About us

About us

Who we are

Vanguard Properties is a leading real estate developer in Portugal with head-office in Lisbon.

Its portfolio represents today an investment of more than 600 M€ spread in fifteen developments with over 320.000 sqm area above ground, located in Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta and Algarve, exclusively financed by equity.

Vanguard Property is essentially focused on residential and touristic projects, both greenfield and rehabilitation. In addition, we shall soon be developing co-working, retail and office sites.

Despite the large real estate portfolio held to date we continue to invest in the existing location but also in Oporto, Guimarães, Coimbra and soon in Azores.

VANGUARDEAGLE - Asset Management manages the Vanguard Properties portfolio. The firm has a seasoned and experienced team, covering the full scope of the real estate development.

the founder

Claude Berda is the Founder and former President of AB Groupe, the leading independent publisher, producer and distributor of content in France.

Since 2003, this serial entrepreneur, has invested in the real estate sector in Switzerland. His holdings, hold a multi-billion portfolio of yield and development assets including the Quartier de l'Etang (Geneva), the largest private development of the Swiss Confederation (over 320.000 sqm site spread over 12 hectares of land). One of the development companies, Urban Project, S.A. manages over 100 promotions in the country.

At the end of 2015, after a four day trip to Portugal, Claude Berda decided to invest. Soon after, together with José Cardoso Botelho, Vanguard Properties was founded.

Claude Berda and Vanguard Properties are currently major players in the real estate investment and development market in Portugal.

"I’ve been to various parts of the world and Portugal continues to amaze me. It is a fantastic country because of the quality of life, climate, security and the way people think and live."

Our team

The core of Vanguard Properties executive team is composed of experienced professionals with proven track-record in the real estate business, all gathered within VANGUARDEAGLE - Asset Management, a company with head-office in Lisbon, on the prestigious Edifício Fórum Avenida, in the Avenida da Liberdade.

  • José Cardoso Botelho
    Managing Director
  • Filipa Abreu Teixeira
  • Pedro Aguardela
    Project Director
  • Carlos Andrade Teixeira
    Project Director
  • Helena Almeida
    Investment Analyst
  • Catarina Andrade
    Project Manager
  • Rosalina Caramelo
    Head of Middle and Backoffice
  • Luís Roquette
    Special Advisor of the Board
  • Nuno Banha
    Special Advisor of the Board
  • Ana Fernandes
    Managing Director Assistant
  • Paulo Cardoso Santos
  • Fernanda Saturnino
  • Manuel Godinho
  • Adelino Oliveira
    Administrative Assistant

Ethics and Conduct Code

  • Mission, Ethics and code of conduct

    Act in a professional and ethical manner at all times.

    Act with integrity, competence, diligence, respect, and in an ethical manner with the public, clients, prospective clients, employers, employees, colleagues in the investment profession, and other participants in the global real estate markets.

    Place the integrity of the investment profession and the interests of clients above their own personal interests.

    Use reasonable care and exercise independent professional judgment when conducting investment analysis, making investment recommendations, taking investment actions, and engaging in other professional activities.

    Practice and encourage others to practice in a professional and ethical manner that will reflect credit on themselves and the profession.

    Promote the integrity of, and uphold the rules governing, real estate markets.

    Maintain and improve their professional competence and strive to maintain and improve the competence of other investment professionals.




Vanguard Properties will be the Official Sponsor of the most prestigious Tennis event in Portugal the Estoril Open 2018 for the category of real estate.

The tournament will take place between April 28 and May 6, 2018, at the Tennis Club of Estoril.

Further information on Vanguard Properties participation will be announced in due course.

Tournament official website: here

PARTNERS & Advisors

  • NVE Engenharias
  • Oliveiras, SA
  • GlobalPress
    Public Relations
  • PKF International
    Tax, Financial and Economic Advisors
  • Saraiva + associados
  • ARX Portugal Arquitectos
  • Vieira de Almeida
    Legal Advisors
  • ENESCoord.
    Quantity Surveyous
  • TPF Planege Cenor
    Quantity Surveyous
  • Afaplan
    Quantity Surveyous
  • BPI
  • Montepio
  • NovoBanco