Savills boosts Portuguese retail team with new hires

International real estate advisor Savills has strengthened its Portuguese retail team with the appointment of Rita Vasconcelos, who has joined as a retail senior consultant.

Vasconcelos boasts over twenty years business and marketing management experience, specialising in the retail sector.

She brings to her new role the successful repositioning of renowned brands like Zippy, during which she implemented lifestyle-focused strategies that led to the successful launch of their first flagship standalone store.

Her appointment follows the recent hiring of Paulo Monteiro, who also joined as a retail senior consultant last year. The bolstering of the team aligns with Savills’ acquisition of Predibisa in Portugal, in a move towards geographic expansion in the country.

José Galvão, head of retail for Savills Portugal, said: 'We are delighted to welcome Rita to the team, her appointment will strengthen our agency and development offering and further support a strong pipeline of activity.'

Added Vasconcelos: 'Savills has an impressive reputation within the property industry, known for providing its clients with reliable and value-adding guidance. I’m looking forward to bringing my years of experience to this exciting new role.'

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