Rio Exclusive was founded by Juliana Guzman and Arnaud Bughon in 2007, with a goal to provide luxury property accommodations for visitors to Rio de Janeiro, as an alternative to the traditional 5 star hotels. Arnaud and Juliana knew at that time - before "luxury" had really entered the Brazilian rental market like it has today - that Rio was on the verge of a ground-breaking change. That there was a demand for this hidden luxury market in Rio. They started Rio Exclusive with the renovation of a single rental property, and from there, Rio Exclusive not only burst onto the scene, but pioneered the way for Rio's luxury rental market. Since well before 2007 Arnaud and Juliana called Rio home, and through this advantage of being locals themselves, they were able to find the best luxury properties not available to anyone else. They were able to find the hidden jewels sprinkled throughout the beach neighborhoods, behind the facades of historic buildings.
By combining their local knowledge and connections, partnering with reliable local contractors and professionals, and packaging it all under Rio Exclusive, they were able to set the market and open up a new side of Rio, not previously known to those not living here.
Where We Went From There
Building on our success in Rio de Janeiro, in 2009 we began to offer our services in hot destinations like Buzios, Paraty and Angra. Our company expanded to include Colombia Exclusive in 2011, offering the superb quality of luxury vacation rentals we are renowned for in the growing new Colombian market.
In 2012 we set out to expand our offerings for the corporate market and develop comprehensive concierge services. We partnered with the most exclusive concierge service providers to be able to deliver the unmatched level of service our clients expect. We now manage luxury yacht rentals and helicopter service (for tours of Rio, or days trips to the beachside towns outside of Rio, such as Buzios and Angra), in addition to having full time executive drivers and chefs.
In 2013 we expanded further, and developed Latin Exclusive, in order to bring our service to those clients seeking the same level of luxury properties and services, but throughout other areas of Latin American, outside of Brazil.
Today, we work with the everyday traveler, families, executives, diplomats, politicians and international celebrities - for whom confidentiality and unparalleled quality of service is essential. We expect to expand our services even further, to new countries in Latin America, and continue to focus on our local knowledge, top level service and our goal of every client - whether a holiday rental, corporate relocation, or real estate investment - being a happy client, longing to return to Rio the minute they leave.
Our staff is multi-national and multi-lingual, made up of the best talent from around the world. We have members fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, German.
With such a wide range of team members we are able to support all of our customers’ needs and deliver an exceptionally international experience at the same time that we are well grounded in the local market.
Arnaud bughon - Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Arnaud Bughon is the co-founder and CEO of Rio Exclusive. He was born in France where he studied economics at Sorbonne University. He went on to have a distinguished career in investment banking, working as part of the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Brazil was his favorite vacation destination while working in finance, however while there he noticed that there was distinct lack of luxury accommodations and services for the upper end of the market. With his extensive experience and connections throughout the world of finance as a base, he decided to found Rio Exclusive in 2007 to take advantage of the opportunity to build a truly luxurious, high-end vacation rental and service provider.
Juliana Guzman – Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer
Juliana Guzman is one of the founders of Rio Exclusive. She was born in Colombia to a family involved in the real estate industry. Using the experience of working with her family as a foundation, she went on to improve her business skills by studying Financial Administration and International relations in London. Juliana has since lived in the United States, France, Spain and Brazil. She is fluent in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. Her extensive international experience and the wide range of contacts she has accumulated gave her the basis on which to create Rio Exclusive in 2007 and build it into the number one luxury accommodation service in Rio de Janeiro.
Charles Morphett - Director Project Services
Charles is from Australia and studied Marketing and Public Relations. He has taken a lead in expanding the services of Rio Exclusive since he joined us in 2010. Charles is the Rio Exclusive point of contact for the 2016 Olympic Games, where his extensive personal network of connections within the sports world will deliver our clients the very best possible experience. His understanding of both the luxury and sports industries make him an invaluable asset for us and our clients.
Léo Ulvé - Business Development
Leo is French and has studied International Business and Information Systems. He is highly organised with a fine attention to detail which enables him to successfully create and implement precise procedures within the information systems department of Rio Exclusive. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to, designing and maintaining the Rio Exclusive website, maintenance of internal databases and information systems, and troubleshooting any issues that arise. Leo speaks Portuguese, French and English.
Gabriel Leveau - Rentals Department Director
Gabriel was born in Paris and has lived in Salvador, São Paulo, Paris, Ciudad Real, Valencia, Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. Holds a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism from the Catholic University of São Paulo, an MBA in Controllership and has attended an intensive Bar examination preparatory law course. Speaking english, french, spanish and portuguese fluently. Quickly became an essential leader of our team. His technical experience is unique, coupled with his competence in management, personal promise and passion for achieving high quality results. With his leadership and management skills, Gabriel is effectively able to lead the rental department of Rio Exclusive.
Ingrid Trehin - Sales Department Director
Ingrid is from France and studied Commercial Strategies. She joined Rio Exclusive after having spent 8 years in the Brazilian civil contruction industry, where she was manager of a commercial team. Ingrid's expertise in business strategy and project management have equipped her with the necessary skills to lead the Rio Exclusive Sales Team. Her vision, interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with her honest and diligent approach, give the foundations requied for ensuring our clients always feel in safe hands for any given property transaction.
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