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Tourism / Real Estate Investments in Brazil

The tourist market in the Brazilian Northeast is going through major changes.
During his 30 years in the hotel industry, Diogo has led more than 500 projects globally. He has worked as Director of Development in companies such as Caesar Park and Choice Atlantica Hotels. Diogo brought HVS to Brazil in 1999 and since 2013 represents the company in South America. In 2007 he structured and implemented the Hotel Maxinvest REIT. In addition to his role with HVS, he taught for 8 years at the main Brazilian business school – the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He lectures extensively on hotel trends, being a frequent lecturer at major hotel schools and conferences in South America and is a member of numerous hotel industry committees such as HAMA - Hospitality Asset Managers Association. Diogo owns the FRICS title from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), world leader entity in real state professionals qualification, an Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Sao Paulo (POLI-USP) and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Canteras brought HVS to Brazil in 1999. In 2007, he structured and implemented the Maxinvest Hotel Fund, currently managed by Banco BTG-Pactual and HotelInvest, which has become Brazil’s most profitable Real Estate Investment Trust. In addition to his role with HVS, he presently coordinates the Advisory Board of the Best Practices Handbook for Development of Hospitality Properties for Private Real Estate Investors from SECOVI. For more information contact Diogo at dCanteras@hvs.com.
Cristiano has more than 15 years of experience in the Hotel, Tourism, and Real-Estate industry, conducting and supervising more than 250 studies for hotels and resorts throughout South America, Trinidad & Tobago, Angola, and Portugal. He worked for four years on tourism projects for HVS, coordinating the elaboration of regional tourism development plans financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He is a permanent columnist for Hotelnews magazine and he has also published several reports on the tourism-real estate market and co-written the Brazilian Hotel Market Overview (HotelInvest / HVS). Cristiano owns the MRICS title from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), world leader entity in real state professionals qualification and has a Production Engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo (POLI-USP) and a post-graduate degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) and has also completed a Real Estate-Hotel Finance course at Cornell University. For more information contact Cristiano at cvasques@hvs.com.

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