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Cushman & Wakefield Portugal strengthens management team with Paulo Sarmento and David Lopes


Lisbon, May 3 2022 – Cushman & Wakefield has announced the reorganization of its Portuguese leadership team, with the promotions of Paulo Sarmento and David Lopes, two senior elements of its Investment team.. 

Paulo Sarmento, formerly Head of Capital Markets, is now acting as Head of Transactional Services. In this newly created role, he is supervising all the so-called transactional areas of the business (Capital Markets, Office, Retail and Industrial & Logistics Agencies). The goal of this reorganization is to capture synergies between the various Agency departments, and also between those and Capital Markets, through a common leadership and a holistic view of the real estate business. 

Following this move, David Lopes (formerly head of Retail & Business Space Investment within Capital Markets) has now become Head of Capital Markets, also supervising Hospitality and Development & Living. 

Paulo Sarmento has an MBA from the Nova University of Lisbon and a career spanning 35 years, 26 of which in real estate in different European countries and in Brazil. He joined C&W Portugal in 2018, as Head of Capital Markets. 

David Lopes joined the firm’s Industrial & Land department in 2005. He then moved to Valuation & Advisory, and later to Capital Markets. He was now leading the Retail Investment and  Business Space Investment teams. David has a Degree in Economics by the Nova University of Lisbon and by the Technical University of Ostrava (Czech Republic). He has a post-graduation in Management and Real Estate Finance and has been a member of RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) since 2009. 

According to Eric van Leuven, Head of Cushman & Wakefield in Portugal, “These promotions represent a personal acknowledgment of Paulo’s and David’s dedication to the firm and its clients. of their standing in the market and of their ability to generate new business. They also demonstrate the commitment of C&W Portugal to integrate even further all its service lines, providing clients with a holistic approach to their real estate”. 

About Cushman & Wakefield  
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global real estate services firm that delivers exceptional value for real estate occupiers and owners. Cushman & Wakefield is among the largest real estate services firms with approximately 50,000 employees in over 400 offices and approximately 60 countries. In 2021, the firm had revenue of $9.4 billion across core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. To learn more, visit or follow @CushWake on Twitter. 

About Cushman & Wakefield
Cushman & Wakefield (NYSE: CWK) is a leading global commercial real estate services firm for property owners and occupiers with approximately 52,000 employees in nearly 400 offices and 60 countries. In 2023, the firm reported revenue of $9.5 billion across its core services of property, facilities and project management, leasing, capital markets, and valuation and other services. It also receives numerous industry and business accolades for its award-winning culture and commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), sustainability and more. For additional information, visit


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