Luís is a Civil Engineer and has extensive experience from Brazil, Angola, Malawi and Mozambique. Fluent in Portuguese and English, he joined our company to add value to our Project Development & Construction department as well as to our clients. His multicultural background allows him to work in multiple construction projects with high standards, managing and supervising works and finding smart solutions for complex problems.
When he’s not working, Luís loves travelling, practising various sports and getting to know new cultures.
My experience says that thoroughly managing each stage of the process is the key to a successful construction. The stages are the project design stage, contractors negotiation with whom we make the best deals, the city hall approvals with all the bureaucracy involved and finally the construction stage process all the way up to the handover.
We are managing several projects at the moment in parallel. The one I identify myself most with is Rosa in Bairro Alto - I’m talking about a very old building of the 15th century and renewing such an old building to a new one is quite challenging. However, we are running other projects which are in the contraction stage, like Lusíadas 75, Pátio do Jordão and others which will soon start - Rosa II and Sebastião 86 - when we finalise the preparatory work. In the project design stage, we have Lagoa and Gil Vicente 4. There are more to come but I can’t mention any names yet.
I should say that it’s hard to recover from delays in the construction stage, so my approach to that is to always avoid delays by planning very well all the steps.
I search for buildings in need of renovation. We focus mostly on the ones that have approved projects in the city hall in order to avoid very long approval processes. Once we have acquired these buildings we improve the projects in order to have the best final product.
The most important partners and the ones I work on a daily basis with are the contractors that provide us with the skilled labour for the constructions. I must also say that the project designers also have an important role in the process in order to provide us with the best solution for the projects.
Yes, I was an ex-pat myself for 8 years. I worked in other countries with several cultures and when I returned to my home country I found the same environment at Portugal Homes so I’ve managed to adapt quite well to the teams here.
I’m a Civil Engineer - this is the life I chose many years ago and it’s the life I like very much. At Portugal Homes, I have the opportunity to pursue my passion in a very friendly and professional environment so we definitely have a nice combo.
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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
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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.Investor from the USA