CPA, Partner, Tax Kevane Grant Thornton LLP
Isabel has experience in the areas of individual and corporate taxation, as well as partnerships, corporations of individuals and limited liability companies. She has served clients in the manufacturing, wholesale, retail, service, real estate/low income housing and hospitality industries. In addition, Mrs. Hernández has specialized in Transfer Pricing.
She is a magna cum laude graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration, major in accounting from the University of the Sacred Heart.
Mrs. Hernández serves as instructor for the Puerto Rico State Society of CPAs and has dictated several professional development trainings for the Grant Thornton Global Leadership Institute, where she is a certified instructor.
PE, Chairman - PR Builders Association and President & CEO - ECZ Group.
Born in Troy, New York, Graduated from University of PR High School and pursued a bachelors degree of Science in Civil Engineering, at the Mayagüez campus of the UPR, graduating with honors. Licensed to practice engineering in Puerto Rico since 1992. His career began with Redondo Construction, where he was responsible for projects for the PR Highway Authority. In 1994, began working at Quality Engineers & Contractors, serving as project manager, becoming vice president and member of the Board of Directors.
In 2008 started his own companies, ECZ Group and Endeavor Construction Group, dedicated to engineering and construction services. Currently serves as Chairman of the PR Builders Association, PR State Representative and Executive Board Member of the National Association of Home Builders. In 2018 was named to ENLACE Project’s Board of Directors. Serves in the PR Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors representing the PR Builders Association.
AG & T, Managing Partner, and Real Estate Developer
Adam Greenfader is a managing partner at AG&T, a real estate development and advisory company based in Miami, Florida. Adam has worked on over 52 developments projects in The United States, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Caribbean, and Europe. He specializes in residential, resort, island, and distressed assets, and has personally managed the design, entitlements, building, and sales, of over one thousand new residential units.
Juan Carlos Stolberg,
Attorney, Partner at Stolberg Law, LLC
Juan Carlos Stolberg is a corporate and transactional attorney and partner at Stolberg Law, LLC with experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, venture capital, startup law, real estate and hospitality law, tax incentives, art law, and general corporate matters.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Stolberg owns and operates a residential and commercial real estate conglomerate in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where he has coordinated and carried out conversions and other turnaround strategies to maximize asset appreciation.
In October of 2013, Juan Carlos co-founded Piloto 151, San Juan’s first co-working space, dedicated to the strengthening of the entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem in Puerto Rico via educational workshops, industry seminars, networking events, exchange programs and other collaborative initiatives.
Founder, CPG Strategies & Splash Marketing
David Towner is a business strategist, author, and the founder of both CPG Strategies and Splash Marketing. Both firms specialize in creating and executing growth strategies for early stage companies. In 2013, Towner moved his parent company to Puerto Rico to take advantage of the Act 20/22 tax laws. During the past five years, his team has built a business portfolio around the Act 20 benefits including acquiring White Orchid Tours in response to a lucrative proposal from premier Israeli, Chinese, and European tourism entities. The company has experienced explosive growth and is in the process of setting up 29 offices throughout Asia and Europe strictly for the purpose of promoting Puerto Rico as a destination for tourism and business conferences.
Financial Analyst with CBRE's
Miguel Isla is a Financial Analyst with CBRE’s Miami-based South Florida Capital Markets. Mr. Isla works alongside the Hotels team, assisting with financial underwriting, market analysis, and the development of marketing materials for assignments ranging from one-off asset sales to the sale of large portfolios with responsibilities that go beyond the financial aspects of the deal involving all phases of the sales process.
Miguel has been involved in multiple roles with CBRE Hotels. Prior to joining the Miami office, in 2017, he lived in Mexico City where he played an integral role with the Investment Sales of Hotel Assets. Miguel was involved in the development and acquisition functions, focusing in single-assets and portfolio transactions across Mexico. In 2016, he joined CBRE’s Madrid office, specializing in advisory and valuation of hotel properties where he specialized in the Spanish and Portuguese markets.
GEO Tax Advisory
Giovanni Mendez has extensive experience as a corporate and tax attorney, including compliance, financial reporting, tax preparation, and regulatory matters. Admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar and United States Tax Court, Giovanni has advised clients at both the State and Federal levels. His clients have included Fortune 500 companies, pharmaceutical companies, telecommunications firms, financial services companies, e-commerce, technology and software companies, private equity investors, blockchain technology companies, and high net-worth individuals.
Giovanni’s practice includes structuring of tax exempt and taxable operations in Puerto Rico, structuring of complex business transactions, transfer pricing consulting, entity formations, negotiation of tax exemption decrees, tax planning and counsel for Puerto Rican and United States federal international income tax matters, and accounting services.
During the past years, Giovanni has served as advisory counsel for many investors and businesses seeking grants of tax exemption under Puerto Rico’s Acts 20 and 22. As a blockchain technology investor and advisor, Giovanni has played a key role in the development of Puerto Rico as an investment destination for the industry. Giovanni’s unique access to the burgeoning global and local cryptocurrency industry provides his clients with invaluable insight.
Founder Coin Observatory LLC
Influenced by high net-worth clients from previous ventures, George Saber began trading and analyzing markets in 2014. Upon doing so he took on Technical Analysis to better maneuver the market. In early 2017, Saber fully committed to cryptocurrencies. His early crypto-centered endeavor Generation Crypto allowed him to build a team comprised of the best crypto trader-analysts and develop their efforts into what is now, The Coin Observatory.
Coin Observatory LLC, is Digital Asset management research and development firm. With a mentorship program for those who want to better navigate the market. Core areas of focus are swing trades, trend analysis, and hedging to capitalize on volatility. The mission is to limit exposure and increase profitability by optimizing strategies for current market conditions.
Ladder Stone Group
Drew is a pioneer in the digital currency and blockchain space. Over the last five years, he has helped evangelize, advise, and invest in many blockchain projects. Currently, he is a general partner at Ladder Stone Group.
He moved from Medellin, Colombia to sunny Old San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2018 for Act 20/22 purposes. He is familiar with the Airbnb market in San Juan as a landlord and resident.
Drew also brings 5 years experience as a top performing mortgage loan officer. In his time he originated over $200 million in mortgages across the US. As a result, he brings an expert level of understanding of real estate financing strategies.
Founder of Apartment International and Director of IT at Lifeafar
Andrew is currently serving as the Chief Technology Officer for the Company and is responsible for the research, development and implementation of all software solutions, websites and third-party platforms used by the Company.
Andrew was also the founder of The Apartment Medellin, currently known as Apartment International, the first company of its kind in the real estate space in Medellin, Colombia in 2006, and has previously been responsible for the development and expansion of the property management business as well as Company-wide marketing of the Company following its merger with Apartment International.
Originally from Australia, and with a degree in computer science, Andrew previously worked for Sony PlayStation in London, England as the lead network administrator, managing the Windows networking environment for the head office and the regional offices throughout Europe. Apartment International remains to this day the most successful and well-known local vacation rental brand in Colombia, growing from a single room to hundreds of properties, spanning several cities and in excess of a million U.S. Dollars in revenue per year. It is an integral part of the success of the Company and the cornerstone for its travel, live and invest philosophy.
Founder, Chairman of the board, Lifeafar
Inspired by Medellin's lifestyle, culture, and undervalued real estate market, he founded FAR International in 2007, which has since become a thriving real estate and lifestyle company comprised of Colombian real estate specialists, regional experts, and passionate, international individuals.
FAR's overarching company goal is to be the trusted, on-the-ground resource for foreign real estate buyers, renters, and investors. FAR seeks to support folks who are retiring early, seeking a more vibrant social life, purchasing a second home, or investing in Colombian real estate. Rich has a background in real estate and mortgage, publishing, internet, and investment banking sectors.
An avid traveler, Rich has lived in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and in parts of Florida and Texas. He holds an MBA from Ohio State University and a B.S. from the University of Texas, where he studied chemical engineering.
Executive Director of Investments
Eric is currently serving as the Chief Investment Officer for the Company and is responsible for overall investment strategy and deal execution of acquisitions and development as well as placing a strong focus on capital sourcing efforts.
During his career, Eric has advised a diverse base of investors, owners, lenders and developers of hotel and mixed-use real estate assets. Eric has advised on over $2 billion USD of hotel and real estate transactions throughout the U.S. and Latin America.
Eric began his career at Deloitte & Touche, LLP where he provided accounting and advisory services for clients in the financial services, banking, real estate and retail industries, for companies with over $180 billion of assets and over $10 billion in annual revenues.
During his professional career, Eric has been based in New York City and Miami, as well as Colombia, Panama and Mexico. Eric graduated from Penn State University – Smeal College of Business where he earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting. He has been a licensed CPA since 2013 and holds a certificate in Hotel Real Estate Investment and Asset Management from Cornell University
LifeAFar Partner & Vlogger
"What is a PREP? And how we're spearheading our investment strategy in Puerto Rico."
In 2009, Sam embarked on a motorcycle journey from Canada to Argentina. It was Colombia, however, that caught his eye. Sam settled in Bogota, where he co-founded Colombia International Real Estate. In 2015, CIRE merged with FAR International. He runs a popular vlog about living and investing in Colombia while simultaneously directing the Bogota branch of Apartment International.
A Real Estate broker/owner for 10 years specializing on the Old San Juan market. His company does sales, long-term and short-term rentals as well as property management in the Old San Juan.
Comes from a long history on Marketing and has been an entrepreneur since his late 20’s having formed companies in the distribution of goods and retail market.