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Team dynamics, the key to Portugal Homes success
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Published: 17th February 2020, 7:16pm
Updated: 19th March 2021, 4:16pm

Portugal Homes owns its headquarters in Lisbon with a view to the rest of the world. Founded by David Poston and Gary Harland, the real estate company is making its way to success thanks to the amazing relationship we build with our investors in real estate, and the dynamic teams the directors have created.

Thanks to the experience they have in the real estate market, the unique relationship they keep and maintain with our real estate investors is focused on human capital and team dynamics

People being the company’s greatest asset, David and Gary have always tried to respond to the needs of employees as a whole, respecting and looking at all spheres of their lives in order to lead and promote their personal and professional development.

The three women who take on the face of the brand, Andreia Leite, Verónica Rosa, and Mariana Vieira carry the founders’ legacy, who describe the company as a player without fear of failure. Attempting to display the synergy created by David and Gary, the three of them pass that to the teams, creating lifetime value for the company’s working environment and for our clients. All departments at Portugal Homes exchange information on a daily basis as by understanding what each other does helps us better produce our work and deliver a complete service to the client.

Being a high growth business, our teams work on the highest standards, in a hardworking environment, always striving to become stronger and better at what we do best. These efforts have been recognized internationally by International Property Awards, twice in a row.

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The company’s culture is also an important asset for the business, as the majority (if not all) of our clients come from overseas. We have all kinds of people working at Portugal Homes, from Mandarin to Russian speaking, from the other side of the ocean all the way to this side. We accept, respect and love the multicultural environment we work in as we believe that working with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds results in the creation of many groundbreaking ideas, initiatives, and concepts. That’s how the Lusíadas 75 Development came to life and into Portugal Homes hands, for so to speak. The fact our teams are able to multitask allowed the company to successfully shelter this project, coordinating all essential steps, from engineering matters to archaeological research, before the building’s construction started. The strategic opening of our first international office in Hong Kong was also a result of the synergy that the founders have created, taking the same multicultural team closer to the client.


At Portugal Homes, our collaborators are our best decision-makers. We don’t follow the standard hierarchical structure in our company, rather we prefer making everyone feel included by hearing them and taking their opinion into account. This is why we show ourselves to be a synergic organization, where our structure is interconnected, as you can see below. Click the image to Meet the Team.

Meet the Team

Portugal Homes environment is often changing, thanks to the new members coming in, we find that autonomous teams are much more nimble than large hierarchies. This also leaves no space for miscommunication, encouraging our creativity. We believe that career satisfaction involves a chance to pursue our passion, rather than just receiving the paycheck at the end of the month. Thankfully, David and Gary enable us to be ourselves and express our ideas, believing in each department’s work and trying to help us improve and define the best practices to apply at what we do best.

Would you like to be part of our amazing team? Or do you know someone who would? Check our available vacancies at the moment and get in touch!

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Portugal Homes has very experienced and knowledgeable professionals working with some of the most established and reputable developers Portugal has to offer. Our vast experience allows us to guide you through the best investment choices.

Whether you want a holiday home or an investment property, we select the best units for your profile and take care of all the process from start to finish. Even after the sale! Our After Sales services assume the responsibility of furnishing your property at your taste, taking care of the property in your absence, managing the rentals if you wish to rent your property when you’re not in Portugal and so much more!

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The overall experience was great from follow up to After Sales. I would like to give special thanks to Mr. Simon, Ms. Francisca and Ms. Mariana.

Investor from UAE

Luísa is a very understandable person, she knew exactly what we were looking for and even showed us and gave us more choices to pick from. Very professional advice, hospitality and service.

Roshana (Zulfiqar) Mian | Hong Kong

My property advisor, Mathew McGurn, was truly excellent! His knowledge, professionalism and attention to details was much appreciated. He worked hard to not only find a property that fit all my requirements, he negotiated successfully with agents making sure my offer won over other buyers bidding for the same property. In addition, his communication skills, prompt response time and general help with my getting settled in Portugal went above and beyond the normal.

Investor from the USA

Dear Sérgio, thank you so much for arranging our 1º Esquerdo place. We love our place, and your attention to detail is very much appreciated. 

Tim Thronson - Investor from the USA

A full service, one stop opportunity. Very easy for us a foreigners. Ryan Dunn went above and beyond for us. We appreciate him and his work!

Jose Arias - Investor from the USA

Everyone I met with and spoke with has been extremely knowledgeable and professional. Dealing with native English speakers who understand things from my perspective was very reassuring. Finally, knowing that I had Matthew in my corner gave me the confidence to proceed with the process of buying an apartment in Lisbon. Thanks very much.

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