Brazilian Hotels and Global Recession

The worrying news about the global economic recession tend to make most Brazilians foresee a difficult time next year. A careful analysis, however, shows Brazilian hotels’ performances in 2009 should be better than in 2008, despite global turmoil.
During his 30 years in the hotel industry, Diogo has led more than 500 projects globally. He has worked as Director of Development in companies such as Caesar Park and Choice Atlantica Hotels. Diogo brought HVS to Brazil in 1999 and since 2013 represents the company in South America. In 2007 he structured and implemented the Hotel Maxinvest REIT. In addition to his role with HVS, he taught for 8 years at the main Brazilian business school – the Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He lectures extensively on hotel trends, being a frequent lecturer at major hotel schools and conferences in South America and is a member of numerous hotel industry committees such as HAMA - Hospitality Asset Managers Association. Diogo owns the FRICS title from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), world leader entity in real state professionals qualification, an Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Sao Paulo (POLI-USP) and a post-graduate degree in Business Administration from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Canteras brought HVS to Brazil in 1999. In 2007, he structured and implemented the Maxinvest Hotel Fund, currently managed by Banco BTG-Pactual and HotelInvest, which has become Brazil’s most profitable Real Estate Investment Trust. In addition to his role with HVS, he presently coordinates the Advisory Board of the Best Practices Handbook for Development of Hospitality Properties for Private Real Estate Investors from SECOVI. For more information contact Diogo at


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