have over 75 years of combined experience investing, managing and advising on real estate assets in Iberia, during which they have developed significant hands-on expertise in sourcing and executing opportunistic investments across a wide range of asset classes, geographies and capital structures.
Members of FS Capital’s investment team have directly acquired around €1.3bn of Iberian real estate assets across more than 70 transactions in the last 4 years, including investments in commercial real estate, residential and land & development assets. Additionally, while working as buy side advisors for Tier 1 investment firms, FS Capital’s team members have worked on most of the transactions that have come to the market in the last 5 years, having underwritten more than €100bn of value across 200+ transactions.
Based on the experience accumulated over the years, the sourcing capabilities developed along the way and the team’s local presence and footprint, FS Capital’s in a strong position to identify and execute transactions on an opportunistic basis that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Nuno ES Silva
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Nuno has more than 20 years of experience and is the founding partner of Finsolutia. Throughout his career, Nuno has gained valuable experience and exposure to credit and real estate across Southern Europe. Nuno started his career in investment banking Capital Markets, debt and equity markets, followed by a top strategy consulting firm, and then banking with focus in non-core asset management, leading the first NPL deal in Iberia among other very relevant transactions. Nuno attended the OPM at Harvard Business School, the Inter-Alpha program at INSEAD, holds an MBA with honors (Beta Gamma Sigma) from SDSU-California State University, a Post Graduate degree in Corporate Finance (ISCTE) and a business degree.
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Nuno joined Finsolutia in June 2014 as Managing Director of the commercial real estate business for captive funds Currently, he is the Principal of the real estate funds advised by FS Capital, having executed +€700mn of transactions to date. He came from Norfin, a leading Investment Manager, where he worked 8 years as a fund manager of real estate equity investments and where he led equity funds (c. €1bn AUM) across several sectors (offices, logistics, retail and residential) in Portugal and Spain. Previously he spent 8 years at GPA (Project Managers and Real Estate Appraisals) having gained valuable experience and exposure to real estate development projects and valuations. Nuno holds an MBA and Master in Finance from Católica Lisbon SBE and a Mechanical Engineering degree from the Technical University of Lisbon.
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Francisco joined FS Capital Advisors in 2017 as Head of Special Situations and is currently the Principal of the opportunistic funds advised by FS Capital Advisors. Throughout his career, Francisco has been working with non-core real estate assets for nearly ten years, gaining a valuable experience in a wide range of asset classes, capital structures and geographies with roles at Castlelake, Sareb and Finsolutia. At Castlelake, Francisco worked as a Director, being involved in investments in non-core real estate assets (both asset and loan formats) across several sectors (residential, CRE, land & development) with a Pan-European exposure (Portugal, Spain, Italy and the UK), with combined transaction values of more than €1.0bn. Before joining Castlelake, Francisco was a member of Sareb’s financial assets team, being responsible for the divestment of several non-performing loan portfolios and single tickets to international investors. Francisco participated in a Corporate Finance Programme at London Business School and holds a Master in Finance at UCP – Lisbon School of Business and Economics and a BSc in Business Administration from Nova – School of Business and Economics.
Juan joined FS Capital Advisors in 2019 as Investment Associate in Special Situations and opportunistic funds advised by FS Capital Advisors. Previously, Juan was Senior Associate at Deloitte M&A Real Estate Team where he was involved in several transactions of real estate companies, refinancing process, portfolio sales and also the design and implementation of business plans for the most relevant players of Spain. In the past, Juan held different roles within investment banking at Lazard, Banco Espirito Santo and BBVA. Juan holds a degree in Economics from Complutense University of Madrid and he is also Patron of the Foundation Prójimo-Próximo.
Asier Uriarte, CFA
Asier joined FS Capital Advisors in 2020 as Investment Associate in Special Situations and opportunistic funds advised by FS Capital Advisors. Throughout his career, Asier has been working with opportunistic and value-add assets for nearly five years, gaining valuable experience in CRE, residential and development at Aedas Homes and Azora. At Aedas Homes, Asier worked as an Invesment Analyst in the Strategy and Investment team, where he was involved in Real Estate transactions (land and residential) of about € 250 million through Spain. Before joining Aedas Homes, Asier was an Analyst in the Corporate Development and in the Hospitality teams, being involved in Real Estate transactions of Hotels, Offices, Residential and repositioning projects. Asier is a CFA Charterholder, holds an MBA for ICADE/Strathclyde Business School and a Masters’ Degree in Architecture from Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in San Sebastian.
Jacobo Diaz de Bustamante
Jacobo joined FS Capital in 2022 as senior investment associate in Special Situations and opportunistic funds advised by FS Capital Advisors. Prior to FS Capital, Jacobo was part of the investment team of Globe Iberia, taking part in the acquisition of a portfolio of more than €200mn of residential, tourism and granular portfolios. Previously, Jacobo worked in the business development department at Lemon Promociones (Mexico and Spain), investing over €120mn in residential projects. Jacobo holds a BA in Business Administration from Dublin Business School. During his university years he worked as an intern at GBM Banco Santander and as analyst at Magallanes Value Investors.
Javier joined FS Capital in 2022 as investment associate. Prior to FS Capital, Javier worked as an analyst in the Valuations, Business Modeling and Economics team of Strategy and Transactions at EY, actively participating in numerous transactions from a valuation, due diligence, M&A or corporate development point of view. Previously, Javier worked in Baker McKenzie's tax team. Javier holds a degree in Law and Economics from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and collaborates weekly with the NGO “Proyecto Capicua”.
Marta joined FS Capital in 2015 and is currently a Portfolio Manager in CRE & Special Situations. Her responsibilities are related to asset and project management. She has strong technical skills and extensive experience in development and redevelopment (coordination of feasibility studies, licensing process and technical due diligence) processes in all real estate asset classes – office, hospitality, logistics, retail, residential and land. Before joining Finsolutia, Marta was Technical Advisor for international investors, with core focus on real estate investment, managing a wide spectrum of large scale projects and providing technical advice on assessment, development, occupation, conservation and adaptation of real estate assets to multinational and corporate clients. Marta holds a degree in Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture (Technical University of Lisbon).
Lucília joined FS Capital in 2019 as a Property Manager in CRE & Special Situations. She came from Chamartín Inmobiliaria, where she worked for 17 years as a Property Manager with a focus on offices. Lucília has a degree in International Relations, from the Higher Institute of Social and Political Sciences (ISCSP), from the Technical University of Lisbon (UTL).
Gonçalo joined FS Capital Advisors in January 2022 as an Investment Junior Associate. Previously Gonçalo integrated the Advisory team of Finsolutia being responsible for analyzing non-performing loans and CRE opportunities. Gonçalo holds a master in finance and a bachelor in management, both from NOVA School of Business and Economics.