Luis Arrizurieta has over 25 years of experience with numerous business ventures ranging from real estate to family office operations. His experience spans from financial reporting, capital raising, capital structuring (including tax-efficient investing strategies), operational aspects of real estate development and construction to the management of real estate operating companies.
Mr. Arrizurieta’s work began at BDO Seidman, the sixth largest international consultancy firm providing assurance, tax, financial and advisory services to publicly traded and privately held companies. He rose to the rank of audit manager where his work involved industries such as real estate, financial services, retail, manufacturing and waste disposal. This work included interaction with Latin American divisions of US based enterprises.
In 1994, Mr. Arrizurieta became Controller of the family owned and vertically integrated real estate organization Adler Group. Shortly thereafter he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer and within twelve years was directly involved in the organization’s expansion from 2 million SF of industrial and office real estate projects to over 8 million SF. He was instrumental in the acquisition, financing, capital structuring and overall management of the organization that eventually owned and managed over $400 million of real estate assets in the Southeast US.
In 2006, Mr. Arrizurieta joined the Kislak Organization as Chief Financial Officer. He joined the organization to prepare it for growth with the inclusion of institutional capital. He oversaw all financial aspects of the organization that included over 3,500 multi-family units throughout the US, along with a brokerage operation in New Jersey and property management operations that oversaw the multi-family portfolio.
In 2008, Mr. Arrizurieta formed Grupo Larrizur to provide consulting services that included real estate underwriting, mergers and acquisitions, business recapitalization, strategic planning and overall business development to corporate and individual clients. Concurrently with the formation of Grupo Larrizur, he joined forces with his brother Jorge L. Arrizurieta to form Arrizurieta & Associates, LLC, which focuses on providing a wide range of business consulting services to numerous clients in South Florida and Latin America.
As of 2013, Mr. Arrizurieta has been dedicated to managing the investments of Black River Partners, LLC, a real estate debt fund focused on South Florida real estate ventures that has transacted over $100 million in loan placements and currently manages over $41 million of diversified real estate debt placements with various real estate developers in South and Central Florida.
Mr. Arrizurieta is a Certified Public Accountant. He graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Accounting and has been an active member of various community business associations, including the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, while placing an emphasis on business development in Latin America.