The extra mile
good enough is not enough

We go the extra mile. Our goal is to perfect our operations, create value, and exceed the expectations of our investors and partners.”

/ CEO and CIO Real Estate

The Firm

HSI is an alternative asset management firm, focused on Real Estate Private Equity and Credit. We manage a vast portfolio of assets throughout Brazil, built on consistent performance and a focus on value creation. Our track record reflects these values in virtually all real estate sectors: office, logistics, shopping centers, hospitality, residential developments, subdivisions, and self-storage.

HSI’s structured credit transactions represent a competitive alternative for mid-sized companies with outsized potential. An optimal transaction considers a target’s strengths and weaknesses, unlocking growth while mitigating risks with the support of HSI’s seasoned management.

Since inception, we have raised over USD 4.9 billion in commitments from global institutional investors, with approximately USD 2.3 billion under its management.

History of Acquisitions


  • Acquisition from Bracor Investimentos Imobiliários of a logistics portfolio with 29 warehouses totaling 1.1 million sqm, in what was the largest real estate transaction in Brazilian history at the time.

    The sale of the portfolio to GLP in 2012 was awarded PERE “Deal of the Year” in Brazil.

  • Torre Sucupira.

    36,600 sqm AAA office tower in São Paulo with LEED Gold certification.

    Divested in 2017.

  • Torres Rio Centro.

    Acquisition of two towers in downtown Rio de Janeiro, totaling 21,000 sqm.

    Divested in 2010.

  • Shopping Metrô Tucuruvi, in São Paulo, with foot traffic in excess of 1.5 million monthly.

Greenfield Developments

  • CLB Guarulhos (currently GLP Guarulhos).

    Largest multi-tenant logistics asset ever built in Brazil.

    Divested in 2012.

  • ECO Berrini.

    AAA office property with 50,000 sqm, located in São Paulo.

    Certified LEED Platinum.

    Divested in 2014.

  • ECO Sapucaí.

    AAA office high-rise with 85,000 sqm, located in Rio de Janeiro.

    Certified LEED Gold.

  • Shopping Pátio Maceió (41,300 sqm);

    Via Verde Shopping (28,200 sqm);

    Shopping Pátio Ciâne (27,300 sqm).


  • Bay Houses

    BRL 101 million in debentures collateralized by AAA office tower in São Paulo.

  • Paddock

    BRL 137 million preferred equity investment in 17 residential developments by PDG Realty.

  • Alpha

    BRL 50 million in debentures collateralized by AAA office tower in São Paulo.

  • CEB

    BRL 83 million in debentures issued to refinance debt of Brasilia’s power distribution utility.

  • Madero I: BRL 88 million in debentures to finance the expansion of the casual dining chain.

    Madero II: additional round of BRL 50 million to fund continued expansion.

  • Caterpillar

    BRL 40 million in securitization of payroll-deducted loans.

Operational Platforms - Real Estate

  • Centro Logístico Brasil (CLB).

    Sector leader at the time, created and developed in-house.

    The sale recognized by PERE as “2012 Transaction of the Year – Brazil.”

  • Sector leader in self-storage in São Paulo at the time of its divestment, with 11 locations and 32,800 of GLA.

    Founded by HSI in 2014 and divested in 2018.

  • Full-service retail operator managing 13 shopping centers with 407,000 GLA across Brazil.

Funds Raised

HSI values long-term relationships with both its global investor base as well as with operating partners and seeks to act responsibly within the best market practices. We offer investors top-tier returns, achieved through proprietary deal flow and the effective and coordinated action of the entire organization.

To our partners, we provide experience thoughtful analysis to develop optimal strategies. HSI’s story begins with its founding in 2005.

Over USD 4.9 billion raised.

Our Investors

HSI’s investor base subscribes to a long-term approach to investing in Brazil and hails from all corners of the world, including United States, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. To date, we have raised in excess of USD 4.9 billion in commitments, and have returned USD 2.3 billion to investors.



Our leadership is comprised of a core group of professionals with varied expertise totaling 283 years of experience. Trail-blazing projects, innovation, and initiative are their defining characteristics. This select group forms the crux of HSI and propels our culture.

Our leaders are organized around three areas: Real Estate, Credit, and Corporate.

“I am very proud to work at HSI because, among other reasons, the team here is comprised of brilliant individuals. Everyone loves a challenge and seeks to constantly grow and improve.” 

/ Legal Affairs Director


  • Maximo Lima

    CEO and CIO – RE

  • David Ariaz

    CFO and COO

  • Rafael Mazzini

    Finance and Fund Operations

  • Diogo Alvarez

    Legal Affairs

  • Diogo Bustani

    Investor Relations and Compliance

Real Estate Private Equity

  • Thiago Costa


  • Bruno Greve


  • Jefferson Tagliapietra

    Engineering and Development

Special Opportunities

  • André Chaves

    CIO – Credit

  • Júlio Guerra


  • Leonardo Ferreira


Income Funds

  • Felipe Gaiad


  • Fernando Gadelho


Restless Curiosity
Agility and Diligence
Ownership & Teamwork
Results & Rewards
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