Bondstone is led by executives recognised for their financial and analytical mindset, and backed by a team of experienced locally-based real estate professionals who achieve results through commitment, discipline and integrity.
CEO | Universtone
Arnaud Khodara is the Founder of Universtone, his fully-owned investment vehicle, which pursues worldwide real estate opportunities. A seasoned international investor, Arnaud has structured around 870,000 sq m of real estate projects, representing a value of more than €1.7 billion. Arnaud started his career in 1994 as Managing Director of Codara SAS, a family-owned real estate company which he took over in 2001 via a leveraged buyout. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Bluestone, a Belgium-based property developer targeting mixed-used opportunities. He is also the founder and chairman of the investment board of OSYA Holdings, a company dedicated to large scale real estate developments in South Korea. Arnaud received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the Université Paris IX Dauphine in France and lives in London.
CEO | Bondstone
Paulo Loureiro, a Portuguese national, is the Founder and CEO of Bondstone. He was formerly the Managing Partner of Louvre Capital, a real estate developer focused on high-end residential projects. Since 2016, Paulo has structured real estate projects, representing an investment of more than €100 million in Portugal. Prior to founding Louvre Capital and Bondstone, Paulo was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in New York. He started his career with Schlumberger, spending six years in Argentina and Brazil holding various operational and management positions. Paulo received his MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and holds a Master of Science degree majoring in Maths and Physics. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and lives in Lisbon.
Francisco Perez Gundin is a Partner at EverStream Capital Management, a global renewable energy infrastructure fund, as well as a Board Member at Eolia (an AIMCO renewable energy platform). He has more than 25 years' experience as a Corporate Executive and investment professional at General Electric, SunEdison, Terraform Power and Global.
Francisco has invested more than $20 billion in renewable assets throughout his investment career, deploying more than 10GW of energy assets worldwide. He is a former board member, executive vice president and chief operating officer at Terraform Power and Global launching these two companies on Nasdaq, which grew to market caps of $5 billion and $1.5 billion respectively. Additionally, he also served as chief operating officer as well as president of EMEA and Latin America at SunEdison and chief financial officer at NBC-Universal International.
Francisco has an extensive international experience in private placements, public placements and IPOs. He is a graduate in International Business and holds an MBA at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE).
Abdiel Santiago is a high-ranking Financial Executive with board experience and more than 20 years' experience in global asset management, investment research, restructuring, investment banking and capital markets regulation. He currently leads Panama’s $1.4 billion sovereign wealth fund and has grown it to a cumulative 25% gross return since taking leadership in 2013.
He is a Board and Advisory Member to the National Treasury’s c. $1.5 billion asset/liability vehicle, where he provides financial and strategic advice. He is a Board Leadership fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors in Washington, DC. Earlier in his career, Abdiel worked as an equity research analyst for Morgan Stanley in New York.
He received an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He was a member of the US Air Force and is a native Spanish speaker. He lives in Panama and travels frequently to Washington, DC.
Mark Taborsky is the Founder and Managing Partner of MarkerTree Capital. He has more than 25 years' investment experience as a senior investment professional at Stanford, Harvard, PIMCO and BlackRock. He has invested more than $14 billion in alternative investments over his career and had responsibility for as much as $24 billion in assets at one time.
At BlackRock, Mark was a Managing Director and the CIO for global multi-asset solutions clients. At PIMCO, Mark led the successful buildout of the firm's liquid asset allocation strategy. At Stanford and Harvard, Mark was a managing director, overseeing large pools of alternative and traditional investments.
Mark holds an MBA in Finance and Policy with honors from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business, and a B.Comm. Joint Honors Economics and Finance with first-class honors from McGill University. Mark lives in Boston.
Patrick Swint is the Founder and CEO of Knightsbridge Ventures, a private equity real estate platform based in London and Austin, Texas, for private and institutional investors. Knightsbridge structures and implements investment platforms in Portugal, Spain and the UK.
Patrick has more than 20 years' experience in the real estate industry, having been responsible for the development and management of iconic projects in Austin, Texas. In addition to his solid real estate background, he is a retired Major in the US Air Force (serving at the US Army Special Operations) and also had a previous career in orthopedic surgery. Knightsbridge is an Investment Advisor in the US (Texas, Florida, New York and California) and Switzerland and has also been an Appointed Representative of the UK’s FCA since 2019.
He gained a degree in Government with Latin American studies at the University of Texas at Austin and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Patrick lives in London.
António is the CFO of Bondstone. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, António served as CEO and Partner at MarginKey, a Portugal-based consulting firm. António has over a decade of experience as a corporate finance professional, having served in various roles in corporate finance and in the private equity industry, namely at Oxy Capital, Bright Partners, 3i Group, Millennium BCP and Garrigues.
António obtained a degree in Law from Lisbon University, a Master’s in Management from Nova SBE and also holds an MBA from Nova SBE and Católica-Lisbon in partnership with MIT Sloan School of Management. António is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Director | Operations
Vasco is the Operations Director of Bondstone. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Vasco was a Project Manager at Teixeira Duarte, one of the largest conglomerates in Portugal, having been responsible for the development of landmark projects in Lisbon, such as Villa Torrinha. He previously served as a Structural Engineer at TRIEDE.
Vasco holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and an Executive Master in Management with a specialisation in Finance & Control from Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, having also studied at Chalmers UT (Sweden). Vasco is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Duarte Ferreira dos Santos
Duarte Ferreira dos Santos
Director | Business Development
Duarte is the Business Development Director of Bondstone. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Duarte was a Project Manager at Teixeira Duarte - one of the largest conglomerates in Portugal - having been responsible for the development of landmark projects in Lisbon and Cascais (such as the Johnson & Johnson HQ at Lagoas Park and “ONE Living”). Duarte also served as Project Manager at Bondstone before co-ordinating the Business Development team.
Duarte holds a MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico and an Executive Master in Management with a specialisation in Finance & Control from Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics, having also studied at TU Delft (Netherlands). Duarte is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Director | Finance
Andreia is the Finance Director of Bondstone. Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Andreia served as Corporate Finance Assistant Manager at Grant Thornton UK in London. Andreia has 15 years' experience as a corporate finance professional, having worked in two of the “Big Four” accountancy firms, serving as Associate at PwC and Senior Associate at KPMG.
Andreia holds an MSc degree in Finance from Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and a BSc degree in Management from ISCTE. Andreia is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Associate | Senior Architect
Sara is an Associate at Bondstone, focusing on the operational management of the firm’s real estate projects. Before joining Bondstone, Sara worked as an Architect at PLACER, an integrated urban design and development firm, co-ordinating its architecture team. Prior to that, Sara worked at Humberto Conde, a renowned architecture firm. Sara holds a MSc double degree in Architecture from Instituto Superior Técnico and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. Sara also underwent a General Management Programme at Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics and is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.
Tomás Rosenthal Ayash
Tomás Rosenthal Ayash
Associate | Business Development
Tomás is an Associate at Bondstone, focusing on the sourcing and execution of real estate transactions. Prior to joining Bondstone, Tomás worked as an Analyst at Northwood Investors, evaluating real estate equity investment opportunities with a focus on the Iberian market. Tomás also underwent a placement at Mercer, working in the fixed income division in London and an internship at Explorer Investments, a real estate investment fund valued at €800 million, where he worked on the asset management of the fund’s hospitality portfolio.
Tomás holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Bath. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English, French and German. Tomás is also actively involved in political affairs, having worked at the European Parliament.
Associate | Project Manager
João is an Associate at Bondstone, focusing on the operational management of the firm’s real estate projects. Prior to joining the firm in 2020, João worked as a Site Manager at Teixeira Duarte, where he was involved in several residential projects including two large-scale luxury complexes in Cascais. Prior to that, João served as a Project Manager at Jular, a renowned Portuguese timber structures company, being responsible for the design and assembling of several projects in Portugal and Angola.
João holds a MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (with major in Construction Management) and is an effective member of the Portuguese Chamber of Chartered Engineers (Ordem dos Engenheiros). João is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Analyst | Business Development
Suzanne is an Analyst at Bondstone, focusing on market intelligence and sourcing of residential and commercial real estate assets. Before joining Bondstone in 2018, Suzanne was a Real Estate Analyst at HBS Research in Paris, responsible for market analysis and strategic sourcing.
Suzanne holds a BA in Real Estate Management and an MA in Real Estate Valuation from ESPI (Paris, France). Suzanne is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.
Analyst | Marketing & Communication
Mafalda is an Analyst at Bondstone, coordinating the marketing, design and communication strategy. Before joining Bondstone in 2018, Mafalda was a Brand Manager at Yonest, a Portuguese F&B brand, and also worked in Branding and Strategy at Design Bridge Asia (Singapore).
Mafalda holds a BSc in Design from the University of Lisbon and an MA degree from the University for the Creative Arts (Rochester, UK). Mafalda is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Analyst | Project Manager
João is an Analyst at Bondstone, focusing on the operational management of the firm’s real estate projects. Prior to joining Bondstone, João worked as an Architect, developing and collaborating on a number of projects both at the academic level, including the development of a university campus as a master thesis topic, and at a professional level, including the rehabilitation of a family house. João holds an MSc degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Instituto Superior Técnico and is fluent in Portuguese, English and French.
Analyst | Finance
Dulce is an Analyst at Bondstone, joining the finance team in early 2020. She joined Bondstone from BNP Paribas where she worked as a Corporate Finance Analyst. Prior to that she was an Auditor at PwC.
Dulce holds a BSc in Management from ISCTE Business School and is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Analyst | Project Manager
Pedro is an Analyst at Bondstone, focusing on the operational management of the firm’s real estate projects. Prior to joining Bondstone, Pedro collaborated on a project of rehabilitation in the center of Lisbon. Pedro holds an MSc degree in Civil Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico (with major in Construction Management) having also studied at Aalto University (Finland). Pedro is fluent in Portuguese and English.
Assistant | Finance
Cláudia is a Financial Assistant at Bondstone. Before joining Bondstone in 2020, Cláudia was working as a Financial and Administrative assistant at a Branding studio, and also worked for four years in London as a junior PR, for prestigious hospitality chains. Cláudia holds a degree in Hospitality from EHTA and is fluent in Portuguese and English.