About Us

From Portugal to the World

The right partner for the right decision.

Quintela and Penalva is a real estate consultancy specializing in the luxury segment and with a strong presence in the national market. Since 2004, it has been able to adapt to different economic cycles with a clear orientation towards each of its customers and their needs. The organic growth and international experience, acquired in recent years, allowed the creation of specialized departments focused on customer service. With a specialized team of experienced consultants and professionals from the most diverse areas, we know Portugal and its secrets like no one else. Over the years, our know-how has given us an outstanding position in the national market and a significant international projection.

As of 2021, Quintela and Penalva becomes Quintela + Penalva I Knight Frank and is represented in 57 countries around the world and integrated in a network of more than 480 offices. Knight Frank LLP is an independent company, headquartered in London and a leader in the real estate sector, where it has been operating for 125 years with recognized know-how in advising individual and institutional clients, developers and investors. With a network of globally connected local experts, Knight Frank offers a specialized and personalized service based on long-term relationships in which the human element is differentiating. From Portugal to Australia, from the USA to Asia, from the Alps to the Caribbean, Knight Frank’s international network has a deep knowledge of each geography where it is located, of its economic and political specificities, giving each team a high capacity for local advice.


creation of Quintela and Penalva

+ 150

available locations

57 countries

+ 480 offices


Mission + Values

Trust is at the base of our activity, excellence guides our daily lives, merit is our objective and proximity our commitment. Because we know that the decision to buy a house is a life decision and for life and because the decision to invest in real estate requires rigor and competence, we guarantee that we will be with our clients and partners at all times. Our commitment is to find the house that will make your home, the right property for your investment, the ideal store for your business or even the land to build your dream.

  • Confidence – trust is at the base of our activity;
  • Excellence – excellence guides our daily life;
  • Merit – merit is our goal;
  • Proximity – proximity is our commitment.


Your second home

An excellent destination to invest, live and visit, Portugal is a safe country with a mild climate. With a privileged location and easy access to the main markets, the Portuguese passport was considered the 4th strongest in the world, Portugal the 3rd safest country in 2020 and the Portuguese are known for their command of foreign languages ​​and ease of contact with different cultures. Portugal is also very attractive in fiscal terms for foreign investment, with the Golden Visa, Non-Habitual Residents, Regressar Program and investment incentives, namely for startups. The westernmost country in Europe is also distinguished by its gastronomy and the quality of its wines. It is the largest producer of cork in the world and in the Azores there is the only tea plantation in Europe. What is the nation with the oldest borders in Europe, is also at the front of innovation, it is a technological hub where the biggest tech event in the world takes place: the Web Summit. Hub connecting the American and African continents, gateway to Europe, Portugal is at the center of the world. Its privileged location and ease of doing business (World Economic Forum) open doors to investment and allow it to establish the country as a reference scientific and technological development center (D9 Leading Digital Governments Member). Real estate assets register a sustained and transversal appreciation throughout the country.

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