Simon was born in the UK but first moved to Portugal over 10 years ago.
His previous experience has been gained from some of the largest and most successful developers & real estate companies around the world, which have taken him to places such as Dubai, Cape Verde & Italy amongst others. Educated back in the UK with a diploma in Business & Finance, Simon’s financial background ensures clients receive sound financial advice along with an excellent understanding of the property market here in Portugal.
What do you like most about Portugal?
The people, the food & the weather, in my opinion, cannot be bettered wherever you travel in the world, and I have had the opportunity to travel quite extensively in the past. The climate is great all year round and ensures there is ample time for everybody to enjoy the country. The people are very family orientated and still hold many of the old traditions true in their hearts. As for the food, and taking into consideration I have a sweet tooth, there is a very fresh and varied diet available for everybody’s tastes.
Why do you like working for Portugalproperty.com?
PortugalProperty.com is without doubt the most professional company I have worked with. Having previously worked with both of the co-founders of the business (David & Michael) the company was always going to stand out in terms of the service’s offered to the clients and the professional way in which they go about there daily business, which has always been of upmost priority.
There is a sense of family within the business and it is fair to say that each and every employee will always go the extra mile to ensure the success of the business and the clients are never left wanting.
What do you like to do when you are not working?
I like nothing more than to immerse myself into the real Portuguese way of life in my time off. The small lazy villages inland with their own unique way’s, the café’s & restaurants, the coastal towns with the fresh catch of the day and the fresh fruit & vegetable market’s. And of course, not to be missed, the odd lazy afternoon’s with a cold beer or glass or two of Vinho Tinto (Red Wine)
I am also currently undertaking a renovation of an old property here in Portugal, which is being restored back to its original state with a traditional old fireplace & outside bread oven!
My other interest is sports and music. I follow all manner of sports including rugby, cricket & football and with a wife who is a singer/songwriter, I get to work with her on new song idea’s whilst still trying to learn to play the guitar!