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Eric van Leuven
Director, Head of Portugal, Cushman & Wakefield, Portugal
Eric is the Managing Partner of Cushman & Wakefield’s in Portugal, leading a team of 80 professionals in consultancy and real estate agency, as well as participating more directly in investment services and shopping centres development.
Eric van Leuven (born 1961) is a Dutch national but has lived and worked in Portugal since 1982. He studied Portuguese Language & Literature at universities in Nijmegen (Holland) and Lisbon.
In 1987, he set up George Knight Estate Agents in Lisbon. In 1991, Cushman & Wakefield (then Healey & Baker) acquired the commercial property division of George Knight and Eric became Managing Director. In 1992 he became an Equity Partner in the European business.
As a member of C&W’s EMEA Board from 2007 to 2012 he chaired the local boards of the firm’s offices in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania and Greece.
He is currently a member of the firm’s European Executive Council.
In 2000 Eric was elected a Fellow of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) as an “eminent professional” in recognition of his role in the development of the commercial property market in Portugal. He is also Vice-President of ACAI (the Portuguese Association of Property Consultants and Valuers) and of the Dutch-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.