Leasing Professional III • Argentina
Rafael Nolazco is Cushman & Wakefield’s Southern Cone Development Director. Based in Argentina, he leads operations and business lines in Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru structuring, planning and executing strategies in our key operations. He partners with executive management throughout Latin America to build and manage integrated strategies across services in order to provide integrated solutions for our clients.
Rafael’s been more than 25 years in Real Estate industry as manager of several services lines and leading teams across the region in first class companies like Citibank and Arcos Dorados (McDonald’s).
He first joined Cushman & Wakefield Argentina in 2009 as Asset Services Director. He led Property, Facility & Project Management service lines for corporate offices, commercial and industrial buildings. Between 2012 and 2016 he held a role as Real Estate Development Director in First South American Investment and then as Director in Jones Lang Lasalle and rejoined Cushman & Wakefield as Argentina’s Brokerage in 2016. As Brokerage director he developed a strong and dynamic team of brokers.
- Civil Engineer, University of Buenos Aires (UBA)
- MBA, CEMA-UCLA
- Management Development Program, IAE Business School (Universidad Austral)
- Commissioning Authority for LEED Certification, University of Wisconsin
- Since 2016, Rafael’s been working on building strong and mature teams who work seamlessly together as a team, among other teams and across borders. It’s vast knowledge in Real Estate service lines focusing on strategic planning and is key to the development of our service lines.
- In 2018, Rafael took a regional assignment as a Director of Development, that covers responsibilities in all south Latam Hispanic Countries.
- Between 2014 and 2016, he developed a savings plan for US$3.6M in Latam and Mexico. Its plan finally reached over U$S4M in opex savings.
- As Citibank’s Senior Asset Manager, he led due dilligence processes for:
- “Banco de Mayo” Acquisition (1998): 109 bank branches and 6 office and storage buildings where purchased for the bank’s portfolio with a U$S25M anual expense.
- “Provencred” acquisition (1999): the bank added 54 new branches, 25 outlets and 3 office locations in Cordoba, Argentina with a U$S 4M annual expense.
- “Siembra” acquisition (2002): 56 new branches and 2 office buildings were added to the bank’s portfolio with a U$S 4M annual expense.
- Project Management
- Strategic Planning
- Asset Management