Meet the team

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Their philosophical commitment is to lifestyles which consider energy efficient design, embodied energy assessment, restoration of land and materials, preserving native and natural areas, regenerating and consolidating the work done on land, housing and property.

As well as real estate and property development, they undertake projects which demonstrate their philosophy and provide services to assist others in their quest to change how we live in the world and understand the resources we use.

Powered by CO Dave Hemminga Founder & CEO

Dave Hemminga

Founder & CEO

Creative and visionary Manager, always on the look out for inspiring projects that make this world a bit better and greener. Solid knowledge of the Algarve and sustainable building techniques. Keen on creating constructive and genuine relationships.

Dave is married, has 2 children and lives in the Algarve.

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Powered by CO Ash Naidu CTO

Ash Naidu


Long standing entrepreneur with extensive international experience. Trained as Engineer, Ash takes the lead in the construction part of the project, making use of his extensive network and his proven ability to find alternative ways. Ash feels comfortable in the real estate world of the Algarve.

Ash is married , has 3 children and lives in the Algarve.

Powered by CO Karin Sligting COO

Karin Sligting

Initiator of a large portfolio of creative and entrepreneurial projects, both in the Netherlands and in Portugal. An academic with a helicopter view. Developed her general management skills by setting up various companies and organisations in the creative and sustainability sector. Has an in-depth knowledge of Portuguese language, culture, law and regulations. 'Karin is married, has 3 children and lives in the Algarve.
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Powered by CO William van Beuningen Product Manager CFO

William van Beuningen


With over 15 years of experience in real estate finance and development William takes care of the financial management of the project. He is very keen on the enormous potential of sustainable building methods, and used his financial knowledge in combination with a strong network to optimise the investment.

William is married, has 4 children and lives in Portugal.