The Team

Colin Hayle Sales Manager - Central Algarve


Colin originally comes from his home town of Wolverton, Buckinghamshire which now has been swallowed up in the city of Milton Keynes … “The City of Roundabouts”. After many years in the catering trade, he found his forte in life as a “People Person”, a lively and outgoing personality which shows in many facets of his life. With a grown up Daughter, Son and two Grandchildren, he made his way to The Algarve almost 10 years ago, after running a successful computer company in the UK. A chance meeting with a friend led to the job of a lifetime, running a multi-million pound 9 Bedroomed Quinta for its English owner, in the hills just outside Loule. Making holiday and Wedding dreams come true was a daily task, looking after and caring for celebrities from the world of Film, TV, Music, Sport and Fashion. When the property was placed on the market for sale by its owner, the obvious choice of Estate Agent was of course David Rowat, from After the initial meeting and several potential buyers later, Colin discovered that his next obvious move was to remain in the “Dream Making” business and joined as Property Consultant.

What do you like most about Portugal?

After almost 10 years here I would like to say that I know all about Portugal… How wrong I would be! Every day you discover a new thing here, whether a road, a word, a food or a view, Portugal never stops surprising you in the best way you could imagine. The changing colours of the seasons, the wonderful sunsets and star gazing, which I must say still memorizes me every time I look up into the clear night sky. The long, hot, lazy summer days are something I look forward to, the smell of the barbeque cooking dinner and the crisp ice cold beer to chill you down while chatting away on the terrace at home… Yes it does sound like another dream being made !

Why do you like working for

Never a single day is the same here at … You arrive at work with a full agenda for the day and head into the tasks full steam ahead! By mid-afternoon the sun is high in the sky and you have a smile on your face a mile wide, knowing that today, someone in the company will make that “Dream Come True” for one of our clients and we can all share in that “We’ve done it” feeling in the office. Hard work … Yes of Course, Long Days … Yes sometimes … the feeling of team spirit and commitment to the client … Always!

What do you like to do when you are not working?

With a grown up Daughter and Son in Law, my son and two amazing grandchildren, you can imagine that I try to spend as much time as I can with them and of course the time is always packed with fun and frolics somewhere. I cherish my family and the time we spend together, and what better place to share that time than in the wonderful sunny Algarve. Beaches, walks, picnics, bars and cafes … Am I “Living The Dream” still ? … Yes of course … Making them and Living it!

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