Exclusive Focus on Brazilian Real Estate

  • • Based in São Paulo
  • • Exclusive real estate focus
  • • 100% management team owned
  • • Approximately US$1 billion in equity commitments
  • • Team of more than 30 professionals

Vertically Integrated

  • • Highly experienced local management team, vertically integrated across each segment: Residential, Logistics, Student Housing, Office, Retail and Real Estate Debt
  • • In-house technical expertise
  • • Full control of development and asset management activities
  • • Real estate debt team works across the capital stack in pursuit of the highest risk-adjusted returns

Track Record

  • • 10+ years of track record
  • • Senior management with an average of 18 years' experience managing across multiple economic cycles
  • • Investments in more than 15 different states

Strong local relationships

  • • Local team is firmly rooted in the real estate market, facilitating market connectivity, investment sourcing, and project execution
  • • Strong relationship with owners, tenants, brokers sector entrepreneurs, family offices and local and international financial institutions

Our Portfolio

VBI Real Estate has invested in more than 45 real estate investments across the retail, office, logistics, student housing, residential and real estate debt segments

Management Team

Senior Team

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

Ken Wainer

Senior Partner

▪ Founding partner of VBI Real Estate
▪ 24 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

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

Rodrigo Sarti

Senior Partner

▪ Founding partner of VBI Real Estate
▪ 23 years experience
▪ Founding partner of Colliseum Engenharia
▪ University of São Paulo, BA Civil Engineering

Alexandre Bolsoni

Managing director – Office and Logistics

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

Vitor Martins, CFA, CAIA

Managing director – Real Estate Debt

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

Giuliano Ricci

Managing director – Residential

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

Denis Szyfman

Managing director – Retail

▪ 17 years experience including REP, BRMalls, Cyrela and Gafisa
▪ Experience in residential, commercial properties, logistic, industrial and shopping centers
▪ Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, BA Civil Engineering
▪ FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas, MBA
▪ Wharton - Executive Development Program

Sergio Magalhães

Managing director – COO

▪ 11 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

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

Avelino Palma

Managing director – Local Capital Markets

▪ 23 years experience including Cibrasec, Rio Bravo Investimentos and RB Capital
▪ London Business School of Economics, Post graduation International Relations
▪ Insper, MBA
▪ Faculdade de Direito Laudo Camargo, BA LLB