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“We are a company whose business is real estate
but whose purpose transcends it"

Team Conservatorio SA

KC HARDIN

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Keyes Christopher “KC” Hardin is co-founder of Conservatorio and has been the Company’s President since its founding in 2005. KC also co-founded Esperanza San Felipe, a gang intervention and integration program in the historic district.

Prior to moving to Panama, KC was a corporate lawyer in New York and Tokyo with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and private equity. He is a Fellow of the Aspen institute’s Central America Leadership initiative and a Research Associate at MIT’s Community Innovators Laboratory (“CoLab”).

He holds a JD from Fordham University School of Law and a B.S. in Communications from the University of Miami.

DENNIS CHEN, CFA

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER and CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER

Dennis is a seasoned investor and entrepreneur. He has been investing in real estate and other ventures for over 20 years. He has been CIO at several financial companies. He was a management consultant at Bain & Co. for clients in USA, Mexico, Central and South America.  He earned an MBA from Wharton School of Business, a Master’s in Computer Engineering from Arizona State University and a BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas.

ANDRÉS NOVEY

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Andrés Novey joined Conservatorio in 2016 as the Director of Development. Andres spent the previous seven years as the Lead Project Developer for Patriot Renewables, a leading renewables energy developer in the New England.

Andrés focused on development and construction of Utility Scale Wind Energy Projects Prior to moving to Patriot. Andrés worked at Jay Cashman, Inc., a diversified heavy civil and marine contracting company and Patriot’s parent company, where he was a project manager for real estate development. Andres has a B.S. from the University in Vermont.

SOFIA LANUZA

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Sofia joins us after having worked as a Commercial and Operations Executive in various companies, primarily in emerging markets. Her work experience has led her to serve as General Manager, attending to multiple responsibilities, such as the creation and management of the Ferrari Store and Sony Center franchises in South Africa. Following this experience, she joined the CEO team at Bidvest, one of the largest service conglomerates in South Africa, where she led executive projects for the company. Before joining Conservatorio S.A. in Panama, she stood out as General Manager of a group of restaurants, focusing on the corporate strategy and expansion of the company.

Sofia has a Bachelor of International Business Administration from Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth Business School

PATRIZIA PINZON

SALES MANAGER (ARCO PROPERTIES)

Patrizia was born in Panama and grew up dancing in Casco Antiguo’s National Theatre with the Ballet Nacional de Panama.

Prior to co-founding ARCO Properties in 2004, Patrizia Coordinated the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute’s Public Outreach program at Barro Colorado Island. Patrizia serves as the current President and Founder of AVACA, Casco Antiguo’s Neighbors Association.

She holds an MBA from the Universidad Latina in Panama City.

GABRIEL PRECIADO A.

PORTFOLIO MANAGER

Gabriel began his professional career when he joined Conservatorio in 2014. He began as a Financial Analyst mostly focused on Corporate Finance, later transitioning to Portfolio Analyst, where he was involved in assessing the financial feasibility of acquisitions and development projects. Since 2016, Gabriel serves as Rental Portfolio Manager. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Esperanza San Felipe.

Gabriel holds a B.A. in Economics from Virginia Tech.