Investors are a top priority in Luciana’s eventful world. As an associate focusing on emerging markets in Hines’ Investment Management group, Luciana begins each day with a long to-do list. Her primary role is to work as part of the team managing funds invested in Mexico and Texas.
“We coordinate communication with investors. Our job is to ensure that we make investments consistent with the funds’ strategies and we execute each investment diligently to create long term value and superior returns,” Luciana explains.
A native of São Paulo, Luciana earned a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Insper, a top-ranked institution of higher learning in Latin America. After graduating, Luciana began a career in investment banking and, two years later, she joined Hines as a member of the Brazilian real estate development team.
“The role was a great fit because I could apply my skills from banking to very concrete tasks in sourcing, analyzing and executing real estate projects,” Luciana says.
In 2016, Luciana relocated to Houston to join Hines’ Investment Management group where her daily tasks include:
• Preparing extensive investor reports covering economic context, financial projections, marketing and leasing efforts, and competition analysis
• Collaborating with Hines’ regional teams to respond to investor requests accurately and timely
• Underwriting new investments
Recognition from investors for a job well done is the most rewarding part of Luciana’s role. With five years at Hines under her belt, she has had the opportunity to be a part of several exciting projects. Her most notable project was working on the team that was responsible for making an investment in the largest project in Hines Brazil – a master planned, 27-building mixed-use development that created a new neighborhood in São Paulo.
Luciana loves traveling and losing herself in places unknown, though her current pursuit of an MBA from the University of Texas has taken precedence over some of her extracurricular activities. When asked to describe her job in one word, she replied with, “accountability.”
“Our group is responsible for very critical parts of Hines investment process,” Luciana explains. “Attention to detail and accountability, and investor’s trust mean everything.”