With over 18 years of real estate related experience, co-founder and CEO of Optimum Development USA LLC, Ricardo is a well-accomplished professional. He earned his bachelor degree in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his MBA from Harvard Business School. Ricardo started his carrier in the hospitality business at a young age in Vegas, then, moved on to the management and development of several high-end hotels and resorts internationally. As a senior executive of large international investments firms, Ricardo has been involved in well over 3 Billion USD of real estate transactions both nationally and internationally. Furthermore, Ricardo led the acquisitions, repositions and development of major real estate assets in the Middle East, North Africa, South America, Europe and the US. He acted as an exclusive representative and real estate investment consultant to many institutions, foreign investment banks, and families’ wealth management offices as well as national and international investment firms.