The Top Team in Portugal is Currently Also the Only 100%-Certified RICS Team

Pedro Dias, Catarina Baptista, Rodrigo Macedo, Isabel Castro e Silva and Ana Serra are the new AssocRICS.

AURA REE Portugal conquered another important goal with the entrance of five of its employees to the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) professional organization through the AssocRICS (Associate Member) qualification.

On June 22, AURA REE Portugal, besides being the company in the market with the highest volume and complexity of assessed properties, conquered another important goal with the entry of five of its employees to the professional organization RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) through the AssocRICS qualification (Associate Member). AURA is currently the only team in Portugal where all surveyors/consultants are certified.

Being an AssocRICS is an opportunity to gain professional recognition, demonstrating that the member is qualified, regulated, and trustworthy while at the same time enabling the start of the path to MRICS status (Chartered Member).

Aura REE Portugal is thus reinforcing its commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards with the help of its new AssocRICS members:

Pedro Dias – Started working in the real estate sector in 2007 with a construction company. In 2008 he started his Degree in Civil Engineering at the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologia.  Between 2012 and 2018, he was employed as the director of the works in construction companies. In 2018 he joined Aura REE and currently holds the position of Senior Associate. He has an MBA in real estate valuation from ESAI (Escola superior de Atividades Imobiliárias). He is a certified real estate appraiser by CMVM and a member of the order of technical engineers.

Catarina Baptista – In 2014, she began her Masters in Urbanism and Spatial Planning at Instituto Superior Técnico. She started her professional activity in 2017 in a national real estate consulting company. In 2021 she joined Aura REE and is currently a Senior Analyst. She has an MBA in Real Estate Valuation from ESAI and is a certified real estate appraiser by CMVM.

Rodrigo Macedo – In 2013, he began work on his Management Degree at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão. He then started his career in 2019 in the financial department of a multinational operating in the tourism sector. In 2021 he joined Aura REE and currently holds the Junior Analyst position. He has an MBA in real estate valuation from ESAI and is in the process of registration as a certified real estate appraiser by CMVM.

Isabel Castro e Silva – In 2011, she joined the Integrated Masters in Architecture at the Instituto Superior Técnico and in 2014 she did a stint at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. She began her professional career in 2015 in an architectural studio in Lisbon. In 2021 she joined Aura REE and currently holds the position of Associate. She has an MBA in real estate valuation from ESAI and is a certified real estate appraiser by CMVM and a member of the order of architects.

Ana Serra – In 2011, she began work on her Integrated Masters in Architecture at the Instituto Superior Técnico, and subsequently went on to her professional activity in 2013 in an architectural studio in Porto. In 2021 she joined Aura REE and currently holds the position of Associate. She has an MBA in real estate valuation from ESAI and is a certified real estate appraiser by CMVM and a member of the order of architects.

Also recently the team leader, Miguel Campos, Associate Director – Head of NPL&REO at Aura REE Portugal, obtained the MRICS certification.

José Covas, chairman of RICS Portugal and Managing Partner – Head of Portugal at Aura REE and João Garcia Barreto, Engagement Manager – Head of National Business, are the new members’ mentor, encouraging employees to obtain one of the most important professional certifications in the real estate sector.

According to José Covas, “Aura REE Portugal is setting an excellent example in the market by investing in the training and qualification of its team, reinforcing its commitment to quality and professional ethics. As the chair of RICS in Portugal, the new members of Aura REE Portugal have taken part in one of the best seasons for RICS bringing in one the highest numbers of new members since RICS started in Portugal.”

Aura REE Portugal has an excellent team composed of real estate specialists in various areas, with a profound knowledge of market dynamics. It advises on different types of assets, with a special focus on REOs and NPL portfolios, strategic consulting, and market analysis in real estate development projects. Aura REE is at the forefront of consulting in the real estate sector, with a mission to elevate the sector’s professionalization. In Portugal, the company is regulated by the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

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