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Latinx Real Estate Roundtable
Latinx Real Estate Roundtable
May 08, 2024, 2:00 PM EDT

You attend meetings to network. At NAREIM, we honor the investment of your time by ensuring our networking, activities and content help you build personal relationships with peers, who are facing the same challenges and opportunities as you. 

NAREIM's first Latinx Real Estate Roundtable meeting will be held at the Ropes & Gray LLP office at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor, New York, NY, on May 8th, 2024 from 2pm, with conversations and keynotes on the state of the market and career development, followed by informal networking.​​

Attendance limits: Please note, owing to demand and space constraints no more than two attendees will be allowed per investment manager member. We also ask that underwriting members send no more than one person to allow for more member firms to enjoy the Latinx Real Estate Roundtable networking experience.


Capacity is capped at 65 people and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Registration fee: Complimentary



2.15pm NAREIM welcome comments, arrival and refreshments 

  • Location: Ropes & Gray LLP, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor, New York, NY 10036 

NAREIM will provide backstory on how this event came to be, what attendees can expect throughout the day and how to get involved in future Latinx programming. 

  • NAREIM: IvyLee Rosario, Head of Programs

  • Latinx Advisory Board: Johanna Montenegro, Investor Relations Analyst, Continental Realty Corporation

  • Host: Eric Requenez, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP


2.30pm State of the market 

Members will hear an update on the outlook for 2024, including sector performance and capital markets challenges and opportunities.

  • Session leaders:

    • Jazzel Aguirre, Senior Associate - Portfolio Management, Affinius Capital

    • Carlos Burneo, Senior Director - Housing Investments, Nuveen Real Estate

  • Speaker:

    • Carlos Ortea, Director of Research, The Davis Companies

Format: Short presentation, followed by roundtable exercise and whole-room best practices sharing. - 1 hour 

3.30pm Break


3.45pm Keynote Q&A: Refining your skill set

Nuveen's Head of Real Estate Debt on what he's learned throughout his career, overcoming adversity, and how learning from your colleagues can shape you more than you realize.

  • Moderator:

    • Adriana ​Cavalcante, Vice President, Asset Management, Cabot Properties 

  • Speaker:

    • Jason Hernandez, Head of Real Estate Debt, Americas, Nuveen Real Estate


Format: Whole-room Q&A. - 1 hour 


4.45pm Break

5pm Professional development workshop 

Members will map out their personal career journey lines, sharing the highs and lows, as well as discussing mentorship, networking opportunities and future goals.  


  • Session leaders:

    • Erick Bracero Serrano, Asset Manager, Kingbird Investment Management

    • Nylz Reyes, Investment Professional, Formerly Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

Format: Individual and small group roundtable workshops, followed by whole-room discussion. - 1 hour

6pm Networking happy hour  

  • Location: The Dawson Restaurant & Bar, 23 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

9pm Departure


The Latinx Real Estate Roundtable will take place at the Ropes & Gray LLP NYC office, located at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, 38th Floor. 

NAREIM does not have a hotel room block for the Latinx Real Estate Roundtable. However the following hotels are located near the meeting venue.


2024 Latinx real estate roundtable
advisory board

Jazzel Aguirre, Affinius Capital

Adriana Cavalcante, Cabot Properties 

Pedro Nino, Clarion Partners

Johanna Montenegro, Continental Realty Corporation

Erick Bracero Serrano, Kingbird Investment Management

Nylz Reyes, Formerly Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company

Carlos Burneo, Nuveen Real Estate

Past agendas



NAREIM meetings are open to NAREIM members only and their guests. For further information on attending meeting or other NAREIM discussions, please contact IvyLee Rosario, Head of Programs. Please note that any executive who is not a NAREIM member, guest of a member or working in the real estate investment management industry will not be admitted to NAREIM events. NAREIM reserves the right to decline any registration. By registering for NAREIM events, you are consenting to NAREIM’s privacy policy.

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