Cushman & Wakefield announced the appointment of Paulo Sarmento as the new head of the Capital Markets’ 13-strong team in Portugal. Paulo will also be part of the EMEA Capital Markets team, based in London.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the local and international property markets, specifically in retail development, investment and management, Paulo was a Principal at Meyer Bergman, prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield. In that capacity he focused on acquisitions and asset management across Europe, and was also in charge of acquisitions on a Pan-European basis for a fund specializing in outlet villages.
Prior to that Paulo worked at Multi Development as Managing Director for Italy and Brazil and as Commercial Director for Southern Europe, and at Sonae Sierra as Leasing and Marketing Manager. Paulo holds a degree in Psychology and an MBA in General Management.
According to Eric van Leuven, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Portugal, “We are very fortunate to have been able to attract such a seasoned property professional as Paulo, who brings with him a wealth of experience in analyzing and negotiating investment opportunities, as well as privileged contacts with the international investor community”.
In 2017 the Cushman & Wakefield Capital Markets team was responsible for some of the most relevant transactions in Portugal, including the sale of the Entreposto building, two office buildings in Quinta Fonte, two large retail portfolios, the acquisition of the Logicor logistics portfolio, the sale of Ecoparque II logistics platform in Azambuja and the sale of the Vintage Lisbon hotel.