GRI Club Central America & Caribbean

GRI Club Central America & Caribbean

This is where the industry leaders come together to discuss and define market trends

Raul Martinez
Raul
Raul Martinez
Club Manager - LATAM REGRI - Global Real Estate Institute
Raul Martinez is our Central America & Caribbean GRI Real Estate Club Manager which brings together leading real estate players from more than 10 countries. He leads the club´s real estate market efforts in the region, including conferences and exclusive club meetings for members in the residential, land development, malls, retail, hospitality, offices, industrial & logistics segments in Central America & the Caribbean region. Furthermore he is involved in the development and growth of our Mexican GRI Club  and the delivery of Our Latin America GRI meetings in New York and Miami.
+5255 8372 6079
+5255 8372 6079

The club

Our mission is to connect the decision-makers that are driving the industry forward and to foster the creation of meaningful relationships and new business opportunities
 

What is GRI Club Central America & Caribbean?

GRI Club Central America & Caribbean gathers the country’s most important and relevant real estate investors, developers and industry experts. It is a part of our GRI Club Real Estate Latin America division. 
 

Who can be a part of GRI Club Central America & Caribbean? 
Membership criteria

Club membership is by invitation only and reserved exclusively for chairmen, presidents, c-level executives and directors of Real Estate investment and development firms. Those who fit the criteria and would find it useful to join the club are welcome to enquire.


What does de GRI Club Central America & Caribbean do?
Club activities

GRI Club Real Estate Central America & Caribbean hosts various activities throughout the year to gather the country’s players, as well as to encourage dialogue with other international members. Our club meetings are exclusive, closed-door discussions where members discuss face to face challenges, opportunities and generate new contacts.   

The annual conference is open to non-members, as the club meetings are reserved exclusively for the GRI membership.

Advisory Board

Alberto Ortuño
Alberto Ortuño
Partner
GTU Desarrollos
Alberto Ortuño
https://www.gtudesarrollos.com/nosotros/
Costa Rica
Founded in 1992 by entrepreneurs with known experience and experience, Today, it has extensive experience in the development of high-level residential condominiums and mixed-use projects.
Alfredo P. Alemán M.
Alfredo P. Alemán M.
Founder & Owner
Grupo Los Pueblos
Alfredo P. Alemán M.
http://www.grupolospueblos.com/
Panama City | Panama
Grupo los Pueblos is the Republic of Panama’s leading Real Estate developer with a 35 year track record focusing in marketing, sales & leasing, land/building development, construction management, property management, asset management, among others.
Alfredo Volio
Alfredo Volio
Managing Director
Portafolio Inmobiliario
Alfredo Volio
http://portafolio.cr/contacto/
Costa Rica
Main developers of housing projects, shopping centers, offices and mixed use in Central America. with about USD $ 500 billion in assets under its operation.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive Officer
Pellas Development Group
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
http://www.pellasdevelopment.com/es/
San Jose | Costa Rica
Pellas Development's vision is to become the leader of Central America in development and responsible operation of planned communities and exclusive resorts. With a focus Modern and sustainable planning, design and construction.
Cristián Roberts Castro
Cristián Roberts Castro
President
Prime
Cristián Roberts Castro
http://www.primelatam.com/
San José | Costa Rica
PRIME is focused on enabling good stewardship of our resources so that people can make the difference they want in favor of our planet - specifically through real estate. We are a premier real estate investment and structuring firm, as well as a holding company, aimed at delivering strategic impact and value through a diversified but integrated group of companies within the real estate industry.
Daniel Campos Lara
Daniel Campos Lara
Managing Director & Partner
Caribe Hospitality
Daniel Campos Lara
http://www.caribehospitality.com/
http://www.caribehospitality.com/
+52 55 9000 9507//52 (55) 8000-0
Escazú | Costa Rica
Caribe Hospitality es una compañía nacida del objetivo de desarrollar hoteles para ser manejados por hoteleros experimentados y respetados. La estrategia comienza seleccionando ubicaciones clave y construyendo instalaciones que son diseñadas y ajustadas para alcanzar las necesidades del viajero de esparcimiento y negocios. Alcanzamos nuestra misión de ser el desarrollador regional líder de las mejores y más prestigiosas marcas de hoteles a través de la eficiencia, compromiso, trabajo en equipo y responsabilidad, todos componentes clave de relaciones a largo plazo con nuestros socios de negocio.
Katherine Shahani
Katherine Shahani
Partner
Grupo Shahani
Katherine Shahani
http://www.gruposhahani.com
Panama
Family group dedicated to the promotion of real estate in residential, commercial and industrial areas. Leader in industrial marketing, with more than 45 years of experience that position it as a solid and reliable organization.
Kathia Yacaman
Kathia Yacaman
Executive Vice President
Grupo Karim's
Kathia Yacaman
http://www.grupokarims.com/
http://www.grupokarims.com/
+504 2580 2015 / +504 2580 2090
San Pedro Sula | Honduras
Grupo Karim’s is a Private Multinational Corporation whose main areas are, the textile sector and real estate development. Today being one of the most solid and innovative groups in the Central America, North America and Asia region.
Mauricio Alvarado
Mauricio Alvarado
CEO
Corporación GYT
Mauricio Alvarado
https://www.gtc.com.gt/personas/ahorros
Guatemala
More than 60 years of experience in the country's financial market. Banco G&T Continental, its branch G&T Insurance, surety, brokerage houses and other companies, driving the engines of the national economy through its products and services.
Michael Harari
Michael Harari
Director General
Regency Real Estate Developers
Michael Harari
http://www.regency.com.pa
Panama City | Panama
With more than 60 years of experience in Panama, Regency Real Estate Developers is a leading company in the development of commercial, industrial and residential projects. Con más de 60 años de experiencia en Panamá, Regency Real Estate Developers es una empresa líder en desarrollos de proyectos comerciales, industriales y residenciales. Siempre nos hemos enfocados en innovación, tecnología y en brindarle a nuestros clientes proyectos en ubicaciones estratégicas y con los mas altos estándares
Ricardo González
Ricardo González
Presidente Ejecutivo
Multi-Proyectos
Ricardo González
http://www.corporacionmultiinversiones.com/
http://www.corporacionmultiinversiones.com/
+502 2377-0200 / +502 2378 660
Guatemala | Guatemala
Company dedicated to the development of real estate projects in Guatemala. Founded in 1986 chain of 14 shopping centers It has built more than 1 million square meters in residential projects of both houses and residential buildings
Samuel Urrutia Cantoral
Samuel Urrutia Cantoral
CEO
Grupo Siuma
Samuel Urrutia Cantoral
http://www.gruposiuma.com/
Panamá | Panama
Our clients receive a real estate consultancy beyond intermediation, combining different disciplines such as market intelligence, trends in the use of space, real estate financial advice and technological tools.
Alberto Ortuño
Alberto
Alberto Ortuño
PartnerGTU Desarrollos
Costa Rica
Alberto Ortuño studied civil engineering at Purdue University and has an MBA from INCAE. He has 21 years of leading GTU Desarrollos, where he has developed a large number of residential, commercial and mixed-use projects. He is passionate about conceptualizing new projects, as well as the satisfaction of seeing a project completed and delivered to satisfied customers.
Alfredo P. Alemán M.
Alfredo
Alfredo P. Alemán M.
Founder & OwnerGrupo Los Pueblos
Panama
CEO– Co owner  Company leader in the development, promotion and operation of various real estate projects to include: shopping centers, residential neighborhoods, high rises, tourist resorts, transportation terminals, self storage, industrial parks and office complexes.  Leads a development team responsible for millions of square feet of property in The Republic of Panama.  Overseen the site selection, acquisition, design permitting, entitlements, financing, joint venture structuring, construction, and sales of several master planned communities with different socioeconomic target markets.
Alfredo Volio
Alfredo
Alfredo Volio
Managing DirectorPortafolio Inmobiliario
Costa Rica
Alfredo leads the largest real estate development and asset management company in Costa Rica, with more than 600 employees. He is also responsible for the planning and execution of $60MM per year, and the long-term management of more than $550MM in assets.

He is a true believer that throughout the development of projects and the creation of memorable experiences in each of them, Portafolio will be able to serve as a catalyst to transforms cities into sustainable urban communities that provoke integration, pride, and sense of belonging.
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Carlos
Carlos Hernandez Garcia
Chief Executive OfficerPellas Development Group
Costa Rica
Carlos Hernández has extensive experience in developing innovative and sustainable concepts in the urban planning, luxury hotels and real estate development sectors in remote or emerging destinations. As CEO of Pellas Development, he oversees a portfolio of development and investment of lands and resorts in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama; for more of 1,000 million dollars. Among its most significant projects is the Development of the Mukul Hotel, Beach Golf & Spa (Auberge Resorts in Nicaragua) and the Hotel Dreams Las Mareas Resort & Spa (AMResorts in Costa Rica). Also has experience in various projects in Bahamas, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica and USA.
Cristián Roberts Castro
Cristián
Cristián Roberts Castro
PresidentPrime
Costa Rica
Mr. Roberts is focused on enabling good stewardship of our resources so that people can make the difference they want in favor of our planet - specifically through real estate.

Mr. Roberts is President of PRIME, a premier real estate investment and structuring firm, as well as a holding company, aimed at delivering strategic impact and value through a diversified but integrated group of companies within the real estate industry.

Mr. Roberts is also Managing Partner at CREO Capital, an Impact Driven Private Equity Real Estate firm focused on Latin America.
Daniel Campos Lara
Daniel
Daniel Campos Lara
Managing Director & PartnerCaribe Hospitality
Costa Rica
Mr. Campos has been the General Director of Caribe Hospitality since the Company began in 2000, when an exclusive agreement was signed with Marriott for the development of several Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Central America and the Caribbean. Since the beginning, Mr. Campos has been leading the company’s growth by incorporating new markets and properties in the project’s portfolio, highlighted by the first Residence Inn Hotel to be built in Latin America and the first Fairfield Inn in Central America. An Industrial Engineer from the University of Costa Rica, he has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Catholic University of Chile and the Kenan Flager Business School from the University of North Carolina, USA
Katherine Shahani
Katherine
Katherine Shahani
PartnerGrupo Shahani
Panama
Katherine is Director for Shahani Group, a family real estate development company with more than 45 years of experience in the construction sector of preferential interest houses, residences luxury, second-use houses, commercial, industrial and marine developments. It is “Ladypreneur”, female entrepreneur with participation in different boards of directors of multiple business sectors.
Kathia Yacaman
Kathia
Kathia Yacaman
Executive Vice PresidentGrupo Karim's
Honduras
She is the Executive Vice President of the division of Real Estate at Grupo Karim’s, a company multinational whose main business falls on textile manufacturing and real estate with operations in Central America, Republica Dominican, Mexico, United States and Pakistan.
Mauricio Alvarado
Mauricio
Mauricio Alvarado
CEOCorporación GYT
Guatemala
Mauricio is CEO of Corporación G&T with 6 years of experience in real estate development in Guatemala and 10 years of experience in consumer products in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He specializes in corporate areas, strategy, administration and finance, project finance, M & A's, operations and business management.
Michael Harari
Michael
Michael Harari
Director GeneralRegency Real Estate Developers
Panama
General Manager, Regency Real Estate Developers. Managing Director, Swiss Sport Corp
Ricardo González
Ricardo
Ricardo González
Presidente EjecutivoMulti-Proyectos
Guatemala
Married with 3 children. Business Administrator of Tyler University, Texas. POSTGRADUATE in Finance of the Catholic University of Chile. 10 years of work experience at TIGO Guatemala. 12 years as General Director of Multiproyectos Guatemala
Samuel Urrutia Cantoral
Samuel
Samuel Urrutia Cantoral
CEOGrupo Siuma
Panama
I am founder of the Prival bank where we have 200mm in real estate funds here and in Costa Rica. On a personal basis I am the director of Dekel and selinas a group that develops and buys in the old town 200m in calo and we have expanded hotels where I am a partner in 15 countries throughout America England, Portugal, Budapest and we continue to grow. With Alberto Vallarino from Verde Azul, I am a partner in the 3-hectare project of a beach next to Buena Ventura. I have 20 years of being in the broker industry and we manage large accounts and property portfolios, Siuma Property is not only a different, technical and very formal broker, but we are in the process of making our own REIT, we help the family offices and banks to invest.
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Raul Martinez
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Raul Martinez
Club Manager - LATAM RE
GRI - Global Real Estate Institute
Raul Martinez
Raul
Raul Martinez
Club Manager - LATAM REGRI - Global Real Estate Institute
Raul Martinez is our Central America & Caribbean GRI Real Estate Club Manager which brings together leading real estate players from more than 10 countries. He leads the club´s real estate market efforts in the region, including conferences and exclusive club meetings for members in the residential, land development, malls, retail, hospitality, offices, industrial & logistics segments in Central America & the Caribbean region. Furthermore he is involved in the development and growth of our Mexican GRI Club  and the delivery of Our Latin America GRI meetings in New York and Miami.
+5255 8372 6079
+5255 8372 6079

Sponsors

Club Partners Latam
Banco Sabadell en Peru
CBRE
Greystar
Grupo Patio
IHG Intercontinental Hotel Group
Newmark
Country Club Partner
Deloitte
SiiLA Mexico
S2E Technologies
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Lima | Peru
http://www.cbre.com.br
http://www.cbre.com.br
+55 11 5185 4688
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Globally recognized as the best and biggest real estate consulting firm, CBRE stablished in Brazil in 1979 and became one of the largest business platforms in Latin America. The company operates throughout the whole national territory through equipped and specialized departments to provide the best service to all it’s customers. Within an aggressive international policy, through acquisitions of several companies around the world, the company expanded it’s operations both to office and industrial users and occupiers, in Brazil and outside the country. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, the growing number of transactions and expertise acquired during its 238 years of existence in the world, provide CBRE a differentiated market knowledge, allowing the identification of the best opportunities and providing excelence to its consulting services, whether its clients are investors, developers, builders, occupants or owners.
http://www.greystar.com/
Property and investment management and development services for residential and student housing properties.
http://www.patio.cl/
http://www.patio.cl/
+56 2 2979 6600
Santiago | Chile
Grupo Patio is a leading real estate company in Latin America and one of the fastest growing real estate development platforms in the region. The Company has under administration over US$1,5 bn, invested in over 70 real estate assets. The Company operates through each of its 5 divisions: Patio Comercial (Retail), Patio Oficinas (office), Patio Industrial (industrial), Patio Residencial (residential) and Patio Capitales (capital markets division). During its 14 years of operations, the Company has consolidated as a platform with a strong emphasis on value generation through an active management of its portfolio, innovative designs and strong focus on productivity and profitability of its assets.
http://
Florida | USA
IHG® is a global organization with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental®, Kimpton®, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,200 hotels and nearly 780,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty program, which has more than 100 million enrolled members. InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally. Visit www.development.ihg.com for development information.
http://www.newmarkkf.com
New York | USA
Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) is one of the world's leading commercial real estate advisory firms. With roots dating back to 1929, our strong foundation makes us one of the most trusted names in the industry. NKF prides itself on delivering the highest level of service to our clients to meet their needs and exceed their expectations. NKF's fully integrated platform of services provides clients with a single-source solution for every phase of owning or occupying a property. We service prominent multinational corporations and institutional investors across the globe as well as owners, occupiers and developers of real estate. Additionally, as a leader in real estate technology, we utilize the most high-tech tools in the industry along with our deep bench of knowledge, data and research to optimize businesses and properties.
http://www.deloitte.com
http://www.deloitte.com
+55 11 5186-1000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Deloitte is one of the world’s leading firms, delivering outstanding management, consulting and advisory services in 154 countries, to more than one-half of the largest companies listed in Fortune Global 500, as well as public enterprises and institutions, locally important clients and fast-growing multinational companies. Deloitte is committed to driving economic growth and supporting a sustainable society. Using the Deloitte Network’s insights to handling challenges and opportunities is the gateway to achieving individual growth, business success and to creating a prosperous society. Deloitte has an infrastructure and capital projects team that provides a wide range of services throughout the asset lifecycle, combining global best practices from their experience on the world’s largest and most complex projects to help clients to maximize the value of their investment. We advise public and private sector projects commissioners, as well as both sides of a public-private partnership.
http://www.siila.com.mx
Dallas | TX | USA
La misión de SiiLA México es proporcionar inteligencia de mercado del sector inmobiliario comercial con los más altos estándares de calidad.
https://s2etech.com/
Ontario | Ontario | Canada
S2E is a canadian company established in 2006 in Waterloo, Ontario. We specialize in developing sustainable solutions and projects with a positive environmental impact, with a focus on the development of real state Smart Communities and Microutilities energy solutions.
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