Managing Director de Credit Suisse Mexico
In May 2016, Raul Gallegos joined the Asset Management group at Credit Suisse to develop and lead a new Real Estate lending platform through the launch of a specialized fund (CBFI) focused on issuing loans for income producing properties. The target asset classes for this vehicle include office, retail, industrial and hotels, and it can provide senior loans as well as mezzanine financing, both in pesos and in dollars. The fund launched in Aug and raised $350MM USD of equity, and it has a total lending capacity of $1Bn USD with internal leverage. It is currently closing its first investments.
Prior to this, Mr. Gallegos was the President and CEO for GE in Mexico since July 2013, after spending 16 years in GE Capital. Raúl began his career with GE in 1997 in Stamford, Connecticut with the Latin America group of GE Capital Structured Finance, working on debt and equity transactions for infrastructure projects in Energy, Telecom and the Transportation industries. In 1999, he returned to México to join the GE Capital Real Estate business, where he first worked as a Relationship Manager, and then as the leader of the Debt Business. From 2006 to 2013, he served as General Manager of GE Real Estate in México, where he was responsible for both the debt and equity businesses which totaled more than $5 billion dollars in assets.
Raúl is a Civil Engineer from Universidad Anáhuac and he has an MBA from Columbia University in New York.