The senior team at Urbium Property Group has familiarity
with a wide-range of markets that allows the team
to source and identify investment opportunities
that will generate above average returns.
Jaime Lara, Co Founder & Co CEO:
Mr. Lara co-oversees all fundraising efforts, acquisitions, dispositions and development at Urbium. Mr. Lara has direct experience in the development of real estate projects in Mexico. Prior to co-founding Urbium he worked at Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets where he was responsible for the creation and management of one of Mexico’s first and largest REITs with over 270 industrial and retail properties. As CEO of FIBRA Macquarie, Mr. Lara was directly involved in all fundraising efforts, investor relations, acquisitions and team formation. Previously, he was country head for real estate investment and lending operations at The Carlyle Group and MetLife Real Estate Investments. Prior to that Mr. Lara was Director of Equity Investments and Director of Lending at GE Real Estate. In over 25 years in the real estate industry, he has been involved in over $8 billion of real estate transactions in Mexico, the United States, and Brazil in the residential, multi-family, retail, industrial, office, hotel and mixed-use sectors.
Mr. Lara has been a board member of several different institutions and is currently a Member of the Urban Land Institute. He graduated from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and received his MBA from the same institution.
Erez Cohen, Co Founder & Co CEO
Mr. Cohen co-oversees all fundraising efforts, acquisitions, dispositions and development at Urbium. Prior to co-founding Urbium, he worked at Thor Urbana where was directly involved in the acquisition and development of almost 12 million square feet of real estate, with a value of over $2 billion. He also participated closely in all asset management, fundraising and investor relation efforts. Previously, he worked in investment positions at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, the Carlyle Group and Evercore Partners. In over 12 years in real estate, he has been involved in $3.5 billion of real estate transactions in Mexico, the United States, and Brazil in the residential, retail, office, hotel and mixed-use sectors.
Mr. Cohen is a Board Member of the Urban Land Institute where he was awarded a Rising Star Award and serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for an Orphanage in Mexico. He graduated summa cum laude from Manhattan College and received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Bucksbaum Fellow.