Carlos Betancourt

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Bresco Investimentos S.A., a leading Brazilian real estate investment company specialized in corporate properties. Prior to Bresco, Mr. Betancourt was the founder and CEO of Bracor Investimentos Imobiliários, a partnership with Sam Zell’s Equity International Group, which became a company recognized in the marketplace as one of the most successful stories in the history of Brazilian real estate, with close to US$2B invested in institutional quality corporate properties. Mr. Betancourt has over 25 years of experience in the Brazilian real estate market. On a personal note, Mr. Betancourt is one of the founders of Brazil’s highly awarded social project: Meninos do Morumbi, which through the use of percussion instruments assists over 5000 teenagers from the shantytowns of São Paulo. He was also member of the International Board of YPO – Young Presidents Organization. Mr. Betancourt received a B.B.A. from Fundação Getulio Vargas, in São Paulo (Brazil), and an MBA from Pace University, New York.