EVENT DESCRIPTION

This exclusive institutional gathering brings together the most important real estate investment vehicles, institutional allocators and private wealth investors that are actively investing and developing across Latin America, Canada and US. Over 250 of the leading Canada, Latin America and US based private equity real estate funds, institutional investors, family offices and other real estate professionals will come together to network and discuss investment opportunities, allocations, and the performance of all  real estate related asset classes across these regions.

It is our intention that this meeting will serve as a catalyst in generating increased cross border institutional real estate transactions between Latin America, Canada and the United States in the years to come.


BY THE NUMBERS

5+

Trillion AUM in attendance

150+

Private Equity Real Estate Funds and Institutional Real Estate Developers

50+

Leading Real Estate Service Professionals

5+

Hours of Open Networking/Round Table Discussions

300+

Total participants

100+

Institutional & Private Wealth Investors

6

Industry Exclusive Panel Sessions

1

Day


SPONSORS


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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TERRI TROY, CFA

FORMER CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER,
HALIFAX REGIONAL MUNICIPALITY PENSION PLAN +

Terri Troy recently retired as CEO of the Halifax Regional Municipality Pension Plan. She has more than 25 years of experience in investment management, pensions, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. As CEO of the Halifax Regional Municipality Pension Plan, she transformed the governance structure, investment strategy, and customer service function between 2006-2017. Innovative investment strategies implemented included factor investing, portable alpha, and a significant emphasis on private investments including co-investments, syndications/club deals with other large institutional investors, and direct investments, etc.

While CEO, Terri was a Board member of Calon Energy, a UK based energy company and a Board member of Alignvest Management, a Canadian financial services corporation. She was a member of Investor Advisory Committees for various global private investments including UK, European and US private equity; UK, Australian and Canadian infrastructure; European, UK, Asian, US and Canadian real estate; and European, UK, and US private debt.

Prior to the CEO role, Terri was responsible for the investment strategy for RBC’s 33 global pension plans between 2000-2006. Prior to RBC, Terri held various roles at CIBC including corporate strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and wealth management.

Terri has held various leadership roles in the pension industry including being a Board Member of the Pension Investment Association of Canada from 2004-2009; Chair of the Board in 2007, Chair of the Investment Practices Committee 2004-2009, Chair of the Government Relations Committee, 2010-2011 and a member of the International Limited Partnership’s Association’s Education Committee 2016-2018.

Over the course of her career, Terri has received many awards including the Leading Pension Plan Sponsor Award in 2011 and the Top 25 Most Influential Plan Sponsors in 2009 & 2010.

Terri has an MBA from York University and an HBBA from Wilfrid Laurier. She also holds the CFA charter and is currently enrolled in the Institute of Corporate Directors course at Rotman.


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STEVE APOSTOLOPOULOS

MANAGING PARTNER
TRIPLE GROUP OF COMPANIES +

Steve Apostolopoulos is the Managing Partner of Triple Group of Companies (TGC), a Toronto-based full service real estate firm specializing in the purchase, leasing, development and management of commercial space. He is also the Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer of Triple Properties, a privately-owned enterprise engaged in real estate investment, development, asset management and leasing.

Mr. Steve Apostolopoulos is the founder of Six Ventures Inc., a private equity venture fund. An entrepreneur by nature, Mr. Apostolopoulos contributes to a wide variety of philanthropic organizations with his family.


SPEAKERS

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Louie Dinunzio
Cadillac Fairview +

Senior Vice President, Investments

Louie DiNunzio joined Cadillac Fairview in 2003 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the real estate sector. Prior to joining Cadillac Fairview, he held progressively senior positions within the investment banking industry at both BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc. and Merrill Lynch Canada. In his current role, he is responsible for strategic investments and divestitures, with a focus on the Canadian and US markets. Louie is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Schulich School of Business at York University and a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

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NICK MACRAE
HEALTHCARE OF ONTARIO PENSION PLAN +

Senior Portfolio Manager, Real Estate, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (Toronto)

HOOPP (Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan) is a Canadian pension plan with ~$70bn of net assets and more than 300,000 members. Mr. Macrae and his colleagues are responsible for managing all activities of HOOPP’s real estate portfolio. Mr. Macrae has responsibility for the Canadian office portfolio and co-leading European investments. Prior to HOOPP, Mr. Macrae worked at Brookfield Financial within Brookfield Asset Management and Avison Young.

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Stephen Dowd
CBRE Caledon Capital Management +

Partner, CBRE Caledon Capital Management (Toronto)

Stephen joined CBRE Caledon in 2014 and is the head of the CBRE Caledon infrastructure investment practice, and a member of the CBRE Caledon Investment Committee. Steve has over 25 years of extensive experience in infrastructure having invested in companies and assets in Europe, Asia, Australia and North and South America. cPrior to joining CBRE Caledon, Stephen was Senior Vice-President, Infrastructure and Timberlands at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan responsible for over $11 billion of real assets. The infrastructure portfolio included direct equity ownership in power generation, pipeline, water and natural gas distribution, terminal, airport and rail assets and grew by approximately $4.5 billion during Stephen’s tenure. Stephen has been a member of numerous boards of directors in the sector, including as chair. Previously, Stephen worked in investment banking and industry in the energy and infrastructure sectors located in the US and the UK. Stephen received his Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Princeton University and his Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Marco Ding
CPPIB +

Director, Real Estate, CPPIB (Toronto)

Marco is part of the investment team responsible for managing CPPIB's real estate portfolio in Canada. Since joining the CPPIB in 2005, Marco has participated in over $9 billion in real estate transactions globally, including the firm’s first investments in the UK, China, Australia, Brazil and the U.S. Prior to joining CPPIB, Marco was with major Canadian investment bank focused on IPO and M&A mandates in the real estate sector. Marco is graduate of the Ivey Business School (HBA) at Western University and holds a Masters of Laws (GPLLM) from the University of Toronto.

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Daniel J. Healy
Civitas Capital +

CEO, Civitas Capital (Dallas)

Mr. Healy is founder and CEO of Civitas Capital Group, an investment management firm based in Dallas, Texas. Under his leadership since 2008, the firm has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in Dallas with assets under management of over $1.3 billion, invested primarily in real estate, lodging and related asset classes. Mr. Healy continues to be responsible for all facets of the firm’s strategic growth, bringing talent, expertise and a relentless focus on the customer to the its two operating divisions, Alternative Investments and EB-5 Capital. The growing Alternative Investments group focuses on managing global capital for insurance companies, pension funds, family offices and other clients, while the EB-5 Capital division has become an industry leader, frequently cited for its innovative public-private partnership with the City of Dallas Office of Economic Development. Today Civitas EB-5 Capital has an unparalleled reputation for quality and analytical rigor, and serves more than 1,200 individual investors from over 30 countries.

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Catherine Ann Marshall
RealAlts +

Principal Consultant, RealAlts (Toronto)

Catherine is a global real asset investment consultant with 20 years of institutional experience.In addition to founding her own consulting firm, RealAlts, she has held senior roles at the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, LaSalle Investment Management, the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, and Aon Hewitt Investment Consulting. Catherine advises institutional investors and capital management firms on investment opportunities and products.She is also an internationally recognized speaker and writer on investment issues, and has extensive investment experience as a member of outperforming investment team managing real estate, stocks andbonds. She holds an MA in Economics and Finance and is a CFA charter holder. She is the Past Chair of the CFA Society Toronto’s AlternativeInvestment Committee.

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Raul Ramirez
Lloyd Jones Capital +

Chief Financial Officer, Lloyd Jones Capital (Miami)

Raul Ramirez comes to Lloyd Jones Capital well prepared for his position as Chief Financial Officer. He holds an MBA in real estate from the Wharton School, a master’s degree in professional accounting and financial reporting from University of Texas at Austin, and an undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Miami. He graduated with honors at every level.

Raul began his career in the tax department of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He then applied his accounting/finance skills to real estate development, working first with Toll Brothers and then with WCI Communities. He later moved to New York with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney/Citigroup in its alternative investment group. Most recently, Raul served as vice president for an institutional real estate investment and ownership firm where he worked on projects exceeding $1 billion. As CFO for Lloyd Jones Capital, Raul is responsible for all financial reporting, underwriting oversight, and securing/closing all debt and equity. He sits on the company’s investment committee and is a member of the executive team.

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Luke Iovine, III
Paul Hastings LLP +

Partner, Paul Hastings LLP (New York)

Luke is a senior partner in the Mergers and Acquisitions group of Paul Hastings LLP and is based in the firm’s New York office. Mr. Iovine’s practice is primarily focused on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and investment platform development, and general corporate matters in the United States, Latin America and Canada, where he represents public and private companies, investment funds and other investors with respect to a variety of industries, including commercial real estate, telecommunications, data center, media, and financial services. Luke received his Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, from Bucknell University and his juris doctor from Seton Hall University School of Law (Valedictorian), where he served as Managing Editor of theSeton Hall Law Review.

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Cynthia Aasen
Investment Revenue Realty +

Co-Founder, Investment Revenue Realty (Vancouver)

For the past 25 years, Investment Revenue Realty co-founder and managing broker, Cynthia Aasen has specialized in helping individuals and businesses to develop real estate investment plans that match their goals and needs. Cynthia has a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in economics from the University of Calgary. She has helped more than 600 clients place over $200M in equity in real estate projects in Canada and the United States. Since investing in her first real estate property, Cynthia has developed a true passion and acumen for the real estate industry and the powerful wealth building tool it is. Cynthia has dedicated her professional career to helping investors acquire and grow a high-performance diversified portfolio in real estate.

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Joel Pearlman
Menkes Developments +

Senior Vice President, Investments, Menkes Developments (Toronto)

Joel is the Senior Vice President, Investments with Menkes Developments Ltd. In this role, Joel is a key member of the Senior Management Team of the Company and works closely with all of the Business Divisions – High-Rise Residential, Low-Rise Residential, and Commercial/Industrial - of the Company in the acquisition and development of land and assets. Joel is also the primary contact to all of Menkes institutional equity partners. Joel has had extensive involvement in the Company’s major developments, including 25 York Street, the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, One York Street and Harbour Plaza as well as numerous other office, industrial and residential projects completed throughout the GTA. Joel is currently heavily involved in the $3 billion dollar, 5 million square foot mixed-use development at the LCBO lands. Prior to joining Menkes, Joel worked in the financial and legal industries. His most recent role prior to joining Menkes was with the law firm of Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP.

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Ron Inger
Forgestone Capital +

Chief Investment Officer, Forgestone Capital (Toronto)

Ron Inger is Chief Investment Officer of Forgestone Capital and Canstone Realty Advisors. A private equity and real estate advisory firm currently managing in excess of $3.0 billion of assets/development projects and over 5 million square feet across Canada and have raised over $1.0 billion of equity since 2013. Ron is bringing more than 17 years of real estate investments, asset management, development and project management experience. He holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University and is a graduate of the Global Consulting Program of the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Sasha Cucuz
Greybrook Capital +

CEO, Greybrook Securities, Partner, Greybrook Capital (Toronto)

Sasha is a partner at Greybrook and CEO of Greybrook Securities, where he directs Greybrook’s capital markets activities across the firm’s focus areas. He is an experienced finance professional with over a decade of transaction experience and is a recognized buy-side transactions expert. Sasha is a member of the board of directors of Greybrook Capital and several of its related entities including Greybrook Realty Partners, Greybrook Securities, Greybrook Health and TMS NeuroHealth. As the co-chair of Greybrook Realty Partners’ Investment Committee, he is responsible for providing oversight and approval of the company’s investments and portfolio acquisitions. Greybrook’s real estate investment portfolio includes over 50 developments in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region and South Florida markets. In aggregate, these assets represent 32 million square feet of residential and commercial density with an estimated completion value of $14 billion.

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Blair Welch
Partner & Co-Founder, Slate Asset Management +

Partner & Co-Founder, Slate Asset Management (Toronto)

Blair co-founded Slate in 2005. Slate is a Toronto-based real estate asset management company with over $5 billion of assets under management across Canada, the United States and Europe. Slate manages two TSX-listed public REITs and numerous private institutional funds spanning opportunistic, value-add and core strategies. Working alongside like-minded partners and investors, Slate is building the next great Canadian asset manager with an unwavering commitment to generating value. With over 20 years of real estate industry experience in North America, Europe and Asia, Blair has worked in direct investment, investment banking, development and securitization. Blair has been fortunate to work with exceptional people at pioneering firms such as Fortress Investment Group; Bankers Trust; First National Financial Corporation and Brazos Advisors (now Lone Star).

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Mark Hafner
Hasta Capital +

Chief Executive Officer, Hasta Capital (Mexico City)

Mark is Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of HASTA Capital. Prior to founding HASTA, Mark was Senior Managing Director at Greystar, the largest operator of apartments in the U.S. In over 12 years at Greystar, Mark held multiple leadership roles across the company, most recently leading Greystar’s international expansion into Europe and Latin America where he oversaw the investment and development of over 30,000 residential units in Europe and Mexico. During his tenure with Greystar, Mr. Hafner led the investment, acquisition and development of over $9.0 Billion USD of multifamily rental properties and student housing. Mark received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from The State University of New York at Oswego. He previously worked at Merck & Co. and Clear Channel Communication. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

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Murray Dalfen
Dalfen America Corp +

Chief Executive Officer, Dalfen America Corp (Montreal)

Murray Dalfen began his career in the family retail business. He began developing commercial real estate in 1974 and he transitioned the direction of the company to focus exclusively on commercial real estate in 1990. Since 1990 Mr. Dalfen has been the CEO of Dalfen’s Limited, and Dalfen America Corp. He has led the successful and highly profitable creation of multiple real estate funds, which have owned, operated, developed and managed several million square feet of commercial property, located in the United States and Canada. Mr. Dalfen is a philanthropist and has also assumed a leadership role in many community organizations.

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Syl Apps
Hines +

Managing Director, CIO Brazil, Hines (Toronto)

Mr. Apps is Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for the firm’s business in Brazil. He also leads the firm’s investment business in Canada. Prior to joining Hines, Mr. Apps was a Principal and European COO of GreenOak Real Estate where he led the origination and execution of acquisitions in Europe, and also served as an investment professional in Goldman Sachs’ Real Estate Principal Investment Area where he was responsible for investing the Whitehall Funds. Mr. Apps graduated with an AB in Economics from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Spencer Y. Patton
ICM Asset Management +

Managing Director USA, ICM Asset Management (Calgary)

Mr. Patton joined ICM in 2011 and is responsible for sourcing future investment opportunities and directing company activities in the USA. Mr. Patton has over 20 years of experience in business development, acquisition, underwriting, management and fund-raising activities for both real estate and private equity transactions. Mr. Patton has held senior positions at Songy Partners (Senior Vice President), Wells Real Estate Funds (Director/Senior Vice President), The Walker companies (Chief Financial Officer and Director of Real Estate) and Wachovia Bank. Mr. Patton was responsible for sourcing, securing, underwriting and closing core, core plus, value added and development office, hospitality and mixed-use real estate transactions across the United States. Additionally, he assisted in fund raising, asset management, dispositions and capital planning. During his career he has closed real-estate transactions valued in excess of $1.9 billion. Mr. Patton has a bachelor of sciences in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University and earned his Masters of Business Administration from Emory University, Goizueta School of Business.

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Jim Clayton
York University +

Professor and Timothy R. Price Chair, Brookfield Centre for Real Estate and Infrastructure, Schulich School of Business, York University (Toronto)

Jim Clayton is a Professor and the Timothy R. Price Chair at the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate & Infrastructure in the Schulich School of Business at York University. The Centre aims to be a global leader in teaching, research and engagement with industry and government. Activities include Schulich’s new 12-month Master of Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI) program, one that builds on the School’s long-existing MBA specialization in the same areas. Clayton returned to academia, and Canada, in January from global investment manager Barings in Hartford, CT, where he was Head of Real Estate Investment Strategy and Analytics. Previously he was Director of Research at the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), and prior to that had faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jim has a Ph.D. from UBC, an MA from Western, and an Honours BA from Queen’s.

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Adrian Mirabelli
Mirabelli Corporation +

Chief Operating Officer, Mirabelli Corporation (Toronto)

Adrian Mirabelli is Chief Operating Officer of Mirabelli Corporation, a diversified Construction and Facility organization. He graduated with his Masters of Business Administration from Laurentian University and soon after founded Mirabelli Corporation. Over the two last decades, Adrian has expanded Mirabelli Corporation operations into the United States and Latin America. He has also diversified his company to include a self-performing trade operation (National Service Professionals), a 24/7 restoration company, (First General) and an urban development organization (Residences by Mirabelli). With eighty-five, (85) offices across the Americas, Mirabelli organizations primarily serve Fortune 500 companies that require a reliable local presence in foreign markets. They deliver over $250 Million in Construction and Facility projects annually and have 100-200 units of residential construction in various stages of development at any given time.

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David Arthur
Brookfield Property Group +

Managing Partner, Brookfield Property Group (Toronto)

David Arthur is the Managing Partner responsible for Brookfield’s real estate investments in Canada and Brazil for Brookfield Property Group. David has played a leading role in many of the major platform portfolio and asset acquisitions made my Brookfield in the office, retail, industrial and multi-family sectors in the U.S. and Canada. Previously David was President and Chief Executive Office 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, a major Canadian facilities management company. His previous experience includes Cadillac Fairview, Cambridge Leaseholds, Coscan and Gentra. David is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, REALpac, ULI and NAIOP, and ICSC.

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Diego de la Mora
Barnhart Asset Management +

Vice President- Mexico Head, Barnhart Asset Management (Toronto)

Mr. Diego de la Mora joined Barnhart in January 2016 as Vice President, Mexico Head. He brings with him more than 15 years’ experience in the Mexican Real Estate Industry, having held roles in equity acquisitions, asset management, asset sales, risk management, and distressed assets. Mr. de la Mora has experience in investing on behalf of Public Companies, Private Equity Funds, a CKD, and for the largest developer of industrial, retail and residential projects in Mexico. Prior to joining Barnhart, Mr. de la Mora was head of Equity Investments for MetLife Real Estate Investors, where he was in charge of acquisitions, and asset management of commercial real estate across all property types in Mexico. Before Metlife, he worked for more than 5 years at Capital I where he closed on development projects equivalent to more than 6,000 housing units, and land acquisitions for the development of more than 13,000 housing units. In a previous role, Mr. de la Mora was project manager at G. Accion (now Prologis), having being responsible in the acquisition, development and sale of more than 500 residential units. Mr. de la Mora holds an MBA from Instituto de Empresa Business School in Madrid, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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Elliott Bross
Planigrupo +

CEO, Planigrupo (Mexico City)

Elliott Bross is the CEO of Planigrupo, Mexico’s leading developer of grocery anchored shopping centers. He joined in 1998 as head of development and became its CEO and CIO in 2009. He is responsible for the development or acquisition of more 60 shopping centers. He executed several successful joint ventures with international investors and in 2012 placed one of the first CKDS in the Mexican market. In 2016, Elliott led the successful IPO of Planigrupo LATAM in the Mexican stock market. Prior to joining Planigrupo, Elliott was a manager Rothschilds and Sons, where he participated in several important infrastructure deals in Latina America. He is a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board at the Stern School of Business, and served in the advisory board for ICSC Latina America. He has invited to speak at industry events in more than a dozen countries. He is a graduate of Tufts University and the Stern School of Business.

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Ruo Tan
Segal Rogerscasey Canada +

President, Segal Rogerscasey Canada (Toronto)

Mr. Tan is the President of Segal Rogerscasey Canada and is located in the Toronto office. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the investment industry. Mr. Tan’s responsibilities include investment consulting, portfolio management, investment research, investment product design and client advisory. Mr. Tan works with a diverse clientele including corporate pension plans, endowments/foundations, private counsel operations, and wealth management programs for major financial institutions. Prior to joining Segal Rogerscasey, Mr. Tan was Vice President, Manager Research and Portfolio Strategy, at TD Wealth Management. Previously, he was Managing Director, Investment Management, at CIBC Wealth where he was a member of the executive team and an officer of CIBC Asset Management Inc. Mr. Tan also served as the Chief Compliance Officer of CIBC Asset Management. Prior to that, he held a series of management positions at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and SEI Investments. Mr. Tan has a PhD in Operations Research from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the MGD School of Business, McMaster University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and is a registered Advisor – Portfolio Manager across Canada. Mr. Tan was a registered Commodity Trading Manager with OSC and also a representative with FINRA of United States (Series 7).

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Phillip T. Fitzgerald
7 Bridges Capital Partners +

Chief Executive Officer, 7 Bridges Capital Partners (Los Angeles)

Mr. Fitzgerald established 7 Bridges Capital Partners after his departure from Jamestown Latin America, which he founded in February 2013. Prior to his position as the CEO of Jamestown Latin America, Mr. Fitzgerald was a partner with Paladin Realty Partners, where he served as managing director of emerging markets. In that role, Mr. Fitzgerald successfully led and managed investments centered on an extensive portfolio of more than 120 real estate assets located in seven Latin American countries. Prior to joining Paladin, Mr. Fitzgerald was a founding partner of boutique investment banking firm Griffin Partners, an associate in the real estate finance group of Jefferies & Company, Inc., and an analyst in the real estate finance group at Salomon Brothers. Mr. Fitzgerald also served in the United States Navy between 1982 and 1990, prior to graduating summa cum laude from Southern Methodist University, where he was valedictorian of his class.

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Gregg Christiansen
Aviva Investors +

Vice President- Global Real Estate, Aviva Investors (New York)

Senior member of the global real estate team, responsible for leading joint-venture and co-investment strategies across the real estate spectrum focused in the Americas. Oversight of asset management for client mandate strategies in real estate funds.

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Kenneth A. Munkacy
Kingbird Properties +

Senior Managing Director, Kingbird Properties (Boston)

As Senior Managing Director of KINGBIRD PROPERTIES, Ken is responsible for creating and implementing its investment strategy, acquisitions, joint ventures and investment management platform in the U.S. and Latin America. Ken brings over 25 years of real estate experience in 15 states and 12 countries. From 2007 to 2017, he served as senior vice president of GID Investment Advisers LLC, a real estate investment/operating company with over 25,000 units and $12 billion in assets; he also served as a senior managing director of GID International Group, where he was a member of GID’s Executive Committee and was responsible for GID’s international real estate investments, joint ventures and portfolio companies. He was previously a managing director, Asia at Starwood Capital Group (Tokyo); senior managing director of GE Capital Europe (Prague,); and managing director at TrizecHahn Asia Pacific (Hong Kong). Prior to this, Ken headed the acquisitions/development group at Golub & Co., a large Chicago family-owned real estate owner/operator, where he acquired approximately 19,000 residential units in ten states representing over $850 million in value.

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Ira J. Perlmuter
T5 Equity Partners +

Founder & Managing Director, T5 Equity Partners (New York)

Mr. Perlmuter is head all direct private equity investing for a very large, sophisticated, international family office. He has completed ten control buyouts of companies, including four in bankruptcy (and beat out three stalking horse bidders), and also acquired a community bank. He serves as Chairman of five of these companies and also as Chairman of the bank's Credit and Board-level Compliance Committees. He is also on the Board of the Bank and its holding company. He has also initiated, negotiated and concluded joint ventures with an off-shore, billionaire family office, and with the $17 billion, BYD group of companies, and with a family office-backed truck manufacturer, etc. In addition, he led the efforts to win multi-billion dollar oil and gas licenses in Cyprus, to acquire an eastern European truck manufacturer, a middle eastern airline, a middle eastern bank, a Mexican maquiladora, a Canadian restaurant chain, a U.S. restaurant chain, a major automotive manufacturer's medium duty truck manufacturing business, a $2 billion real estate portfolio, etc. Ira has over $17 billion of complex, U.S. and international, restructuring, turnaround and bankruptcy/distressed M&A experience as a banker, investment banker and as a family office principal in over 50 different industries.

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Gerald (Rick) Ricker
Reichmann International +

Managing Director, Reichmann International (Mexico City)

Gerald (Rick) Ricker, 71, graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1969 with a BS in Engineering and then earned his MBA in 1981 from Denver University. His primary responsibility for Reichmann International during the past twenty years has been the successful development and management of Torre Mayor, an 85,000 sq. mtr., 55- story skyscraper; valued at US$500 million Torre Mayor, generated the rebirth and transformation of Mexico City’s Central Business District, the Reforma Corridor. Torre Mayor was sponsored by Canada’s premier real estate developer, Paul Reichmann, and was completed in 2003; Reichmann´s project partners now include UIRE, a US$28 billion German fund and FibraUNO, a US$6 billion Mexican public investment trust. Ricker’s 42-year real estate career can best be summarized by the progressive senior management of increasingly large-scale project developments and investments, and the leadership of numerous real estate corporate, marketing, financial and construction teams of great breadth, including senior executive positions with Trammell Crow Company, Hilton Hotels Corporation and ProLogis Real Estate Investment Trust, among others. Ricker is also a decorated Vietnam War veteran including 2 Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

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Greg Moore
Richter Family Office (Toronto) +

Vice President, Richter Family Office (Toronto)

Greg Moore is an experience wealth management professional with almost 30 years of experience in industry, financial services, and family offices. Greg leverages Richter Family Office’s proven success in Montreal, bringing the unique, holistic approach to wealth management to Toronto families. Greg works with professionals in a growing segment of the market that sees value in working alongside an independent, trusted advisor as part of their overarching wealth management solution. In addition to his business development and relationship management roles, Greg is actively involved in on-going investment manager due diligence and manager selection to ensure that RFO clients continue to receive access to top-ranked investment solutions which address their ongoing investment needs. Prior to joining Richter, Greg spent 23 years with the Bank of Nova Scotia within the capital markets and trading group - most recently as head of the bank's Institutional Currency Risk Management Team.

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Martin Nymark
CEO, Exact Group (Denmark) +

Martin Nymark is founder and CEO of Exact Group and has over 22 years of experience within the finance and real estate universe. Martin is also a board member of two fintech companies. Graduated from Danske Bank Academy, Finance and Investment. Exact is a private equity real estate fund manager and developer with its origins in Denmark and operational activities in Latin America markets. Exact Invest and its management team have significant hands on experience from Brazil and Colombia where we manage approx. 100 MUSD that is primarily deployed in the development of middle class housing, land and commercial real estate.

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Nurit Altman
RBC Capital Markets +

Director, RBC Capital Markets, Real Estate Group (Toronto)

Nurit Altman is a Director responsible for the marketing and sale of retail, office and mixed-use property transactions. Ms. Altman has more than 14 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry. She has been involved in such landmark transactions as the sale of 150 Bloor Street West in Toronto, Ontario; Royal Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia; 70 York Street in Toronto, Ontario; and the Sobeys Portfolio in Eastern Canada. During her career, Ms. Altman has completed more than $5 billion of transactions. Ms. Altman earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University and is actively involved in industry associations including Toronto NAIOP and ICSC.

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Francisco Covarrubias
TC Latin America Partners +

Partner, TC Latin America Partners (Mexico City)

Francisco Covarrubias is a partner at TC Latin America Partners and the Country Manager for the office in Mexico. Mr. Covarrubias has more than 20 years of financial, legal and real estate experience in the United States and Latin America. Prior to opening TC Latin America Partners Mexico office in 2014, he worked for more than 7 years with Kimco Realty Corporation, where he was responsible for business development and Kimco's portfolio management in Latin America, including investment, operation and sale of a commercial portfolio with an investment of over $ 600 million dollars and a profitable area of more than 500,000 square meters. Previously, Mr. Covarrubias worked at Dell, Inc. where he performed different functions of financial and strategic planning, and worked as an attorney at Ritch, Heather & Mueller in Mexico City, having specialized in financial and real estate law. Mr. Covarrubias holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, law degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

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Gurion De Zwirek
Serruya Private Equity +

Managing Director, Serruya Private Equity (Toronto)

Gurion De Zwirek joined Serruya Private Equity (“SPE”) in 2015 and is responsible for managing the investment and asset management operations of the firm. Since joining, Gurion has stepped into various interim management positions for different portfolio companies and has managed numerous transactions of both real estate and operating entities. Prior to joining SPE, Gurion served as a naval officer in the Israeli Navy. Gurion holds a BA in Business Administration and Political Science from the University of Haifa and a Masters degree in Global Economics and International Business from the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

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Alejandro Luna
Conquer +

Chief Executive Officer, Conquer (Mexico City)

CONQUER is a Mexican company specialized in property and asset management, acquisition and development of grocery anchored centers throughout Mexico. Assets under management include 18 properties totaling nearly 350,000 m2 of GLA and close to US$150M. With more than 14 years of experience in the real estate industry, before joining CONQUER in early 2017 as COO, Alejandro led the Latin American acquisitions team for Munich based GLL Real Estate Partners negotiating and participating in acquisitions in Mexico, Chile and Perú for nearly US$200M. Prior to GLL he worked for 5 years with KIMCO REALTY CORP (US REIT) as Commercial Director and 2 years with CITELIS as Chief Development Officer. His expertise includes asset and property management, acquisitions and development primarily in the office and retail industries. Alejandro holds an MBA from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and an Architecture degree from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico.


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