In-house legal counsel and new sales manager strengthen the team at Fine & Country Algarve
From left: Fine & Country Algarve managing partner Zoie Hawker, Marli Kichmaier and Miguel Afonso Pereira

In-house legal counsel and new sales manager strengthen the team at Fine & Country Algarve

Fine & Country Algarve continues to go from strength to strength with two important new appointments this month. Lawyer Miguel Afonso Pereira has joined the team along with hospitality professional Marli Kichmaier.

Miguel, who for the last nine years has been running his own law practice in Portimão, will be assisting the teams at the Carvoeiro and Almancil offices as legal counsel working on conveyance, data management, compliance and general legal issues. In addition to his law degree from the University of the Minho in Braga, Miguel is qualified as a data protection officer.

Marli is a Portuguese national who speaks fluent German and English. She studied at hotel and business school in Switzerland before returning to Portugal in 2001, working for some 10 years as an estate agent in Silves before spending the last decade back in the hospitality industry, at some of the Algarve’s leading luxury hotels. Marli’s most recent role was as a member of the management team at the Relais & Chateaux Grand House in Vila Real de Santo António.

Marli is based at Fine & Country’s regional head office in Carvoeiro and her main role is to manage German speaking sales and listings whilst also helping to develop the company’s activities in the central and west Algarve.

F&C Algarve managing partner Zoie Hawker welcomes these two senior appointments to the team. “We have seen strong growth over the last few years and have an excellent team at our offices across the region,” she said, “but investment in people is vital to our continued growth and integral to our ongoing commitment to offer the highest standards of service and know-how”.

Fine & Country Algarve has three offices in the Algarve located in Carvoeiro, Almancil and Tavira (Santa Luzia), backed up by a further seven associate offices elsewhere in Portugal and over 300 offices worldwide. The global head office is on Park Lane in London.