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Incorporating Responsibility into Brazilian IPD Projects: Interview with: Yannick L. Rault, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Abramar: a speaker at the marcus evans Brazilian Infrastructure & Property Development Summit 2012, on taking advantage of opportunities while developing responsibly.

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  1. 1. Incorporating Responsibility into Brazilian IPD Projects environment, but beyond that, it is analysts believe the Real is also important to consider how overvalued. fruitful and happy the community will be by incorporating attractive and Two, prices in the middle to luxury thoughtful design that integrates segments have more than doubled commercial, residential, open space, over the past five years in several and amenities. This also has to be markets, which we believe is done in a way that is economical for primarily fundamentally driven as the developer and the end user. growing purchasing power chases a Such communities become integral limited supply, however there is parts of the city and will likely not likely some speculation in there as become obsolete. well.Interview with: Yannick L. Rault,Chief Executive Officer & Co- Does this cost more? Can Three, the lower-middle class marketFounder, Abramar developers capitalize on it? is different as prices on social housing are capped by loan limits. Yes, it will cost a bit more as it There is huge pressure on margins inAlthough the Brazilian requires more cross -planning this segment, but no bubble in sightinfrastructure and property between architects, engineers, as this segment continues to growdevelopment market has its ups administrators, sales and the dramatically. The mortgage industryand downs, Brazil has at least 20 execution teams. However, the is in its infancy and it will continue tomore years of growth, says Yannick developer can be compensated for grow to support this group.L. Rault, Chief Executive Officer & most of the extra costs with higherCo-Founder, Abramar. There is a lot prices (though in our case capped by Fourth, the infrastructure market isof money to be made, fueled by the the limits of social housing) and a nowhere close to a bubble. The lackcountry’s infrastructure needs and better brand image. of infrastructure is actually holdingthe maturing of its mortgage back faster growth in Brazil. Rail inindustry, however, he believes that We find that our sales team ends up Brazil is 30 years behind.there are ways of taking advantage spending a lot of time educating ourof opportunities while developing clients about the benefits and long- To sum up, there is money to beresponsibly. term cost savings of a responsibly made responsibly in Brazil, and I developed community. urge developers who want to beAhead of the marcus evans there for the long run to buildBrazilian Infrastructure & Some believe that the Brazilian responsibly.Property Development Summit development market is a bubble.2012, in Bahia, Brazil, 21 - 22 May, What is your opinion?Yannick, a speaker at the event,talks about sustainable I read about this all the time, and todevelopments and the future of theBrazilian infrastructure and property answer the question we have to examine several variables. There is money to be mademarket. One, if you compare the pricesWhat makes a development relative to income of middle tosustainabletowards and society responsible and the luxury class units in Brazil to that of Paris, New York, Miami, Lima or responsiblyenvironment? Buenos Aires, they are high. Whether the appreciation is real because of the appreciation of the in BrazilMost people think of energyefficiency and protecting the Real is a different matter. Many
  2. 2. About the Brazilian Infrastructure & Property Development marcus evans Summits deliver Summit 2012 peer-to-peer information on strategic matters, professional This unique forum will take place at the Tivoli Ecoresort, Praia do Forte, Bahia, trends and breakthrough Brazil, 21 - 22 May 2012. Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or innovations. trade show, this exclusive meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution providers in a highly focused and interactive networking environment. The Summit includes presentations and interactive discussions on pinpointing opportunities in Brazil’s developing hotel market, sustainable development in the residential and commercial property sectors and assessing the impact of the global and domestic economy on Brazil’s urban development market. Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the number of participants strictly limited. Contact Sarin Kouyoumdjian-Gurunlian, Press Manager, marcus evans, Summits Division Tel: + 357 22 849 313 Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-to-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsAsian Infrastructure & Property Development Summit - www.aipdsummit.comEuropean Facility Management Summit - www.facilitymanagementsummit.comInfrastructure & Property Development MEA Summit - www.ipdsummit.comLatin American Infrastructure & Property Development Summit - www.laipdsummit.comTo view the web version of this interview please click here: