EXAN Capital

EXAN Capital

 

JUAN JOSÉ ZARAGOZA // Managing Partner

 

Prior to founding EXAN Capital in 2013, Zaragoza had over 15 years of experience in the International real estate sector, having transacted in Spain, France, Germany, England, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and the U.S. for a total worth of over 3 billion USD. Zaragoza worked over 8 years at Banco Santander (Spain & US), 5 years at UBS (Spain), REPSOL (Spain), and Confederation of Spanish Savings Banks (UK) for 2 years, among others. His academic achievements include several post-graduate courses, among including a Master’s on Economic and Financial Direction from ICADE and a Degree in Business Studies, Finance Option from South Bank University, London.



JUAN ARCILA // Managing Partner

 

In 2004, he became Partner and Co-founder of Synergy Capital Group, a company with over a decade track record in real estate investments and projects around South Florida, amounting to over 130 million USD in asset value; Its focus is primarily in repositioning commercial real estate properties including cash flowing buildings and hotels. In 2001 he assumed the position of Director of Real Estate Re- Positioning Projects at Cervera Bankers, where he spent 3 successful years. Industrial Engineer from the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia, plus specialty courses on real estate and mortgages in Florida.




GONZALO CORTABARRIA // Partner

 

Gonzalo Cortabarria is a senior real estate executive with more than 20 years of experience in development, acquisition and asset management of commercial real estate. Prior to joining Exan Capital, Cortabarria was Senior Vice President with Swire Properties responsible for the asset management, leasing and operations of the $1.5B urban mixed-use Development Brickell City Centre. Previously, he worked 17 years with Hines and supervised the firm’s acquisition, development and asset management efforts in South Florida and South America. During his career, Cortabarria directed the leasing of over 4M square feet of space. Cortabarria holds a Master in Real Estate from MIT.



TOMAS VON HARTZ // Partner

 

Before partnering up at EXAN Capital, in 2014, von Hartz advised High (and Ultra High) Net Worth private banking clients of Banco Santander’s Real Estate Advisory department. Since 2009, he has been involved, directly or indirectly, in transactions with a combined worth of over $1 billion, including Banco Santander’s HQs in Manhattan and BBVA Compass’ HQs in Houston. Von Hartz has also been involved in the art industry, having worked in or with galleries, art fairs, auctions, etc. He studied philosophy, speaks English and Spanish proficiently, and has conversational skills in Portuguese.




DELBER MENDEZ // Managing Director

 

Before partnering up with EXAN Management, Mendez managed iconic office buildings for institutional owners, while working for Hines, Cushman & Wakefield and JLL . He also oversaw a portfolio of 3.2 million SF in South Florida while working for Crocker Partners as a Senior Real Estate Manager. As expert on sustainable management for office buildings, he spearheaded  the LEED Gold Certification for Southeast Financial Center, the largest building in Florida. As Managing Director for Exan Management, he is responsible for overseeing asset management operations in the U.S. Mendez holds a BS in International Finance from Universidad Externado, Colombia and MBA from the University of Miami.



GUSTAVO ARCILA // Business Partner

 

In 2011 he co-founded G2 Investments Group, a company devoted to real estate investments around Florida, including architectural conceptualizing. Over the last 10 years he has developed over 30 architectural projects, some of which are now under construction. In 2001, he began a 12-year experience at the international English architecture firm Chapman Taylor, in Madrid. He has actively participated in the design and development of over 350 real estate projects in the commercial, residential, hospitality, and mixed used sectors in Europe, Latin America and Asia. // Degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the Universidad Javeriana, Colombia. Post-graduate degree in Environmental and Bioclimatic Architecture from ETSAM, Spain.



COSME DOMECQ // Business Partner

 

Domecq joined Exan in 2016. He started his career at OPE, a marketing and advertising company where he eventually became CEO and whose clientele includes A.C. Nielsen, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (BBVA Bank), Gas de Euskadi, Gas Madrid, and Sedigas. In 1984, he delineated a marketing plan for the introduction of natural gas into the Basque Country. Domecq co-founded Focus FDP, a marketing and advertisement firm that later became Ogilvy and Mather Direct Spain. In 1987, he founded the personal and sporting equipment firm Fumarel, which became the provider and sponsor of the Spanish olympic team at the Sydney 2000 games. Over the years he has worked with clients like Mercedes-Benz, Canon, Heineken, Phillip Mo rris, Bacardí, Sedigas, BBVA, IBM, Cepsa, etc. Since 2005, he has been involved in several real estate transactions, working with some of the most prominent Spanish groups in the industry. Domecq studied at ESIC Business & Marketing School (Spain).

 

LEANDRO IZQUIERDO // Business Partner

 

In 2016, Leandro Izquierdo joined EXAN Capital as Business Partner. Leandro obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and has also a Master from the IE Business school de Madrid for Real Estate Management. Over 15 years of experience in Real Estate, he had held positions as a General Director at Monteverde Gestion Mobiliaria and Espalia Arquitectura in Madrid. Since 2000, Leandro has been involved in promoting the world of High End Real Estate in Mardrid and Marbella.




RICARDO MESA // Director EXAN Colombia

 

In 2015 he joined Exan Capital. Ricardo earned two Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Business Management, both with a major emphasis in finances from EAFIT University in Medellín, Colombia. Between 2013-2015, he worked for Instituto Del Corazon S.A.S in Medellin Colombia, a company dedicated to providing health services for over 25 years. Ricardo has led several projects related to disease Risk Prevention in the global adult population. He is fluent in English and Spanish.





JENNIFER SOTOLONGO // Asset Management

 

In 2014, she joined EXAN CAPITAL as Head of the Business Development Department and Asset Management.Jennifer worked for First Service Residential, a global Property Management firm based in Canada. She earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Sociology and Mass Communication and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations/Religious Studies from Florida International University. In 2010, she was selected to participate in a Global Seminar in Salzburg, Austria to lead a workshop on World Hunger and Genocide. Between 2009-2010, Jennifer served as Student Government President monitoring the organization’s funds, community outreach projects and legislation through the State of Florida. Today, she remains a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor.


GEMA BURGUETE // VP Asset Management

 

In 2016, she joined Exan Capital as VP Asset Management. Over 15 years of experience in Credit and Collection Management in the consumer, industrial and distribution sector. She worked at Henkel Ibérica, Barcelona, as Local Credit Manager for Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care brands. When she moved to Miami in 2015 she worked at Tech Data as Credit Analyst U.S Exporters, Latin America & the Caribbean. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, plus International Business from University of Southern Denmark and Umeå University, Sweden.




LAURA RODRIGUEZ // Senior Property Accountant

 

Laura Rodriguez joined EXAN Capital as Senior Accountant on July 2017. Rodriguez kicked off her accounting career in 2013 at Kantar IBOPE Media Company as a financial coordinator, where she worked for three years. In 2016, Rodriguez shifted gears and started working in public accounting as an auditor at Cherry Beakaert, LLP. Some of the client industries that Rodriguez has worked with include airline, hotel, and media companies. Rodriguez earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida International University, and a Master’s in Accountancy from Keiser University. She is currently working on obtaining her CPA license. Rodriguez is fluent in English and Spanish, and proficient in Portuguese.



THANIA POTOSME // Investment Analyst & Assistant Asset Manager

 

Thania Potosme has more than three years of commercial real estate experience, and has assisted with the origination and subsequent negotiation of the selling, leasing and marketing of more than 1 million square feet of office and retail space. Thania has Collaborated in brokerage and consulting assignments with leading executives for major clients including World Trade Center Miami, Simply Healthcare, and Mercantil Commercebank. She has been involved in various multi-million dollar projects and has an expertise in producing first-rate collateral, including: market studies, financial analysis, and strategic real estate pitches. Thania earned a Bachelorʼs Degree in International Finance and Marketing, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami.


JUAN C. MOLANO // Acquisitions

 

Prior to joining EXAN Capital in 2016, Juan Camilo worked at a private investment company where he gained valuable experience in portfolio management and acquisitions. He also worked for Engel & Volkers, one of the world’s leading service companies specialized in the sale and leasehold of premium residential real estate. Juan Camilo speaks English and Spanish proficiently, and has conversational skills in French. He is currently pursuing a Degree in Business Administration at Florida International University, with a major emphasis in finance and real estate, and holds a certificate in Stock Market & Equity Research.



ALEJANDRO GIL // Acquisitions

 

Prior to joining Exan capital. Alejandro earned a Bachelor´s degree in Economics with emphasis in projects management from EAFIT University in Medellín Colombia. Alejandro worked as administrative manager for Optima Soluciones en Seguros, a company dedicated to the assessment about insurance products and also focus on loans for vehicles, providing all the information and tools to the clients to get the best insurance, and also achieve the best interest rate for client´s vehicles. He is fluent in English and Spanish.


 

 

ARTURO VINUEZA // Senior Analyst

 

Arturo Vinueza has five years of experience in the Wealth Management Sector working as a financial analyst and relationship officer for a boutique Canadian family office. There, he started working in the trust services division where he examined portfolios to determine asset allocation methods and eventually transitioned into investment banking where he performed quantitative analysis and assisted in raising capital for several real estate transactions. Prior to joining Exan, Vinueza earned a Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance from Florida International University where he graduated with honors. Arturo is ARGUS Enterprise certified and competed in the Argus University Challenge.



DAVID ANDERSON // Chief Engineer

 

In 2016, David joined EXAN management as Chief Engineer, where he helps manage both an eight-story building and a five-story building in Coconut Grove. With more than 11 years of experience in Building Maintenance Engineering and having worked for Cushman & Wakefield, Whalou Properties, and Pointe Group Advisors, as part of the engineering teams maintaining some of the biggest commercial office buildings in Florida like Southeast Financial Center. David is well known and respected in the industry.





EDWIN ESCOTO // Information Technology Manager

 

He joined EXAN Capital, after gaining a great deal of experience working for more than fifteen years in the information technology field for financial institutions such as Coutts International Bank and Santander Private Banking. Since the beginning, he has been an important part of EXAN. He designed and developed its network infrastructure and currently manages internal technology’s ongoing projects. Degree in Computer Science and Microsoft Certification: Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA).