Building Middle Income Housing in Emerging Markets: Lessons from Brazil, India, and Elsewhere

Location: Graduate School of Design | Gund Hall, Room 124

Join us for a conversation with an expert in the global real estate market - Kenneth Munkacy, Senior Vice President of GID Investment Advisers LLC and Senior Managing Director of GID International Group. GID, a privately held real estate organization with multiple offices throughout the United States, invests in development projects in high growth international markets. They are currently constructing approximately 1,800 multifamily units in Brazil and India through direct and joint venture investments, with future projects planned in these emerging markets, as well as in South America. As a member of GID's Executive Committee, Mr. Munkacy is responsible for GID's international real estate investments, joint ventures, and portfolio companies in Brazil and India, and he will be sharing his expertise on what has worked and what risks they face navigating in these often untapped markets.

For over 20 years, Mr. Munkacy has worked on real estate investments and managed real estate operating companies in 16 countries. His experience includes serving as Managing Director, Asia at Starwood Capital (Tokyo); Senior Managing Director of GE Capital Golub Europe (Prague); President of Koll Asia Pacific Development (Shanghai); and Managing Director at TrizecHahn Asia Pacific (Tokyo). Locally, he served as COO of New Boston Fund. A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, he earned his Masters of City Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also Assistant Chair of the Urban Land Institute's Global Exchange Council.