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David Perez

David Perez leads the Investor Relations Department at Pensam.  David informs and supports current and potential investors through direct communications, investment-related reporting, compliance administration, marketing material administration and public messaging.

David brings over 7 years of experience serving high net worth investors and family offices at firms such as Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. Prior to joining Pensam Capital, David served as the Managing Director of a global manufacturer. During his 6-year tenure, David spearheaded the company’s entrance into the US market proactively generating and evaluating strategic growth options and business opportunities.

David holds a Master of Liberal Arts from Harvard University and a BA in Finance from the University of Miami.

dperez@pensamcapital.com

 

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Gabriel Fernandez

Gabriel serves as a Finance Portfolio Manager for Pensam’s preferred equity and lending portfolios. In this role, he is responsible for analyzing investment performance, managing loan servicing and asset management processes, preparing debt schedules, producing financial reports, and maintaining accounting records.

Prior to joining Pensam, Gabriel worked at COFE Properties as a Fund Manager, where he prepared distribution waterfalls, reported financial performance, assisted with investor relations, and maintained accounting books.

Gabriel earned a BA in Economics from the University of Florida and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Mergers and Acquisitions from the University of Miami.

gfernandez@pensamcapital.com

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Fernando Tavara

Fernando Tavara serves as an Investment Analyst for Pensam. His responsibilities include identifying potential investments, underwriting equity/preferred equity and funding opportunities, as well as assisting in the due diligence process.

Prior to Fernando’s career at Pensam, Fernando was engaged in the wealth management industry, working at Alvarium Investments in their portfolio management team. Fernando obtained a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, with majors in Real Estate and Finance.

ftavara@pensamcapital.com

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Benjamin Frisbee

Benjamin Frisbee serves as an Investor Relations Analyst for Pensam. His responsibilities include communicating the financial and operational performance of assets in the Company’s portfolio; assisting the Company’s Asset Management, Acquisitions, Legal and Accounting teams with various ongoing tasks and transactions; managing client relations; and aiding in the investor reporting and distribution process for Pensam’s equity investments. Benjamin also assists with the management and reporting of Pensam’s preferred equity and debt portfolio.

Prior to joining Pensam, Benjamin worked as an Investment Banking Analyst at Kuvera Capital, an investment bank based in Bangkok, Thailand, focusing on commercial real estate, blockchain technology, and renewable energy.

Benjamin graduated from Florida International University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.

bfrisbee@pensamcapital.com

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Edilsa Ruiz

Edilsa Ruiz serves as General Counsel of Pensam, overseeing the company’s legal and corporate governance functions.  She is also active in all aspects of transactional matters pertaining to acquisitions, dispositions and other investments by Pensam and provides counsel on the overall management of all legal activities for the company.

Edilsa joined Pensam in June 2021 after a successful career at Avila, Rodriguez, Hernandez, Mena & Garro, LLP, a well-known multiple practice law firm in Miami, Florida, where she served as a Partner of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice.  Prior to that, Edilsa began her legal career as an associate attorney in the corporate practice group at Greenberg Traurig, LLP, a prestigious and well-recognized international law firm.

Edilsa has counseled companies of all sizes on a wide variety of corporate governance matters as well as transactional matters in the areas of joint ventures, preferred equity investments (with a focus on real estate investments), domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, and general contractual matters.

Edilsa received her law degree from the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and her bachelor of business administration from Florida International University.

Edilsa is a member of the Florida Bar.

eruiz@pensamcapital.com

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Yusleidy Arrojo, CMA, CPA

Yusleidy Arrojo is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Yusleidy serves as Assistant Controller for Pensam.

Her responsibilities include: creating and maintaining a standard chart of accounts for Pensam, preparing financial statements, and overseeing the firm’s accounts payable and receivable. Prior to joining Pensam, Yusleidy worked as an accountant for an international wholesale company, where she oversaw all internal and external operations for the company.  She has over 10 years of experience in the accounting field.

Yusleidy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from University of Matanzas, Cuba and a Masters of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University.

YArrojo@pensamcapital.com

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Viviana Angulo

Viviana Angulo serves as Office Manager & HR Coordinator for Pensam.

Her responsibilities include day-to-day operations of the Pensam office as well as administrative assistance. She provides technical and logistical support for special projects, meetings, conferences, and events. Additionally, she completes administrative duties for the human resources department including recruitment, maintaining employee records, and provides administrative support to all employees.

Viviana graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Lynn University. Prior to joining Pensam, she worked in the Hospitality industry as an Event Manager. Viviana’s past roles include organizing facilities and managing all event details such as décor, catering, entertainment, transportation, location, guest lists and equipment.

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Victor de Zárraga

Victor de Zárraga serves as Vice President of Portfolio Management for Pensam.  His responsibilities include identifying areas for financial growth within properties, monitoring leasing and operating activity, reviewing property-level financial statements, providing property rehabilitation administrative support, and leading the investor reporting process.  Victor works in constant collaboration with Pensam’s strategic partners to effectively manage the multihousing portfolio.  Victor oversees Pensam’s assets in Florida and the Midwest.  Prior to his placement on the Asset Management team, he worked as an Analyst within Pensam’s Acquisitions group.

Prior to joining Pensam, Victor worked as a Real Estate Analyst intern at Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP, focusing on multihousing investments sales with additional experience in retail, industrial, and office products.  Victor graduated from Babson College, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Global Business Management.

VdeZarraga@pensamcapital.com

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Alexander Keenan

Alexander Keenan serves as an Investment Analyst for Pensam. His responsibilities include identifying potential investments, underwriting equity and preferred equity deals, and assisting in the due diligence process.

Prior to Alexander’s career at Pensam, Alexander was engaged in the insurance industry, working at Allianz Life Insurance in their actuarial product development team. Alexander obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, with concentrations in Statistics and Actuarial Science.

akeenan@pensamcapital.com

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Nisha Bhatia

Nisha is a Principal and Senior General Counsel at Pensam. After joining Pensam as a legal intern in 2009, Nisha became General Counsel in 2010, and Senior General Counsel in 2021. As Senior General Counsel, Nisha oversees Pensam’s legal department, and counsels Pensam’s department heads on strategic and tactical planning for all aspects of internal, corporate, investment and transactional matters. Nisha manages regulatory and compliance, conducts transactional legal due diligence, negotiates corporate agreements and legal transactions, structures investments, and supports project management initiatives. During her tenure at Pensam, Nisha has closed $8 billion of real estate transactions, including acquisitions, dispositions, refinances, and structure financing.

Nisha received a B.A. from Rutgers University, and earned a J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. Nisha is a member of the Florida Bar.

nisha@pensamcapital.com