2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
From hundreds of submissions, we have highlighted women with achievements and...
2021 Next Generation Awards
Connect Commercial Real Estate is proud to present the winners of our 2021 Next Generation Awards. In one of the most challenging years on record for the industry,...
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Next Generation Honoree: Ytech’s Gustavo Barros is Hardworking, Intelligent Team Leader
Gustavo Barros has met and exceeded acquisition and performance goals by 45 percent, and has secured more than $300 million in financing during his tenure at Ytech. He is currently vice president and investment officer at the real estate development and investment firm.
Recognized by his colleagues as the hardest working member of any team he is a part of, Barros is known to spend long days overseeing Ytech’s accounting, treasury, information systems and risk management, while continuously advancing his education. This fall, Barros will attend the Harvard Business School’s Executive Education General Management Program, to expand his leadership skills, confidence and vision.
Barros is skilled at identifying an opportunity or problem and tackling it with creativity, intelligence and an ownership mindset. He has successfully repositioned and repurposed a number of properties by guiding his team into endeavors that follow out-of-the-box initiatives driven by local area data trends and demographics.
These are just a few of the reasons we chose Barros to be one of the Florida region 2019 Next Generation Award Winners. Connect Media’s third annual Next Generation Awards recognize young leaders in the commercial real estate industry who are likely to be influential for years to come.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.