Founder & CEO
Guillermo has over 20+ years of experience in all phases of development and construction. Having been directly involved in projects ranging from site development to high-rises, he brings
a unique insight and perspective to the company. Mr. Guefen has been involved in numerous projects across the country, most notably in Chicago, IL, San Antonio, TX and Fort Worth, TX.
For the past 5 years Mr. Guefen has primarily focused on the development of Houston and it's surrounding areas.
Over the last 10 years, his primary design for Guefen projects has been luxury multi-family. Having hand selected each member of the Guefen team with this project design in mind, Mr. Guefen has insured that all projects are well managed and completed in a timely manner. Mr. Guefen has also developed strategic alliances with other major firms in the industry allowing him to attract institutional partners as well as high net worth family offices.
He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). He graduated from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico.
Partner / Development
David was previously a Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC where he specialized in real estate investment banking and provided a broad range of financing, advisory, and investment services to real estate operating and development companies. Product offerings included access to equity, debt, mezzanine, and mortgage financing, restructurings, and recapitalizations.
Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Kulkarni was a Senior Managing Director of HFBE Capital, LP. where he raised more than $400 million in institutional equity capital, which financed more than $1 billion in real estate property acquisitions and new developments and closed over $1 billion in merger and acquisition transactions. During his tenure at HFBE, Mr. Kulkarni also participated in financial analysis and valuation of corporate securities and partnership interests of private and closely held companies as well as publicly traded corporations.
Prior to HFBE, Mr. Kulkarni was an MBA Intern and Bankers Trust where he participated in all functions of energy investment banking. He received his Bachelor in Business Administration in Accounting and Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jorge A. Figueroa joined Guefen Development in March of 2016 to strengthen the firm’s Executive Management Team and contribute to Guefen Development’s strategy of disciplined growth and the goal of cementing its position as a leader in the multi-family development market.
Mr. Figueroa is a seasoned Banking Executive with ample experience in Commercial Banking. During a successful career of 24 years at Citigroup, he held different leadership positions that included responsibilities in Corporate Banking, Wealth Management, Risk Management and Retail Banking. His last assignment was as Executive Vice President of Banamex USA, a subsidiary of Citigroup.
Jorge has a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Master in Business Administration from The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA.)