“I am very pleased to welcome Adriano and Jorge to our team at an important time for our growth in Latin America and Asia Pacific,” said Rita-Rose Gagné, President, Growth Markets, Ivanhoé Cambridge. “We aim to develop new strategic partnerships in Brazil and in Mexico, where we already own and manage assets, and to grow our investments for the long term.”
Both Messrs. Mantesso and Margain are mainly responsible for implementing investment and asset management strategies in their respective countries. Mr. Mantesso is based São Paolo and Mr. Margain in Mexico City. Both are supported by dedicated teams and report to Ms. Gagné.
Biographical notes – Adriano Mantesso
Adriano has a vast experience in the real estate industry and more specifically in the management of property funds in Brazil. In 2012, he joined investment bank BTG Pactual, where he became Partner and Head of Income-Producing Properties (Real Estate). There, as CEO, he led BTG Pactual Corporate Office Fund (“BC Fund”), the biggest REIT listed on the Brazilian stock exchange.
He was also a member of the real estate asset management investment committee of the Bank for South America, responsible for assessing retail, office and residential development projects.
From 2005 to 2012, he was with Brazilian Capital, investing and managing different real estate funds for private and public market investors, including BC Fund, where he became head of operations. Having started his career in 1998 at Arthur Andersen (now Andersen Global), he has worked for a variety of firms over the years.
Adriano holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh (Katz School of Business) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Mauá Business School of Brazil. He speaks fluent English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Biographical notes – Jorge Margain
Jorge has extensive experience in the real estate industry and more specifically in the management of real estate funds in Mexico. Prior to joining Ivanhoé Cambridge, he worked for PGIM Real Estate (Prudential), a real estate private equity firm where he was Head of Transactions for Mexico.
Before that, Jorge was a Senior Director at Tishman Speyer and also worked for real estate development and investment firms Tresalia Capital, Apollo Real Estate and AMB Property Corporation (now Prologis).
Jorge holds an MBA from Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico (ITAM). He speaks fluent English and Spanish.