Rodolfo Mariano Ruiz Najera

Former Top-10 Private Equity Real Estate Professional

Berlin, Germany


Rodolfo Mariano is an accomplished private equity real estate professional with 11 years of experience working on institutional investment projects resulting in over €2.5 billion of closed deals. He provides premier real estate advisory, such as capital raising and capital deployment support, as well as investment management servicing. He has worked at renowned firms, such as Cerberus Capital Management (London), Prologis (Paris) and WeWork (Berlin). He started his career in Paris, analysing private debt real estate investments at ING Real Estate Finance. He holds the Master of Science in Management degree from the Grande École programme at HEC Paris with an orientation in real estate, and is fluent in French, English, and Spanish, and intermediate in German.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 11 years

Seniority Level: Manager

Sector Experience: 

Real Estate


Skilled in: Venture and minority investments, Target financing, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: VBA, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office

Languages: German, Spanish, English, French

Work Experience

Amber Consulting

Vice President, Real Estate Investments



- Now

● Advised institutional real estate investors in transactions worth a total of €322m ● Built fund-level, multi-asset, and single-asset real estate models ● Modelled different kinds of LP / GP Equity Waterfall Structures ● Prepared private placement memoranda


Senior Associate, Real Estate Investments



- 01/07/2021

● Modelled and monitored estimated and achieved performance of closed deals ● Prepared investment reports for investors and senior executives ● Built and guided a junior team dedicated to financial underwriting and analytics ● Structured investments across northern Europe worth a total of c. €250m ● Developed relationships with landlords, brokers and developers ● Supported senior executives in the selection of investments opportunities ● Crafted and presented investment committee memoranda

ARB Investment Partners

Senior Associate, Real Estate Investments



- 01/08/2019

● Co-managed a multi-sector investment fund worth c. €300m ● Built, developed and led a team set to financial planning activities ● Delivered business plans related to trailing, current and expected performance of the fund ● Projected equity contributions and distributions, as well as working capital and profit metrics ● Presented bridge analyses that link estimated returns with actual results ● Partnered with executives in the selection of investments worth a total of c. €485m ● Coordinated specialists through due diligence and closing processes ● Created a master model suitable for modelling different asset classes

Cerberus Capital Management

Senior Analyst, Real Estate Investment Management



- 01/11/2016

● Co-managed three pan-European multi-sector portfolios worth a total of £381m ● Re-developed/amended acquisition models to suit on-going asset management practices ● Developed and updated tracking-performance models at asset and portfolio levels ● Modelled the different cash flow scenarios related to asset management strategies ● Devised and oversaw investment management initiatives aimed at creating value ● Liaised with local operating partners to ensure delivery of business plans


Analyst, Real Estate Investments



- 01/09/2014

● Evaluated investment opportunities worth a total of €1.8bn for in-house PE funds ● Modelled cash flows for acquisition and development projects to post-tax level ● Coordinated due diligence and closing processes in collaboration with external specialists ● Became the appointed model validator in Argus DCF and Excel across European offices ● Optimised and verified models from European offices prior to committee submissions

ING Real Estate Finance

Analyst Intern, Real Estate Private Debt Investments



- 01/09/2012

● Analysed a total of 38 multi-sector investment opportunities worth €2.6bn ● Developed cash flow models, and participated in the structuring of approved deals ● Provided real estate market research to identify potential investments

DTZ Investors

Analyst Intern, Real Estate Asset Management



- 01/12/2011

● Helped manage a €320m multi-sector portfolio and its respective treasury ● Modelled the different cash flow scenarios related to asset management strategies ● Devised and oversaw investment management initiatives aimed at creating value


HEC Paris



- 01/10/2012

Real Estate specialisation by Morgan Stanley and Unibail-Rodamco Achievements: ● Merit-Based Scholarship of HEC ● Global GPA: 3.3 out of 4 ● Talented Student Distinction in the Talento Tec publication of ITESM

Licenses / Certificates

Argus DCF

ARGUS Software Certification