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India GRI - New York Edition

Ben Brown
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Ben Brown
Managing Partner, Head of the Americas & Global Head of Office
Brookfield Properties - NY
Richard Barkham
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Richard Barkham
Global Chief Economist
CBRE
Manoj Menda
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Manoj Menda
Chairman - Supervisory Board
RMZ Corporation
Ben Brown
Ben Brown
Managing Partner, Head of the Americas & Global Head of OfficeBrookfield Properties - NY
USA
Ben oversees real estate activities in the Americas, including investments and portfolio management, and heads Brookfield’s global office business, managing over 400 properties spanning 180 million square feet worldwide. Joining Brookfield in 2010, he held roles in the U.S. office business and led investments in London and New York. Previously, he worked with New Boston Fund, Sovereign Bank, and Thor Equities. Ben is on the Real Estate Board of New York’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and serves on the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Hudson River Park Friends. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration (Finance) from Northeastern University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Richard Barkham
Richard Barkham
Global Chief EconomistCBRE
USA
Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 700 researchers worldwide, whilst travelling and speaking extensively on key real estate trends. He is Chairman of CBRE Econometric Advisers a specialist real estate forecasting unit. He has numerous academic and trade press publications to his credit including a highly regarded book called ‘Real Estate and Globalisation’ (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which deals with the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
Manoj Menda
Manoj Menda
Chairman - Supervisory BoardRMZ Corporation
India
Manoj Menda is the firm’s Corporate Chairman. He leads the firms Executive Committee and sits on the Investment Committee. Responsible for the strategic client and business relationships globally. He contributes to business development and transaction strategy. He serves on the Investment and Advisory Committees of all RMZ private fund programs. Founder and Trustee of RMZ Foundation whose vision is to actively contribute to the social and economic development of the communities in which we operate.
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Rodrigo Branchini
Rodrigo Branchini
Rodrigo Branchini
Partner | Managing Director APAC
GRI Club
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+44 7306 336010
Rodrigo Branchini is a senior executive with 20+ years of experience in the Tech industry with expertise with project management, product development and new business. Rodrigo holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from INATEL, MBA in Project Management from FGV, Specialization in IoT from Unicamp and International Certification in Project Management from The George Washington University.

INDIA GRI - NEW YORK EDITION

It will be a week where you will strengthen your relationships with industry friends and take your business to the next level. In an environment ideal to private and high-class meetings, the agenda includes technical visits to emblematic and innovative projects in New York City, social activities, closed-door debates and matchmaking initiatives.

Event Agenda

May 14th - 15th 2024
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Site Visits
W Union Square (Marriott)  (Website)
KPF Headquarters (Website)
The Borden Complex (Website)
The Refinery at Domino (Website)
Madison Square Park Tower (Website)
520 Fifth Avenue (Website)
One Madison Avenue (Website)
The Spiral (Website)

May 16th 2024
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07:15 - 08:30 | GRI Run in NY
09:45 - 11:30 | GRI Women Committee 
11:15 - 13:30 | Advisory Board Meeting - Emerging Markets 
14:00 - 15:45 | Emerging Markets Outlook - Keynote Session
16:30 - 17:30 | Breakout Discussions (Offices, Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Data Center) 
18:00 - 19:00 | Investing in India - Answering the 4 Key Questions
19:00 - 20:00 | Closing Drinks

Keynote Speaker
 
Imagem Ben Brown
Ben Brown
Managing Partner,
Head of the Americas & Global Head of Office
Keynote Speaker
 
Ben oversees real estate activities in the Americas, including investments and portfolio management, and heads Brookfield’s global office business, managing over 400 properties spanning 180 million square feet worldwide.

Joining Brookfield in 2010, he held roles in the U.S. office business and led investments in London and New York. Previously, he worked with New Boston Fund, Sovereign Bank, and Thor Equities.

Ben is on the Real Estate Board of New York’s Executive Committee, Board of Governors, and serves on the Boards of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and Hudson River Park Friends. He holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration (Finance) from Northeastern University and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.
Keynote Speaker
 
Imagem Richard Barkham
Richard Barkham
Global Chief Economist
Keynote Speaker
 
Richard is one of the world’s leading real estate economists. He joined CBRE in 2014 as Executive Director and Global Chief Economist. He is based in Boston and, as CBRE’s Global Head of Research, leads a team of 700 researchers worldwide, whilst travelling and speaking extensively on key real estate trends.

He is Chairman of CBRE Econometric Advisers a specialist real estate forecasting unit. He has numerous academic and trade press publications to his credit including a highly regarded book called ‘Real Estate and Globalisation’ (Wiley Blackwell, Oxford), which deals with the impact on real estate markets of the rise of emerging markets such as China and Brazil.
Keynote Speaker
 
Imagem Manoj Menda
Manoj Menda
Corporate Chairman
Keynote Speaker
 
Manoj Menda, as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at RMZ Corporation, leads an organization deeply invested in revolutionizing alternative asset ownership with a substantial focus on the future economy, particularly within the Indian context.

Operating through RMZ Real Estate and RMZ Infrastructure, the company, wholly owned by the Menda family, boasts a diverse $18 billion portfolio and more than 75 million square feet of built space. RMZ Real Estate prioritizes sustainable economic development, investing across various verticals such as hospitality, luxury residential spaces, mixed-use, and industrial logistics, while continuously upgrading its office portfolio.

Conversely, RMZ Infrastructure aims to forge nationwide infrastructure networks in critical sectors like Healthcare, Data Centres, and Sports Infrastructure, emphasizing assets with solid cash flows and growth potential. Under Menda's leadership, RMZ Corporation emerges as a catalyst for innovation and sustainability, committed to nurturing communities and fostering connections across global landscapes.
 
May 14th & 15th
SITE VISITS AGENDA
W Union Square (Marriott)
 
Hospitality
W Union Square
Logo Marriott
| More about W Union Square |
The Borden Complex
 
Urban Industrial & Film Studio
The Borden Complex
Innovo PG Logo
| More about The Borden Complex |
The Refinery at Domino
 
Offices [Retrofit]
The Refinery at Domino
Two Trees Logo
| More about The Refinery at Domino |
Madison Square Park Tower
 
Residential
Flatiron Building
Coldwell Banker Logo
| More about Madison Square Park Tower |
 
KPF Headquarters
 
Architects
KPF Headquarters
Logo KPF
| More about KPF Headquarters |
520 Fifth Avenue
 
Residential
520 Fifth Avenue
Logo KPF
| More about 520 Fifth Avenue |
660 Fifth Avenue
 
Office
660 Fifth Avenue
Logo KPF
| More about 660 Fifth Avenue |
The Spiral
 
Offices
The Spiral
Logo KPF
| More about The Spiral |

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May 16th
GRI EXPERIENCE GRI RUN
SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
What could be better than sharing relaxed moments with industry friends? 

The agenda will include social activities such as gastronomic experiences, running, tours, and more.
SPECIAL SESSIONS
GRI Women Committee | 09:45 - 11:30

The GRI Women's Committee seeks to empower women in real estate and strengthen the networking of female leaders. 

During our event in NY, we will have an exclusive agenda for women participants.
GRI Advisory Board Meeting | 11:15 - 13:30
Imagem Ben Brown
Ben Brown
Managing Partner
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Richard Barkham
Global Chief Economist
Discussions
Keynote Session | May 16th | 14:00 - 15:45

Emerging Markets Outlook

How to prepare for the times ahead?

Discussions | May 16th | 16:30 - 17:30

Office Market

What is its real potential, and in what direction is it evolving?

Co-chairs
Nicolás CoxCBRE - Chile Moderator
Alfredo Khouri JrCatuaí Asset
André AccetturiGIC
Juan Carlos MorenoCapital Center
Leila JacyTishman Speyer
Markus ZoppaDekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
Oltmann AhlersMacquarie Group

Housing development

Where does the funding come from?

Co-chairs
Federico GagliardoVitrium Capital Moderator
Alfredo Gulin NetoAG7 Partners
Ana Laura GuimaraesBe/Land
Daniel KatzKATZ Construções e Participações Ltda
Daniella SosaMMG Bank
Federico CerdasSkyhaus
Francisco Perez VargasEmpresas FPY
Laura Bermúdez-DuchampYellowstone Capital Partners
Marcio Botana MoraesEven Construtora e Incorporadora

Data Center Case Study

Model basis in a context of growing demand 

Co-chairs
Patrick LynchCBRE Investment Management

Retail Evolution

Is all that glitters gold?

Co-chairs
Alejandro LunaConquer Moderator
Adrian AraujoPlanigrupo
Christian LegaDeloitte
Cristina BettsIguatemi S.A
Eduardo Pérez MarchantParque Arauco
Luis CantúCaspian Investment Management
Luis DoncelVivo Grupo Inmobiliario
Marcos CarvalhoAncar Ivanhoe
Vitor RochaRetail Mind

Leisure Hospitality Investment

Growing interest in resorts and luxury assets?

Co-chairs
Mauricio ElizondoGrupo Posadas Moderator
Alejandro AcevedoMarriott International
Emilio Izquierdo MerloMARAEY
Mark KeiserViceroy
Pablo MaturanaHilton Worldwide
Paul AdanIHG Intercontinental Hotel Group

Program

Master Session | May 16th | 18:00 - 19:00

Investing in India

Answering the 4 key questions: Why - When - Where - How

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Sectoral Club Partners
http://www.aliensgroup.in/
Hyderabad | India
Aliens Group is an ever-growing organisation and pioneers of Intelligent living by creating sustainable communities with innovative designs.We have designed and developed multiple projects to world-class standards in South India.
http://www.resurgentindia.com/
Gurgaon | Haryana | India
Resurgent India Ltd. is a top-of-the-line merchant and investment banking firm with a pan-India presence.Our service offerings, as a category 1 merchant banker, include mergers and acquisitions, private equity, debt syndication, structured finance, capital market solutions, transaction advisory, valuations, government advisory, enterprise risk, stressed asset resolution, fintech solutions, training, and a few other areas.
https://www.ey.com/en_in
https://www.ey.com/en_in
+ 91 22 61920000
Mumbai | India
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.
https://www.jll.co.in
https://www.jll.co.in
+91 22 71495900
New Delhi | India
JLL is India’s premier and largest professional services firm specializing in real estate for over the past 25 years now. With an extensive geographic footprint across 10 cities and a staff strength of over 14,000, the firm provides investors, developers, local corporates and multinational companies with a comprehensive range of services. For further information, visit www.jll.co.in
https://mangoadvisors.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
 Mango Advisors is an Investment Banking firm focussed on Real Estate Sector, providing a wide range of services including consulting, syndication and M&A advisory. Formed by senior erstwhile bankers with extensive knowledge and experience of financing, fund raising and investments advisory. Team has combined experience of over 5 decades in Real Estate financing and have executed transactions worth over ~INR 20,000 crores across key markets.
http://www.khaitanco.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Khaitan & Co is one of India's oldest and recognised full service law firms. Built on foundations of integrity, simplicity, dedication and professionalism, the Firm has expanded its presence in India from Kolkata (1911) to New Delhi (1970) to Bangalore (1994) to Mumbai (2001) to Chennai (2021) and in Singapore (2021). The Firm takes pride in its steady growth and celebrated its centenary year in 2011 (11 November 2011). The Firm has a strength of more than 850+ fee earners including 220 partners and directors in its offices. In addition to the fee-earners, Khaitan & Co and has over 1000 employees working for it.
http://www.sugee.co.in/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Sugee,a reputed developer in the premium & affordable residential RE across Mumbai with over 5 mn sft of completed & ongoing development. Popularly known for its high quality construction,on-time delivery & transparency across all re-development processes

Office Market

What is its real potential, and in what direction is it evolving?

  • New investments - Is the market indicating a clear recovery? What are the prospects for acquisitions or greenfield projects?
  • Trophy Office Developments - Is 'flight-to-quality' the answer? To what extent do office amenities drive occupancy and rent growth?
  • Asset Conversion and Retrofit - Are commercial properties getting another chance in the market? Is this an alternative to address land scarcity? How can risks be minimized?
Moderator
Nicolás Cox
Nicolás Cox
President Argentina - Chile
CBRE - Chile
Alfredo Khouri Jr
Alfredo Khouri Jr
Partner
Catuaí Asset
André Accetturi
André Accetturi
Senior Vice President
GIC
Juan Carlos Moreno
Juan Carlos Moreno
CEO
Capital Center
Leila Jacy
Leila Jacy
Managing Director - Brazil Country Head
Tishman Speyer
Markus Zoppa
Markus Zoppa
Acquisitions & Sales Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH
DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
Oltmann Ahlers
Oltmann Ahlers
Vice President
Macquarie Group
Nicolás Cox
Nicolás Cox
President Argentina - ChileCBRE - Chile
Chile
Nicolás Cox es el responsable de todas las operaciones de la multinacional CBRE en territorio Argentino y Chileno. Tiene más de 20 años de experiencia en desarrollo de negocios y financiamiento de proyectos en áreas de tecnología y Real Estate. Es Ingeniero Agrónomo y posee un MBA otorgado por la Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, donde también ha impartido clases de Estrategia Corporativa a alumnos de pre y post grado.
Alfredo Khouri Jr
Alfredo Khouri Jr
PartnerCatuaí Asset
Brazil
Alfredo Khouri Jr acumula mais de 25 anos de experiência no mercado imobiliário, com ênfase em construção civil em gestão de fundos imobiliários, shoppings centers, incorporações e construção civil e Bacharel em Administração de Empresas pela Faap, e gestor CVM/Anbima sendo também Sócio do grupo Catuaí.
André Accetturi
André Accetturi
Senior Vice PresidentGIC
Brazil
Juan Carlos Moreno
Juan Carlos Moreno
CEOCapital Center
Peru
Soy Licenciado en Economía de la Universidad del Pacífico, con una Maestría en Finanzas. Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia en áreas vinculadas a Evaluación y Dirección de Proyectos, así como Planeamiento Financiero, Estratégico y Controlling, en cargos de Gerencia para empresas del rubro inmobiliario, agrícola e industrial, este último de carácter multinacional. Actualmente lidero Capital Center, un Grupo Inmobiliario con presencia en los segmentos de Oficinas Prime, Rubro Industrial y Hotelero, que forma parte de uno de los holding más reconocidos del Perú, con negocios en sectores como pesca, manufactura y agroindustria.
Leila Jacy
Leila Jacy
Managing Director - Brazil Country HeadTishman Speyer
Brazil
Markus Zoppa
Markus Zoppa
Acquisitions & Sales Deka Immobilien Investment GmbHDekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale
Germany
Markus Zoppa, International Acquisitions & Sales Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH. Since 2007 Mr. Zoppa is responsible for all real estate acquisition and disposition activities of the DekaBank Group in North and Latin America. Before that Mr. Zoppa was a fund manager of the Deka-ImmobilienEurope Fund and investment manager in charge of acquisitions and sales as well as asset management for UK and Ireland in Deka Immobilien Investment GmbH. During his career in Deka Mr. Zoppa was also involved in transactions in Europe and Asia/Pacific and undertook Deka´s market entry into Chile and Mexico.
Oltmann Ahlers
Oltmann Ahlers
Vice PresidentMacquarie Group
Chile
Oltmann Ahlers is responsible for acquisitions for the south cone of Latam. His previous experience includes asset management at GLL in Lima and New York and project development at Metro de Santiago. He holds a MSc of Real Estate Development from Columbia University.

Housing development

Where does the funding come from?

  • Supply Vs Demand - Are luxury properties gaining even more prominence? What other types yield the best returns? In which regions should one invest?
  • Funding - Are private instruments today the main source of financing? How are traditional sources behaving?
  • Sales acceleration - How to make your project perform even during the pre-launch phase?
Moderator
Federico Gagliardo
Federico Gagliardo
President
Vitrium Capital
Alfredo Gulin Neto
Alfredo Gulin Neto
Private Investor
AG7 Partners
Ana Laura Guimaraes
Ana Laura Guimaraes
Owner
Be/Land
Daniel Katz
Daniel Katz
Presidente
KATZ Construções e Participações Ltda
Daniella Sosa
Daniella Sosa
MMG Bank
Federico Cerdas
Federico Cerdas
CEO & Co Founder
Skyhaus
Francisco Perez Vargas
Francisco Perez Vargas
CEO
Empresas FPY
Laura Bermúdez-Duchamp
Laura Bermúdez-Duchamp
Business Development Manager
Yellowstone Capital Partners
Marcio Botana Moraes
Marcio Botana Moraes
CEO
Even Construtora e Incorporadora
Federico Gagliardo
Federico Gagliardo
PresidentVitrium Capital
Uruguay
Federico Gagliardo, CEO & Founder de Vitrium Capital, tiene más de 30 años de experiencia internacional en negocios, gerenciamiento corporativo y desarrollo de proyectos inmobiliarios. Su trayectoria en el mercado inmobiliario comenzó en 2001 como miembro de un equipo de inversión. En 2006 fundó Vitrium Capital, con el objetivo de ofrecer propuestas de valor en el mercado a inversores e instituciones calificadas. Desde entonces ha estado involucrado en todos los aspectos del negocio. Actualmente, gestiona una cartera diversificada de inversiones inmobiliarias, con activos en propiedades residenciales, comerciales y de retail en USA, Uruguay, Argentina y Paraguay. Anteriormente ocupó posiciones ejecutivas en Microsoft Corp. NCR y Apple.
Alfredo Gulin Neto
Alfredo Gulin Neto
Private InvestorAG7 Partners
Brazil
Ana Laura Guimaraes
Ana Laura Guimaraes
OwnerBe/Land
USA
Daniel Katz
Daniel Katz
PresidenteKATZ Construções e Participações Ltda
Brazil
Daniella Sosa
Daniella Sosa
MMG Bank
Panama
Federico Cerdas
Federico Cerdas
CEO & Co FounderSkyhaus
Mexico
Mexican businessman co-founder of Skyhaus, Global Businesses Inc. and Cobra Development Fund. All 3 are leading Real Estate companies in Mexico and generate more than 1,000 direct jobs. Mr. Cerdas holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering by Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey and a Master’s Degree in Business Management by IPADE. He is also a graduate of Stanford’s Construction, Engineering and Management program. He continuously takes part in the most important forums of his sector in cities such as, New York, San Francisco, Miami, London, and Mexico City, among others. From time to time he also makes editorial contributions to different media in Mexico and abroad.
Francisco Perez Vargas
Francisco Perez Vargas
CEOEmpresas FPY
Chile
Laura Bermúdez-Duchamp
Laura Bermúdez-Duchamp
Business Development ManagerYellowstone Capital Partners
Colombia
Laura Bermudez-Duchamp is Business Development Manager at Yellowstone. Ms. Bermudez-Duchamp has 7+ years of professional experience and graduated with distinction from Harvard University with a Masters in Real Estate, where she also served as the media director for the Real Estate Development Club. She was Summer Associate at Invesco and holds a BA in Architecture.
Marcio Botana Moraes
Marcio Botana Moraes
CEOEven Construtora e Incorporadora
Brazil
Marcio Moraes é engenheiro civil formado pela Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes. É presidente fundador do Grupo RFM, que opera a mais de 40 anos em desenvolvimento imobiliário residencial, comercial, hotelaria, concessões e construção. Foi também fundador da Investtur, companhia de desenvolvimento imobiliário especializada em turismo que foi listada na Bolsa em 2007 captando mais de US$ 500 milhões. É ainda membro do conselho da Txai Resorts e da ONG Companheiros do Txai, responsável por novos negócios e desenvolvimento no grupo

Data Center Case Study

Model basis in a context of growing demand 

  • LatAm Horizon - What are the Key trends? What is market potential?
  • Client Demands - How to match it to a sustainable investment & development pipeline? What are the main customer technical requirements?
  • Overcoming Development Challenges - What are the main aspects to consider? What possible solutions do we bring from other markets?
Patrick Lynch
Patrick Lynch
Executive Managing Director - CBRE Data Center Solutions
CBRE Investment Management
Patrick Lynch
Patrick Lynch
Executive Managing Director - CBRE Data Center SolutionsCBRE Investment Management
USA

Retail Evolution

Is all that glitters gold?

  • Diversifying the portfolio - What is the ideal balance? Where should growth be directed?
  • Speaking of money - Where are new investments in the sector heading? What is the investor seeking?
  • The evolution of Retail, Store Mix, Layout, Entertainment, and Services - What are the projected needs for this type of real estate development in the future?
Moderator
Alejandro Luna
Alejandro Luna
CEO
Conquer
Adrian Araujo
Adrian Araujo
M&A and Investor Relations
Planigrupo
Christian Lega
Christian Lega
Partner Investment Banking S-Latam
Deloitte
Cristina Betts
Cristina Betts
CEO
Iguatemi S.A
Eduardo Pérez Marchant
Eduardo Pérez Marchant
CEO
Parque Arauco
Luis Cantú
Luis Cantú
CEO
Caspian Investment Management
Luis Doncel
Luis Doncel
Director General División Comercial e Industrial
Vivo Grupo Inmobiliario
Marcos Carvalho
Marcos Carvalho
Co-President
Ancar Ivanhoe
Vitor Rocha
Vitor Rocha
Chief Executive Officer
Retail Mind
Alejandro Luna
Alejandro Luna
CEOConquer
Mexico
Prior to his appointment as CEO of CONQUER, Alejandro led the company's area of ​​operations. Prior to joining CONQUER, he served as a procurement leader in Latin America for GLL REAL ESTATE PARTNERS for two years, participating in acquisitions and negotiations of AAA office buildings in Chile, Peru and Mexico for more than US $ 150M. He previously collaborated for 5 years with KIMCO REALTY CORP (US REIT) as Commercial Director prior to his role for almost 2 years as Director of Growth and Development for INMOBILIARIA CITELIS.
Adrian Araujo
Adrian Araujo
M&A and Investor RelationsPlanigrupo
Mexico
Christian Lega
Christian Lega
Partner Investment Banking S-LatamDeloitte
Mexico
Cristina Betts
Cristina Betts
CEOIguatemi S.A
Brazil
Eduardo Pérez Marchant
Eduardo Pérez Marchant
CEOParque Arauco
Chile
Eduardo Pérez Marchant is the CEO of Parque Arauco, a leading retail real estate company in Latin America with more than USD 3 billions in real estate assets. Mr. Pérez Marchant joined Parque Arauco in 2013 as Corporate Finance Manager, was named CEO of Parque Arauco Colombia in 2017, CEO of the International Division (Perú and Colombia) in 2019 and CEO of Parque Arauco in 2022. MBA and MPP from the University of Chicago. Before Parque Arauco, Eduardo was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and before that he worked as portfolio manager for Santander Asset Management.
Luis Cantú
Luis Cantú
CEOCaspian Investment Management
Mexico
Luis Cantu is a founding partner and serves as CEO of Seris Retail Holdings, a Mexico City and metropolitan area-focused retail property investment and management firm that has invested US$100 million since 2017. Seris Retail Holdings is backed by Calzada Capital Partners, a US-based private equity firm with over US$8.5 billion under management. Before founding Seris in 2017, Mr. Cantu was de COO for the retail development arm of Abilia and was responsible for the development of over 250,000 square meters of retail space and the successful sale of its largest retail development to Fibra Shop.
Luis Doncel
Luis Doncel
Director General División Comercial e IndustrialVivo Grupo Inmobiliario
Mexico
Marcos Carvalho
Marcos Carvalho
Co-PresidentAncar Ivanhoe
Brazil
Marcos Carvalho is a Brazilian businessman who started his career in the financial and retail consulting sectors,where he spent his first professional decade,and in the last 25 years,he has focused on the shopping center market. he successfully finished notable courses, such as the ODP at INSEAD and the OPM at Harvard.For a decade, he led the Friedman Group in Brazil, establishing it as a reference in retail consulting in the country. Since 2001, he has been acting as co-president of Ancar Ivanhoe, the largest private shopping center platform in Brazil, being a partner in commercial ventures that total more than 1 million square meters and receive over 220 million annual visitors. Since 2006,Ancar has been associated with Ivanhoe Cambridge
Vitor Rocha
Vitor Rocha
Chief Executive OfficerRetail Mind
Portugal
At the forefront of Retail Mind Group since its foundation in 2012, Vitor has several degrees and postgraduate qualifications, including the most recent from Harvard Business School, in the areas of business management and real estate. Throughout his professional path he has built up a solid knowledge of the retail industry, particularly shopping centres, where he has begun his career. Since the bold entrepreneurial move of creating Retail Mind, which is now present in Portugal, Spain, Colombia and Brazil, Vitor has diversified his interests beyond retail and has increasingly partnered with some of the largest national and international companies in the areas of retail, retail real estate and private investment.

Leisure Hospitality Investment

Growing interest in resorts and luxury assets?

  • Emerging Markets vs. Established Destinations - Is it wiser to invest in emerging leisure destinations with growth potential or established luxury hotspots with guaranteed returns?
  • Resorts - Will the market remain buoyant in the medium and long term? How do investors view the asset class?
  • Future Models - What other formats are gaining strength?
  • Sustainability vs. Luxury - Should luxury hotels prioritize sustainability over opulence to align with growing environmental concerns?
Moderator
Mauricio Elizondo
Mauricio Elizondo
Director Corporativo de desarrollo
Grupo Posadas
Alejandro Acevedo
Alejandro Acevedo
Regional VP – Caribbean and Latin America
Marriott International
Emilio Izquierdo Merlo
Emilio Izquierdo Merlo
CEO
MARAEY
Mark Keiser
Mark Keiser
President, Development
Viceroy
Pablo Maturana
Pablo Maturana
VicePresident Development Latin America and Caribbean
Hilton Worldwide
Paul Adan
Paul Adan
Director LatAm
IHG Intercontinental Hotel Group
Mauricio Elizondo
Mauricio Elizondo
Director Corporativo de desarrolloGrupo Posadas
Mexico
Mauricio Elizondo is the development head at Grupo Posadas, Mexico's leading hotel company. He oversees feasibility, development and project management for Mexico and the Caribbean. Grupo Posadas has an array of brands covering different segments in urban locations (from economy to luxury) and all-inclusive resorts (adults and families). He has more 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and has led departments in different areas such as revenue management and vacation ownership. He is based in the Mexico City office.
Alejandro Acevedo
Alejandro Acevedo
Regional VP – Caribbean and Latin AmericaMarriott International
USA
Mr. Acevedo is currently a Vice President of the Caribbean and Latin America Region of International Lodging Development of Marriott International. Prior to join Development, Mr. Acevedo was Manager in the Development Finance Department, Global Finance of Marriott International. He was also an associate at Crown Capital Latin America, a Private Equity Investment Fund based in New York. Previously he was a Project Leader at Promotora Cancun sunset Clubs in Mexico. Prior to this he worked as a consultant with GTT Proyectos in their Mexico City office. Mr. Acevedo holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and an MBA from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Emilio Izquierdo Merlo
Emilio Izquierdo Merlo
CEOMARAEY
Brazil
Emilio Izquierdo Merlo is CEO of MARAEY, aimed to become the best sustainable mixed-use development in the world. The project covers a coastal area of 844 hectares and 8.5km of pristine beaches, with world class hotels, highly designed and efficient homes and top health, education (university and school), retail, sport and entertainment facilities. Before joining MARAEY, Emilio worked for 15 years as a consultant and investor in real estate companies and on projects around the world, in countries like Spain, Brazil, United States, France, Morocco, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Albania and India. Graduated in Law at the University of Navarra, he holds several postgraduate degrees in Finance and Real Estate, in the USA, France and Spain.
Mark Keiser
Mark Keiser
President, DevelopmentViceroy
USA
Pablo Maturana
Pablo Maturana
VicePresident Development Latin America and CaribbeanHilton Worldwide
USA
Pablo Maturana, Managing Director Development South America & The Caribbean, is responsible for the development and expansion of Hilton brands in Caribbean and South America.
Pablo brings great expertise in the real estate industry with experience in different sectors, such as, retail, multifamily and now hospitality. Working for Cencosud, one of the most relevant multi format retailers in Latin America, Pablo served in different real estate-related executive roles until he became responsible for the organic growth of the company in Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Chile and Colombia for all formats, in addition to serving in some company boards.
Paul Adan
Paul Adan
Director LatAmIHG Intercontinental Hotel Group
USA
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