Gary Garrabrant is Managing Partner of Jaguar Growth Partners, founded with Thomas McDonald in 2013.
Prior to the creation of Jaguar Growth Partners, Mr. Garrabrant co-founded Equity International in 1999 and was Chief Executive Officer and Director through 2012. The Company organized five real estate private equity funds over this time invested across emerging markets in Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He was the principal architect of Equity International, providing strategic direction and overseeing all of the Company’s activities and investment portfolio. Mr. Garrabrant with his colleagues is recognized as setting a new standard as an investor and builder of companies in developing markets globally. From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Garrabrant was Executive Vice President of Equity Group Investments, responsible for private investments and capital markets, leading the acquisition of California Real Estate Investment Trust and the creation of Capital Trust. Previously Mr. Garrabrant co-founded Genesis Realty Capital Management and held leadership roles in the investment banking divisions of Chemical Bank and Bankers Trust Company.
Mr. Garrabrant serves on the Advisory Board of Jaguar Growth Partners and has served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and Director of a number of companies spanning multiple continents including office, industrial and retail property, logistics, homebuilding, specialty finance, investment management and hospitality. These include Capital Trust (NYSE: CT, now Blackstone Mortgage Trust), NH Hotel Group (BMAD: NHH), Meritage Hospitality Group (OTC: MHGU), Gafisa (NYSE: GFA), Homex (NYSE: HXM), Xinjuan (NYSE: XIN), Corporate Properties of the Americas, Mexico Retail Properties, Fondo de Valores Inmobiliarios, Bracor, Parque Arauco, LifeCare Residences International, Jingrui, Orascom Housing Communities, Yupei, Brazilian Finance & Real Estate, Grupo Tha, Guarde Aqui, and SAMHI Hotels. Mr. Garrabrant is a former member of the University of Cambridge Real Estate Finance Advisory Board.
Mr. Garrabrant is a member of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and conceived and established the Garrabrant International Internship Program at the College. He is a former Advisory Board member of the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at Notre Dame. He is a member of the Misericordia Advisory Board and the Endowment Investment Committee, a trustee of the Naples Children & Education Foundation (sponsor of the Naples Winter Wine Festival), a member of the Peconic Land Trust President’s Council and a supporter of the Ovarian Cancer Translational Gene Program at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Mr. Garrabrant graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. in Finance and completed the Dartmouth Institute at Dartmouth College.