Co-Founder and Principal – CIM Group
Avi Shemesh is a Co-Founder and Principal of CIM Group® with more than 25 years of active real estate, infrastructure and lending experience. Since co-founding CIM in 1994, Mr. Shemesh has been instrumental in building the firm’s real estate, infrastructure and debt platforms. He serves on CIM’s Investment and Real Asset Management Committees, providing guidance on the diverse opportunities available across CIM’s various platforms. Mr. Shemesh is responsible for CIM’s long-time relationships with strategic institutions and oversees teams essential to acquisitions, portfolio management and internal and external communication. Prior to CIM, Mr. Shemesh was involved in several entrepreneurial real estate endeavors, including co-founding Dekel Development, a developer of commercial and multifamily properties in Los Angeles.
Partner, Executive Chairman and Senior Investment Strategist
Mr. Balbontín is a Partner and Founder of Compass Group, Executive Chairman of Compass Group Holdings, and a Senior Investment Strategist. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Balbontín was a Managing Partner and Founder of New World Investments Group of Banco Santander in New York. Mr. Balbontín also served as Director of Capital Markets and Co-Director of Sales and Trading of Citicorp Emerging Markets Group (ICFD) in New York, London, and Tokyo. He has experience in asset management, investment banking, and private capital investments in Latin America and other emerging markets. Mr. Balbontín holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Partner, Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Strategist – Compass Group
Mr. de la Barra is a Founding Partner at Compass Group in Chile, Executive Vice Chairman of Compass Group Holdings and Chief Investment Strategist. Prior to founding the firm, Mr. de la Barra created and was the Head of Investment Research for Grupo Santander in Chile and previously he was Vice President, Investment Banking at Citicorp Chile. Mr. de la Barra has been a Member of the Capital Markets Advisory Council of the Chilean Ministry of Finance since 2006. He is also a Board Member of Icare and Chairman of its Finance and Business Circle. Additionally, he is Member of the Advisory Board of Endeavor-Chile. Mr. de la Barra was a lecturer in Capital Markets and Financial Institutions at Universidad de Los Andes and is currently a member of the Executive Board for Latin America of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Founding Partner and Chairman of InBest, and one of the Founders and former Chairman of the Chilean Investment Fund Managers Association. Mr. de la Barra holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA (Palmer Scholar) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Principal, Development – CIM Group
Ryan Harter is a Principal in the Development Group. He is actively involved in development management and sales brokerage across CIM’s platforms and serves on the Investment Committee. Prior to joining CIM Group in 2002, Mr. Harter worked in multi-family and office development at Martin Building Company and began his career with First Pacific Capital of Spokane. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Middlebury College.
Partner, Head of Business Development and COO – Compass Group
Mr. Rodríguez is a Partner, Head of Business Development and Chief Operating Officer. Previously he was Regional Head of Finance and Operations. Prior to that position he was Finance and Administration Manager of the Chile office. In his initial days at the firm, he was Head of Planning and Control in the Chile office. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Rodríguez worked in investor relations at Enersis, one of the biggest multinational electric utility companies in Latin America. He also worked in electric design at Ingendesa, an engineering services company. He is also an adjunct professor of graduate courses in the Business and Economics Department at Universidad de Los Andes, teaching Financial Statement Analysis and Real Estate Investments. Mr. Rodríguez has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and an MS in electrical engineering from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile,as well as an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management (Honor Society).
"I enjoy working daily with a great team of colleagues who bring a diverse set of professional and personal experiences that inform their viewpoints which enable CIM Group to invest more wisely and manage assets more effectively."Jason Schreiber is a Principal in the Investments Group. He is actively involved in the investment management process across CIM’s platforms and serves on CIM’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining CIM in 2007, Mr. Schreiber was an Analyst in the Tech, Media and Telecom investment banking group at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Schreiber earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and History of Art from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Partner and Country Head | Mexico – Compass Group
Mr. Armendáriz is Country Head of the Mexico office. Previously, he was Director of the marketing and sales team. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Armendáriz created and led the area of independent advisors at Scotia Casa de Bolsa capturing a market share of more than 50%. Additionally, he was a founder and member of the Administrative Council of Leap Factor, a technology company focused on B2B and B2C mobility. He was also a founding member of the Administration Council of Corpoventas, a microfinance company dedicated to credits by way of payroll, and a member of the administration council of Finvenergy, a private equity fund covering the energy sector. Earlier in his career, Mr. Armendáriz led the area of service to independent advisors at Scotia Inverlat Casa de Bolsa.