Founding Partner, VBI Real Estate
Ken Wainer has 21 years professional experience. Mr. Wainer is a founding partner of VBI Real Estate and has been involved in all of VBI Real Estate’s investments since its inception in 2006. Prior to co-founding VBI Real Estate, Ken co-founded Vision Brazil and was responsiblefor establishing the real estate private equity practice. At Vision Brazil, Ken wasresponsible for investment origination, transaction structuring, and portfolio management for investment funds with a total AUM of approximately U.S.$2 billion. Ken’s professional experience has included 21 years of investment management, mergers and acquisitions advisory, and corporate finance work based in New York and São Paulo. Previously, Ken worked at Violy, Byorum & Partners, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., and Hellmold Associates, Inc. Ken has lived in São Paulo, Brazil for 17 years and is fluent in Portuguese. Mr. Wainer received a B.A. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the MIT Sloan School of Management.