Bernardo was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. After graduating from Universidad Católica Andres Bello (Andres Bello Catholic University) as a Civil Engineer, he spent 6 months in Florence, Italy studying Italian. In 2009, he returned to Venezuela and started working in his family’s business.
He was named director of two “ideas” that the company had for a couple of terrains that they had recently acquired; these ideas rapidly developed into projects. One was a 120.000 sq.ft residential luxury building named “La Mirage” and the second was a 300.000 sq.ft office tower name “Xpress Tower”. Bernardo worked coordinating the project phase with several renowned designer’s in Venezuela.
Bernardo has been coordinating the construction, accounting and sales department of Xpress Tower and is very involved in the financial aspect. This experience has given him the opportunity to work together with a very large, diverse group of people and professionals.
After finishing the program at MIT, Bernardo intends to return to Venezuela and start a project of prefabricated affordable housing specifically aimed to help the low to medium income residential market.