Director of Finance
Bob has been involved with financing of resort property types for over 30 years. He has been the financial advisor to resort residential projects in Mexico and Costa Rica including the Cabo Real project in Los Cabos. He joined DTZ Rockwood in New York in 2002 and was primarily responsible for raising $640 million in equity for a commingled real estate fund with 11 international pension funds, which invested in the Industrial, hospitality, residential and retail sectors. Prior to Rockwood, Mr. Baer was a Managing Director with AIG Global Real Estate in New York, where he served as a fundraiser and portfolio manager for real estate investments with direct responsibility for Latin America. Prior to joining AIG, Mr. Baer was a Managing Director of Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments and Managing Director of its affiliate, Equity International Properties, a global real estate fund in which he actively sourced real estate investments.. Mr. Baer’s credentials include: opening and managing the first SEC authorized US broker dealer for Operadora de Bolsa (now Serfin);serving as US representative for the New York Stock Exchange listed Mexico Fund; serving as advisor to the Mexican government regarding REIT legislation; serving as U.S. representative and financial advisor to the AMPIP (Association of Mexican Private Industrial Park Developers); and direct execution of over $3 billion of debt and equity transactions.