A strong team for your needs

Algarve Property Agency Team

E.G.

Erich Gibson

ceo

AS THE FOUNDER AND MANAGING PARTNER, HE FOCUSES ON DEVELOPING AND PREPARING STRATEGIES FOR THE FUTURE. HE ALSO LOOKS AFTER THE COMPANY’S PRIVATE OFFICE CLIENTS 24/7. A GREAT NETWORKER.

Erich has his roots in music from a very young age, literally inherited from his parents. After his music studies, he became a celebrated award winning music producer, enjoying enormous success both nationally in Germany and internationally. He has also a career as an Events Organizer. Since 1996 Mr. Gibson has resided and worked in the Algarve, Portugal and in 1998 opened the first modern design furniture store of its kind in Portugal.

In 2006 his hobby became his profession when he started working in the property business and 2012 acquired the controlling share and was Managing Director of Engel & Völkers Quinta do Lago - Vale do Lobo. The property business has always been his passion and it continues to fascinate him.

In his spare time he regularly partakes in sports such as tennis and is still very connected to the music industry.

 
 

R.A.

Rita de Araújo

accounting & marketing

AS ASSISTANT TO THE CEO OF THE GIBSON GROUP, RITA SUPPORTS OUR TEAM IN THE AREAS OF ACCOUNTING AND MARKETING.

Born and raised in the north of Portugal, she decided to start a new chapter in 2014 and travelled to the Algarve. The sun, the beach and the quality of life never let her leave this seaside paradise.
After graduating in business administration and tax accounting, she worked in hotel management for several years, as she has always been fascinated by human and cultural contacts. She acquired various certified training courses in marketing, digital marketing and image processing.

With a great sense of responsibility and a focus on achieving goals, she is also the cheerful and free spirit of the team.

She loves travelling, spending time at the beach and cycling.

C.D.

Conny Deuring

real estate manager

LASTING, UNFLAGGING ENTHUSIASM FOR PROPERTIES, NATURE AND PEOPLE OF THE ALGARVE.

Born in the south of Germany, Conny has a degree in economics. Conny fell in love with the Algarve 30 years ago and has never left, working in the property and tourism sector. Today, she considers the profession of real estate agent as a vocation, which she practices every day with passion, love, hard work and tireless dedication. Her cheerful nature and enthusiasm makes it easy for her to make connections! For Conny, it's the people who really matter. She has completed extensive training in personal development. 
Her mother tongue is German and she speaks fluent Portuguese and English. 

She loves nature and the beach, sports, travelling, cooking for family and friends, music, concerts and books.

 
 

H.E.

Hugo Empis

real estate consultant

THE CALM, COOL AND COLLECTED ONE IN OUR OFFICE. AS WELL AS COMPETENTLY GIVING SPECIALIST ADVICE ON REAL ESTATE, HE’S ALSO GOT GREAT COMPUTER SKILLS.

Hugo’s professional career began in 2000, at one of the largest worldwide office equipment store, taking on a salesman position. Later on, Hugo got a training certificate, and started working as a computer trainer, teaching people from the basic to the advanced level. On 2006, came the opportunity to work at one of the Iberian Peninsula’s most important transport and logistics company, as the Algarve area manager. The real estate consultant opportunity appeared at a life changing moment. Hugo speaks Portuguese as the main language, English and Spanish as secondary languages.

As hobbys, Hugo likes most sports, movies and music.

 

P.B.

Patricia Baier

lawyer

real estate consultant
FROM A YOUNG AGE, HIS IDEOLOGIES AND GROWTH OBJECTIVES FLOWED AROUND ALL ASPECTS OF THE PROPERTY MARKET.

She has a particular fondness for interpersonal communication and has a flair for public relations. During her youth, she worked as a flight attendant for Varig (the largest airline in Latin America), After this she studied law and is a graduated lawyer in Portugal and Brazil. Alongside her law practice, she has also acquired extensive experience as a property consultant and interior designer.
Her mother tongue is Portuguese, but she speaks Spanish, German and English.

In her spare time, she enjoys activities such as reading and the cinema, as well as good music.
 

L.P.

Lavi Palma

interior designer/projects

ETERNALLY IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING SHE GETS INVOLVED IN :-)

Born and raised till the age of 12 in a small village in Bayern - Germany, Lavi is daughter of an Italian mother and a "typically Portuguese father", which gives her this special open personality and creativity. From an early age Lavi was involved in different cultures, smells, flavors, textures and colors. Speaking 3 languages from cot, she added English, Spanish and French, Lavi landed in the Algarve to study Tourism and Hotel Management in which area she was happy for several years. But Lavi’s free spirit was yelling for both - a Challenge & Change and she ended up right between bricks & stones in a Building Company in Quinta do Lago. There she collected all her know-how of Project Management and the step into Interior Design to release & develop her creativity was so short that she ended up graduating in Interior Design in 2008. Integrating into the Gibson Group is for Lavi her next step into growth & development and will to roll up her sleeves and… Action. 

In her free time, action is mandatory too, such as cycling, kayaking, walking her dogs & being with Friends & Family.

That’s Lavi

V.M.

Victor Marques

constructor - engineer

HE LOVES INNOVATION AND HIS MAIN VALUES AS A BUSINESSMAN ARE TRUST, COMPETENCE AND EXCELLENCE AT WORK.

Born and raised in a city near Paris in France until he was 10 years old, as the son of Portuguese parents. He usually says that he was born on construction sites, as his father and uncles were builders, and from a young age he got used to visit the building sites of his relatives.
In 1997 he Graduated in Civil Engineering, and has various trainings in the area of Urban Rehabilitation. Being in construction for 24 years Vitor is the owner of a company, which is specialized in Construction and Rehabilitation of buildings, having already built more than 100 homes and more than 500 renovation work carried out.

Since a longer time he fullfills a close and constant collaboration with GIBSON Group's projects,  that we are now pleased to announce this partnership with Victor Marques.

In his free time Victor loves traveling with his family, going for walks, enjoying nature and always dedicates time on his personal development.

 

M.P.

Miguel Pires

architect

MIGUEL DEFINES HIMSELF AS AN ARTIST IN MANY ways. AN ARTIST ON PAPER, WHEN HE DESIGNS PROJECTS. An ARTIST WHEN HE IS IDEALIZING A SPACE THAT MEETS THE CLIENT’S UNIQUE TASTE. An ARTIST, WHEN HE TAKES RISKS IN THE CREATIVE PROCESS.

Calm by nature, Miguel can bring together both natural and human sciences. He holds great skills in dealing with numbers and has a excellent human knowledge. He is always aware and pays close attention to the needs of those who work with him. He knows how to handle and fulfill expectations. In his own words: one of the most challenging aspects of architecture is to manage expectations according to real circunstances and conditions. His thinking is broad and keeps expanding so that he can keep track of the project itself and its surrounding contexts.

His strong connection to music and painting provides him with a natural sensitivity.

R.F.

Roman Firman

deliveries & fittings

COMING FROM THE UKRAINE, HE IS WITH US FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. HE IS OUR SUPPORT IN EVERYTHING THAT CONCERNS THE MAINTENANCE AND DELIVERIES.
 

With great responsibility he takes care of our customers’ homes and our companies. His deep technical knowledge, makes him an indispensable person. Roman speaks fluent Portuguese, Russian and also English.

During his free time he likes to be with his family and has great passion for his granddaughter.

F.N.

Francisco Neto

electrical installation technician

THE MIRROR THAT REFLECTS THE MASTERY OF A VOCATION

 

Francisco was born in Mozambique (Portuguese colony at the time) within a traditional Portuguese family.
In his early years he became very curious with how things worked and started to disassemble his battery toys to understand how they ticked. He came to Portugal due to the Civil war in Mozambique and later in life, already in High School he chosed for Electric Engineering. In 1994 he chosed the Algarve to build up his own company due to the warm climate being more similar to the one in his homeland (Mozambique). Pursuing development of tecnology he always was keen updating his technical knowledge, obviously searching for new methods and technologies. This made of him the expert in electrics he is nowadays, also knowing about industrial automation, solar energy (thermal and photovoltaic) and HVAC. He also experienced himself as teacher, transferring knowledge and field experience to the younger ones for about three years. Francisco is meanwhile nearly 20 years cooperating with the Gibson Group which showed our strong relationship through out all these years. 

Always active in sports he was Portuguese National Diving Champion in 1988.
Nowadays he fills his free time with coastal and water activities, either fishing, spear fishing, diving, camping, boat riding, etc.
Always in favor of the most in need, willing to share his knowledge and help others, he also joined the International Almancil Rotary Club, to give back to the society, not only help but also a portion of his luck.