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 680 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.

Vanguard Properties is an Official Sponsor of the Millennium Estoril Open 2018, Sponsor of the Challenger Lisboa Belém Open 2018 and the founder of the Vanguard Stars initiative. 

Currently Vanguard Properties in association with Amorim Luxury is bidding for the acquisition of Comporta’s touristic and residential developments, probably Europe most famous and trendy spot. An amazing, sustainable project is being designed. The promissory agreement was signed on October 23, 2018 and on November 27 approximately 83% of capital represented in the Fund general assembly voted, favorably the deal. The day before, the Public Prosecutor and the Criminal Court issued a declaration of non-opposition (preliminary).

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.

In October 2015 Claude Berda visited Lisbon. After a quick four day trip, he 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."

[Article published in Tribune de Genève, concerning le Quartier de L'Etang - «La première pierre du futur quartier a été posée hier. Ce chantier à 1,4 milliard de francs est l’un des plus grands de Suisse.»]

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
  • Tatyana V. Bezukladnikova
    Sponsor Director
  • Pedro Aguardela
    Project Director
  • Carlos Andrade Teixeira
    Project Director
  • Helena Almeida
    Investment Analyst
  • Joana Esteves
    Investment Controller
  • Catarina Andrade
    Project Manager
  • Cátia Rodrigues
    Project Manager
  • Rosalina Caramelo
    Head of Middle and Backoffice
  • Luís Roquette
    Special Advisor of the Board
  • Nuno Banha
    Special Advisor of the Board
  • Ana Magalhães
    Sales Manager
  • Ana Fernandes
    Managing Director Assistant
  • Luís Sousa de Macedo
    Sales and Marketing Assistant
  • Mariana Vintém
    Sales and Marketing Assistant
  • Maria Marcos
    Sales and Marketing Assistant
  • Paulo Cardoso Santos
  • Patrícia Marques
  • 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.


PARTNERS & Advisors

  • Cushman & Wakefield
    Real State Consulting
  • Luiz Gomes & Associados
    Legal Advisors
  • By
    Comunicação e Marketing

    By - Interactive brands agency

  • KPMG
    Audit, tax and advisory services
  • NVE Engenharias
  • Elevolution - Engenharia, S.A.
  • Ilusive
    Comunicação e Marketing

    Illusive Creative Studio

  • Oliveiras, SA
  • Mota-Engil
  • Morais Leitão. Galvão Teles, Soares Da Silva
    Legal Advisors
  • Proppy Real Estate CRM
    Tech Solutions
  • 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
  • Tecnoplano
  • Proman
  • BPI
  • Montepio
  • NovoBanco


  • Share it
    Comunicação e Marketing

    Share it

  • Alencastre
    Comunicação e Marketing


  • Nossa
    Comunicação e Marketing

    Nossa Agência

  • OMC Office Solutions
    Tech Solutions

    OMC Office Solutions

Vanguard Stars is brand and initiative promoted by Vanguard Properties that aims to support the practice of sports by the younger layers.

We sponsor the organization of sporting events, with a professional structure and unusual prizes, as a way to stimulate disciplined and focused training, dedication and perseverance as well as enhance the competitive spirit, self-esteem, ambition and confidence.

In the initial phase, we will support the tennis, with the organization of a circuit destined to the age groups of sub 10 and sub 11, denominated  Vanguard Challenger 2018.

The Vanguard Challenger 2018 consists of three stages taking place in Lisbon, Porto and Vilamoura and a Masters in Lisbon.

More information about us can be obtained on the website http://www.vanguard-stars.com 



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.

During this period, Vanguard Properties invites a number of partners and clients to visit its stand in the VIP area. A number of brand activation initiatives shall take place during the week.

Tournament official website: here