Cimalpes was born from the vision and aspirations of two mountain enthusiasts: Olivier Builly and Grégory Flon. Their backgrounds were different and yet complementary. After a first experience in the five-star hotel industry in Courchevel, Grégory started in the real estate sector in Méribel while Olivier was developing his real estate experience in Courchevel.
In 2003, the two visionary entrepreneurs founded their own real estate agency in Courchevel, the "Compagnie Immobilière des Alpes"—which quickly became Cimalpes—by instilling a service-oriented approach based on the 5-star hotel codes.
As they met with a great success in Courchevel and then Meribel, Cimalpes capitalized on its expertise and core business to become a successful real estate rental broker. In the last few years, Cimalpes expanded its presence to new resorts with the opening of Megeve in 2015, Courchevel Village and Méribel Village in 2016 and Val d'Isere in 2017. To date, Cimalpes has nine offices spread over five resorts in the French Alps – Courchevel, Megeve, Meribel, Val d’Isere and Saint-Martin de Belleville – and thousands of customers worldwide.