As the Director of Engel & Völkers Lisbon, what motivates you on a daily basis?
My biggest motivation is being in constant contact with people every day, whether they are customers, team members, investors or business partners. I always have the certainty that the next day will be more challenging than the previous one. Being part of a project in the making and represent a brand that's of international prestige like Engel & Volkers is no doubt something that makes me wake up every day with a desire to go to work!
What do you consider to be the most important in terms of leadership?
Lisbon is fashionable. Is it a good place to develop a career as an estate agent? If so, why?
It's true that Lisbon is fashionable and the market figures prove this. Just in one year more than 6000 million euros were transacted in the city of Lisbon. This was due to the increased foreign investment, the emergence of new nationalities who want to invest in Lisbon, a greater number of constructions and the development of the surrounding area of Lisbon. These are great opportunities for anyone planning to start a career as an estate agent. We, at E&V, offer full training and support to all our agents in order for them to have a successful career.
In your opinion, what differentiates Engel & Völkers from its competitors?
What has differentiated E & V from its competitors over the last few years is first and foremost being a brand of internationally recognised company capable of providing excellence to all those who seek its services. What's more, to be supported by a network of offices with physical presence in more than 30 countries has also been a unique factor that allows us to respond to the needs of our customers no matter where they are. Finally, technological advancement also allows us to be one step closer to the competition with regard to the satisfaction and recommendation of our customers.
Is there any upcoming news about Engel & Völkers Lisbon?
Of course, although we can not yet reveal much detail, we will be opening a new Market Centre in one of the main avenues of Lisbon and will be creating synergies between the various teams. I would have to say that this new MC will be located in a unique place in the capital as far as the real estate market is concerned.