MBA, BOMA, RCM, CoreNet, IFMA, CCIM
REMS Director | México
From 1983 to 1991, Rafael Berumen worked as construction supervisor and building coordinator for the company IMMASA; this company was specialized in construction control.
In 1992, he started working in G.Acccion, Formely Fondo Opcion, where he created and implemented de Asset Management and Operations area. AMB acquired G.Accion in July 2008, and Rafael Berumen was appointed as responsible for the operations, customer relationships, leasing, marketing, and management for the largest Industrial Portfolio in México.
In July 2011, ProLogis merged with AMB. As Head of Operations in ProLogis, Rafael managed the Latin America Portfolio, including Asset and Property Management, Customers and Brokers Relationships, Lease Administration, Marketing, and elaboration of Mexico and Brazil ProLogis Industrial Portfolio Reports.
In 2013, he created the administrative structure, policies, procedures, manuals, and reports for the Mexican REIT portfolio, FIBRA Macquarie. He also recruited the team to manage it.
Mr Berumen currently teaches courses on “Condominium Management” and “Real Estate Management and Finance” at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and on "Mexican Real Estate Investment Trusts" (FIBRAs for its acronym in Spanish) at the Real Estate Business School (REBS).
Rafael Berumen has been working as COLLIERS’ Real Estate Management Services (REMS) responsible for Mexico, since 2014. REMS provides full-service solutions across Mexico regarding Property and Facility Management, Property Condition Assessments, Real Estate Risk Management Consultancy, Sustainability, and Property Paperwork, Licenses, and Permits.
Vice President IFMA Mexico Chapter 2020
CCIM 101 Financial Analysis course 2017 CCIM 104 Investment Decision Models 2018 CCIM 102 Market Analysis Models 2019 CCIM 103 User Decision Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate 2020
REMS Certified Manager (Colliers International) 2015
Best Employee ( G.Acción ) award “Águila Opción" 2005
General Electric award “GE Real Estate´s Customer Award” 2002
Master's Degree Instituto Panamericano de Alta Direccion de Empresa ( IPADE ) 1997-1999 Master in Business Administration
College Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México 1979-1983 Bachelors Degree Architecture
Memberships & Involvements
Colegio de Arquitectos de Mexico, Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos
BOMA Member Mexico Chapter
IFMA Mexico Chapter
CoreNet Mexico Chapter
Google, Fibra HD, Clarion Partners, Gentera (Compatamos Banco), Fedex, IBM, Grupo Bimbo, General Electric, Banamex, Sony, DHL, Oracle, Procter ＆ Gamble, Levi Strauss, Palacio de Hierro, Addidas, McGraw Hill, DuPont, Deportes Martí, Kraft Foods, NADRO, Hella, Daimler AG, Glaxo Smith Kline, PepsiCo, Panalpina, Walmart, ScotiaBank, Audatex, Biomarin, Parque Reforma, Grupo Alveo, Fibra UNO, ProLogis, Fibra Macquarie, American Tower, Prudential, Kiewit, TransCanada, Kiewit, World Bank, Intermex, Banca Mifel, Sanofi, Invex.
"Rafael Berumen is a well known professional in the real estate industry. He has an impecable reputation of honesty and professionalism. I also have the honor to know him personally and is a very good friend." Victor Lachica - President of C&W Mexico at Cushman & Wakefield
"Rafael is one of Mexico's best real estate asset managers. He is very attentive to client needs whether they are major multinational corporations, or small domestic businesses. Rafael is a very hands-on professional and is very willing to teach his team members all aspects of the RE business." Derrick Azcué - LATAM Transaction Manager at CBRE
"Rafael is a great leader who lead by example for accomplishing goals and objectives, is a great team player, very professional and capable. " Eduardo E. Montes Garcia - Vice President Latin America Regional Property Manager at ProLogis
I currently manage Fibra HD's Portfolio as Property Manager Sr. I'm responsible for 4 million sqft. of leasable area in 55 commercial, retail, industrial and educational buildings, in multiple locations in the country. I supervise a team of more than 60 Colliers professionals that includes Property and Facility Managers, Coordinators, Assistants and Maintenance Technicians who are part of our 200 member operational team including outsourced team members. With the support of this wonderful team, I manage a yearly budget of more than 560 million MXN of lease income and more than 110 million MXN of OPEX.
Before being asigned to Fibra HD's Portfolio, I was responsible for a portfolio comprised of 10 commercial (office) buildings of different clients, including Google Mexico, Biomarin, Audatex & Autoclaims (Solera), Gentera (Compartamos Banco), 9 industrial buildings of different clients including Clarion Partners, Fibra HD, Alveo, and 20 buildings belonging to 4 private-owned portfolios. Also I participated in the Help Desk Implementation Consulting services we provided for Grupo Bimbo, and the launch of a Sustainability Consulting Service within REMS Mexico.
My previous work experience includes working in Gigante Grupo Inmobiliario (GGI), one of the largest Real Estate companies in Mexico, coordinating the relationship with Soriana, its main client and one of the major national supermarket chains, to whom GGI rents around 100 locations nationwide. I coordinated several renovation projects and also supervised 5 condominium shopping malls, including Perinorte and Plaza Zapamundi, which GGI co-owns with Liverpool and Sanborns, respectively.
My previous work experience includes management of a 1,000 million MXN construction project in Zibatá, a large eco-friendly community built in Querétaro where I developed skills in the construction management of urban infrastructure, landscaping, a Golf Course & Academy, the Discovery Center (Sales headquarters) and the housing lots, distributed over 2,400 acres. This experience has been extremely helpful when supervising and coordinating renovations and minor development projects in my current position.
Property Manager | Ciudad de México
I have been working for over 10 years now. Most of my previous experience is related to Business Development and Business Management. Some of the industries I worked in are: Transportation, Agriculture, Banking & Financial Services, Real Estate and most recently International Commerce.
To narrow a little bit on my Real Estate experience, I used to work for Macquarie Group, more specifically for one of its subsidiaries called MMREIT Property Administration based in Mexico City. It was the name of the company that managed all the industrial properties in its portfolio, over 260 all over the country.
I began working as a Property Manager and ended as a Leasing Administrator. I used to coordinate the Leasing Team formed by the 6 regional managers.
After some time I moved temporarily to London, UK where I worked for a Mexican Government Agency called ProMexico. My main responsibilities involved promoting Mexican Companies in the UK by increasing their exports to the British Market.
Now that I returned to the Real Estate sector in Mexico, I am very pleased to be working for Colliers International as a Property Manager.
Subdirectora | REMS México
Multibanco Mercantil de Probursa, S.A.- Institutional Real Estate Management, 11 years' experience.
Lomelín Hermanos Bienes Raíces, S.A., outsourcing area as Assistant Director of the Department, with direct attention to Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer, S.A.; responsible for all the real estate services of the institution
Currently, more than 2 years with Colliers International in the Rems Area, in charge of several portfolios in the administration of real estate and management issues.
PROPERTY MANAGER JR.
As Property Manager, I currently manage a portfolio of 2'120,943 sqft in 30 retail, office, industrial and residential buildings, in multiple locations in the country, of different clients, including Biomarin, Audatex & Auotclaims (Solera), BD&A del Bajío and 2 private-owned portfolios. With the support of my team, we look forward to providing our clients and tenants with the best service possible.
My experience includes working in two of the leading Hotel chains like Starwood and IHG as well as with the entertainment giant Walt Disney.
Property Manager Jr. | Ciudad de México
COORDINADOR ADMINISTRATIVO - REMS
2013 - 2016 Grupo Alsea Store Service Coordinator
Management and follow-up of renewal of lease agreements, Negotiation of incomes and Follow-up of obligations derived from Leasing contracts corresponding to the Central Region of the Country, Calculation of rent increases and property tax, Relationship with suppliers, small and large landlords, Attention to requirements by Landlords and internal areas, Management of budget and provision of services, contracting and negotiation with suppliers.
2006 - 2012 Notary 96 Control table assistant
Function: Responsible for the coordination, monitoring and control of procedures before and after each deed, Approximate handling of 200 monthly deeds, Supervision of procedures carried out by interns and managers before public dependencies, Planning, control and payment of taxes and other procedures, Registration of deeds in both the Public Registry of Property and Commerce and in the Federal Register of Taxpayers.
Head of Sustainability | REMS Mexico
- Head of Sustainability in Colliers REMS, Mexico.
Promoting a new real estate sustainable culture by consulting services to help our costumers to obtain green building certifications such as BOMA BEST, LEED, WELL, FITWEL, EDGE among others.
Developing buisiness by identifying areas of opportunity and giving exclusive recommendations to our potential clients.
ESPECIALISTA DE SUSTENTABILIDAD
In Colliers International, I provide sustainable building consulting services to our constumers, to help them obtain LEED, BOMA BEST, FITWEL, or other sustainable building certification of their interest, according to the services we provide in the area. I also provide technical support to our business development area, to correctly advise potential customers.
In the past seven years of my professional career, I have specialized in the sustainable building industry by being involved in diverse projects searching for LEED Certification, participating as a constructor, as a provider, and as a LEED consultant. In the previous organization where I collaborated, I had the opportunity to coordinate a project team to carry out the correct planning and implementation of strategies to obtain LEED certification. I have also gained knowledge in the sustainable building industry by obtaining my master´s degree in sustainable technology and by achieving the LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP ID+C and Fitwel Ambassador accreditations, as well as completing several courses and workshops related to the topic.
I have also collaborated in the commercial area of two international company suppliers related to the construction industry as well, where I provided customer service, conducting follow-ups, delivering quotations and brand positioning in the public and private sector. I also have experience in the construction project budgeting control area, material purchasing procedures, and building projects analysis.