We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious title of "Best Luxury Boutique Real Estate Investment Consultancy in Portugal" by the esteemed Luxury Lifestyle Awards. This recognition serves as a testament to the unwavering commitment, dedication, and innovation that Bonte Filipidis™ has consistently brought to the world of real estate since its inception.
The Luxury Lifestyle Awards, a globally renowned platform that celebrates the finest luxury goods and services from around the world, has recognized Bonte Filipidis™ for its exceptional contributions to the luxury real estate market, reaffirming the agency's leadership in the field.
This award provides us with a chance to revisit our journey, highlighting the significant milestones that have led us here.
A Legacy of Excellence and Vision
The story of Bonte Filipidis™ began in 2014 when Alexandra Victoria Bonte and James Filipidis established the boutique real estate agency in Portugal. Their vision was to provide a bespoke property investment experience that seamlessly merged unparalleled design aesthetics with comprehensive relocation guidance. With an emphasis on a personalized service and an extensive network of partners, Bonte Filipidis™ set out to make a mark on the industry.
Bonte Filipidis™ stands proudly as a beacon of success and innovation. In 2022, we achieved an astounding total sales volume of €135,000,000 in prime Portuguese locations, including Lisbon, Cascais, and Comporta. The average sold property price stood at an impressive €2,750,000. Our accomplishments are not solely measured in figures, however, since Bonte Filipidis™ has assembled a remarkable team of 35 outstanding individuals from diverse backgrounds and nationalities. This multicultural blend enables us to cater to an international clientele with brokers proficient in various languages and attuned to cultures from around the world.
Additionally, we have developed a range of informative content and videos aimed at promoting our agency, showcasing our properties, and educating the community on relevant topics such as real estate, investment strategies, market trends, location insights, and lifestyle considerations. By providing valuable information, we aim to empower our clients to make well-informed decisions and navigate the real estate landscape with confidence.
The Bonte Filipidis™ Journey
The beginning of Bonte Filipidis™ dates back to a fateful meeting in Paris, where two passionate teenagers, James and Alexandra, formed an unbreakable bond. United by their love for architecture, design, aesthetics, and the luxury industry, they embarked on a journey that would leave a lasting impression on the luxury real estate market.
As they pursued their MBA in Paris, James, a talented advertising professional with experience at renowned agencies such as Ogilvy, and Alexandra, a worldly explorer fluent in five languages and holder of three nationalities, laid the foundation for their remarkable partnership.
In 2011, Alexandra's love affair with Portugal began. Captivated by the beautiful, yet empty buildings that adorned charming streets, she realized the immense opportunity that awaited her. In January 2014, she established her real estate agency, One Stop Properties, and diligently set to work, building a strong network of industry experts and clients.
In 2016, James joined Alexandra in Portugal, and together, they took the real estate agency to new heights. As a formidable duo, they worked tirelessly to create a strong network and acquire invaluable skills in the luxury real estate sector. They expanded their reach from Lisbon and Cascais to Comporta and beyond, leaving no stone unturned.
The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 presented a unique opportunity for James and Alexandra to reassess their vision, redefine their objectives, and devise a bold strategy for the future of the agency. They understood that the limitations of time and geolocation had reached their peak, and that they had to expand their team and share their knowledge.
Emerging from the pandemic, they hired their first brokers, propelling the agency into a new era of growth and success. As Portugal became an Eldorado for expatriates, James and Alexandra's team was poised to offer impeccable service to the influx of newcomers.
Their ambitious goal to become one of the leaders in luxury real estate in Portugal was realized in 2022. But they were not content to rest on their laurels. As their clients sought properties worldwide, James and Alexandra recognized the potential for international expansion.
In 2022, they rebranded as Bonte Filipidis™, a name that honored their friendship and the vibrant family of team members who had propelled the agency to its current heights. This name change signaled their transformation from an agency to a group, with the expansion into new countries as a key strategic objective.
In 2023, the expansion began in earnest. Bonte Filipidis™ set up shop in Ibiza and the French Riviera, partnering with local professionals and establishing their own agents on the ground. This was just the beginning. With new territories in their sights, James and Alexandra's unwavering passion and dedication would continue to guide Bonte Filipidis™ as they blazed a trail through the luxury real estate market.
Winning the "Best Luxury Boutique Real Estate Investment Consultancy in Portugal" award is a crowning achievement for Bonte Filipidis™. From our humble beginning in 2014 to becoming an industry leader with a global presence, the journey is one marked by dedication, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to excellence. This award is not just a recognition of past accomplishments but also a promise of the remarkable ventures that lie ahead for us and our discerning clientele.