also teaches French to persons who start a project in France or who wish to immigrate into France. For more information link to

Interview with Annemiek Wortel in Nyenrode alumni magazine
Read more about me in this interview in august 2017
VCV VanVerre magazine interview A. Worte
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Our regional information points 


We have information officers in most of  the important economic and geographical global regions: Asia Pacific, the Americas, Middle East, Europe/Africa. They perfectly understand the situation on the ground in Paris and can provide you with information on any aspect of a home search. 



Paris and Amsterdam: Annemiek Wortel and Frank van Zelst


ParisScarabee Househunters Asia Pacific Hong Kong
Jessica Morane-Petelin

United Kingdom:

London: Profile Jessica Morane-Petelin

Dave Michayluk
Dave Michayluk

Asia/Australia/New Zealand:
Sydney: Profile Dave Michayluk

ParisScarabee Latin America
Sergio Hernández

Latin America:

Mexico: Profile Sergio Hernández


ParisScarabee North America (US and Canada)
Denny Donahue

North America (US and Canada):

Kansas: Profile Denny Donahue