The BAC executives have worked together for more than fifteen years in real estate investing with local knowledge and operational expertise in various real estate asset classes across cycles, local and international markets and layers of the capital structure.
Mr. Hughes is a founder and principal of BAC. Between 1972 and 1986 Mr. Hughes was a Managing Director of Boston Financial Group, a real estate services firm based in Boston, MA, where he was responsible for underwriting equity investments in real estate projects located throughout the United States. The firm arranged financing for over 500 properties valued in excess of $4.0 billion. Between 1986 and 2003, Mr. Hughes was the founder and President of Norwich Corporation which acquired and managed real estate investment property through a partnership investment fund structure. Mr. Hughes has been or is a director of several private and public companies and not-for-profit entities based in the United States and in Latin America. He earned degrees from Dartmouth College, the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. He has lived in Cleveland, Ohio; Viña del Mar, Chile; and Boston, Massachusetts, and he has a wife, two children, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Dborkin is a founder and has been a principal of Boston Andes Capital since 2002. Mr. Dborkin has been responsible for identifying, negotiating, structuring and managing real estate investment projects in US and Argentina with office, commercial, industrial and residential uses. Mr. Dborkin has been director of several real estate companies and has also worked in the exploration of opportunities in different countries. Mr. Dborkin received a Bachelors degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires and a Masters of Business Administration from Babson College.
Bree Ager joined the BAC team in May of 2019. Prior to joining BAC, Ms. Ager worked as a marketing analyst at Wayfair. She currently focuses her efforts on asset management, reporting, and investor relations. Ms. Ager received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics with a minor in Public Policy from Dartmouth College. In her spare time, she enjoys rowing and teaching barre classes as a certified instructor.
Mr. Marias is a founder and has been a principal of BAC since 2003. He was formerly a founder and managing director of a real estate development company in Argentina that built properties in different market segments. He managed the project construction process and participated in the marketing of properties. Mr. Marias was a founder of Layador, an Argentine company which painted and restored a large number of residential buildings located in Buenos Aires. Since 2003, Mr. Marias has been responsible at BAC for identifying and negotiating real estate opportunities and directing construction activities for the development projects of BAC in Argentina. Mr. Marias received a degree in Architecture from Universidad de Buenos Aires.
Nicolás Zadoff joined the BAC team in October of 2010. Prior to joining BAC, Mr. Zadoff worked for G3-Elepe as project manager for various apartment projects in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Since joining BAC, Mr. Zaroff has been part of the development team for all of BAC’s projects within Argentina, and his daily responsibilities include overseeing construction and architectural managers, analyzing proposals, purchasing project materials and equipment, managing construction development, and preparing progress reports. Mr. Zadoff received a degree from the Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo from the Universidad de Buenos Aires.
John Williamson joined the BAC team in December of 2020. Mr. Williamson’s prior experience includes asset and construction project management with Boston Residential Group, a leading multi-family development team in Boston. Subsequently Mr. Williamson worked as a Financial Analyst at 2Life Communities, a growing senior housing development group, contributing underwriting for new construction projects, internal and external reporting, and portfolio performance analysis. At BAC, Mr. Williamson is responsible for building financial models, analyzing and structuring investment opportunities, asset management and reporting, as well as communicating investment opportunities to investors. Mr. Williamson received his Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Denison University. He is a saxophonist in a local jazz group, avid runner, and lifelong student of philosophy.
Agustin Andrade joined BAC in February 2021. Mr. Andrade is an attorney turned real estate professional and his responsibilities at BAC include asset management and reporting. Prior to joining the BAC team, Mr. Andrade served as a Transaction Manager at Arco LLC & DreamCasa LLC, a boutique real estate investment and development group based in Newton, MA, where he structured the equity financing of the firm’s residential projects and helped build the investor relations function. Before that, Mr. Andrade worked on cross border lending and structuring private placement offerings at Landay Leblang Stern, a Boston law firm.
A citizen of Venezuela, Mr. Andrade began his career in the Capital Markets department at Venezolano de Credito, a boutique bank, upon earning his Venezuelan JD equivalent. Mr. Andrade earned an LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law and an LL.M. in American Law from Boston University School of Law in 2012.
Mr. Andrade currently serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Pooled Funds and Investor Protection course at Boston University School of Law. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.
Andres Arslanian joined the BAC team in January of 2021. Prior to joining BAC, Mr. Arslanian worked on the Credit team at JP Morgan based in Buenos Aires and later in New York City. Mr. Arslanian is responsible for building financial models, underwriting and structuring investment opportunities in the U.S. He received a BSc. in Economics from the Universidad de San Andres and a MSc. in Finance from the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.
Roberto Caorsi joined BAC in June 2021. Mr. Caorsi is responsible for the opening of the new BAC offices in Chile and works closely with the team in Boston. Additionally, Mr. Caorsi is responsible for building and cultivating relationships with Chilean investors. Mr. Caorsi has spent most of his professional career living and working across Europe and in China, where he led the commercial operations and development of new businesses for well-established Chilean corporations. Mr. Caorsi received a BSc. in Business, Administration and Economics from Universidad de los Andes, Chile, and a Master of Business Administration from IESE Business School, Spain. He is a big fan of tennis and paddle tennis, playing both on a regular basis.
Eduardo Cano rejoined BAC in April of 2022. Mr. Cano co-manages the BAC office in Bogotá with a focus on building and cultivating relationships with Colombian investors. Mr. Cano received a degree in Business Administration and Economics from Babson College (BA, 2011) and has a dual MBA from Columbia University and London Business School (2020). Mr. Cano had previously worked at BAC in 2011 where he was responsible for analyzing and structuring investment opportunities. In 2015, Mr. Cano co-founded Casa Investments, a private real estate investment firm based in Bogotá. He has spent his professional career in real estate finance, as an operator leading a family business in the jewelry manufacturing and retail sectors and most recently in the fintech space. Mr. Cano has extensive experience in real estate investments, operations, business strategy, and sales. He is an avid skier and has a passion for traveling.
Pablo Saravia joined BAC in April of 2022. Mr.Saravia co-manages the BAC office in Bogotá with a focus on building and cultivating relationships with Colombian investors. He received a degree in Design Management from Parsons School of Design | The New School (Paris-New York, BA, 2012). Subsequently, Mr. Saravia worked for Vector Group – Douglas Elliman where his main responsibility was to attract Latin American Investors for projects in New York and Miami. In 2014, he returned to Bogotá, Colombia to join his family’s real estate firm, Arias Serna Saravia, as Marketing / Commercial Manager. In 2015, Mr. Saravia co-founded Casa Investments, a private real estate investment firm based in Bogota. Mr. Saravia has vast experience in real estate, business strategy and sales. He is passionate about car racing and architecture.