The First Edition of SiiLA ACADEMY Concludes Successfully

After the success of the past editions of SiiLA ACADEMY held in 2020 and 2021, SiiLA held the first edition of SiiLA ACADEMY in Mexico from June 21 to July 7 of this year, which is a specialization course focused on the Mexican commercial real estate market.

This project was born in 2020 during the pandemic, and on that occasion SiiLA promoted a basic module of SiiLA ACADEMY in Brazil (SiiLA Bootcamp for Mexico) free of charge for professionals interested in deepening their knowledge in the area. More than 300 students were trained on the basic concepts in the segments of offices, industrial buildings and shopping centers.

In 2022, the project formally begins in Mexico with 6 sessions where relevant topics for the commercial real estate sector were discussed, with the participation of renowned professionals in the real estate market and was sponsored by Cushman & Wakefield.

The first session was given by Alejandro Delgado, Country Manager for Mexico at SiiLA, where the basic concepts of the sector and the main markets and regions in Mexico were presented under the methodology and information provided by SiiLA, which served as a precursor to the specialization provided during the course.

The second session was overseen by JLL, where Nicolás Bulacio and Alfredo Giorgana gave a complete overview on the importance of the best and most important use of real estate valuation with practical and theoretical examples to deepen the practice.

Sessions 3 and 4, conducted by Andrea Lara, focused on the types of investment and valuation fundamentals in FIBRAs, as well as the creation of an investment portfolio, where, after giving economic and real estate context about these trusts, different exercises were done to put into practice everything learned during the sessions.

Session 5 covered topics such as the management of indicators to make the best feasibility decisions and was given by José Luis Rubí, Market Research Manager of Cushman & Wakefield, which served to reinforce the topics previously addressed in the past sessions and to provide a first closure to the learning obtained by the students.

Finally, session 6 was divided into 2 parts, the first one being a presentation by Alejandro Delgado, where SiiLA showed the most relevant market and tenant statistics for the second quarter of 2022 of the main institutional markets in the country, where Mexico City, Monterrey, Tijuana, among others, were addressed regarding the industrial and office sectors.

Likewise, Africa Rubio from Cushman & Wakefield presented a lecture on sustainability and how it is considered a trend that is here to stay in the real estate sector, talking about the most relevant metrics and certifications to the market and why they are increasingly important in a global aspect, within each of the companies and real estate developments in the world and mainly in Mexico.

During this session we had the visit of several students, as well as the CEO of SiiLA, Giancarlo Nicastro, where a networking space was provided between teachers and students themselves, as well as the SiiLA team.

Summarizing the experience, Delgado comments:

"It has always been a priority for SiiLA to keep the real estate market growing and we are convinced that education is the path to achieve such growth. That is why we launched SiiLA ACADEMY, which fortunately was very well received in this first edition by students and teachers who joined in, contributing their time and knowledge. For my part, I am very satisfied with the result of this initiative and excited about the next edition."

For the moment, the SiiLA team is planning a second edition that will take place in the last quarter of the year, and will provide more relevant information to all the interested public, for more information, please visit:

SiiLA is the leading U.S.-based real estate company providing a suite of cloud-based information, analytics and intelligence solutions for the Latin American commercial real estate market, with locations in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico.