GRI Club Colombia

GRI Club Colombia

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

Giovana Caravetti
Giovana
Giovana Caravetti
Director of Andean Countries & HospitalityGRI Club
Graduated in Advertising and Marketing from Pontifícia Universidade de Campinas. Experience in the service and sales business. Currently focused on developing relationships among entrepreneurs in the real estate market. Responsible for the RE Club in Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Peru. Actively involved in the decisions and organization of meetings for members, and the relationship between them. Focused on bringing new members and relevant companies from the sector, to develop the Club in the Andean countries, and Argentina. Also responsible for the Hospitality sector throughout Latin America, concentrating efforts, for the main meeting of the sector at a regional level.
+55 19 99333 5806
+55 19 99333 5806

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The GRI Club Real Estate Colombia is part of the GRI Club Real Estate, a global club of leaders in the Real Estate sector. GRI Club brings together investors, developers, lenders and other industry specialists.
GRI Club’s mission is to connect the decision makers driving the industry forward and contributing to the creation of meaningful relationships and new business opportunities
Membership criteria
Club membership is by invitation only and reserved exclusively for chairmen, presidents, CXOs and directors of Real Estate investors, developers and lenders. Those whom fit the criteria and would find it useful to join the club are welcome to enquire.

Club activities
GRI Club Real Estate Colombia hosts various activities among those behind closed doors club meetings throughout the year and the topics covered are requested by the membership. The annual conference is open to non-members, as the club meetings are reserved exclusively for the GRI membership.
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Advisory Board

Alejandro Krell
Alejandro Krell
MD, Head of Central/South America
Paladin Realty Partners
Alejandro Krell
http://www.paladinrp.com/
Los Angeles | CA | USA
Paladin Realty Partners is a SEC-registered investment adviser focused solely on institutional-quality RE investments in select markets in Latam.
Alfredo Rizo
Alfredo Rizo
Presidente & CEO
Terranum
Alfredo Rizo
http://www.terranum.com
Bogotá | Colombia
Focused on the development, ownership and management of the highest quality corporate property in Colombia and the Andean region. The Company is the first in Colombia to provide best-in-class property specifically designed to meet the needs of leading domestic and international corporations.
Andrés Alvarado Ortiz
Andrés Alvarado Ortiz
Managing Director
SURA Asset Management
Andrés Alvarado Ortiz
http://www.sura-am.com/
Medelin | Colombia
SURA Asset Management is the leading pension fund manager in LatAm with over US$100 bn of AUM and 17 million clients across the continent
Eduardo Romero
Eduardo Romero
Partner
BTG Pactual
Eduardo Romero
https://www.btgpactual.com
Medellin | Colombia
BTG Pactual es una innovadora firma financiera global que opera bajo el concepto de partnership meritocrático con una constante pasión por la creación de valor para sus clientes y sus accionistas.
Felipe Encinales
Felipe Encinales
Socio Fundador
Inverlink
Felipe Encinales
https://www.inverlink.com/
Bogota | Colombia
Inverlink Estructuras Inmobiliarias is the most profitable private equity real estate fund in Colombia
Gregorio Schneider
Gregorio Schneider
Managing Partner
TC Latin America Partners
Gregorio Schneider
http://www.tclatam.com
http://www.tclatam.com
+1 347 289 3350
New York | NY | USA
Private equity fund manager that invests with an opportunistic approach in residential, commercial, industrial, mixed use and alternative real estate assets in Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment Banking
Grupo Bancolombia
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
http://www.grupobancolombia.com/webcorporativa/
Bogota | Colombia
Subsidiary of Grupo Bancolombia, Colombia's largest bank, specializing in structured finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital investments and capital markets.
Jean-Baptiste Wettling
Jean-Baptiste Wettling
Director Transactions
JLL
Jean-Baptiste Wettling
http://www.latinamerica.jll.com/latin-america/es-ar/colombia
Bogota | Colombia
JLL (NYSE: JLL) es una firma de servicios profesionales líder que se especializa en bienes raíces y gestión de inversiones. JLL, una compañía Fortune 500, ayuda a propietarios, usuarios e inversores de bienes raíces a lograr sus ambiciones de negocios. JLL empezó a operar en Latinoamérica hace 25 años. Hoy en día, la compañía cuenta con 2,600 colaboradores en la región, 13 oficinas corporativas y opera en 19 países.
Joan Bertran
Joan Bertran
Global Head of Commercial RE & Hotels
Banco Sabadell
Joan Bertran
http://www.bancosabadellmiami.com
Miami | FL | USA
Banco Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, which is comprised of different banks, brands, subsidiaries and part-owned companies covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality. A young, highly-qualified team, with the most modern, up-to-date technological and commercial resources and a multi-brand, multi-channel organisation focusing on the client enable Banco Sabadell to occupy an outstanding position in the personal and business banking markets.
Josef Preschel
Josef Preschel
Managing Director & Founder
Peninsula Investment Group
Josef Preschel
http://www.peninsulainvestments.com/
Miami | FL | USA
Organización de planificación de activos enfocada en inversiones para el desarrollo de proyectos para venta de bienes raíces. Inversiones en mercados seleccionados de América Latina
Juan Carlos Moreno
Juan Carlos Moreno
Co-Founder & CIO
Amarilo
Juan Carlos Moreno
http://www.amarilo.com
Bogotá | Colombia
AMARILO GROUP is the leading residential, retail, office, and industrial RE development and investment group in Colombia, engaging in the sourcing, structuring, investment, construction, sale, and management of large-scale sustainable real estate development projects in Colombia.
María Clara Aristizábal
María Clara Aristizábal
Head of the Real Estate Business
Grupo Argos
María Clara Aristizábal
http://www.grupoargos.com
Medellin | Colombia
Holding con inversiones sostenibles en cemento, energía, desarrollo urbano e inmobiliario y puertos
Philipp Braunfels
Philipp Braunfels
Managing Director
Jamestown
Philipp Braunfels
http://www.jamestownlatinamerica.com/
http://www.jamestownlatinamerica.com/
+1 770 805 3031 / +57 174 56 298
Bogota | Colombia
Jamestown Latin America seeks attractive risk-adjusted returns by investing in select residential, retail and office assets in the Andean Region. The team sources acquisition and development opportunities from its local office in Bogotá, Colombia. Jamestown Latin America focuses on major markets in Colombia, Peru, and Chile. These markets exhibit strong real estate fundamentals and positive prospects for long-term economic growth.
Rafael Londoño
Rafael Londoño
CEO
QBO
Rafael Londoño
https://qbo.co/#home
https://qbo.co/#home
+57 1 748 0505
Bogota | Colombia
QBO is a company dedicated to the development of mixed-use real estate projects (residential and commercial). Currently, QBO manages ATRIO, the most important real estate development in Bogotá.
Santiago Porta
Santiago Porta
Global Head - Commercial Property
IFC
Santiago Porta
http://www.ifc.org
http://www.ifc.org
+1 202 473-1000
Washington | DC | USA
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries
Alejandro Krell
Alejandro
Alejandro Krell
MD, Head of Central/South AmericaPaladin Realty Partners
USA
Alejandro (Alex) is a Managing Director with Paladin Realty Partners, where he oversees the firm’s activities in South and Central America (excluding Brazil). He serves on the firm’s investment committee. Mr. Krell has three decades of management and real estate development experience, including senior executive positions at some of the largest residential development and construction firms in the world. He was previously the Development Director for an Abu Dhabi government-owned company. Mr. Krell also held executive positions with leading US homebuilders more recently as Division President for Pulte Homes.
Alfredo Rizo
Alfredo
Alfredo Rizo
Presidente & CEOTerranum
Colombia
Mr. Rizo is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Terranum Corporate Properties (TCP). Prior to his current position Mr. Rizo was the Corporate Vice-President of Terranum where he played a critical role in the definition and implementation of the investment planning and strategy as well as the definition of the capital structure the corporate strategy and the corporate governance.
Andrés Alvarado Ortiz
Andrés
Andrés Alvarado Ortiz
Managing DirectorSURA Asset Management
Colombia
Andres Alvarado is the Managing Partner charged with leading the real estate group of SURA Asset Management in Colombia. Mr. Alvarado was the founding partner of Abacus Real Estate, one of the early entrants in the market and the first manager to raise a local institutional real estate development fund in Colombia. Mr. Alvarado has over 20 years of experience in real estate and investment banking in Colombia, LatAm and the US. He holds an MA in Social Sciences from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Florida International University.
Eduardo Romero
Eduardo
Eduardo Romero
PartnerBTG Pactual
Colombia
Mr. Romero is the Head of the Merchant Banking Team in Colombia, and a member of the Private Equity, Real Estate and Infrastructure LatamTeams. Eduardo joined BTG in October 2013. Prior to joining BTG, Eduardo founded North Shore Venture Partners, a venture capital advisory firm and CHG in Chicago, a private equity real estate company focus on value-add commercial transactions in main metropolitan areas in the United States. Prior to CHG, Eduardo was Managing Director for NationsBank, and Bank of America´s country manager for Colombia and Venezuela responsible for corporate finance, investment banking and proprietary investments in the region. Prior to Bank of America, Eduardo worked six years at P&G in several financial positions in Cincin
Felipe Encinales
Felipe
Felipe Encinales
Socio FundadorInverlink
Colombia
Gregorio Schneider
Gregorio
Gregorio Schneider
Managing PartnerTC Latin America Partners
USA
Gregorio Schneider is the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of TC Latin America Partners. He has more than 25 years of experience in emerging markets, investing in both the public and private markets through a variety of assets and strategies, including debt, equity, distressed assets and real estate. Prior to forming TC Latin America Partners, Gregorio was Managing Director and Head of Emerging Markets at Och-Ziff Capital Management, Portfolio Manager at The Rohatyn Group (TRG) and worked at Spinnaker Capital. Gregorio is a member of the EMPEA Latin America Council and the LAVCA real estate council. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the ITAM in Mexico City.
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
Jean
Jean Pierre Serani Toro
CEO, Investment BankingGrupo Bancolombia
Colombia
Since May 2016, Jean Pierre Serani is the Head of the Investment Banking division of Bancolombia, where he is in charge of the M&A, DCM/ECM, Project, Corporate and Acquisition Finance, Merchant Banking and Special Situations teams. Previously, for three years he was the CEO of Valores Bancolombia, the bank´s brokerage unit and the Head of the Sales & Trading division. Before 2013, he held several positions on the Investment Banking division for more than eight years. Mr. Serani received his undergraduate degree in Business from Universidad EAFIT and his MBA degree from Georgia Institute of Technology as a Fulbright Scholar.
Jean-Baptiste Wettling
Jean-Baptiste
Jean-Baptiste Wettling
Director TransactionsJLL
Colombia
El Sr. Wettling lidera la división de transacciones de JLL en Colombia, con foco en Corretaje, Investigación de Mercado y Consultoría. Está basado en las oficinas centrales de Jones Lang LaSalle en Bogotá y tiene más de once años de experiencia en la región. Durante este tiempo, Jean Baptiste completó varios trabajos para clientes como Blackstone, JP Morgan, Microsoft, HSBC, Google, Xerox, Motorola, MSD, Verizon, Adidas, entre otros.
Joan Bertran
Joan
Joan Bertran
Global Head of Commercial RE & HotelsBanco Sabadell
USA
Joan Bertran joined Banco Sabadell in 2008 to manage the Group’s Real Estate portfolio ($15bn). Since then he served in different executive positions and today he is the Banco Sabadell’s Group Global Head of Commercial Real Estate & Hotels. Based in Miami, he is in charge of the CRE & Hotels Group’s financing activity with teams in America and Europe. Previously, Joan served as Business Manager at ‘Logispark’, a Banco Sabadell JV with a RE developer, where he managed investments for $400M to develop more than 700.000sqm of CRE in Europe. He started his professional career in 1999 as Construction Manager at Ferrovial.
Josef Preschel
Josef
Josef Preschel
Managing Director & FounderPeninsula Investment Group
USA
He has been both an Investor and Developer of residential and mixed-used projects across Latin America and the South Eastern US. While working in Latin America, Josef identified a significant regional housing deficit, which he saw as a great opportunity to create value by investing in the residential development space; therefore, in 2005 he co-founded Peninsula with Mauricio Levitin. At Peninsula, Josef is responsible for overseeing investments, portfolio allocation in Mexico, Panama and Colombia, and managing investor relations. He is a member of the Investment Committee of the different funds of the firm.
Juan Carlos Moreno
Juan
Juan Carlos Moreno
Co-Founder & CIOAmarilo
Colombia
CIO at AMARILO GROUP, the premier Real Estate group in Colombia, and Co-Founder & CIO at YELLOWSTONE CAPITAL PARTNERS. He has 10+ years of professional experience in Private Equity and Real Estate Investments & Development. Since 2013, has overseen all aspects of M&A, investment strategy & management, capital markets, financial structuring, and deal-making for AMARILO, where he has also been a Board Member since 2008. Has led the structuring, commitment, execution, and deployment of over USD$ 300 million in institutional investor capital for AMARILO, and also the deal team leader accountable for the successful of a 30% ownership stake in the AMARILO platform by PSP INVESTMENTS, with USD$ 153 billion in AUM.
María Clara Aristizábal
María
María Clara Aristizábal
Head of the Real Estate BusinessGrupo Argos
Colombia
Maria Clara Aristizábal is the Head of the Real Estate Business at Grupo Argos, an infrastructure holding Company with over $15 billion in assets. She oversees 50.000 Ha of land for urban development and is a member of the investment committee of Pactia, a real estate fund with over 500.000 sqm in retail, office, industrial, self storage and hotels. She has a major in economics, a minor in mathematical economics and holds an MBA from New York University
Philipp Braunfels
Philipp
Philipp Braunfels
Managing DirectorJamestown
Colombia
Philipp Braunfels is a Director and Investment Manager for the Andean Region at Jamestown, focusing on Latin American investments and asset management out of the local office in Bogotá, Colombia. He has also worked in Jamestown’s German Fund Management department and its US offices in Atlanta and New York. Prior to joining Jamestown Mr. Braunfels worked at Deloitte Consulting in Germany and an early stage venture of Rocket Internet based in Singapore. Mr. Braunfels graduated Cum Laude from Maastricht University with a Master of Science in International Business Finance and also holds a Bachelor of Science in International Business Economics.
Rafael Londoño
Rafael
Rafael Londoño
CEOQBO
Colombia
Rafael is founder, partner and CEO of QBO Constructores SAS, a company dedicated to real estate development since 2003. He is a Business Administrator from Universidad EAFIT with studies at the London School of Economics. He has held relevant positions in the Colombian financial industry during his time at the Corporación Financiera del Valle (Corfivalle) and in the aviation industry during his 5 years at Avianca where he was Commercial Vice President of the airline for Latin America.
Santiago Porta
Santiago
Santiago Porta
Global Head - Commercial PropertyIFC
USA
Santiago Porta is the IFC’s Global Sector Leader for Commercial Property. He has over 13 years in banking, leading investments and client relationships with key private sector partners across all property subsectors and emerging markets regions -including Latin America, Africa, Middle East, Eastern Europe and Asia. He lives in Washington DC, US, and, before joining IFC, he worked in the structured finance and corporate finance groups at Enron and Price Waterhouse Coopers respectively. Santiago holds an MBA from IESE Business School and an Industrial Engineering Degree at Instituto Tecnológico de Buenos Aires.
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Giovana Caravetti
Manager
Giovana Caravetti
Director of Andean Countries & Hospitality
GRI Club
Giovana Caravetti
Giovana
Giovana Caravetti
Director of Andean Countries & HospitalityGRI Club
Graduated in Advertising and Marketing from Pontifícia Universidade de Campinas. Experience in the service and sales business. Currently focused on developing relationships among entrepreneurs in the real estate market. Responsible for the RE Club in Chile, Colombia, Argentina and Peru. Actively involved in the decisions and organization of meetings for members, and the relationship between them. Focused on bringing new members and relevant companies from the sector, to develop the Club in the Andean countries, and Argentina. Also responsible for the Hospitality sector throughout Latin America, concentrating efforts, for the main meeting of the sector at a regional level.
+55 19 99333 5806
+55 19 99333 5806
Club Partners LATAM
Banco do Sabadell
CBRE
Greystar
Grupo Patio
Hotel InterContinental São Paulo
Newmark
https://www.bancsabadell.com
Ciudad de México | Federal District | Mexico
Banco Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, which is comprised of different banks, brands, subsidiaries and part-owned companies covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality. A young, highly-qualified team, with the most modern, up-to-date technological and commercial resources and a multi-brand, multi-channel organisation focusing on the client enable Banco Sabadell to occupy an outstanding position in the personal and business banking markets.
http://www.cbre.de/de_en
http://www.cbre.de/de_en
+49 69 17 00 77 0
Frankfurt am Main | Germany
CBRE is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2017 revenue). The Company has more than 80,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 450 offices worldwide.
http://www.greystar.com/
Property and investment management and development services for residential and student housing properties.
http://www.patio.cl/
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://www.ihg.com
Sao Paulo | Brazil
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.ngkf.com/home/about-our-firm/global-offices/latin-america/colombia/about-colombia.aspx
Bogota | Colombia
Established in 1971, Newmark Grubb Fonnegra Gerlein is a full-service commercial real estate operation of more than 30 brokers, who cover all major cities and support a broad portfolio of corporate clients.
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