Company

Team

AN EXPERIENCED TEAM

Square A.M.'s success is rooted on both deep understanding of the real estate market and wide experience in the finance sector. Our management team has been working together since the early 90's.

Chairman
MÁRIO JORGE PATRÍCIO TOMÉ
Holds a degree in Business Administration and over 28 years of experience in the finance sector.
Executive Director
PEDRO GABRIEL FOLGADO BORDALO COELHO
Holds a degree in Economics and Accounting and vast experience in real Estate investment funds.
Executive Director
LUÍSA AUGUSTA MOURA BORDADO
Holds a degree in Architecture/ Urban and Regional Planning and is widely experienced in real Estate development and management.
Executive Director
LUÍS FERNÃO DE MOURA TORRES SOUTO
Holds a degree in Economics and over 20 years of experience in the investment fund market.
Executive Director
PATRÍCIA DE ALMEIDA E VASCONCELLOS
Holds a degree in Law and has worked for law firms and in Banking. For five years, she was Deputy Director at SQUARE A.M.
Non-Executive Director
JORGE MANUEL DE CARVALHO PEREIRA
Holds a Degree in Business Management and over 36 years of experience in Banking, Investment Funds and real Estate Projects.

A long term business relation

Nowadays over a third of Square AM professional team from all business areas, come from ESAF.

The founders share a successful past:
Prior to Square AM most of the founders were part of the management team who led the launching of ESAF – Espírito Santo Ativos Financeiros S.A. (currently GNB – Sociedade Gestora de Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário S.A.) which managed real estate investment funds, pension funds, asset management and venture capital funds.
In 1990 when they joined what would be the ESAF company, there were 6 of them managing 5M€ from a treasury fund.
In 1992 the evolution began: along with BES' first privatization phase the real estate investment fund emerged and in 1993 with the second privatization phase and the establishment of ESAF pension funds, up until then under Tranquilidade insurance company management, was merged.
The team that would become SQUARE A.M. left ESAF between October 1999 and May 2000 after ten years of activity.
The success was evident: the ESAF then comprised a hundred people and generated eight billion euros. The real estate investment fund was the largest in Portugal, with 40,000 participants, € 1 billion under management and 40% market share and the most profitable participant wise. It represented one-eighth of the group's assets and generated one-third of ESAF, SGPS’s total revenues.

International Experience

The excellence in real estate investment management has lent the SQUARE A.M. team international recognition. Beyond borders, the work developed has allowed to strengthen and export know-how in areas such as real estate development and money market management. The experience of the team is mature and successful.

  • United States of America -
  • British Virgin Islands -
  • Dominican Republic -
  • Peru -
  • Brazil -
  • Chile -
  • Cape Verde -
  • Angola -
  • South Africa -
  • Portugal -
  • Spain -
  • Ireland -
  • Luxembourg -
  • Finland -
  • Russia -
  • Hong Kong -
  • Macao -
  • Singapore

Under the risk diversification strategy Square AM is able to work worldwide, both as manager of local investment vehicles and in partnership with consultants or international investors interested in the Portuguese market.