Real Estate Investment | NYC Real Estate | Prodigy Network

Meet The Team

Philosophy

PREMIUM REAL ESTATE

Prodigy Network is committed to giving accredited investors access to what we believe are prime real estate assets in Manhattan, which were previously accessible to only institutions and ultra-high net worth individuals.

GLOBAL ACCESS

Through our secure investing portal you can buy into what we believe is this country's greatest asset. Investors will receive project updates, market reports, and financial statements for your investments via a personalized dashboard.

SECURITY

Our secure platform provides investors with the tools and information necessary to confidently make transactions and monitor their investments online.

The team

Our multidisciplinary management team is made up of experts from a variety of backgrounds, including real estate, technology, finance, marketing and architecture.

  • Rodrigo Niño
    Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: 212 966 1015
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    Rodrigo Niño, CEO and founder of Prodigy Network, is helping to revolutionize the commercial real estate industry through crowd-investing.

    Niño, a Colombian native and a Manhattan resident, has proven Prodigy Network’s crowdfunding model as an efficient and secure mechanism that enables smaller investors to invest in specific projects that were solely accessible to the very wealthy before.

    With this model, Rodrigo has raised more than $300 million from 6,200 investors and is currently developing commercial real estate projects in Bogota and Manhattan with a projected value of more than $850 million. Major money center banks like Deutsche Bank, CIBC and Bank of America provided traditional financing for Prodigy’s Manhattan projects, giving further validation to Niño’s model.

    Well established operators and developers like Korman Communities, a four generation firm who has constructed more than 30,000 single-family homes, 12,000 apartments and townhouses, as well as two million square feet of industrial and commercial space have partnered up with Prodigy in the development of two Manhattan properties.

    Niño was the creator of My Ideal City, the first bottom up pilot-approach to a continuous urban design platform. Beyond commercial real estate, Nino believes the crowd can finance the solution of many of its own urban needs in cities for a profit. According to Niño, this shared value paradigm can level up the playing field for everyone. He sees "the World Economy evolving into a Crowd - Economy, where profit and positive impact are democratically lined up ", thanks to technology and new legislation.

    As a proponent of the Crowd-Economy as the main tool against inequality, Nino has spoken at worldwide conferences and was a noteworthy guest at NYU, MIT, Yale, Harvard University and the AEDES gallery in Berlin. Niño is often featured in leading publications, including The Wall Street Journal, Businessweek, Forbes, The Economist, The New York Times and Fast Company among others.

  • Leonard Chinchay
    VP of Client Relations
    Phone: 212 966 1015 ext. 834
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    Leonard Chinchay runs Prodigy Network's client relations team, driving customer outreach and handling the company's transactions.

    Chinchay joined Prodigy Network in 2006 as Controller for Prodigy operations in Panama. In this role he oversaw land acquisitions, the origination and audit of financial and cash flow data, performance and financial reports for lenders, partners and investors, and the closing of operations for developers. His work helped Prodigy and its affiliates sell 2,500 units with an approximate value of $600 million

  • Juan Carlos Ramirez
    VP of Strategy
    Phone: 212 966 1015 ext. 813
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    Juan Carlos Ramirez is the Vice President of Strategy at Prodigy Network’s Headquarters in New York, executing marketing and sales strategy internationally.

    Ramirez brings over 15 years of experience working with ad agencies in Latin America — including advertising, brand identity, crisis management, cause–related marketing, customer relationship management, search, public relations, social media strategy, strategic planning, sales acceleration and sales promotion.

    Ramirez has been working for Prodigy Network and its affiliates for more than ten years. He is responsible for the planning and execution of sales strategies for projects in Latin America and emerging markets, including BD Bacata, Bacata Express, Aeropuerto Business Hub and Bogota Art District.

  • Brian Newman
    VP of Business Development
    Phone: 212 966 1015 ext. 811
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    Brian Newman supervises the selection of investments and drives growth for the company by helping to expand the business into new markets and by managing its investment platform.

    Newman works with the Investment team at Prodigy Network analyzing new business opportunities and navigating the new industry that has come to be known as "real estate crowdfunding."

    Newman joined Prodigy Network after receiving his Masters in Management Science and Engineering at Columbia University, where he studied financial engineering and operations research. During his studies, Newman consulted with Prodigy Network in an effort to develop an efficient valuation model for the company’s crowd-investing projects and joined the company shortly thereafter.

    Prior to receiving his Masters at Columbia, Brian was a strategy consultant for IBM Global Business Services where he worked in systems integration and organizational strategy. Brian received his Bachelor of Science (BS), Integrated Business and Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Finance, at Lehigh University.

  • Lisandro Videla
    Director of Private Banking LATAM
    Phone: +1(212) 966-1015
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    Director of Private Banking Relations for Prodigy Network. Lisandro Videla manages product distribution through Private Banking, Wealth Management and Family Offices. Directs and implements, alongside the Business Development team, strategic alliances for product distribution.

    Previous to his incorporation to Prodigy Network he worked as a real estate manager in an Investment Banking company and structured securitization for Prodigy Network’s products to allow investment through investment accounts. He also developed the Private Banking distribution network in the Southern Cone.

    He administers, implements and develops, alongside the corporate marketing team, strategies related to marketing and advertising, branding, event planning and public relations in LATAM for this channel. He directs and supervises the back office and the administration of the investment operation of this channel.

  • Alejandra Rincon
    Director of Operations
    Phone: 212 966 1015 ext. 856
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    Alejandra Rincon supervises the overarching operations of Prodigy Network. Alejandra´s responsibilities include directing the different areas of the company towards the strategic goals, as well as setting up, measuring and continuously improving the business processes that will allow the company to grow. Alejandra has extensive organizational process experience along with a background in real estate investment.

    Alejandra joined Prodigy Network after having been an associate at TC Latin American Partners, an investment manager headquartered in New York that invests in real estate projects across Latin America. Before that, she received an MBA, with a concentration in real estate from Columbia University. During the first year at Prodigy Network she led the marketing team. After that, she was part of the Business Development Team and focused on the expansion to new markets, from a fundraising perspective. Prior to business school, Alejandra worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company for several years.

Experience

"What we do is simple. It's all about giving investors access to what we believe is the best real estate in the world."
- Rodrigo Niño, CEO.

Our New York portfolio of institutional quality real estate has a projected terminal value of $725 million.

Prodigy Network’s crowd-investing model was developed as an innovative way to give smaller investors access to large real estate assets. We are headquartered in New York City and have offices in Miami, Florida, Bogota, Colombia and Montevideo, Uruguay.

Prodigy Network and its affiliates have led six international and U.S.-based projects, raised more than $410 million from 6,500 investors around the world, and are currently developing projects globally with a projected value of more than $750 million. Major banks like Deutsche Bank, CIBC and Bank of America have provided traditional mortgage financing for Prodigy’s Manhattan projects. Well established operators and developers like Korman Communities have partnered up with Prodigy in the development of two Manhattan properties.

Recently, Professor Karim Lakhani from Harvard Business School published a case study on Prodigy's work titled, Prodigy Network: Democratizing Real Estate Design and Financing. Prodigy believes that crowd-investing will democratize commercial real estate by providing a new investment opportunity for small investors, revolutionizing the industry.

partners and lenders

Our select network of developers, institutional partners, operators, and lenders represent some of the best in the business.

Korman Communities

Korman Communities is a fully integrated real estate company with development, management and financial capabilities. Korman Communities is comprised of three residential real estate brands: AKA, ARK and AVE. This fourth generation firm has constructed more than 30,000 single family homes, 12,000 apartments and townhouses, as well as 2 million square feet of industrial and commercial space.

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MetroLoft

MetroLoft is a vertically integrated real estate development and management company founded by Nathan Berman. Over the past two decades, MetroLoft has artfully re-imagined and re-mastered some of the most iconic buildings in downtown New York City, including landmarks such as 443 Greenwich Street, 20 Exchange Place and 63 Wall Street.

With a specialization in commercial to residential conversion, each MetroLoft project is developed with meticulous consideration for detail and function. Its commitment is to preserving and restoring the elements that make each property significant, while creating modern residences with a complete package of luxury amenities.

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Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank provided a first mortgage loan for the acquisition and pre-development of 17 John Street.

Backed by a global network spanning over 70 countries, Deutsche Bank is a leading provider of financial services to agencies, corporations, governments, private individuals and institutions in the Americas.

Having first established a presence in the Americas in the 19th century, the Bank began independent operations in the U.S. in 1978, opening its first North American branch in New York City. Today, the regional headquarters are located at 60 Wall Street.

Deutsche Bank is one of the largest foreign-based employers in New York City and the only investment bank physically located on Wall Street. Deutsche Bank Americas contributes around 26% of total Group revenues.

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CIBC

CIBC acted as Lender and Administrative Agent for the construction loan of 84 William Street.

CIBC (TSX, NYSE: CM) is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution with a market capitalization of $41 billion and a Basel III Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio of 10.3%. CIBC’s wholesale banking business provides a wide range of credit, capital markets, investment banking and research products and services to government, institutional, corporate and retail clients in Canada and in key markets around the world.

They are one of the most active direct lenders and principal underwriters of commercial real estate loans in the U.S., and offer a full suite of loan programs on a broad range of commercial property types including permanent, construction/interim and other capital solutions. With offices in New York, Chicago, Newport Beach and Atlanta, their team brings unique and property-market specific knowledge to the table and is committed to providing clients with the financing they need in an attractively-priced and timely manner. CIBC ranked as the strongest of the major publicly traded banks in North America (Bloomberg Markets, 2014).

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Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small businesses, middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services.

The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 48 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,900 retail banking offices and approximately 15,700 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 31 million active users and more than 16 million mobile users.

Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries.

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AKA

AKA, a division of Korman Communities, is an innovative and growing portfolio of luxury serviced residences in prime urban locations including New York City (4); Philadelphia, Beverly Hills, Washington, D.C., and London. Across the brand, architecturally inspired, spacious accommodations offer the privacy of a luxury residence integrated with hotel services and amenities.

While each property is unique and has distinct resident offerings, all feature AKA brand standards and amenities such as exclusive evening lounges, cafes, fitness centers; full-service business centers with meetings space and complimentary high-speed internet access; en-suite dining; 24-hour front desk assistance; dedicated doormen. All suites include top-of the-line, fully-accessorized kitchens, contemporary furnishings, luxurious bathrooms, meticulous housekeeping; and premium cable television.

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Shorewood Real Estate Group

Shorewood is a multi-strategy real estate investment platform that specializes in structuring the acquisition, financing and development of institutional quality assets. Shorewood deploys equity capital that is crowd funded by Prodigy Network. To date Shorewood has structured investments with a cost basis in excess of $500 million. The firm has extensive experience in all aspects of the real estate investment arena and provides integrated and innovative solutions to maximize the long term value of real estate assets.

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UNITED STATES

NEW YORK HEADQUARTERS

40 Wall Street, 17th Floor
The Trump Building
New York, NY 10005

T: (+1) 212-966-1015

MIAMI

1450 Brickell Avenue
Suite 2560
Miami, FL 33131

T: (+1) 305-379-4424

LATIN AMERICA

COLOMBIA

Carrera 7 No.77-07 Piso 8
Bogota D.C., Colombia

T: (+57 1) 744-7671

URUGUAY

Ruta 8 km 17.500 Edificio Beta 4, Oficina 105
Zonamerica 91600 Montevideo, Uruguay

T: (+598-2) 518-2276

LATIN AMERICA

Toll Free T: (+1) 917-546-4741