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Alfredo Keitaro Bando Hano

Coming from a brokerage background, Keitaro is interested in studying creative and new business models, like crowdfunding, to apply them in Mexico. Over the last years, he has worked as a commercial real estate advisor with important companies and developers in Mexico creating feasible plans for the redevelopment of downtown neighborhoods at Colliers International.

Keitaro graduated from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and joined Colliers International in 2010 where he represented firms in over 345K square feet of lease transactions an over $94MM dollars of purchase/sale transactions. He has worked with Grupo Carso, BBVA Bancomer, Santander, Banorte, Brinks, Yum!, Santamarina & Steta and Vitro, among others. During this time, Keitaro gained experience in investment analysis, site identification and both acquisition and negotiation strategies.

 In 2014, he started a project with an important developer in Mexico whose objective was to rebuild “Colonia Doctores”, an old downtown neighborhood in Mexico City. In this project, he successfully located and negotiated the purchase of over 295,300 square feet of land lots.

 At MIT, Keitaro looks forward to expand his knowledge on three important matters: he wants to acquire better understanding on how urban economies work, gain experience on how to create feasible plans with the government; and finally, he wants to learn how to implement innovative business models for real estate developments that will help to democratize the Mexican real estate development process.

 Keitaro enjoys outdoor activities like mountain biking, camping and hiking. He is also an experienced Lego builder.