Our Team

Peninsula’s team is composed of talented and experienced professionals from across the Americas. Currently, the Firm has offices in Miami, Montevideo, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Panama and Sao Paulo

INVESTOR RELATIONS

JAVIER BARRERA


Based in: Miami, FL

Javier is responsible for Investor Relations for Peninsula Investments. Prior to Peninsula, Javier held various investment roles, from investing in alternative assets with Promontory Financial Group in Toronto, Canada as a Financial Analyst and Abacus, & Associates, Inc. in New York, NY as Vice President of Alternative Investments and developing real estate opportunities with a major real estate developer in Mexico at Grupo Marhnos.

Javier Barrera earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and has a double major in Financial Engineering from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China. Javier also completed his certification in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.





INVESTMENT COMMITTEE MEMBERS

PABLO HABERER


Based in: Miami, US - 25-year experience in Management Consulting and Investment practices across Latin America and the US. - Senior Partner in the Americas at Oliver Wyman. - Member of the Global Leadership Council - 18 years with McKinsey & Co. where he led the Corporate Finance and Strategy Practice, the Global Infrastructure Practice and the Global Media and Entertainment Practice. - Board member of Chubb Mexico, SofoPlus Mexico. - MSc from Krannert Management School, Purdue University - CPA from Universidad de Montevideo




ROBERT STERN


Based in: NY, USA

- 30-year experience in Real Estate, across property types throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. - Invested in approximately 18,000 multifamily units across the country since 2010. - Owner and investor in the self-storage sector, having acquired and/or developed over 10,000 self-storage units. - Managing Partner of Perry Capital, a multi-billion-dollar hedge fund. - Managing Director of Blackacre Capital Management, the real estate arm of Cerberus Capital Management. - Mr. Stern holds a BA from Connecticut College and an MBA from Columbia University.





CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

FERNANDA SOLARI


Based in: Montevideo, Uruguay Fernanda is responsible for the Financial Structuring & Controlling of all the holding companies and investments from the moment they are formed and funded until the time all funds have been distributed and the company is liquidated. She also manages the fund accounting and Investor reports. Prior to joining Peninsula, Fernanda was a Senior Corporate Finance Analyst at E-Valora Financial Services (Madrid, Spain), where she headed financial due diligence, business plans and business valuations of companies from several industries, including telecom, renewable energy, consulting, retail and media. Before E-Valora, she worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and at Posadas, Posadas & Vecino as an accountant, where she managed the accounting and tax settlements for a portfolio of major companies across South America. Fernanda earned her Masters in Finance from IDE-Cessem (Madrid), her Masters in General Management in ESERP Business School (Madrid) and her CPA degree from the Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR).





GENERAL COUNSEL

GASTON TARABAL


Based in: Montevideo, Uruguay Gaston is the General Counsel of Peninsula, being responsible for all legal matters, such as negotiating and drafting agreements and other legal documents, giving legal advice, leading due diligence and compliance processes, as well as hiring, coordinating and supervising external counsel. Prior to joining Peninsula, Gaston was an International Associate for the Projects, Energy and Infrastructure Group at Allen & Overy (Washington, DC), where he was actively involved in advising international companies and multilateral agencies mainly regarding infrastructure deals in Latin America and Africa. During his years at Allen & Overy he participated in deals in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Paraguay, Gabon, Nigeria, among others. Before Allen & Overy, he worked as an associate at the Corporate & Banking Group for the law firm Guyer & Regules (Montevideo, Uruguay) and as business and legal advisor for a Brazilian international company, providing legal advice on corporate, banking and commercial issues. Gaston earned his L.L.M. from Columbia University (New York) and his J.D. from the Universidad Católica of Uruguay.





INVESTOR RELATIONS

JAVIER BARRERA


Based in: Miami, FL

Javier is responsible for Investor Relations for Peninsula Investments. Prior to Peninsula, Javier held various investment roles, from investing in alternative assets with Promontory Financial Group in Toronto, Canada as a Financial Analyst and Abacus, & Associates, Inc. in New York, NY as Vice President of Alternative Investments and developing real estate opportunities with a major real estate developer in Mexico at Grupo Marhnos.

Javier Barrera earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and has a double major in Financial Engineering from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China. Javier also completed his certification in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.





LATAM INVESTMENT MANAGERS

ERNESTO UBILLÚS CORZO


Based in: Lima, Peru Mr. Ubillús has been involved in real estate and investments funds since 2007. In Peninsula, Ernesto is responsible for leading new business in Peru: including prospecting, negotiation, investment recommendations, due diligence, structuring and project closings as well as the management of the investment portfolio. Before joining Peninsula, Ernesto was Associate Director at BTG Pactual Peru, responsible for identifying, analyzing and closing business relationships with real estate developers in Peru for Fondo Desarrollo Inmobilario II. Prior to that he served as Deputy Assistant Business Manager Real Estate at the Banco de Credito del Peru where he was responsible for the management of real estate projects (residential, office and retail space) financed by the Bank for a portfolio of 40 clients with a total credit line of USD 157 million. Previously he was a Project Analyst at Urbi Properties, developing financial models and business plans of projects. Ernesto earned his MBA at CENTRUM Católica Graduate Business School and a BBA of Universidad del Pacifico in Lima.




JORGE URIBE


Based in: Bogotá, Colombia Jorge has been working on the Real Estate and Investment industry since 2012. In Peninsula, Jorge identifies new project opportunities, including its prospection, negotiation, due diligence and the closing of JV terms with local partners. He also executes all the activities required prior the closing of each project. Prior to joining Peninsula, Jorge worked in Terranum as Strategic Planning and Business Development Director. Terranum is Colombia’s leading development company in corporate, logistics, industrial and retail projects. At Terranum Jorge also occupied different positions in the investment team, including managing more than 300,000 leased sqm and a 1.2m sqm pipeline. Before Terranum, he worked in the investment area of Corficolombiana, where he was responsible for investments in infrastructure, hotels, agroindustry and financial companies. Previously, he worked at the Trading Desk of the GNB Sudameris Bank. Jorge obtained an Economics Degree with a minor in Business Administration at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota.




MARCELO ALTERWAIN


Based in: Montevideo, Uruguay. Marcelo has been actively involved in real estate industry since 2016. At Peninsula, Marcelo is responsible for leading the development of business in new markets in Mercosur, with current focus in Brazil, identifying new partners for joint ventures and evaluating potential deals. Prior to Peninsula, Marcelo worked in business development for SAP Brazil instilling value management practices for its clients, and in strategy and management consulting at McKinsey & Company, in projects on industry consolidation and M&A, management transformation and launch of new business lines in different industries including infrastructure, banking, telecommunications and energy. He acquired international experience throughout projects in Europe and America and lived in France, Argentina, Peru and Brazil. Marcelo holds an Engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a Master in Finance from CNAM (France). He has been awarded by the French Society of Financial Analysts (SFAF) for his memoir on the cost of capital in emerging markets.




ROD CHALABY


Based in: São Paulo, Brazil Rod has been active in the Brazil real estate market since 2008. Prior to joining Peninsula, Rod worked at Hines Brazil where he was responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of commercial and residential real estate developments throughout Brazil, taking numerous projects from initial approval with institutional investors through to successful completion. In this capacity, Rod managed over BRL1 billion in development budgets, involving a total of 13 real estate developments including over 500,000 square meters and 5,100 residential units. Rod also enjoyed considerable success working directly with the CEO and the fund management teams to raise over USD780 million from Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Pension Funds. Previously, Rod also worked for Morgan Stanley and Accenture. At Morgan Stanley, Rod was responsible for the strategic and implementation planning of new business initiatives including a Mexican broker-dealer and private banking in Brazil. During his time with Accenture in London, Rod managed a number of high-profile engagements for capital markets clients including Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, UBS and Lloyds. Rod holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath, United Kingdom.




RODIMIRO MENESES


Base in: Panama City, Panama Rody has been working in the Real Estate and Construction industry since 2005. At Peninsula, his main responsibility is to develop new businesses and manage the portfolio of projects being executed. Prior to joining the Peninsula team, Rody served as Project Director in Grupo Corcione, a Panamanian company dedicated to the development and construction of real estate projects nationwide. Rody ran the commercial division, specifically focused on everything related to the development of Strip Malls. He was responsible for coordination between Investors, marketing and sales. Rody earned his Civil Engineer degree from the University of Santa Maria La Antigua of Panama and his MBA degree at IE Business School in Madrid (Instituto de la Empresa).





U.S. SENIOR ANALYST

JORGE D. RODRIGUEZ


Based in: Miami, FL

Jorge has been actively involved in real estate investing since 2015.

Mr. Rodriguez joined Peninsula in 2019, as Senior Analyst of Peninsula Alternative Real Estate its US focused fund. At Peninsula, Jorge assists the firm’s efforts in student, senior, and multifamily investments. Immediately before Peninsula, Jorge worked at a New York based private equity firm focused on the acquisition and redevelopment of senior housing assets. Prior to that, Jorge worked at various private real estate firms focused on the acquisition and disposition of New York City real estate assets.

He earned his MS in Real Estate Development from New York University and his BA degree in Economics from Villanova University.





SENIOR FUND ACCOUNTING & IR

JUAN IGNACIO MERA


Based in: Montevideo, Uruguay Juan Ignacio is responsible for the accounting of the Funds, Holding & Management Companies, Investor Reports, Auditing and Back-Office. Prior to joining Peninsula, Juan Ignacio was a Senior Accountant at Posadas & Vecino Consultores Internacionales (specialized unit of Posadas, Posadas & Vecino), where he Headed the BPO Fund Administration Services Department. He was responsible for performing the following activities for third party funds: structuring, accounting, calculating the NAV, acting as the registrar and transfer agent as well as maintaining relationships with the General Partners and/or Shareholders. Before Posadas & Vecino Consultores Internacionales he worked in the Accounting Department of a local maritime containers company. Juan Ignacio earned his CPA degree from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR).





CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

FERNANDA SOLARI


Based in: Montevideo, Uruguay Fernanda is responsible for the Financial Structuring & Controlling of all the holding companies and investments from the moment they are formed and funded until the time all funds have been distributed and the company is liquidated. She also manages the fund accounting and Investor reports. Prior to joining Peninsula, Fernanda was a Senior Corporate Finance Analyst at E-Valora Financial Services (Madrid, Spain), where she headed financial due diligence, business plans and business valuations of companies from several industries, including telecom, renewable energy, consulting, retail and media. Before E-Valora, she worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and at Posadas, Posadas & Vecino as an accountant, where she managed the accounting and tax settlements for a portfolio of major companies across South America. Fernanda earned her Masters in Finance from IDE-Cessem (Madrid), her Masters in General Management in ESERP Business School (Madrid) and her CPA degree from the Universidad de la Republica Oriental del Uruguay (UDELAR).





INVESTOR RELATIONS

JAVIER BARRERA


Based in: Miami, FL

Javier is responsible for Investor Relations for Peninsula Investments. Prior to Peninsula, Javier held various investment roles, from investing in alternative assets with Promontory Financial Group in Toronto, Canada as a Financial Analyst and Abacus, & Associates, Inc. in New York, NY as Vice President of Alternative Investments and developing real estate opportunities with a major real estate developer in Mexico at Grupo Marhnos.

Javier Barrera earned his Mechanical Engineer degree from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and has a double major in Financial Engineering from Lingnan University in Hong Kong, China. Javier also completed his certification in Real Estate Finance and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.