Rafael Sena

Rafael Sena is our exclusively recommended Property Services expert in Portugal on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Rafael directly using the contact details listed above.

The best property at the best market value, without the hassle

You are our primary concern — not the seller. We will always negotiate the best possible deal for you, ensuring you have the latest market intelligence and innovative valuation methods to make an informed decision. Our team works diligently to ensure correct steps have been carried out, safeguarding you from poor property investments.

100% for buyers

Our services are for buyers alone. We apply a tried and tested formula for buying property in Portugal and have helped countless families secure their dream properties in highly sought after locations. For the past decade, we’ve been building our inside knowledge of the local property market, as well as fostering extensive connections across the country, enabling access to an exclusive list of properties and investment routes.

Exclusive service for international buyers

Securing your dream property takes time and effort, especially if you reside overseas. As an independent buyers agent for expats, our job is to ensure you get the best property with confidence and insight. We do this by exhausting the market and translating your needs and objectives into tangible outcomes.

Save time, money and hassle

The Goldcrest team manages the whole process for you, remaining your single point of contact throughout. Depending on your needs, our experienced consultants will walk you through a range of investment options, providing strategic advice along the way. Our ultimate goal is to help you save time, money, and hassle. We do this by searching, negotiating, and protecting you from risky investments.

Doug Stewart BSc (Hons) FRICS

Doug Stewart is our exclusively recommended Property Services expert in England on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Doug directly using the contact details listed above.

Salmon Developments Limited was formed in 1989 as a property development company and based itself in Mount Street, London W1. In 1994 Salmon formed a joint venture company, Salmon Harvester Properties Ltd (SHP), with National Farmers Union Mutual Insurance Co Ltd (NFUM), an insurance company who currently have £13bn of funds under management of which some £1.2billion is held in property. SHP was set up as a trader and has established an excellent track record in development in all commercial property sectors UK wide.

In 2007 SHP set up Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund (SHOF) to add Investment Property capabilities to complement its development activity. SHP is an investor in, as well as being the Fund Manager for, SHOF which is seeking further purchases to grow the fund.

SHOF achieved 2016 year end fund level returns of 14.9% from its £200m Fund, comfortably outperforming IPD by approximately 11%, and placing it in the top 5% of real estate funds monitored by MSCI. The Fund was awarded the MSCI European Property Investment Award for best performing balanced Fund for the UK, reflecting its highest total return relative to the benchmark over 3 years to December 2016. SHOF also collected MSCI/IPF’s award for the best unlisted balanced fund in the UK, recording the highest 3 year annualised return to December 2016.

All projects are run by a dedicated in house team with development, investment, asset management, construction and financial skill sets.

Lewis Allsopp

Lewis Allsopp began his career in estate agency in the spring of 2003 by joining one of Coventry’s largest independent estate agencies, where his Brother Carl was working. January 2006, Lewis was offered an exciting opportunity to relocate to Dubai to work within it’s emerging property market which allowed him work for the one of the leading real estate agencies in Dubai where his skills where honed, and his knowledge of Dubai’s property market improved significantly. After a successful two-year spell, Lewis was approached to work within a start-up but forward thinking real agency where he helped launch and sell entire new home developments both in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. At 21 years old Lewis was appointed to become the Sales Director for a large independent developer where he was responsible for the launch of 8 residential towers and 1 commercial.

Having had numerous successes with other companies the idea of Allsopp & Allsopp was conceived and in September 2008, Lewis with his brother Carl opened Allsopp & Allsopp’s doors for business in Dubai for the first time. Allsopp & Allsopp began with 4 employees to in excess of 100+ in both the UAE and the UK. One of Lewis’s biggest achievements to date is seeing Allsopp & Allsopp win ‘Best International Lettings Agency 2014-15’ and ‘Best Real Estate Agency in Arabia and Dubai 2012-2013’ at the coveted International Property Awards, and having a total of 18 International Property Awards in 4 years.

Lewis has successfully completed the Real Estate Valuation course, which was, ran by IIR Middle East and Washington University, a commitment in improving his knowledge and skills. Lewis has overseen Allsopp & Allsopp grow internationally by opening the first of many planned offices in the UK, Coventry his hometown, being the first.

Lewis in his role as CEO oversees the growth of Allsopp & Allsopp internationally, and focused on improving best practices within our Head Office in Dubai.

Continued Success:

We are winners of 22 International Property Awards demonstrating our commitment to excellence.