Exclusive Focus on Brazilian Real Estate

  • São Paulo-based investiment manager focused exclusively on real estate investiments in Brazil
  • AUM of R$5.6 billion of equity commitments
  • Team of over 50 professionals

Vertically Integrated

  • Highly experienced local management team, vertically integrated across each segment: Office, Logistics, Retail, Structured Credit, Student Housing and Residential
  • Dedicated structured credit team operating accross the capital structure with a wide real estate experience

Track Record

  • More than 14-year track record
  • Senior management with an average of 20 years' experience managing across multiple economic cycles
  • Investments in more than 18 different states
  • Consistent experience in multiple macroeconomic cycles

Strong local relationships

  • Strong relationship with brokers, owners, tenants, sector entrepreneurs, assets, family offices and the main financial institutions

Platform Under Management

VBI Real Estate has invested in more than 65 real estate investments across the retail, office, logistics, student housing, residential and real estate debt segments

Organizational Structure

Senior Team

Cycle-expanded team with extensive experience in Brazilian real estate markets.

Ken Wainer

Senior Partner

▪ Founding partner of VBI Real Estate
▪ 25 years of investment banking and investment management experience
▪ Founding partner of Vision Investments
▪ Investment banker with Bear Stearns and Violy, Byorum & Partners
▪ Distressed corporate debt analyst at Hellmold Associates Opportunities Funds
▪ MBA - MIT Sloan School of Management, BA - Harvard College

Rodrigo Abbud

Senior Partner and Managing Director – Office

▪ Founding partner of VBI Real Estate
▪ 23 years experience, including over 10 years as Investments Director of CBRE
▪ University of Reading (UK), MBA
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Civil Engineering

Alexandre Bolsoni

Managing Director – Office and Logistics

▪ 19 years experience including Walmart, CBRE and Cyrela
▪ Insper, MBA
▪ Mauá Engineering School, BA Civil Engineering

Vitor Martins, CFA, CAIA

Managing Director – Real Estate Debt

▪ 17 years of experience including Rio Bravo Securitizadora and Orbitall
▪ University of São Paulo, MBA, BA Production Engineering

Giuliano Ricci

Managing Director – Residential

▪ 10 years of experience
▪ Insper, MBA in Finance
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Computer Engineering

Sergio Magalhães

Managing Director – COO

▪ 12 years experience including Gafisa and GE Energy Services
▪ FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, MS Economics
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Business Administration

Eoin Slavin

Managing Director – International Business Development

▪ 32 years of experience
▪ Founding partner of Landis Forest City Brazil and Prosperitas Capital
▪ Co-founder and former President & CEO of JLL Brazil

Juliana Yassuda

Managing Director - Compliance

▪ 20 years experience including XP Investimentos, Banco Itaú BBA and GLP
▪ Experience in the management of legal and compliance departments and participation in multiple M&A transactions, capital markets, real estate investments and capital raising operations and structuring of credit operations
▪ London School of Economics (UK), LL.M.
▪ University of Texas (USA) - International Business
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Business Administration
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Law

Ricardo Vieira

Managing Director - Fund of Funds

▪ 7 years experience including International Finance Corporation (IFC), Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover and Eli Lilly and Company
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Business Administration
▪ University of La Verne (USA) - Finance & Accounting Exchange Program

João Sammarone

Managing Director - Retail

▪ 15 years experience including V2 Investimentos, São Carlos Empreendimentos S.A., Victoria Properties and Wal Mart
▪ Harvard University, Program for Leadership Development (PLD)
▪ IBMEC, CBA, Business Administration
▪ FAAP, postgraduate degree in Real Estate Business
▪ Universidade Paulista, BA Law