“It is an honour for me to be named President of RICS in Portugal, especially at a time when the real estate and construction sectors have so much responsibility,” said Covas.
RICS (the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), a leading international real estate accreditation organisation, has appointed José Covas as its new President in Portugal and has elected new members of its board.
José Covas, who succeeds Francisco Rocha Antunes, is MRICS qualified and is the Managing Partner of AuraREE in Portugal, an independent Spanish consulting company, based on real estate data, with headquarters in Madrid, Lisbon, Milan, Athens and Lima. Covas has extensive experience in the valuations sector, having spent part of his professional career working for companies such as Colliers, DTZ, Worx and Knight Frank. Covas is also a Managing Partner of AuraREE in Spain, Italy and Greece and he teaches Masters courses at various educational institutions.