Karen Thornalley

Director of Property Finder

Director of in Mauritius is originally from the UK, after spending 7 years in Dubai, working with the Real Estate and Relocation industries and having over 30 years of experience in Business development with a focus on the growth of opportunities, management and progression of the company, team building, training and Increasing turnover.

When moving to Mauritius with her husband, Karen established Property Finder Limited to continue her passion for innovation and ingenuity at the same time bringing her vast business knowledge to an industry where customer service and support are in great demand.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS - "The most important people in Property Finder are its clients and acting in their best interest is the foundation on which the company has grown over the last few years. We take customer care to another level and will always look to provide the best solution for everyone that gives us the pleasure of allowing Property Finder to be their agent of choice." Karen quotes.

Leading a team by example is something she has done all her life and making sure they provide the best of service every time.

Passionate about the client's needs, always available to discuss and find solutions, negotiating, whether for the owner of a property or the tenant/buyer and being trustworthy.

Karen's heart is in the business and its growth and development, marketing and learning all new regulations and everyday changes in the property market and to ensure the knowledge of the current property market is always up to date.

Going the extra mile is what makes the difference in the Real Estate industry and prides itself as being up there as one of the best in this sector. Our client testimonials demonstrate the care and attention we take with our clients and their needs.

Nadia de Robillard


Being born and raised in Mauritius, Nadia has an experienced eye on the beauties of the island. She is familiar with the prettiest and nicest living locations which when paired with her honesty and integrity results in insightful guidance.

Her dedication to her work makes her strive towards ultimate client satisfaction as she does not settle for less. She only ticks off her to-do-lists when her clients express genuine delight in what she offers.

With ten years of experience tucked under her belt, she is very familiar with all the tips and tricks to guarantee a job well done. She is familiar with the real-estate market and knows how to effectively mediate between buyers and sellers.

She is passionate about helping people meet their expectations of finding new homes and offices and finds joy in what she does. She pays close attention to her clients needs and makes sure that they are answered. Her work feels like a hobby which is expressed in her sincere interest and care for those who she works with.

Lovena Sukeea

Compliance, Administration, and Marketing Department

Lovena, a native of Mauritius, brings a wealth of local knowledge and cultural insight to her role. Her journey began with Mauritius-life, where her invaluable contributions deepened our understanding of the island and its people, laying a solid foundation for meaningful engagement in this vibrant country. Transitioning into the property sector, Lovena carried her rich experience forward.

Currently, she is a pivotal member of Property Finder, serving in both the administration and marketing departments. Her most notable achievement in the past year has been the development of a comprehensive system for the company's compliance administration. Lovena's professional acumen, coupled with her exceptional teamwork skills, makes her an indispensable asset to our organization. Her keen eye for detail and commitment to excellence continue to drive our success and uphold our high standards in the dynamic world of property management.

Dean & Denise Pitot

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Meet the dynamic duo, Dean and Denise, who traded the sandy shores of South Africa for the vibrant life in Mauritius back in 2018. Their careers, a whirlwind of various business sectors, have always revolved around one thing – the customer's experience. Yes, they're as customer-focused as a bee on honey!

In Mauritius, Dean sold gas BBQs and pizza ovens, keeping the island's culinary flames alive, while Denise managed the Mauritius Business Network, the island's first guided referral-generating business network. It was in 2019 when Dean turned his business-savvy mind to real estate, focusing on the North of the island, becoming the go-to guy for investment properties and business purchases.

Denise, the heart and soul of the duo, joined the Property Finder (North) team in 2023. She's the perfect person to guide you through the home-finding process, having made the move herself – not once, not twice, but four times in the last five years! Their latest adventure took them from the West to the North, giving them a unique perspective on both major expatriate hotspots.

But here's the plot twist: Dean and Denise have decided to pack up their flip-flops and leave the tropical paradise of Mauritius. Why, you ask? They're trading it all for the gloomy skies and perpetual drizzle of England. Yes, they've swapped sunny days for soggy socks and palm trees for, well, a lot of rain.

So it'w with a heavy heart we say goodbye to Dean & Denise and wish them all the best in trading paradise for a bit of rain and a lot of character.


Karen Thornalley The Director of Property finder Mauritius was interviewed for her expertise by Rolfe International which is a Family owned and, operated relocation business with personalised service regarding Talking Property in Mauritius.

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Property Finder started out from a dream, a vision born out of a desire to revolutionize the way people find their dream homes. The year was 2015 when a group of passionate individuals came together with a shared goal: to create a platform that would simplify and enhance the process of property hunting. Armed with determination and a deep understanding of the real estate market, we set out to make a difference.

In the early days, our team of pioneers worked tirelessly to build the foundation of what would become a game-changing business. With limited resources but unlimited enthusiasm, we meticulously collected and cataloged property listings, leveraged our networks and industry expertise to curate a selection that represented the diverse preferences of our potential clients. Hours turned into days, days into months, as we honed our platform, striving to make finding the perfect property, whether it was an apartment in the heart of the city or a serene villa by the sea, an effortless experience.

The journey was not without its challenges. We as Property Finder gained traction, encountering the complexities of a dynamic real estate market and the ever-evolving technological landscape. But our team's commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction propelled us forward. We embraced cutting-edge technologies, integrating advanced search algorithms, and virtual tours to provide clients with an immersive and comprehensive property exploration journey.

The growth of Property Finder was marked by milestones that echoed its unwavering dedication. With a growing user base, our platform expanded its geographical reach, transforming from a local initiative into a regional powerhouse. Partnerships were forged with real estate agencies, developers, and financial institutions, creating a collaborative ecosystem that further enriched the property-seeking experience.

Over the years, Property Finder's commitment to excellence resonated with countless amounts of users, establishing it as a trusted name synonymous with property discovery. The dream that started in a small office had evolved into a company with a significant impact on the real estate industry, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about one of life's most significant investments.

Discover the Epitome of Exquisite Living with PropertyFinder

There's an undeniable charm in the pursuit of a home; it's not just about four walls and a roof. It's about finding that exceptional space which resonates with your heartbeat and mirrors your aspirations. At PropertyFinder, our ethos revolves around crafting such experiences. We’re not just dedicated to delivering residences; we aim to create communities where memories are built, where every day feels like a vacation, and where every corner tells a story.

The Property Finder Promise

Our dedication goes beyond the conventional. We pledge to bring you a property, or perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime investment opportunity, that isn't just a mere structure, but an embodiment of your dreams. Every individual has a unique vision of their perfect haven, and we respect that diversity. Be it a serene villa by the beach or a luxurious apartment in the heart of the city, we're here to make that vision a reality. The next chapter of your life awaits, and what could be more enticing than beginning it in the lush embrace of a tropical paradise like Mauritius?

Unrivalled Collections from Across Mauritius

Mauritius, with its breathtaking landscapes and world-class amenities, is a jewel of the Indian Ocean. Recognizing its potential and beauty, we've established strong collaborations with renowned property developers from every corner of this mesmerizing island. This has allowed us to present to you a curated collection of high-end projects that aren't just homes, but masterpieces.

Through PropertyFinder, you're not only accessing properties; you're unlocking the very essence of Mauritius. From sun-kissed beaches to the lively beats of the cities, our portfolio covers the entire spectrum.

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A Team That’s More Than Just Professionals

While our collection is vast, our team ensures the journey to your dream property isn't. Comprising industry experts, our team doesn’t merely operate on market knowledge. We function on passion, intuition, and a profound understanding of what makes a house a home.

Each member is trained to listen, to understand, and to match. As you lay out your criteria, we actively filter through myriad options, ensuring that what you're presented with isn't just close to your dream but is your dream. From the first point of contact to the moment you hold your property's keys, we stand by you, ensuring a seamless and memorable journey.

Experience Mauritius Before Making It Home

We understand the gravity of buying a property, especially in a foreign land. This is why Property Finder offers a unique proposition: Why not live in Mauritius before deciding to call it home?

Our extensive range of rental properties, spanning from cozy apartments to expansive villas, offers you a chance to immerse yourself in the Mauritian lifestyle. Experience the island's rhythms, its flavors, and its charm, all while staying in a place that could potentially be a precursor to your permanent home. With PropertyFinder, the tedious task of sifting through countless properties becomes a thing of the past. We serve you the very best on a silver platter, ensuring that every moment you spend in Mauritius gets you closer to your ultimate decision.

Built on Trust and Reputation

At PropertyFinder, every transaction, every interaction, and every recommendation is built on a foundation of trust. We don’t just operate as a business; we flourish as a community. Our reputation, garnered through years of impeccable service and unwavering dedication, stands testament to our commitment.

Our work doesn't begin with an introduction; it begins with a promise – a promise of excellence, authenticity, and unparalleled service. Our reputation isn't just about successful deals; it's about the smiles we bring to our client's faces and the trust we in still in their hearts.

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The Art of Crafting Perfect Homes with PropertyFinder

Real estate isn't just about bricks and beams; it's about hopes and dreams. When you embark on a journey to find a property, you’re essentially weaving the tapestry of your future. This sentiment underpins the mission and spirit of PropertyFinder. We do not merely connect you with residences; we help curate experiences, build communities, and foster connections that last a lifetime.

Why Property Finder Stands Out

In an age saturated with real estate platforms, what makes Property Finder stand out? The answer lies in our in-depth commitment to you, our valued client. To us, every property search is a journey, an adventure into finding a space that mirrors your soul. It's about identifying a niche where your dreams can grow roots.

The allure of Mauritius, a tropical paradise, beckons many. With its ethereal beaches, diverse culture, and vibrant local life, it promises not just a home, but an enriched way of living. Amidst this, Property Finder stands as your trusted compass, guiding you to the treasures hidden within the island's expanse.

A Network Beyond Compare

It's essential to understand the breadth and depth of our affiliations. Our alliances with premier property developers across Mauritius aren't just business associations. They are partnerships cultivated over years, built on mutual respect and a shared vision of offering the very best to potential homeowners.

This expansive network ensures that you're privy to exclusive listings, premier properties, and projects that epitomize luxury and comfort. Whether you envision a home nestled amidst nature, a penthouse with panoramic views, or a beachfront villa where the ocean serenades you each morning, Property Finder is your gateway.

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Hand-Holding Through the Property Labyrinth

Navigating the intricate Mauritian real estate landscape can be overwhelming. Property Finder transforms this journey into an empowering experience. With dedication, we shape every phase of your property pursuit with precision. Our team's expertise, fortified by industry experience and local knowledge, makes us more than intermediaries. We navigate complexities, fostering enduring bonds. Post-acquisition, our support ensures a smooth transition.

Our commitment is rooted in a personalized approach. We analyze your desires, surpassing expectations. Our proficiency spans generic procedures and Mauritian nuances, anticipating challenges. Familiar with the Mauritian real estate tapestry, we're proactive allies, leveraging technology for virtual tours and seamless paperwork. Property Finder embodies reliability and dedication. Beyond a service, we're your compass, committed to your ease.

Dive Deep into the Mauritian Experience

For those still on the fence about purchasing property in Mauritius, Property Finder has an enticing proposition. Dive deep into the Mauritian lifestyle with our vast range of rental properties. Experience local festivals, relish authentic cuisine, and immerse yourself in the daily rhythms of island life.

Our rentals aren't just stop-gap solutions. They offer a glimpse into what life could be like should you choose to plant roots here. With each sunset you witness and every local smile you encounter, you'll find yourself getting closer to making Mauritius your forever home.

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A Legacy of Trust

One might wonder, what truly fuels PropertyFinder's success? It's the unwavering trust our clients place in us. Over the years, we've cultivated a reputation that speaks volumes. Every testimonial, every word of appreciation propels us to set even higher benchmarks.

The heart of our ethos is transparency, dedication, and relentless pursuit of perfection. We believe that our work's true measure isn't in numbers but in the contented sighs of families as they step into their dream homes.

Embarking on a New Horizon

As you stand poised to embrace a new chapter, Property Finder offers more than just listings. We present a canvas where your dreams, desires, and aspirations come to life in vivid hues. In a world where home is not just a place, but a feeling, let Property Finder be your trusted guide, leading you to destinations you've always dreamed of.

In the dance of real estate, while locations, prices, and amenities play their part, it's the emotions, memories, and experiences that truly make a place home. With PropertyFinder, you're always one step closer to finding yours.

Property Finder isn't just a gateway to properties in Mauritius; it's a portal to a life of dreams realised. If you're on the brink of starting a new chapter, let us be the ones to guide you to its most beautiful pages. Welcome to a world where aspirations take shape, dreams find addresses, and every horizon beckons a brighter tomorrow.

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Welcome to PropertyFinder!