Who We Are

Habitat Invest

Founded in 2004, Habitat Invest is a Portuguese private equity company operating in the real estate sector. We are active in real estate investment, promotion, management and brokerage, as well as tourism.

Habitat Invest comprises Habitat Ventures (property investment and development), Habitat Project (project coordination and project management), Habitat Property (real estate management) and Habitat Broker (real estate brokerage).

Five Stars – Premium Apartments is the group’s tourism brand, while Five Stars – Brokers is its brokerage brand.

What We Do

Habitat Invest’s
operations in Portugal
comprise 3 core areas:

Promotes and invests in exceptional real estate projects in its capacity or partnership with investment funds, family offices and investors of various nationalities. SPVs are created for each project.

Manages real estate renovation / new construction / lease projects.

Trades its own products and those of third parties on the national and international markets, with its own team and under the Five Stars – Brokers brand.

What We Do

Habitat Invest’s operations in Portugal comprise 3 core areas:

Promotes and invests in exceptional real estate projects in its capacity or partnership with investment funds, family offices and investors of various nationalities. SPVs are created for each project.

Manages real estate renovation / new construction / lease projects.

Trades its own products and those of third parties on the national and international markets, with its own team and under the Five Stars – Brokers brand.

Five Stars Services

Five Stars Brokers

Five Stars Brokers is a company in the Habitat Invest Group dedicated to real estate brokerage. It is intended to be a reference that takes advantage of the extensive knowledge of the real estate sector acquired by the group of companies to which it belongs.

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Five Stars Apartments

Habitat Property, under the Lisbon Five Stars brand, manages the operation of all the group’s local accommodation units. We stand out in the market for the quality of our service and customer care.

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Five Stars Services

Five Stars
Brokers

Five Stars Brokers is a company in the Habitat Invest Group dedicated to real estate brokerage. It is intended to be a reference that takes advantage of the extensive knowledge of the real estate sector acquired by the group of companies to which it belongs.

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Five Stars Apartments

Habitat Property, under the Lisbon Five Stars brand, manages all the group’s local accommodation units. We stand out in the market for our service and customer care quality.

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Team

A Team of Specialists

CHAIRMAN

Filipe Soares Franco

FOUNDER & CEO

Luis Corrêa de Barros 

BOARD MEMBER

Daniel Tareco

Board Member

Duarte Soares Franco

CHAIRMAN

Filipe Soares Franco

He has a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Universidade Católica Portuguesa. He has been involved in a wide range of business activities throughout his professional life, including chairing OPWAY, one of the leaders in the Portuguese construction industry, until 2008, as well as chairing Sporting Clube de Portugal. He is a shareholder in Habitat Invest.

FOUNDER & CEO

Luis Corrêa de Barros 

CEO and shareholder of Habitat Invest, Luis Corrêa de Barros attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon. He has been involved in business activities in various sectors, namely car dealerships and imports. In 2001, he founded Habitat Invest, the Five Stars real estate investment trust. Since then, he has worked in the field of real estate promotion and mediation, as well as tourism

BOARD MEMBER

Daniel Tareco

He has a degree in Civil Engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico and an MBA from the IESE Business School. He was a consultant at McKinsey and project manager at Teixeira Duarte before joining Habitat Invest. He joined the company in 2016 and is responsible for finance and administration (Habitat Invest, Habitat Ventures and Investment Funds).

Board Member

Duarte Soares Franco

Duarte Soares Franco has been a member of the administration since 2024. Graduated in Marketing Management from the Instituto Superior de Comunicação Empresarial. Previously, he held the positions of Sales and General Manager at Pinto Basto and General Manager at Pinto Basto Ibérica. In 2017 he joined Habitat Invest as Global Business Development, to which he also held the position of Managing Director at Five Stars Brokers, a company affiliated with the Habitat group, where he focuses his efforts on the group’s Sales, Marketing and Business Strategies areas.

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