Executive Leadership

The Team of innovators

Luis Fortanell Manzanero

 Founding Partner
Luis Fortanell had a training oriented towards excellence in service and public relations, graduated from UVM in CDMX professionally prepared in the Senior Management industry in hotel operation, expansion and acquisition of projects, over 33 years of experience and a record in Hotel openings on 4 continents in more than 27 countries. Knowledgeable of each market that currently exists with an experience of many years in the USA, Europe and specialist with majoriy International hotels chains for negotiator in the purchase or sale finance for companies of all types medium and large scale. Extensive experience in the field of hotel acquisition, energy projects and  construction.
An outstanding Degree at the High Finance from Cornell University Finally a certificate in Marketing strategies from University of Memphis TN), to satisfactorily resolve negotiations in the Real Estate and hospitality, technology industry for large volume financing, debt replacement .
An outstanding broker in Energy, Hospitality & Real Estate of important developments in Latin America.

Nelcida Chakoff

International Lending Director
Since 1995, Nelcida Chakoff has established the organizational structures for new construction developers, sales and marketing teams. As an international sales and marketing specialist she specializes in residential and commercial real estates sales and site development acquisition for national and international clients.
She has Successfully created sales utilizing the USA, EB-5 investment visa as well as the USA-Investors visa.
Ms. Chakoff has maintained a strong presence in the sales and acquisition of hotels, ranging from corporate to luxury resorts. She works with 38 major national and international hotel chains, consulting on investment strategy and coordinating all aspects of hotel acquisitions.
Ms. Chakoff has a degree in economics from Florida International University with a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and a minor in Business Administration.

Julio Daina
International Lending Director

More than 20 years of international experience as a consultant, commercial engineer, strategic accounts management, commodities, new business development manager, project director, industrial director and partner-manager in various companies in the industrial, O&G and energy sectors, worked in Scandinavian countries led him after several years to fund his own company, NOVUS VENTURE. His training began as an electrical engineer graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), later in his career he completed and obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Center for Macroeconomic Studies of Argentina (UCEMA) as well as a Diploma in Project Management Professional (PMP) at the Technological Institute of Buenos Aires (ITBA).

With real success stories, he is a specialist in the evaluation of new businesses, financial projections, feasibility studies, commodity management, energy advice and consulting, with the capacity to act internationally in companies and/or multicultural investment groups, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He masters to facilitate as an excellent negotiator mastering languages ​​such as Spanish, English, Italian, French and Portuguese fluently. Within his functions, he has collaborated for 4 years as an associate of Master Brokers Mexico in each energy project, commodities, providing the experience and knowledge to strategically achieve the objectives of investors, whether public or private

Meet Our Leadership Team

Lourdes Chi

Associate Mexico


Graduated from UVM with a Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Business Administration ,her experience was based on the industry in the gastronomic operation at a macro level for more than 25 years in curatorial companies such as Marriot, Catering inflight services, Grupo Compass 10 years ago she decided obtain her diploma in the specialization of expansion and acquisition of projects , start-ups, business valuation and REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT. Outstanding negotiator in operations of complicated handling and confidentiality, in the sale and purchase,re-financing of companies of all types of medium and large scale, She is a vital part of the AIJ Capital Advisors, a great scouter of investors with the confidentiality of each client.

She currently has a diploma in high finance and in Marketing strategies to obtain the title of Master Broker. Based in Mexico City.

Ivy Loya

Associate Cancun

Cancun -Tulum-Bacalar

Graduated from the
Universidad Regional del Norte studied for a Bachelor's Degree in  International  Business.A vocation for  natural sales standing out for his achievements and achieved goals. She is invited to enter the world of large-scale business bidding processes, specific to entities or government agencies, as well as the relationship of real estate,hotel projects, developments. Master the assertive management of
interpersonal relationships, has extensive knowledge
in the field of sales, skills and strategies in buying selling in REAL ESTATE as well as marketing strategies
to place a service or product on the market. Knowledge and experience in the field of advising the most effective purchase or sale  of  a company.
Strategic marketing and negotiations in various areas. Work on objectives.
experience in the field.

Jordi Tomas

International Advisor
Valencia ,España

He has more than 25 years in the large-scale real estate industry, knowledgeable of the Central American and Latin American market, excellent relationship with most of the presidents of Spanish chains, with extensive experience in the search for funding, acquisition and expansion in the Caribbean and a large part of Europe. An academic training at the University of Valencia in Business Administration. Expert financial consultant with Tyrval company of his creation. Associate in AIJ Capital Advisors for the Caribbean and Europe for 12 years dedicated to start-ups, expansion, projects, consultancies, senior management, investment attraction, business plans, investment dossiers, and conventional financing. Experience with savings banks. Financial projects and funds both in Europe and America. Based in Valencia Spain.

Marisa Dinardi

 Latam Coordinator
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Graduated from the Buenos Aires University as an expert in physical preparation, her experience was based on the sports industry for more than 10 years. Venturing with a high finance diploma in the world of hospitality and hotel management and the acquisition of hotels with international experience in Large-scale Real Estate in more than 10 countries. In her career she distinguished herself as an expert in strategic alliances and public relations manager in various chains such as Sol Meliá, Karmina Palace Barcelo, Fiesta Americana, and Sheraton. Today he is part of the AIJ Capital Advisors team in the Directorate coordinating all types of Energy, Real Estate, hospitality projects, adapting the needs of each client. Responsible for the accounting and pipeline monitoring of each associate.

Legal Allies

This professional service that benefits AIJ CAPITAL ADVISORS , implies the strength of a legal team to offer legal certainty in each project.

Matt Bales 

Legal Alliance

 Fl. USA

 Matt practices law in the areas of commercial finance, corporate law and residential and commercial real estate (with a particular emphasis on retail shopping centers and office buildings). He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring complex commercial loan, asset acquisition, asset disposition and real estate transactions.  Matt began his career as an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in New York, New York. He has a number of publications to his credit, including “Implications and Effects of the FTC’s Decision to Retain the ‘All Or Virtually All’ Standard” in the University of Miami Inter-American Law Review. Matt earned a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from the University of Miami School of Business in Coral Gables, Florida. This gives him a unique perspective in the areas of commercial finance and corporate law. Matt received his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, in business administration and marketing from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.

Juan Carlos Yza

  Legal Alliance

Cancun Q.Roo Mexico

He practices law in the areas of commercial finance, corporate law and residential and commerical real estate (with a particular emphasis on retail shopping centers and office buildings). He has extensive experience in negotiating and structuring complex commercial loan, asset acquisition, asset disposition, financial projects and real estate transactions. Represented numerous owners of commercial real estate in connection with acquisition, financing, refinancing (including transactions involving defeasance of existing loans), development and disposition of real estate assets.Represented numerous lenders and borrowers in connection with commercial term loans and revolving credit facilities for asset acquisition and working capital needs in the range of $10 Million to $500 Million.

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