Mr. Wainer is a founding partner of VBI Real Estate and has been involved in all of VBI Real Estate’s investments since its inception in 2006.
Prior to co-founding VBI Real Estate, Ken co-founded Vision Brazil and was responsible for establishing the real estate private equity practice. At Vision Brazil, Ken was responsible for investment origination, transaction structuring, and portfolio management for investment funds with a total AUM of approximately U.S.$2 billion.
Ken’s professional experience has included 21 years of investment management, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and corporate finance work based in New York and São Paulo. Previously, Ken worked at Violy, Byorum & Partners, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., and Hellmold Associates, Inc.
Ken has lived in São Paulo, Brazil for 17 years and is fluent in Portuguese. Mr. Wainer received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
- global real estate
- investment origination
- transaction structuring
- portfolio management
- mergers and acquisitions
- corporate finance
- private equity