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Team Conservatorio SA



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.



Financial expert with +10 years’ experience in financial controlling, planning and cash management.

Javier has a MBA Thunderbird school of management and BS Industrial engineer from Purdue University.



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.



Óscar, with over a decade of experience in the real estate development and management business in Panama, showcases his expertise as the head of the project portfolio at CONSERVATORIO SA.

His responsibilities include actively seeking opportunities in the real estate market, conceptualizing the product, defining investment theses with feasibility analyses, analyzing the agreement structure and financial modeling, developing the budget and execution schedule, monitoring project marketing, overseeing construction, and final delivery.

Óscar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Alfonso X University of Madrid, as well as an MBA in Project Management from Polytechnic University of Catalonia EUNCET – UPC, an MBA in Business Management from Panama’s University of Higher Management, and a Master’s in Commercial Management and Marketing from The George Washington University School of Business.



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.