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Managing PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain with 1,750 condominiums.
Managing PartnerAzora Capital
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group, an independent investment and asset management group with more than €3.7bn of equity raised. Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions in the area of M&A for 4 years and for 10 years was MD responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA. Her last two years in investment banking took place at Merrill Lynch where, in addition to continuing to lead Corporate Equity Derivatives she also was responsible for Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal.
Hugo Santos Ferreira
Executive Vice PresidentAPPII
Hugo Santos Ferreira is the Executive Vice President of APPII – the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors and Director of the Portuguese Confederation of the Construction and Real Estate Sector. Hugo is also an Advisory Board Member of SIL – the Portuguese Real Estate Exhibition and of the Portuguese Green Business Week – Smart Cities Summit. Hugo has a Law Degree and a Master in Public & Administrative Law from the Portuguese Catholic University and was a Real Estate Lawyer at the Iberian law firm Cuatrecasas for almost 10 years up until 2014. He is also the author of several opinion articles and chronicles in the main magazines and newspapers in Iberia and other Southern European Countries.
João Carlos Lelis
Director Fund ManagementSonae Sierra
João Lélis joined Sonae Sierra in 2004 as an investment analyst, later becoming Director of the Fund Management business. As member of the executive team, current responsibilities include management of the real estate funds co-owned by Sonae Sierra, of the direct investments outside Iberia and transaction support. Prior to Sonae Sierra, João was a consultant with McKinsey & Company and also with Arthur Andersen. João completed the INSEAD – Advanced Management Programme in 2018 and the INSEAD - International Executive Programme in 2010. He also holds an MBA from the Yale University School of Management (2002) and a BS in Management from Faculdade de Economia do Porto (1997).
Formado em Direito, pela Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa, o CEO da JPS GROUP, Dr. João Sousa, iniciou o seu percurso profissional aos 23 anos, na área empresarial e dos negócios. Foi com estes primeiros passos e contacto com o mundo profissional, que soube que exercer Direito não era uma opção e decidiu enveredar pela área à qual se estava a dedicar com tanto afinco. Como tal, começou a fazer o seu percurso na consultoria de investimento financeiro e imobiliário, percurso esse que veio, mais tarde, a dar origem à fundação da JPS GROUP. Um dos períodos de tempo deste percurso foi passado no estrangeiro, em múltiplos negócios em África, pelos países da América do Sul e na Ásia.
José Cardoso Botelho
Managing DirectorVanguard Properties
Experienced investor in Real Estate. Since the end of 2015, focused in the setup and management of Vanguard Properties, a leading developer, focused on residential and touristic projects. Currently the group has 16 projects under development located in Lisbon, Oeiras, Comporta and Algarve. Vanguard’s is currently leading the consortia that will acquire the real estate funds of Comporta Investment Fund. Since 1988, José has been involved in multiple ventures notably in retail, real estate, technology (software, heading systems, medical, etc.). Significant expertise in Real Estate, Funding, Negotiation and Venture Capital. Undergraduate in Management with expertise in Finances. MBA in International Management.
Miguel França Santana
Board MemberFidelidade Property
He graduated in Civil Engineering from IST, Lisbon in 1988 and started his career at Proman, Centro de Estudos e Projectos, SA, in the Structural Design Department, with special emphasis on participation in the stability projects at Quinta de Carvalhais of Metro Rotunda II, cold storage centers in the Azores. Among many other residential and industrial projects design. Recently, he has been a member of Hagen Imobiliária SA Board for approximately 2 years. Currently and for the last 6 years he is Board Member of Fidelidade Property Europe, SA., a company 100 % held by Fidelidade Companhia de Seguros, managing all Real Estate Investments of the Insurance Group.
MD, Head of M&A and Investor RelationsNorfin
Paulo Barradas is a Managing Director at Norfin SGFII and heads the M&A and investor relations department. He has more than 22 years of experience in the international investment banking industry, of which the last 6 years in London as Head of M&A at Haitong Bank. Prior to that, he was Head of M&A for Energy and Infrastructure and Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Espírito Santo Investment Bank.
Paulo Loureiro is the Founder and CEO of Bondstone. He was formerly the Managing Partner of Louvre Capital, a real estate developer focused on high-end residential projects. Since 2016, Paulo has structured real estate projects representing an investment of more than €100 million in Portugal. Prior to founding Louvre Capital and Bondstone, Paulo was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He started his career with Schlumberger, spending six years in Argentina and Brazil holding various operational and management positions. Paulo received his MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds a Master of Science degree majoring in Maths and Physics.
ChairmanSquare Asset Management
55 years, married 2 sons From 2002 - 2017 Square Asset Management - Partner; 1,5 Billion under management in all sectors for retail and institutional clients : Managing the highest Portuguese performance balanced portfolio over the last 8 years in a row according to MSCI/IPD; from 1990 - 2000 ESAF Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros SGPS - Real Estate Managing Director Investments: Portugal, Brazil, Russia.
Joined Explorer in 2012 and currently is the Partner in the Real Estate Business Area. He worked at CBRE in Madrid in 1987 and opened the Portuguese office in 1988, leading it until 2012. Pedro has a degree in Systems Engineering from Instituto Superior de Matemáticas Aplicadas and a master in Finance and Company Financial Management from ISCTE-INDEG. He is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and appraiser certified by the CMVM.
Pedro Silveria is the chairman of SILCOGE, Group SIL's main development company, was founded in 1949. SILCOGE is currently developing over 250000 sqm of property in greater Lisbon area
Board MemberHabitat Invest
Pedro Vicente is a board member at Habitat Invest, overseeing the BBB, sales, marketing, business development and operations departments at the company. He has developed his activity at the real estate industry as head of legal and marketing and asset manager of a state-owned company- EPUL. He evolved to Level Constellation, a Chinese real estate fund from Shanghai, operating in Portugal. He is the co-founder of the Portuguese Institute for Corporate Governance and member of the advisory committee. Habitat Invest is privately-held and an independent real estate investment company, founded in 2004, with investments in urban rehabilitation and new born projects. Projects underway in 2020 represent an investment greater than €300 million.
General DirectorNovo Banco
Volkert is presently President of the Board of Directors of Novo Banco Real Estate and has over twenty years of international experience in M&A, private equity and real estate. Prior to joining Grupo Novo Banco (GNB), Mr. Reig served as a Managing Director for Hudson Advisors. Mr. Reig Schmidt has a Master in Law from the Universidad San Pablo CEU and is admitted to practice in the Madrid Bar Association. Volkert is fluent in Spanish, German and English and has a basic knowledge of French and Portuguese.
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