Latin America GRI
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Latin America GRI

12 - 13 May, 2020
New York, USA
Abel Castro
Abel
Abel Castro
Senior VP South AmericaAccor
Brian Finerty
Brian
Brian Finerty
CIOEquity International
Brian Finerty leads Equity International’s investments group, responsible for originating, executing, and managing investments. Prior to joining EI in 2009, Brian was vice president at Madison Dearborn Partners, responsible for sourcing and executing transactions across various real estate sectors. Previously, he held positions at Merrill Lynch, ultimately as a vice president in the global commercial real estate group. Brian serves on EI’s investment committee and is a director of three EI portfolio companies: Advance Real Estate, Decameron Hotels & Resorts, and Estapar Estacionamentos. Brian earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BBA from the University of Michigan.
Marcela Drigo
Marcela
Marcela Drigo
Diretora de Real EstateCPPIB
Marcela Drigo is a Senior Vice President at Clarion Partners, a leading real estate investment manager with more than $25 billion in assets under management, offering a broad range of real estate strategies across the risk/return spectrum to its more than 200 domestic and international institutional investors. Marcela has responsibility for direct over-sight of the firm's acquisition and asset management activities in Brazil. She joined Clarion Partners in 2008 and has more than 15 years experience investing in emerging markets. Marcela established JVs with local and international operating partners and headed all the investments in the logistic sector for a large separate account. She holds a MBA from Columbia Business School.

400 leading global and regional Latin American entrepreneurs and executives met in New York to attend the Latin America GRI.

About 400 leaders working on the Latin American real estate market participates in the Latin America GRI editions. The intense agenda includes high-level discussions about the most diverse real estate segments, in an informal, select, and networking-facilitating atmosphere.

During the two days of event, executives, entrepreneurs, and investors doing business in the most important Latin American countries - Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, and Peru - discussing the future of the real estate industry in the region, deepening their relationships with their pairs.

Over the last few years, Latin America GRI has brought together more than a thousand leading players working on the Latin American real estate market. Attending this year were leaders from Brookfield, Cadillac Fairview, Equity International, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bancolombia, Cerberus, GTIS Partners, BTG Pactual, Jaguar Growth Partners, GIC, Fibra Uno, HSBC, and the Peninsula Investment Group.  
 

GRI New York Week held in tune with Latin America GRI

The GRI NY Week held in tune with Latin America GRI, took place and toured innovative developments in the city, such as the Hudson Yards, One Vanderbilt, and 53W53. As is already typical of the GRI Club format, among the initiative’s objectives was driving the relationships among the participants, all of whom players working on the Latin American real estate market.
 

GRI Great Minds Program New York was a highlight in the Latin American Week in the US

Another highlight of GRI Club’s Latin American week in the United States was the GRI Great Minds Program New York, part of a partnership with the Syracuse University School of Architecture and that brought to participants a full day of immersion in high-level content.

During a whole day, those participating were able to deepen knowledge about advanced funding models, alternative real estate formats, proptechs, and other key business development themes.

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SOME PARTICIPANTS OF THE LAST EDITION

Antonio Jalaff
Antonio Jalaff
Grupo Patio
Gonzalo Robina
Gonzalo Robina
FIBRA UNO
Jorge Avalos
Jorge Avalos
Fibra MTY
Karl Kreppner
Karl Kreppner
Cadillac Fairview
Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez
Prologis
Mauricio Varela
Mauricio Varela
Empresas Socovesa
Mauro Dias
Mauro Dias
GLP Brasil
Max Lima
Max Lima
HSI - Hemisfério Sul Investimentos
Paulo Gomes
Paulo Gomes
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Santiago Porta
Santiago Porta
IFC
Tal Peri
Tal Peri
Union Investment Real Estate
Antonio Jalaff
Antonio
Antonio Jalaff
Director EjecutivoGrupo Patio
Antonio Jalaff Sanz es Director Ejecutivo de Grupo Patio. Junto a su padre y su hermano Álvaro fueron fundadores de Grupo Patio, empresa que se ha convertido en una de las principales de renta inmobiliaria en el país y líder en centros comerciales vecinales. A fines de 2014 Grupo Patio se reestructura en 4 divisiones: Patio Comercial, Patio Oficinas, Patio Industrial y Patio Capitales. Antonio lidera la división especializada en el desarrollo de proyectos para el arriendo de oficinas, que cuenta con tres edificios emblemáticos, emplazados en las más exclusivas ubicaciones de la ciudad: Patio Foster, Patio Apoquindo y Alonso by Grupo Patio.
Gonzalo Robina
Gonzalo
Gonzalo Robina
CEOFIBRA UNO
Mr. Gonzalo Pedro Robina Ibarra serves as Chief Executive Officer of Fibra Uno. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate sector. Before joining Fibra Uno, he was founder and Chairman of MexFund Private Investmetn Fund created in 2007. He was Chairman of Fenix Capital Group, a real estate fund owned by Deutsche Bank with over 7,000 real estate assets in Mexico and 14,000 properties under its management.
Jorge Avalos
Jorge
Jorge Avalos
CEOFibra MTY
Jorge Ávalos is Founding Partner and CEO of Fibra MTY, which went public in its initial public offering in December 2014. With more than 27 years of experience in the Finance Sector, Jorge was previously a Member of the Administrative Council of Banco Invex, and further acted as General Director of the bank’s Northern Region. Jorge serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies and additionally participates in several trade associations, such as the Asociación Mexicana de Fibras (AMEFI), where he serves as a Member of the Communications and Marketing Committee.
Karl Kreppner
Karl
Karl Kreppner
Senior Vice President - InvestmentsCadillac Fairview
Karl Kreppner is responsible for the execution of strategic acquisitions, dispositions and management of investments across the emerging markets. Prior to re-joining Cadillac Fairview in 2013, Karl worked three years for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in their Mexico City office. Karl is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.
Luis Gutierrez
Luis
Luis Gutierrez
PresidentPrologis
Mr. Gutiérrez has been in the real estate sector since 1989, including President for Latin America for Prologis where he is responsible for all Brazil and Mexico related activities including operations, investments, acquisitions and industrial property development. Mr. Gutiérrez was co-founder of “Fondo Opción” (formerly G. Acción), the first public real estate company in Mexico, where he acted as Chief Executive Officer and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Consejo de Empresas Globales. He is also a member the board of directors of Finaccess and Central de Estacionamientos. He also served as President of the AMPIP (The Mexican Association of Private Industrial Parks) from 2005 to 2006.
Mauricio Varela
Mauricio
Mauricio Varela
CEOEmpresas Socovesa
Mauricio Varela es Ingeniero Comercial de la Universidad Católica de Chile y MBA de Stern School of Business, New York University. Sus áreas de especialidad son las finanzas y la estrategia de negocios. Prácticamente toda su carrera profesional se ha desarrollado bajo el alero de la familia Gras, liderando el desarrollo y fortalecimiento de empresas como Socovesa, Almagro y Montgras. Después de ser Gerente de Finanzas y Planificación Estratégica de la viña Montgras, gerente de Planificación y Desarrollo de Socovesa y Gerente General de Almagro, a partir del año 2010 ejerce como Gerente General de Empresas Socovesa, el principal actor de la industria inmobiliaria nacional, y director de viña Montgras.
Mauro Dias
Mauro
Mauro Dias
PresidenteGLP Brasil
Mauro Dias é presidente da GLP Brasil e membro do comitê executivo global da empresa. Possui 31 anos de experiência na área de logística e infraestrutura. É graduado em Engenharia Mecânica e Economia pela Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, e MBA pela UCLA (Universidade da Califórnia - Los Angeles).
Max Lima
Max
Max Lima
CEOHSI - Hemisfério Sul Investimentos
Max Lima é sócio fundador da HSI e da Prosperitas Investimentos, responsável pela gestão de aproximadamente US$ 2,5 bilhões em ativos aplicados fundamentalmente no mercado imobiliário. Também é presidente do conselho da Cipasa Urbanismo e membro do conselho da Saphyr Holdco Serviços de Shopping Centers. É formado em Economia pela Universidade de Chicago.
Paulo Gomes
Paulo
Paulo Gomes
Senior Portfolio ManagerAbu Dhabi Investment Authority
Paulo Gomes é Senior Portfolio Manager – Americas Real Estate da ADIA desde 2011. Antes, foi vice-presidente da Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America. Tem mestrado em Real Estate Development pelo MIT e especialização em Administração de Empresas pela FGV, além de ser graduado em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela USP.
Santiago Porta
Santiago
Santiago Porta
Global Head - Commercial PropertyIFC
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.
Tal Peri
Tal
Tal Peri
Head of US East Coast and Latin AmericaUnion Investment Real Estate
TTal Peri is Head of U.S East Cost & Latin America for Union Investment Real Estate. He joined Germany’s largest open- ended real estate fund in 2010 in the New York office and has since closed $3.5 billion in acquisition & disposition transactions in four countries. Prior to this role, Tal was an Associate Director at WestLB, New York, where he was responsible for $1.3 billion in real estate acquisition & development finance transactions in the same regions. Tal holds a Master Degree in Finance, Accounting & Management from Heinrich-Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany

Some discussed themes at 2019Some discussed themes at 2019

Past Discussions
Mexico – USMCA/T-MEC, elections... Now what, investor?
Co-chairs
Augusto Arellano OstoaEvercore Partners
Eduardo GuémezWalton Street Capital
Eric StaleyBlackstone
Francisco Lira MarielBanco Sabadell
Jaime FasjaThor Urbana Capital
Javier Dominguez TorradoRitch Mueller
Jorge AvalosFibra MTY
Juan Carlos OstosCINUK
Juan Pablo ArroyueloArmour Secure
Luis GutierrezPrologis
Miguel Sánchez-NavarroFortem Capital
Moises ArafOR-B
Pablo MartiArmour Secure
Raúl GallegosCredit Suisse
Ricardo Zuñiga MassieuVERTEX Real Estate
Rodrigo Díaz ÁlvarezACCIONA
Salvador CayónFIBRA SHOP
Vicente NavesArtha Capital
Brazil outlook – What to expect from the new real estate cycle?
Co-chairs
Fábio Tadeu AraújoBrain Consultoria e Pesquisa
Francisco LopesParticipações Morro Vermelho
Gastão ValenteGIC
Gerson AmadoNorthwest International
Leandro Bousquet VianaVinci Partners
Marcelo da Costa SantosSindona
Marcelo MichaluáRB Capital
Marina CuryNewmark Grubb Knight Frank
Rodrigo AbbudVBI Real Estate
Rodrigo CagaliMitre Realty
Walter CardosoCBRE
Mexico – USMCA/T-MEC, elections... Now what, investor?
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
CEO
Evercore Partners
Eduardo Guémez
Eduardo Guémez
CIO
Walton Street Capital
Eric Staley
Eric Staley
Principal, Real Estate
Blackstone
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco Lira Mariel
Executive Director Corporate Banking
Banco Sabadell
Jaime Fasja
Jaime Fasja
Founder and Co-CEO
Thor Urbana Capital
Javier Dominguez Torrado
Javier Dominguez Torrado
Partner Real Estate
Ritch Mueller
Jorge Avalos
Jorge Avalos
CEO
Fibra MTY
Juan Carlos Ostos
Juan Carlos Ostos
CEO
CINUK
Juan Pablo Arroyuelo
Juan Pablo Arroyuelo
CEO
Armour Secure
Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez
President
Prologis
Miguel Sánchez-Navarro
Miguel Sánchez-Navarro
Director General
Fortem Capital
Moises Araf
Moises Araf
Director General
OR-B
Pablo Marti
Pablo Marti
Director de Ventas & Nuevos Negocios
Armour Secure
Raúl Gallegos
Raúl Gallegos
Managing Director
Credit Suisse
Ricardo Zuñiga Massieu
Ricardo Zuñiga Massieu
Chairman and CEO
VERTEX Real Estate
Rodrigo Díaz Álvarez
Rodrigo Díaz Álvarez
Director General
ACCIONA
Salvador Cayón
Salvador Cayón
CEO
FIBRA SHOP
Vicente Naves
Vicente Naves
Managing Director Plataf. Inmobiliaria
Artha Capital
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
Augusto
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
CEOEvercore Partners
CEO of Evercore Partners Mexico. Prior to his current role as CEO, Mr. Arellano was the Senior Managing Director responsible for Evercore Partners Mexico’s Real Estate group. Mr. Arellano pioneered the Fibra (REIT) market in Mexico, structuring the first Fibra in the real estate market (FUNO), the first lodging Fibra (FibraHotel) and the first Fibra in the country specializing in premier quality assets (Danhos). In the past six years, under the direction of Mr. Arellano, Evercore Mexico has participated in several important investment banking transactions in the Mexican real estate market. Mr. Arellano received a B.A. in Economics from ITAM and a Ph.D in Economics from the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain.
Eduardo Guémez
Eduardo
Eduardo Guémez
CIOWalton Street Capital
Mr Guemez is currently CIO for Walton Street Capital Mexico. As such he oversees investment activities for Waltons vehicles in Mexico. Before joining Walton St. he was CIO for MPR and from 2006 to 2015 served as Managing Director and CEO for LaSalle Investment Management Mexico. Prior to joining LaSalle Mr. Güémez was a Managing Director for Equity with GE Real Estate in Mexico and previously led GE Equity’s Mexico operations. Mr. Güémez received an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from ITESM. He is a currently a board member of Kidzania, Tradelossa and Extended Suites.
Eric Staley
Eric
Eric Staley
Principal, Real EstateBlackstone
Eric Staley is a Principal in the Real Estate Group and is based in São Paulo Mr. Staley's primary responsibilities include evaluating real estate investments across a broad range of property types. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Staley worked at J.P. Morgan, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking group and was involved in a variety of debt, equity and M&A transactions. Mr. Staley received a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco
Francisco Lira Mariel
Executive Director Corporate BankingBanco Sabadell
Jaime Fasja
Jaime
Jaime Fasja
Founder and Co-CEOThor Urbana Capital
Co-founder and Co-CEO: Mr. Fasja oversees the sourcing, acquisition and development of the company’s projects. Previously as Director of Acquisitions and New Development at GFa, Mr. Fasja was involved in the construction and financing of over 7 million sqf of residential, resort, and retail real estate property in Mexico. While at GFa, Jaime oversaw the development and construction of more than 3 million sqf of projects.
Javier Dominguez Torrado
Javier
Javier Dominguez Torrado
Partner Real EstateRitch Mueller
Javier Domínguez is a member of the real estate practice group at Ritch Mueller. He has more than 18 years of experience, mainly dealing with real estate transactions and financing, capital and debt offerings in Mexico and abroad, secured and unsecured financing, financing to states and municipalities, and mergers and acquisitions. Javier has advised, the world largest industrial facility developer. He has also advised real estate investment funds and other investors in respect to their investments and developments in. He recently advised FIBRA MTY in its structuring and the structuring of its initial and subsequent portfolios, as well as its financings.
Jorge Avalos
Jorge
Jorge Avalos
CEOFibra MTY
Jorge Ávalos is Founding Partner and CEO of Fibra MTY, which went public in its initial public offering in December 2014. With more than 27 years of experience in the Finance Sector, Jorge was previously a Member of the Administrative Council of Banco Invex, and further acted as General Director of the bank’s Northern Region. Jorge serves on the board of directors of several public and private companies and additionally participates in several trade associations, such as the Asociación Mexicana de Fibras (AMEFI), where he serves as a Member of the Communications and Marketing Committee.
Juan Carlos Ostos
Juan
Juan Carlos Ostos
CEOCINUK
Since June 2017, Mr. Ostos is CEO of CINUK, an integrated real estate platform. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Ostos was CFO and COO of MIRA, a mixed-use real estate development and fund management company, where he closed US$650 mm in equity commitments, including the first CERPI in the Mexican market, and US$450 mm in debt financing. At MIRA, Mr. Ostos was part of the management team that grew the platform to US$500 mm of AUM and 20 development projects. Previously, he worked in finance roles at Johnson & Johnson and the Mc-Graw Hill Companies. Mr. Ostos has a BS from Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from Stanford GSB.
Juan Pablo Arroyuelo
Juan
Juan Pablo Arroyuelo
CEOArmour Secure
Juan Pablo is President and CEO for “Armour Secure Insurance & Escrow” before known as “Fidelity National Title de Mexico” a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial. He was Executive Director for “Stewart Title Guaranty de Mexico” for 6 years, starting its Mexican branch in 2001. He has been credited with helping to bring title insurance into the commercial mainstream in Mexico during his tenure in the Real Estate Industry over the last 10 years. He has participated in the due diligence and assurance of more than $15 billion dollars across Mexico.
Luis Gutierrez
Luis
Luis Gutierrez
PresidentPrologis
Mr. Gutiérrez has been in the real estate sector since 1989, including President for Latin America for Prologis where he is responsible for all Brazil and Mexico related activities including operations, investments, acquisitions and industrial property development. Mr. Gutiérrez was co-founder of “Fondo Opción” (formerly G. Acción), the first public real estate company in Mexico, where he acted as Chief Executive Officer and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of Consejo de Empresas Globales. He is also a member the board of directors of Finaccess and Central de Estacionamientos. He also served as President of the AMPIP (The Mexican Association of Private Industrial Parks) from 2005 to 2006.
Miguel Sánchez-Navarro
Miguel
Miguel Sánchez-Navarro
Director GeneralFortem Capital
Moises Araf
Moises
Moises Araf
Director GeneralOR-B
Moisés Araf es el fundador y director general de Or-B Desarrolladora, una empresa Mexicana de desarrollo inmobiliario. Previo a Or-B, Moisés fue socio de Ideurban, una empresa de desarrollo urbano con más de 40 años de experiencia en el mercado. Araf tiene más de 23 años de experiencia en desarrollo inmobiliario, a través de los cuales ha sido responsable de dirigir equipos de profesionales (nacionales y extranjeros) para el desarrollo de más de 35 proyectos, incluyendo vivienda (en venta y renta), comercio, y proyectos hoteleros. Algunos de los proyectos más relevantes que ha llevado a cabo incluyen: Mítikah, St. Regis Cd. de México y Punta Mita, Vista Norte, Vyve Lago Alberto y Santa Fe, Residencial Laureles, entre muchos otros.
Pablo Marti
Pablo
Pablo Marti
Director de Ventas & Nuevos NegociosArmour Secure
Juan Pablo is President and CEO for “Armour Secure Insurance & Escrow” before known as “Fidelity National Title de Mexico” a wholly owned subsidiary of Fidelity National Financial. He was Executive Director for “Stewart Title Guaranty de Mexico” for 6 years, starting its Mexican branch in 2001. He has been credited with helping to bring title insurance into the commercial mainstream in Mexico during his tenure in the Real Estate Industry over the last 10 years. He has participated in the due diligence and assurance of more than $15 billion dollars across Mexico.
Raúl Gallegos
Raúl
Raúl Gallegos
Managing DirectorCredit Suisse
Raul Gallegos is co-founder and Managing Director of a new Real Estate lending vehicle, CKD, launched in 3Q17. The fund focuses on issuing loans for income producing properties, including office buildings, retail centers, industrial properties and hotels. Prior to this, from 2013-2016, Raul was the President and CEO for GE in Mexico and before that he lead the Real Estate Business at GE Mexico for several years. Raúl began his career with GE in 1997 in Stamford, Connecticut with the Latin America group of GE Capital Structured Finance. Raúl is a Civil Engineer from Universidad Anáhuac and he has an MBA from Columbia University in New York.
Ricardo Zuñiga Massieu
Ricardo
Ricardo Zuñiga Massieu
Chairman and CEOVERTEX Real Estate
Mr. Ricardo Zúñiga is Founding Partner, Chairman and CEO of Vertex Real Estate Investors, a private equity real estate platform focused on investing third party institutional capital in Mexico’s Real Estate Sector. Prior to his current responsibilities he was CEO of BCBA, Principal at O’Connor Capital Partners, Director at Hines Interests, Associate at Marriott Hotels and Operations Manager for Hardin Construction Group. Over his more than 23 years of real estate experience Mr. Zúñiga has been involved in either the construction, development, or financing of more than USD 3 billion of real estate property in Mexico including all asset classes.
Rodrigo Díaz Álvarez
Rodrigo
Rodrigo Díaz Álvarez
Director GeneralACCIONA
Rodrigo Díaz is currently General Director at Inmobiliaria Parque Reforma, Acciona´s Real Estate Division in Mexico. He is responsible for overseeing all ongoing developments, as well as expanding the company into new segments. He has over 12 years of experience in the industry, where he has held different roles, most recently as Director of Portfolio Management at Prudential Real Estate Investors. Rodrigo has executed an aggregate of over $1billion US dollars in transactions. Rodrigo has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and holds an MBA and a Master in Finance from Boston College.
Salvador Cayón
Salvador
Salvador Cayón
CEOFIBRA SHOP
Salvador Cayón es Director General de Fibra Shop cuenta con más de 15 (quince) años en el sector inmobiliario, principalmente en el área comercial y 3 (tres) años en el sector de vivienda. Su experiencia incluye el desarrollo, construcción, comercialización y venta de los proyectos que desarrolla. Ha participado en el consejo de administración de la empresa perteneciente a la familia Cayón Harinera de Irapuato y Molino Cayón, Industria de Harina de Trigo, y derivados. Contador Público por el Tecnológico de Monterrey (Campus ciudad de México) y cuenta con diversos diplomados en negocios, familia y administración.
Vicente Naves
Vicente
Vicente Naves
Managing Director Plataf. InmobiliariaArtha Capital
Brazil outlook – What to expect from the new real estate cycle?
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Sócio Dirigente
Brain Consultoria e Pesquisa
Francisco Lopes
Francisco Lopes
Diretor de Real Estate
Participações Morro Vermelho
Gastão Valente
Gastão Valente
Senior Vice President
GIC
Gerson Amado
Gerson Amado
Managing Director, Brazil
Northwest International
Leandro Bousquet Viana
Leandro Bousquet Viana
Partner and Head of Real Estate
Vinci Partners
Marcelo da Costa Santos
Marcelo da Costa Santos
Co-CEO
Sindona
Marcelo Michaluá
Marcelo Michaluá
CEO
RB Capital
Marina Cury
Marina Cury
Presidente
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Rodrigo Abbud
Rodrigo Abbud
Managing Principal
VBI Real Estate
Rodrigo Cagali
Rodrigo Cagali
CFO
Mitre Realty
Walter Cardoso
Walter Cardoso
Presidente
CBRE
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Fábio
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Sócio DirigenteBrain Consultoria e Pesquisa
Fábio Tadeu Araújo is Master in Urban Management from PUC-PR, Master in Organization and Development from FAE Business School, MBA in Project Management from IBMEC-RJ, Post-Graduate in Business Economics and International Business. Paraná Prize of Economy of 2002, by CORECON-PR. He is a consultant for the IDB - Inter-American Development Bank - for housing issues in Latin America; Director of Market Research at ADEMI-PR; a post-graduate professor in Economics and Market Research and a senior partner at BRAIN.
Francisco Lopes
Francisco
Francisco Lopes
Diretor de Real EstateParticipações Morro Vermelho
Larga experiência em empresas de grande e médio porte dos setores industrial e de serviços, tais como Manah S.A., Grupo La Fonte/Iguatemi, Grupo Mauricio de Sousa Produções e Grupo Camargo Correa. Atuação em diversos projetos de Real Estate, desenvolvimento, estruturação, implantação e gerenciamento, nos segmentos corporativo e de varejo. Formação: Engenharia Elétrica e administração de Empresas no Mackenzie, MBA Executivo Internacional da FEA/USP. Participação em cursos de especialização no Brasil e Exterior nas principais instituições, USP, FGV, Mauá, Kellog School of Management, Vanderbuilt University, Cambridge University, Lingnan University (China), ICSC.
Gastão Valente
Gastão
Gastão Valente
Senior Vice PresidentGIC
Gastão Valente é senior vice president do GIC desde 2013. Tem mais de 20 anos de experiência profissional, sendo 12 deles em investimentos imobiliários. Foi diretor do BTG Pactual, trabalhou com comércio exterior e na Deloitte Consulting. É economista graduado pela PUC-Rio e tem mestrado em Economia com ênfase em Finanças pela Universidade de Montreal.
Gerson Amado
Gerson
Gerson Amado
Managing Director, BrazilNorthwest International
Mr. Amado is Managing Director, Brazil for NorthWest since 2011. Mr. Amado led NorthWest to leadership in the Brazilian healthcare real estate market. Prior to joining NorthWest, Mr. Amado was Brazil Country Manager for Konica Minolta U.S.A. from 2003 until 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Amado held senior sales and marketing positions in IT industry leaders and also as a Senior Analyst at top banking institutions. Mr. Amado received his B.Sc. in I.T. from University Mackenzie (Brazil) and M.B.A. from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (Brazil).
Leandro Bousquet Viana
Leandro
Leandro Bousquet Viana
Partner and Head of Real EstateVinci Partners
Head of the Real Estate Group of Vinci Partners. Previously, he was the CFO and IRO of BRMalls where he was responsible for investors relations, funding strategy, acquisitions and monitoring financial operations performance of greenfield and brownfield developments. Before, worked for Banco Pactual from 2004 to 2006 in its Investment Banking Division covering the Real Estate sector. From 1999 to 2004, he was Partner and the head of the Real Estate Group at Banco CR2. From 1994 to 1999, he was co-head of the Real Estate Group of Banco BBM. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from PUC-Rio and an EP Degree from Stanford University.
Marcelo da Costa Santos
Marcelo
Marcelo da Costa Santos
Co-CEOSindona
Co-CEO at Sindona, Marcelo has almost 30 years of experience in the Brazilian financial, private equity and real estate sectors. Previously CEO of NAI Brazil/Engebanc Real Estate, Marcelo was also VP South America – Capital Markets, Valuation & Advisory at Cushman & Wakefield; Partner/Director at Stratus Investimentos and MaxCap, M&A Associate Director at UBS Warburg, M&A Director at Banco Santos, and Buy-side analyst ABN Amro. Marcelo holds a Bs in Economics from FEA-University of São Paulo.
Marcelo Michaluá
Marcelo
Marcelo Michaluá
CEORB Capital
Marcelo Michaluá is a Managing Partner and CEO of RB Capital. Prior to joining RB Capital in 2002, Mr. Michaluá worked as a Senior Associate in the private equity space for Darby Overseas Investments in Washington, D.C. Before his time at Darby, he served as the Chief Credit Officer for Banco Pactual, a leading credit and bond insurer in Brazil. Mr. Michaluá’s previous roles also include serving as a consultant in financial re-engineering at Andersen Consulting and as a senior corporate credit analyst at Citibank. Mr. Michaluá earned a business administrator and postgraduate degree in Business from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV)
Marina Cury
Marina
Marina Cury
PresidenteNewmark Grubb Knight Frank
Marina Cury serves as president of Newmark Grubb Brasil. Ms. Cury has 20 years of corporate real estate experience, and has worked with national construction and real estate development companies as well as multinationals from the real estate services sector. She will oversee the extension of NGKF's global platform, including its valuation, appraisal, acquisitions, consulting, site selection, project construction and property management services, to local, regional and multinational clients throughout Brazil.
Rodrigo Abbud
Rodrigo
Rodrigo Abbud
Managing PrincipalVBI Real Estate
Rodrigo Cagali
Rodrigo
Rodrigo Cagali
CFOMitre Realty
Walter Cardoso
Walter
Walter Cardoso
PresidenteCBRE
Walter Cardoso é formado em Engenharia Civil pela UNESP e tem especialização em Matemática Financeira na FGV. Começou na CBRE em 1985 e passou por diversos setores antes de chegar à presidência da companhia. Foi responsável pelo departamento de desenvolvimento de novos projetos (1985-1989) e diretor de investimentos entre 1989 e 1994. Como Managing Director (1994-1998), Cardoso consolidou todas as linhas comerciais de negócios no Brasil. Assumiu o papel de presidente em 1998, após a fusão de Richard Ellis e a CB Commercial. Hoje ele é responsável pelas orientações estratégicas e desempenho dos escritórios da empresa em todo o país e supervisiona uma equipe de mais de 1.000 profissionais, fornecendo soluções para o mercado imobiliário.
Past Discussions
Investor preferences - Stuck in a mindset or willing to change?
Co-chairs
David ArthurBrookfield Asset Management
David HenryPeaceable Street Capital
John LambBank of America Merrill Lynch
Karl KreppnerCadillac Fairview
Luis Raúl SoláGrupo Ferre Rangel
Luke RottmannPrologis
Marcelo FedakBlueMacaw
Mariano MenkesEquity International
Patricio DesentisGBM Real Estate
Ricardo GoldbergCCLA Multifamily / CIM Group
Rodrigo LabastidaColoca
Ron RawaldCerberus Global Investments B.V.
Santiago PortaIFC
Thomas LivelliGreystar
William DoreSoho Realty Partners
Mixed-use – What is the perfect match? What are the best regions for this product?
Co-chairs
Antonio JalaffGrupo Patio
Carlos RousseauORANGE Investments
Emile GerardRound Hill Capital
Federico CastilloMIRA
Juan Carlos OstosCINUK
Luis SadaOne Development Group
Natalia LozanoNewmark Knight Frank
Investor preferences - Stuck in a mindset or willing to change?
David Arthur
David Arthur
Managing Partner
Brookfield Asset Management
David Henry
David Henry
Chairman
Peaceable Street Capital
John Lamb
John Lamb
Managing Director Real Estate Corporate
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Karl Kreppner
Karl Kreppner
Senior Vice President - Investments
Cadillac Fairview
Luis Raúl Solá
Luis Raúl Solá
VP & General Manager
Grupo Ferre Rangel
Luke Rottmann
Luke Rottmann
VP, Client Relations
Prologis
Marcelo Fedak
Marcelo Fedak
Managing Partner
BlueMacaw
Mariano Menkes
Mariano Menkes
Vice President
Equity International
Patricio Desentis
Patricio Desentis
Managing Partner & CEO
GBM Real Estate
Ricardo Goldberg
Ricardo Goldberg
Vice President, Investments
CCLA Multifamily / CIM Group
Rodrigo Labastida
Rodrigo Labastida
Managing Partner
Coloca
Ron Rawald
Ron Rawald
Head of International Real Estate
Cerberus Global Investments B.V.
Santiago Porta
Santiago Porta
Global Head - Commercial Property
IFC
Thomas Livelli
Thomas Livelli
Managing Director - Chile
Greystar
William Dore
William Dore
CEO
Soho Realty Partners
David Arthur
David
David Arthur
Managing PartnerBrookfield Asset Management
Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s RE investments in Canada and Brazil for Brookfield Property Group. David played leading role in many of the major platform portfolio and asset acquisitions made by Brookfield in the office, retail, industrial and multi-family sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, David was President and CEO of Brookfield Properties Ltd. where he was responsible for Brookfield’s business in Canada as well as in Denver, Minneapolis and Southern California. David was founding Chairman of Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls. Previous experiences: Cadillac Fairview, Cambridge Leaseholds, Coscan and Gentra. David is member of the World Presidents’ Organization, REALpac, ULI and NAIOP and ICSC.
David Henry
David
David Henry
ChairmanPeaceable Street Capital
Mr. Henry is also the Co-Founder of Peaceable Street Capital, a preferred equity lender for income producing commercial real estate properties. Mr. Henry is past trustee and served as 2011-2012 Chairman of ICSC, and was a former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of NAREIT and a former member of the Executive Board of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Henry also currently serves on the real estate advisory boards of New York University, Baruch College and ALTO Real Estate Funds.
John Lamb
John
John Lamb
Managing Director Real Estate CorporateBank of America Merrill Lynch
John Lamb is head of Real Estate Corporate Banking (RECB) for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. His team is responsible for a client base focused on REITs, fund sponsors, public homebuilders, lodging companies and real estate service companies. The RECB team focuses on client management/advisory services for global debt and traditional banking products in close coordination with the Real Estate Investment Banking team. Mr. Lamb has been with Bank of America predecessor banks since 1986. He previously held leadership roles in Real Estate Syndications. He received a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College and a MBA from Thunderbird.
Karl Kreppner
Karl
Karl Kreppner
Senior Vice President - InvestmentsCadillac Fairview
Karl Kreppner is responsible for the execution of strategic acquisitions, dispositions and management of investments across the emerging markets. Prior to re-joining Cadillac Fairview in 2013, Karl worked three years for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in their Mexico City office. Karl is a Chartered Financial Analyst and holds a Master of Business Administration from McMaster University.
Luis Raúl Solá
Luis
Luis Raúl Solá
VP & General ManagerGrupo Ferre Rangel
Luis Raúl Solá is the Chief Operating Officer of Kingbird Investment Management, a wholly owned company of Grupo Ferré Rangel, a 100 years Family Office in Puerto Rico. Luis Raúl is responsible for overseeing portfolio and asset management, financial reporting and investor relations. He monitors financial performance to maximize investor returns in the U.S. and Latin America portfolios. Luis Raul’s real estate career started in 2001, by managing the Ferré Rangel Group’s commercial real estate portfolio in Puerto Rico. He was responsible for consolidating the family’s real estate assets and establishing strategic plans to enhance the asset performance and value. Luis Raúl has completed over $700 million in real estate transactions
Luke Rottmann
Luke
Luke Rottmann
VP, Client RelationsPrologis
Luke Rottmann is a vice president, client relations, and is focused on relationships with institutional investors and consultants in the United States. Mr. Rottmann joined Prologis in 2012 and has over ten years of real estate industry experience. Prior to joining Prologis, he was with JER Partners where he was part of a team managing client relations across six real estate funds focused on the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Rottmann received his B.A. from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Marcelo Fedak
Marcelo
Marcelo Fedak
Managing PartnerBlueMacaw
Marcelo Fedak is the Managing Partner at Bluemacaw and is responsible for the overall strategy of the firm. Mr. Fedak founded the company after opening the office and running Blackstone's Real Estate activities in Latin America for 4 years. Before that, until 2014, Mr. Fedak was at BTG Pactual where he was a Partner and Head of Real Estate, overseeing over $3 billion of assets under management across Latin America. Prior to that, from 2005 to 2009, Mr. Fedak worked at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse and Bain and was involved in over $30bn of various M&A and capital market transactions across multiple industries. Mr. Fedak received a BA in business from FGV - Escola de Administracao de Empresas de Sao Paulo.
Mariano Menkes
Mariano
Mariano Menkes
Vice PresidentEquity International
Mariano Menkes is a Vice President in Equity International’s Investments group, primarily responsible for Latin American investment origination and execution, and portfolio management of three EI portfolio companies. Prior to joining Equity International in 2013, Mariano worked in Citigroup’s Latin American investment banking group in New York. Mariano serves on EI’s investment committee and is a director of two EI portfolio companies: ARG Realty and Decameron Hotels & Resorts. Mariano earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in Economics from Universidad de San Andrés.
Patricio Desentis
Patricio
Patricio Desentis
Managing Partner & CEOGBM Real Estate
He has a Bachelor's Degree in Actuary and a Diploma in Corporate Finance from the Autonomous Technology Institute of Mexico (ITAM). He has more than 12 years of experience in the real estate sector. He has previously worked in a real estate fund since 2007 and since then he has reviewed more than US $ 10bn in real estate transactions with a total value of more than US $ 1.3bn. From 2005 to 2007 he collaborated in the Corporate Finance area of ​​Grupo México
Ricardo Goldberg
Ricardo
Ricardo Goldberg
Vice President, InvestmentsCCLA Multifamily / CIM Group
Mr. Goldberg is a Vice President within CIM’s Investments Group. He has been involved in the acquisition, development and asset management of over $500 million in real estate transactions primarily in urban markets in the western U.S., including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Houston, Mexico City and Monterrey, Mexico. Prior to joining CIM in 2011, Ricardo worked at Merrill Lynch as a Mergers & Acquisitions Analyst in the Investment Banking group (2007-2009) and as a trader at the Central Bank of Mexico managing the international reserves (2005-2007). Mr. Goldberg received a B.S. in Computer Systems and Business from Iberoamericana University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago – Booth School of Business.
Rodrigo Labastida
Rodrigo
Rodrigo Labastida
Managing PartnerColoca
He founded Coloca in 2017, an investment banking firm focused on satisfying the financing needs of its clients through a continuous process of value creation. Previously, he worked as an Associate and later as Investment Banking Director at Punto Casa de Bolsa, where he led more than 40 issues of both debt and capital, obtaining resources for more than $ 2MMD for companies such as Elektra, Dinero Express, Lingo, Recorcholis, Central Leasing, ION Financiera, among others. During his tenure, he was responsible for the structuring and placement of Fibra Plus. participated in the Public Offerings of CADU, FIBRA HD, among others. He is a Business Engineer from ITAM.
Ron Rawald
Ron
Ron Rawald
Head of International Real EstateCerberus Global Investments B.V.
Ron Rawald joined Cerberus in 2006, first working in the firm’s Frankfurt and then London offices as the Head of European Real Estate focusing on property related assets and non-performing loans. In 2017, after 13 years in Europe, he returned to New York to assume his current role of Head of International Real Estate. Before joining Cerberus, Mr. Rawald was with Fortress Investment Group from 2004 to 2005, where he was responsible for commercial property investments and special situations in Europe. Prior to moving to Frankfurt for Fortress in 2004, he was a founding partner of Aetos Capital, a private equity real estate fund investing in Japanese assets, where he worked from 2001 to 2004.
Santiago Porta
Santiago
Santiago Porta
Global Head - Commercial PropertyIFC
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.
Thomas Livelli
Thomas
Thomas Livelli
Managing Director - ChileGreystar
Thomas Livelli, Managing Director, Chile with Greystar Real Estate Partners (“Greystar”), manages multifamily (for-rent residential) real estate investment and development initiatives for Greystar in Chile and is spearheading the firm’s continued growth in the region. Prior to this role, Mr. Livelli was Senior Vice President with Boston Andes Capital, a private equity real estate firm with offices in Boston, Bogotá, and Buenos Aires. Previously, as a Director of Clark Realty Capital, Mr. Livelli was responsible for the financing and development of large scale mixed-use and residential communities with an emphasis on affordable housing in Central America, where he worked closely with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, a federal a
William Dore
William
William Dore
CEOSoho Realty Partners
William Dore es CEO de SOHO Realty Partners y veterano internacional de desarrollo inmobiliario e inversión. Ha logrado éxito a través de una comprensión profunda de las complejidades de hacer negocios en diversas culturas. Dore comenzó su carrera con Mitchell Development Corporation, una filial de Mitchell Energía y Desarrollo, y más tarde con Bentsen Intereses en Houston. Su carrera lo llevó a desarrollar hoteles y propiedades industriales en toda Europa y la antigua Unión Soviética. Antes de fundar SOHO Realty Partners, Dore era un Oficial Superior de Hines México y Mitchell Energy and Development en Woodlands
Mixed-use – What is the perfect match? What are the best regions for this product?
Antonio Jalaff
Antonio Jalaff
Director Ejecutivo
Grupo Patio
Carlos Rousseau
Carlos Rousseau
Senior Partner
ORANGE Investments
Emile Gerard
Emile Gerard
Vice President
Round Hill Capital
Federico Castillo
Federico Castillo
Director of Acquisitions
MIRA
Juan Carlos Ostos
Juan Carlos Ostos
CEO
CINUK
Luis Sada
Luis Sada
Principal & CEO
One Development Group
Natalia Lozano
Natalia Lozano
Senior Managing Director
Newmark Knight Frank
Antonio Jalaff
Antonio
Antonio Jalaff
Director EjecutivoGrupo Patio
Antonio Jalaff Sanz es Director Ejecutivo de Grupo Patio. Junto a su padre y su hermano Álvaro fueron fundadores de Grupo Patio, empresa que se ha convertido en una de las principales de renta inmobiliaria en el país y líder en centros comerciales vecinales. A fines de 2014 Grupo Patio se reestructura en 4 divisiones: Patio Comercial, Patio Oficinas, Patio Industrial y Patio Capitales. Antonio lidera la división especializada en el desarrollo de proyectos para el arriendo de oficinas, que cuenta con tres edificios emblemáticos, emplazados en las más exclusivas ubicaciones de la ciudad: Patio Foster, Patio Apoquindo y Alonso by Grupo Patio.
Carlos Rousseau
Carlos
Carlos Rousseau
Senior PartnerORANGE Investments
Carlos is President and founding partner of Orange Investments, responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, relationships with institutional investors and strategic expansion. Previously, he worked as a consultant for multinational companies in the field of cement, glass, mining and finance. Then acted as COO of Desarrollos Delta, a leading real estate development company based in Monterrey. Carlos is also founding partner of Maple, a distinguished company in property management in Mexico. He graduated from ITESM for Industrial Engineer, has a MBA from Duxx and postgraduate studies at the University of Virginia Darden School and the Harvard Graduate School.
Emile Gerard
Emile
Emile Gerard
Vice PresidentRound Hill Capital
Emile Gerard is a Vice President at Round Hill Capital overseeing real estate development and private equity investments in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Emile was formerly a Vice President at TPG Capital and has executed over US $2.5 billion of real estate transactions. Prior to TPG, Emile was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank where he advised clients on over $10.0 billion of M&A and capital markets transactions. Emile has a BBA in Corporate and Investment Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Federico Castillo
Federico
Federico Castillo
Director of AcquisitionsMIRA
Federico Castillo is Director of Acquisition of Mira Companies since May 2014. Mr. Castillo has over seven years of experience in the Mexican Real Estate industry in positions that include VP in JLL Mexico in its Resort Advisory and Development Team, CFO/Director of Investments in Umbral Capital and Associate at Walton Street Capital. Prior to moving to the real estate industry, Mr. Castillo’s worked at McKinsey & Co., Protego Asesores and the Bank of Mexico. Mr. Castillo has a B.S. in Economics from ITAM and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Juan Carlos Ostos
Juan
Juan Carlos Ostos
CEOCINUK
Since June 2017, Mr. Ostos is CEO of CINUK, an integrated real estate platform. From 2009 to 2017, Mr. Ostos was CFO and COO of MIRA, a mixed-use real estate development and fund management company, where he closed US$650 mm in equity commitments, including the first CERPI in the Mexican market, and US$450 mm in debt financing. At MIRA, Mr. Ostos was part of the management team that grew the platform to US$500 mm of AUM and 20 development projects. Previously, he worked in finance roles at Johnson & Johnson and the Mc-Graw Hill Companies. Mr. Ostos has a BS from Universidad Iberoamericana and an MBA from Stanford GSB.
Luis Sada
Luis
Luis Sada
Principal & CEOOne Development Group
Luis has more than 17 years of experience in the development, management, acquisition and financing of real estate across multiple assets classes. Over the past five years, Luis has led ONE Development Group and its team in the development and management of one of the largest high-end mixed-used developments in Mexico, including residential, retail, office and hospitality assets. Currently, in addition to the execution of existing projects, Luis is leading the company in its growth and expansion efforts into other asset classes and markets across Mexico. Prior to joining ONE Development Group, he held several senior leadership positions at two major industrial real estate development firms in Mexico, FINSA and Stiva, with management respons
Natalia Lozano
Natalia
Natalia Lozano
Senior Managing DirectorNewmark Knight Frank
Mrs. Lozano is a top producer broker at Newmark Knight Frank, one of the world´s leading commercial real estate advisory firm, based in Mexico City. She has 15 years of experience in commercial real estate, delivering best in class service. Natalia focuses in both Tenant Representation Services as well as in marketing Landlords buildings. Some of her main clients are International Organizations, as well as private companies.
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Antonio Jalaff
Antonio Jalaff
Grupo Patio
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
Evercore Partners
Carlos Rousseau
Carlos Rousseau
ORANGE Investments
David Arthur
David Arthur
Brookfield Asset Management
David Henry
David Henry
Peaceable Street Capital
Eduardo Guémez
Eduardo Guémez
Walton Street Capital
Emile Gerard
Emile Gerard
Round Hill Capital
Eric Staley
Eric Staley
Blackstone
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Brain Consultoria e Pesquisa
Federico Castillo
Federico Castillo
MIRA
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco Lira Mariel
Banco Sabadell
Francisco Lopes
Francisco Lopes
Participações Morro Vermelho
Gastão Valente
Gastão Valente
GIC
Gerson Amado
Gerson Amado
Northwest International
Antonio Jalaff
Antonio
Antonio Jalaff
Director EjecutivoGrupo Patio
Antonio Jalaff Sanz es Director Ejecutivo de Grupo Patio. Junto a su padre y su hermano Álvaro fueron fundadores de Grupo Patio, empresa que se ha convertido en una de las principales de renta inmobiliaria en el país y líder en centros comerciales vecinales. A fines de 2014 Grupo Patio se reestructura en 4 divisiones: Patio Comercial, Patio Oficinas, Patio Industrial y Patio Capitales. Antonio lidera la división especializada en el desarrollo de proyectos para el arriendo de oficinas, que cuenta con tres edificios emblemáticos, emplazados en las más exclusivas ubicaciones de la ciudad: Patio Foster, Patio Apoquindo y Alonso by Grupo Patio.
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
Augusto
Augusto Arellano Ostoa
CEOEvercore Partners
CEO of Evercore Partners Mexico. Prior to his current role as CEO, Mr. Arellano was the Senior Managing Director responsible for Evercore Partners Mexico’s Real Estate group. Mr. Arellano pioneered the Fibra (REIT) market in Mexico, structuring the first Fibra in the real estate market (FUNO), the first lodging Fibra (FibraHotel) and the first Fibra in the country specializing in premier quality assets (Danhos). In the past six years, under the direction of Mr. Arellano, Evercore Mexico has participated in several important investment banking transactions in the Mexican real estate market. Mr. Arellano received a B.A. in Economics from ITAM and a Ph.D in Economics from the Carlos III University in Madrid, Spain.
Carlos Rousseau
Carlos
Carlos Rousseau
Senior PartnerORANGE Investments
Carlos is President and founding partner of Orange Investments, responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, relationships with institutional investors and strategic expansion. Previously, he worked as a consultant for multinational companies in the field of cement, glass, mining and finance. Then acted as COO of Desarrollos Delta, a leading real estate development company based in Monterrey. Carlos is also founding partner of Maple, a distinguished company in property management in Mexico. He graduated from ITESM for Industrial Engineer, has a MBA from Duxx and postgraduate studies at the University of Virginia Darden School and the Harvard Graduate School.
David Arthur
David
David Arthur
Managing PartnerBrookfield Asset Management
Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s RE investments in Canada and Brazil for Brookfield Property Group. David played leading role in many of the major platform portfolio and asset acquisitions made by Brookfield in the office, retail, industrial and multi-family sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Previously, David was President and CEO of Brookfield Properties Ltd. where he was responsible for Brookfield’s business in Canada as well as in Denver, Minneapolis and Southern California. David was founding Chairman of Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls. Previous experiences: Cadillac Fairview, Cambridge Leaseholds, Coscan and Gentra. David is member of the World Presidents’ Organization, REALpac, ULI and NAIOP and ICSC.
David Henry
David
David Henry
ChairmanPeaceable Street Capital
Mr. Henry is also the Co-Founder of Peaceable Street Capital, a preferred equity lender for income producing commercial real estate properties. Mr. Henry is past trustee and served as 2011-2012 Chairman of ICSC, and was a former Vice-Chairman of the Board of Governors of NAREIT and a former member of the Executive Board of the Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Henry also currently serves on the real estate advisory boards of New York University, Baruch College and ALTO Real Estate Funds.
Eduardo Guémez
Eduardo
Eduardo Guémez
CIOWalton Street Capital
Mr Guemez is currently CIO for Walton Street Capital Mexico. As such he oversees investment activities for Waltons vehicles in Mexico. Before joining Walton St. he was CIO for MPR and from 2006 to 2015 served as Managing Director and CEO for LaSalle Investment Management Mexico. Prior to joining LaSalle Mr. Güémez was a Managing Director for Equity with GE Real Estate in Mexico and previously led GE Equity’s Mexico operations. Mr. Güémez received an M.S. in Operations Research from Stanford University and holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from ITESM. He is a currently a board member of Kidzania, Tradelossa and Extended Suites.
Emile Gerard
Emile
Emile Gerard
Vice PresidentRound Hill Capital
Emile Gerard is a Vice President at Round Hill Capital overseeing real estate development and private equity investments in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. Emile was formerly a Vice President at TPG Capital and has executed over US $2.5 billion of real estate transactions. Prior to TPG, Emile was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs and UBS Investment Bank where he advised clients on over $10.0 billion of M&A and capital markets transactions. Emile has a BBA in Corporate and Investment Finance from The University of Texas at Austin.
Eric Staley
Eric
Eric Staley
Principal, Real EstateBlackstone
Eric Staley is a Principal in the Real Estate Group and is based in São Paulo Mr. Staley's primary responsibilities include evaluating real estate investments across a broad range of property types. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Staley worked at J.P. Morgan, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking group and was involved in a variety of debt, equity and M&A transactions. Mr. Staley received a BA in Economics from Princeton University.
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Fábio
Fábio Tadeu Araújo
Sócio DirigenteBrain Consultoria e Pesquisa
Fábio Tadeu Araújo is Master in Urban Management from PUC-PR, Master in Organization and Development from FAE Business School, MBA in Project Management from IBMEC-RJ, Post-Graduate in Business Economics and International Business. Paraná Prize of Economy of 2002, by CORECON-PR. He is a consultant for the IDB - Inter-American Development Bank - for housing issues in Latin America; Director of Market Research at ADEMI-PR; a post-graduate professor in Economics and Market Research and a senior partner at BRAIN.
Federico Castillo
Federico
Federico Castillo
Director of AcquisitionsMIRA
Federico Castillo is Director of Acquisition of Mira Companies since May 2014. Mr. Castillo has over seven years of experience in the Mexican Real Estate industry in positions that include VP in JLL Mexico in its Resort Advisory and Development Team, CFO/Director of Investments in Umbral Capital and Associate at Walton Street Capital. Prior to moving to the real estate industry, Mr. Castillo’s worked at McKinsey & Co., Protego Asesores and the Bank of Mexico. Mr. Castillo has a B.S. in Economics from ITAM and an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Francisco Lira Mariel
Francisco
Francisco Lira Mariel
Executive Director Corporate BankingBanco Sabadell
Francisco Lopes
Francisco
Francisco Lopes
Diretor de Real EstateParticipações Morro Vermelho
Larga experiência em empresas de grande e médio porte dos setores industrial e de serviços, tais como Manah S.A., Grupo La Fonte/Iguatemi, Grupo Mauricio de Sousa Produções e Grupo Camargo Correa. Atuação em diversos projetos de Real Estate, desenvolvimento, estruturação, implantação e gerenciamento, nos segmentos corporativo e de varejo. Formação: Engenharia Elétrica e administração de Empresas no Mackenzie, MBA Executivo Internacional da FEA/USP. Participação em cursos de especialização no Brasil e Exterior nas principais instituições, USP, FGV, Mauá, Kellog School of Management, Vanderbuilt University, Cambridge University, Lingnan University (China), ICSC.
Gastão Valente
Gastão
Gastão Valente
Senior Vice PresidentGIC
Gastão Valente é senior vice president do GIC desde 2013. Tem mais de 20 anos de experiência profissional, sendo 12 deles em investimentos imobiliários. Foi diretor do BTG Pactual, trabalhou com comércio exterior e na Deloitte Consulting. É economista graduado pela PUC-Rio e tem mestrado em Economia com ênfase em Finanças pela Universidade de Montreal.
Gerson Amado
Gerson
Gerson Amado
Managing Director, BrazilNorthwest International
Mr. Amado is Managing Director, Brazil for NorthWest since 2011. Mr. Amado led NorthWest to leadership in the Brazilian healthcare real estate market. Prior to joining NorthWest, Mr. Amado was Brazil Country Manager for Konica Minolta U.S.A. from 2003 until 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Amado held senior sales and marketing positions in IT industry leaders and also as a Senior Analyst at top banking institutions. Mr. Amado received his B.Sc. in I.T. from University Mackenzie (Brazil) and M.B.A. from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing (Brazil).
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Head of Real Estate Latam
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Leonardo
Leonardo Di Mauro
Head of Real Estate LatamGRI Club
Leonardo Di Mauro is the head of real estate for Latin America of GRI Club, which brings together leading real estate and infrastructure players in more than 20 countries. He leads the club's real estate market division in the region, including conferences and exclusive activities for members in the residential, land development, malls, retail, hospitality, offices, industrial and logistics segments in Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Peru.
He has an extensive network of relationships and relevant experience in the Latin American real estate and telecommunications industries. He is a civil engineer and holds an Executive MBA from the prestigious Brazilian FGV, as well as a postgraduate degree in Project Management.
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Robinson
Robinson Silva
Head, Real Estate BrazilGRI Club
Robinson Silva é diretor do GRI Club, que reúne os principais players imobiliários e de infraestrutura em mais de 20 países. Lidera a divisão de Mercado Imobiliário do clube no Brasil, incluindo conferências e atividades exclusivas a membros atuantes nos segmentos residencial, de loteamentos, shopping, varejo, hotéis, escritórios, industrial e logística. Destaca-se também moderador de debates com grandes nomes do mercado, da economia e da política.
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Brain Consultoria e Pesquisa
IWG
New House
Club Partners Latam
Banco Sabadell
IHG - InterContinental Hotels Group
JLL - India
Vitrium Capital
Country Club Partners
CBRE
Grupo Souza Lima
Grupo Patio
SiiLA Mexico
Lead Sponsor
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
Sponsor
Ritch Mueller
Company Members
DINE
Grupo FREL
Grupo Flamboyant
Greenberg & Traurig
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https://www.letsbrain.com.br
Curitiba | Brasil
BRAIN is an outstanding market research company operating in Brazil with main focus in Real Estate. Over 16 years Brain has developed more than 4 thousand quantitative and qualitative researches, product tests, market studies and competitive analysis, with its own methodology. It operates especially in the residential and urbanization markets, with developers and national and international investors. The studies that Brain has developed have generated more than R$ 40 billion in new listings units in more than 500 Brazilian cities.
IWG Global coworking and workspace leader that helps more than 2.5 million people and their businesses to work more productively through its companies Regus, Spaces, No 18, Open office, HQ and Signature by Regus.
New house is a company specialized in strategic management, marketing and sales force of the real estate market in Latin America. It stands out in recent years with numbers that impress the most experienced in real estate market. Innovating in the way you work, New House today is the only company that has its own sales force exclusively for its real estate product. Techniques like hybrid team selection, mental triggers, neurolinguistic programming and the power of the mind are used extensively to get the sales success you expect.
In addition to a highly effective executive team, we have an internal marketing agency, a team of hundreds of employees prepared for the success of your business. Do you have a real estate project and want to turn it into success? Call us
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.
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.
JLL is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying & investing in real estate.
Vitrium Capital is an international Real Estate developer with more than 13 years in the Americas market, a team of highly experienced professionals and multinational expertise in the analysis of financial instruments and the economic feasibility of real estate projects. At Vitrium Capital our main aim is to develop and administer a solid investment portfolio of individuals and family offices that decided to allocate part of their assets to the local and international real estate business. To meet this goal, since 2006 we have been building a diversified portfolio for our investors, combining projects with different degrees of exposure, volatility, return rates and placement periods. In turn, we offer our clients development and consultancy services for projects’ execution, integrating all the parties of the process. Playing a similar role to a private investment bank, Vitrium Capital offers products and services to support its clients along the complete real estate value chain.
São Paulo
Real Estate Consultancy specialized in providing solutions to investors developers occupiers and owners in all business lines.
São Paulo
Grupo Souza Lima is recognized in the national market of security and outsourced services (concierge, cleaning and facilities) as a company of operational excellence with complete and innovative solutions and that has a special care with all employees.
With 28 years of market and operating in 15 branches in 11 states, it is considered to be the fastest growing company in its segment with more than 18,000 trained and prepared employees who help in the efficient delivery of the services offered using the best market practices. Whether they are Patrimonial Security, Armed Escort, Electronic Security or other services known as facilities.
Grupo Souza Lima DNA is directly linked to the commitment with the employees who make the difference in the day to day. In each action they carry all the values that brought the company to the current level of recognition. This attitude, attention and care make Souza Lima a different company. After all, our purpose is People, Caring for People.
Una empresa líder en el mercado inmobiliario dinámica y vanguardista con una trayectoria de diez años en la industria.
La misión de SiiLA México es proporcionar inteligencia de mercado del sector inmobiliario comercial con los más altos estándares de calidad.
With offices in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Newmark Grubb Brasil is a full-service commercial real estate operation offering services that include tenant representation, landlord representation, real estate and economic consulting services.
Since 1975, Ritch Mueller has actively participated in the development and growth of Mexico’s financial and securities markets of private and public sector.

Ritch Mueller is a market leader in its practice areas. We represent and provide sophisticated high value added legal and tax advice to domestic and international clients in respect of their business transactions in Mexico. We work hand in hand with our clients in structuring and implementing solutions that meet their needs.

Our legal and tax team combines seasoned and young legal practitioners and professionals, creating one of the most talented teams of legal professionals in Mexico. We privilege teamwork and efficiency and guide our practice based on the ethics passed down from the firm’s founder, the late James E. Ritch.
Desarrollos residenciales, espacios corporativos y comerciales
Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Patria Investments is one of the largest alternative investments manager focused on LatAm assets, specially in Brazil.
Investor in companies and projects related to infrastructure sector in Brazil.
http://www.oxfordbusinessgroup.com/
Oxford Business Group is a global research and consultancy company producing business intelligence on more than 35 countries. Every business intelligence product is based on in-country research by experienced analysts.
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