Mr. Duarte has been residing in the United States since 1996 and has been engaged in the US Real Estate market for over a decade having successfully deployed over $60 million of investors’ as well as personal capital, while being directly responsible for the acquisition, renovation and disposition of hundreds of Single-Family and Multi-Family assets throughout Florida and the Midwest region. In 2015, Mr. Duarte also entered the Net-Lease Development space after observing numerous investors acquiring Triple-Net (NNN) properties in the retail market through brokerage relationships. Mr. Duarte has since been able to foster long-lasting relationships with top-tier Developers, General Contractors and national franchise brands and has co-developed net-lease projects throughout multiple US states. He is also a co-founding partner of the US arm of a Brazilian Real Estate fund with over $1 billion in AUM, where he had a key role in the structuring and business development. Prior to starting in Real Estate, Mr. Duarte had been in the financial services industry at institutions such as Morgan Stanley and Bank-Boston where he managed the accounts of High Net-Worth Individuals from Latin America. Mr. Duarte has also lived in Oxford and Barcelona and has a Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Business Administration as well as a Master’s Degree (M.B.A.) in International Business from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
Mr. Preuss has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, where he specializes in business development, investment structuring and fund raising with accredited investors. He has recently been developing and fundraising Real Estate club deals within the USA. In the past, Mr. Preuss was responsible for structuring a management turnaround and market expansion for a retail operation in Florida with over 40 sites. He was also Executive Manager at TRX Investments being responsible for investor relations and business development as well as raising capital for Real Estate projects such as Warehouses and Multifamily assets in Florida. Prior to that, he worked with Grupo Bueno Netto, in São Paulo, Brazil where he structured over $200 million in real estate investment vehicles, raising almost $100 million. Further, Mr. Preuss had an instrumental position in the structuring and capital raising efforts of a $3 billion luxury mixed-use condominium development in São Paulo, Brazil. Previous experience also as Relationship Manager for emerging markets fixed income strategies at Galloway Capital, where Mr. Preuss established strong relations with several Institutional Clients, Family Offices and High Net Worth Individuals. Mr. Preuss has a Master’s in Production Engineering from Escola de Engenharia Mauá, and a Master’s in Finance from BBS Business School in São Paulo. Mr. Preuss speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.