Rogerio Basso - Principal Investment Officer - Head of Tourism, IDB Invest

With over 20 years of real estate and hospitality experience, Rogerio leads all initiatives related to tourism in Latin America for IDB Invest, the private sector division of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. In his capacity as Head of Tourism, he is responsible for origination, transactions, and for executing IDB Invest’s tourism strategy in the region, offering a variety of financial instruments including debt, quasi-equity and equity.

Prior to joining the IDB Invest, Rogerio served as Chief Investment Officer for Key International, a Miami-based real estate investment and development platform active across the full spectrum of real estate assets including hotels, residential, multi-family, office and retail. He also served as EVP Acquisitions & Development for Terranum Hotels, an owner and operator of hotels across Latin America, sponsored by Colombia-based Santo Domingo Group and Sam Zell’s Equity International. Early on in his career, Rogerio worked for over 11 years at Ernst & Young in Miami, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s real estate and hospitality advisory activities in Latin America across a wide variety of real estate asset classes. His operational skills are drawn from his tenure at Four Seasons Hotels and InterContinental Hotels.

Mr. Basso is often quoted in industry publications on hospitality trends and topics, and is a guest speaker at industry related conferences in the United States and Latin America. He also served as a professor of feasibility analysis for the graduate hotel management program at Florida International University. Rogerio holds a Business Degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters Degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.