Richard Katzman is Managing Director for HVS Mexico City, which was established in 2007. He has been active in Mexico and other Latin America countries since 1992. During this period, Richard formed Grupo Inmobiliario Inova, a real estate advisory boutique that merged in 2001 with Insignia/ESG, then among the most prominent real estate service companies in the world. In 2003, following the merger between Insignia/ESG and CB Richard Ellis, Richard elected to reestablish an independent platform prior to joining HVS in 2007.
During his real estate advisory career in Mexico, Richard has offered support to corporations, financial institutions, and private groups in the analysis and execution of a broad range of matters.
Richard’s previous professional experience included positions with Laventhol & Horwath (now Horwath Consulting), where he prepared hotel feasibility studies for projects in the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean, and with Fischer-Macleod Associates, a New York based developer of regional shopping centers. Subsequently, Richard joined The Yarmouth Group (now Morgan Stanley), where he executed a total of US$650 million in acquisitions of office buildings, regional shopping centers, and hotels and managed real estate portfolios on behalf of US and Japanese institutional clients. As a Senior Vice President of Yarmouth, Richard was responsible for establishing the firm’s presence in continental Europe, opening an office in Paris and overseeing investment and asset management assignments in Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Richard, his wife, and their three children lead a multi-cultural life, speaking three languages at home and spending part of each summer in France. A long-time soccer fanatic, he currently gets exercise playing tennis. Richard has served on the Board of Trustees of The American School Foundation, A.C. This 120-year-old non-profit, independent school has an enrollment of 2,450 and is reputed to be among Mexico’s finest.
2007 – Present
HVS Consulting and Valuation Services
Mexico City, Mexico
2003 – 2007
Asesoría y Desarrollo Internacional, S.C.
Mexico City, Mexico
2001 – 2003
Insignia/ESG (formerly Grupo Inmobiliario Inova)
Mexico City, Mexico
1992 – 2001
Grupo Inmobiliario Inova, S.A. de C.V.
Mexico City, Mexico
1987 – 1992
The Yarmouth Group
Senior Vice President
New York City and Paris
20/20 Resorts Inc.
Accor Hoteleria Mexico
Administradora de Conjuntos Hoteleros, S.A. de C.V.
Alfess Hoteles Urbanos de Lujo S. de R.L. de C.V.
Arturo C. Garcia Rosa
Bank of America, SA
Caixanova Miami Agency
Canyon Equity LLC
Casuve, S.A. de C.V.
CMK BWI, Ltd.
Constructora AGRI, S.A. de C.V.
Controladora de Negocios, S.A. de C.V.
East Bay Associates
González Soto y Asociados, S.A. de C.V.
Goodman Real Estate, Inc.
Hermes Corporativo, S.A. de C.V.
Hodges Ward Elliott
Hypo Real Estate
Inmobiliaria Comercial de Puebla
Inmobiliaria Grupo Layón, S.A. de C.V.
Inmobiliara Hispitalidad San Rafael
La Teja Campesina
Mayazama, S.A. de C.V.
Naranza Capital Partners
O&A Real Estate Development Partners, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Promontora Artex, S.A. de C.V.
Promotora Maroma 2005, S.A. C.V.
Rio y Montaña
Secretaria de Turismo de Sinaloa
Servicios Aeroportuarios del Centro Norte, SA de CV
SouthStar Development Partners
Strategic Capital Solutions
Sub Contract N.Y.
Walstone Leisure Realty Group
Westmont Hospitality Group
Hilton Asuncion Project
Proposed Hotel, Spa, and Residential, Byron Springs
Belam Escape Master-Planned Development
Proposed Mixed-Use Development, Escazu
Proposed Hotel, Pangola
Proposed Hotel and Mixed-Use Development, San Jose
Proposed Hotel, Acapulco
Akumal Beach Resort, Akumal
Akumal Land Holdings, Akumal
Cabo de Cortes Fairmount/Raffles Development, Cabo san Lucas
All-Inclusive Conversion, Cancun
Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun, Cancun
Hyatt Regency, Cancun
Proposed Hotel, Ciudad Juárez
Proposed Quinta Real Hotel, Ciudad Juárez
Residential Project, Ciudad Juárez
All-Inclusive Conversion, Cozumel
Proposed Hotel & Residential, Cozumel
Proposed Isla de la Pasión Hotel and Residential Project, Cozumel
Proposed Quinta Real Hotel Development, Culiacán
Proposed Riverwalk Hotel, Escazu
Hacienda La Gavia Development, Estado de Mexico
Hotel Vi, Guadalajara
Proposed Fiesta Inn del Tapatio, Guadalajara
Proposed Mixed-Use Development, Guadalajara
Capella Ixtapa Resort & Spa, Ixtapa
Proposed Hotel & Residential, Ixtapa
Proposed Hotel & Residential Development, Ixtapan de la Sal
Hotel Condesa, Leon
Proposed Luxury Resort, Loreto
Proposed Hotel and Residential, Los Cabos
Proposed Luxury Resort, Los Cabos
Hotel Mision Merida, Merida
Proposed Hotel, Merida
Four Seasons Hotel, Mexico City
Proposed Hotel Project (2), Mexico City
Proposed Limited-Service Hotel, Mexico City
Proposed Urban Master-Planned Project, Mexico City
Sofitel, Mexico City
Proposed Hotel & Condo, Monterrey
Proposed Hotel Project, Monterrey
Proposed Santa Lucia Hotel, Monterrey
Proposed Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Proposed Hotel ZaZa, Playa del Carmen
Proposed Limited-Service Hotel, Playa del Carmen
Proposed Resort, Playa del Carmen
Proposed Hotel Project, Playa Mujeres
Proposed Hampton Inn & Suites, Puebla
Proposed Luxury Resort, Puerto Los Cabos
Proposed Hotel & Condo, Puerto Pensaco
Proposed Puerto Telchac Hotel & Residential Project, Puerto Progreso
Proposed Punta Monterrey Resort, Punta Monterrey
Capella Bahia Maroma Hotel, Riviera Maya
Mandarin Oriental, Riviera Maya
Proposed Grand Hyatt, Riviera Maya
El Dorado Ranch, San Felipe
Proposed Hotel, San Miguel de Allende
Proposed Hotel & Residential, San Miguel de Allende
Proposed Quinta Real Hotel & Residential, San Miguel de Allende
Proposed Hotel Project, Silao
Proposed Hotel, Tijuana
The Residences Mixed-Use Project, Tijuana
Mayazama Master-Planned Development, Tulum
Rodavento Hotel, Valle de Bravo
Proposed Hotel & Residential, Zihuatanejo
Proposed Sotavento Condominium Hotel and Residential, Zihuatanejo
Proposed Holiday Inn Express, Panama City
TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Proposed Hotel & Resort