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Team dynamics, the key to Portugal Homes success
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Published: 17th February 2020, 7:16pm
Updated: 23rd March 2022, 5:25pm

Portugal Homes - Harland & Poston Group owns its headquarters in Lisbon with a view to the rest of the world. Founded in 2018, by David Poston and Gary Harland, the company is making its way to success thanks to the amazing relationship we build with our investors, and the dynamic teams the directors have built.

Thanks to the experience the Group’s co-founders have in the real estate market, the unique relationship they keep and maintain with our investors is focused on human capital and team dynamics.

People are considered to be 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 board of Directors

The recently updated directors’ board sees Kate Goucher, Simon Hobson and Catarina Távora join David, Gary, Verónica and Andreia to its ranks. Verónica Rosa is Operations Director and is involved in every aspect of the company. Her dedication and drive ensure all our staff continuously offers the highest standards to our clients. Andreia Leite is the Business Development Director for the Harland & Poston Group and is responsible for managing the Project Development and Construction department. Kate Goucher, Sales & Marketing Director, has an impressive knowledge of the Portuguese Real Estate Market and this is vital for the clients to start their investment process in the best way possible. Catarina Távora is Digital Marketing Director and leads a team of expert professionals that aims to reach clients all over the world, promoting the Harland & Poston Group’s brands and the high-quality services provided. Portugal Homes’ achievements and Awards wins have been possible with a 360 marketing strategy, which Catarina’s team puts in place every day. Simon Hobson is Investment Director and is a highly experienced advisor and entrepreneur, continuing his career as one of the most successful property brokers in the country.

Directors of Portugal Homes


The board of directors carries the founders’ vision, which sets up the company as a player without fear of failure. Attempting to display the synergy created by David and Gary, the directors pass those values to the teams, creating lifetime value for the company’s working environment, as well as for our clients.

All departments at Portugal Homes exchange information on a daily basis and keep a tight connection that promotes an understanding of what each other does and 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 the International Property Awards since 2019! 

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Varied Cultures and Backgrounds

The company’s culture is also an important asset for the business as the vast majority of our clients come from overseas. The company’s professionals, spread through eleven different nationalities, come from various cultures and backgrounds and this is something that is a structural part of the company’s identity. Operations Director, Verónica Rosa, has stated that “different cultures bring different values, different perspectives and that is something that we need to have more present in our personal and professional lives. We wouldn’t be able to be where we are today without these different perspectives and I think it is a valuable asset we have here in the company, the fact that we have people from everywhere around the world.

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. This is adamant for every department, from the Digital Marketing team which communicates to every corner of the world, to our Investment and Property advisors, which are many times the first contact the client has with the company, to the Project Development & Construction department with a multidisciplinary team that brings Portugal Homes’ own projects to life. The fact our teams are able to multitask allowed the company to successfully shelter its nine development projects, coordinating all essential steps, from engineering matters to archaeological research, before the building’s construction even starts. The strategic opening of the Group’s international offices in London, Dubai, and soon in Hong Kong, is 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. As a fast-moving business, we make every staff member feel included by hearing them and taking their opinions into account. In the organizational structure below, it is easy to understand how the company is structured and the domains in which each person operates within the company.

Structure of Portugal Homes team

Because 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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Buying Property in Portugal

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!

To learn more about the Portuguese Non-Habitual Resident Program and our After Sales services, please fill the form below.

Thanks to Andreia Leite for the comprehensive and timely updates on the construction progress of the new development we purchased!

Investor from the USA

Very helpful. Work with his heart. Mark is a very nice advisor. 

Investor from Morocco

Everything was perfect. I got all answers about my questions. 

Investor from Turkey

Ryan was an excellent real estate agent, he really steered me in the right direction based on what I said was important to me. Living in another country, I wasn't as familiar with the city as he is. Where I thought I wanted to live and what I truly wanted were not the same. He took the time to listen and figure out the best spot for me, and we are very happy with it - far more than we would have been elsewhere.

Investor from the USA

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

George Hobson is a pleasant young man, came across as knowledgeable, experienced, hardworking, honest & disciplined; I felt very comfortable in easily making my investment.

Investor from UAE