Engel & Völkers is an international luxury real estate company operating in 30 countries with 800 stores and 13,700 employees around the world to offer its customers perfect homes at the best market prices.
In Portugal, Engel & Völkers has 16 offices already. One of them has been run for three years by a family couple - Vasco Fernandes and Anabela d`Almeida, license holders of Engel & Völkers Quinta do Lago.
The couple, originally from Porto, moved to the Algarve to pursue their career in luxury real estate. Young, but with solid experience in various fields, their career has always been focused on investments and relationships with people. Vasco Fernandes, being the general manager of an international company specializing in banking services, has always worked on the internationalisation of processes around the world for 10 years and led sales teams of more than 200 people on different continents. Anabela, an architect and business development specialist, has been studying investment projects for many years. “I always see opportunities where most people see square meters. The ability to create value for those who sell and for those who buy is our challenge. That’s why we’re here - to create value,” she says during the interview.
Thanks to its worldwide presence, Engel & Völkers makes it easy to sell luxury real estate, as it has private offices and clients in all parts of the world, and is also a market leader in Germany, the United States, Canada, South Africa and Dubai. For this reason, “last year the brand earned 937 million euros in commissions worldwide, and this year we have 1 billion euros in the pipeline,” said Vasco Fernandes.
Commenting on the profits of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Almancil, known as the Golden Triangle, Vasco said: “We started in August 2018 and now have 150 to 200 properties on a constantly growing portfolio. Last year was very good in terms of sales and this year we have already doubled the result. With steadily increasing demand and remarkable properties that we have exclusively in our portfolio, we can look forward to a great semester.”
In order to achieve great results we have a highly motivated, professional and very international team of 12 people, and the recruitment does not stop, we are always on the lookout for new talent, ” explained Vasco.
According to Vasco: “Engel & Völkers is a leading real estate company in the high-end segment worldwide.” There are 6 Engel & Völkers offices in the Algarve with a total portfolio of almost 1000 properties, and Vasco is sure that Engel & Völkers has everything to offer the best real estate services on the entire Algarve coast.”