Managing Director, Perks Property Finance Solutions
Simon is the former Deputy General Manager of the London branch of Banco Santander Totta SA, a Portuguese commercial bank now part of Grupo Santander.
Simon is considered an expert on non-residential mortgages and has worked in the mortgage market since 1989. As a regular business visitor to Portugal since 1992, he has followed the growth and progress of the market. He is particularly fond of the Lagos area and has in-depth knowledge of the Algarve region asserting that, “People who buy property in Portugal fall in love with the country.” Despite the difficulties experienced since 2007 Simon believes that the Portuguese real estate market has a strong future, with many investors still purchasing quality high-end property in the region.
He has been a member of the Portuguese Chamber since 1995 and became a Chamber Director with responsibility for the Algarve event programme in 2007.
Simon was elected Vice Chairman of the Chamber in December 2010.