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About the Firm

Kallas Asset Management, ("KAM" ) is a Brazilian real estate investment manager established at the initiative of Kallas Incorporações e Construções ("Kallas SA" ), a 36 year-old development and construction firm based in São Paulo, Brazil.  


KAM conducts the capital management activities of Kallas SA and carries on its successful tradition of investing both proprietary and third-party capital into Brazilian real estate opportunities. 


KAM combines its market knowledge, proprietary non-public deal flow and trusted fiduciary experience towards impactful development, repositioning, construction and related transactions as it pursues situations where it can readily identify value creation in a predictable time frame and where its core competencies and competitive advantages translate into sustainable and attractive risk-adjusted returns over the long-term.


Kallas Incorporações e Construções ("Kallas SA" ) is a family owned and operated real estate conglomerate with over 36 years of experience in the Brazilian market. The company has forged deep industry relationships over three decades with leading third-party capital providers, lenders, owners, brokers and builders in the Brazilian real estate market.


Kallas SA has acted as a trusted partner in numerous high-profile joint ventures and been responsible for investment management, project management, construction and ultimately the exits that have yielded exceptional returns across multiple macroeconomic, interest rate and real estate cycles. 



Historical Impact

The Kallas leadership team has delivered more than 20,000 units over 7.5 million square meters and served over 70,000 Brazilian families.

Kallas Incorporações e Construções Website

Leadership Team

Emilio Kallas, P.HD

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Mr. Kallas is chairman of Kallas Incorporações e Construções and KAM. He serves as head of the KAM Investment Committee and Board of Directors. He has 45 years of experience in the development and construction of residential and commercial buildings in the Brazilian real estate market. Under his watch, Kallas SA has delivered over 20,000 units on 7.5 million square meters and served over 70,000 families. Mr. Kallas obtained his B.Sc., M.S., and Ph.D. in Urban and Civil Engineering from Escola Politécnica. For over 20 years, Mr. Kallas has been a visiting professor in Civil Engineering at the Civil Engineering School in Escola Politécnica – USP. Mr. Kallas is also Vice-President of Development and Urban Lots at SECOVI-SP (The Real Estate & Housing Company Union of the City of São Paulo). 

Thiago Kallas, M.B.A

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Mr. Kallas guides the Strategic Direction of KAM. He has over 14 years of real estate development and construction experience as COO of Kallas Incorporações e Construções S.A. At Kallas S.A, he manages all development, engineering, acquisitions and product launches. He is also chairman of Kallas Sales, the brokerage arm of Kallas S.A and Kazzas, the affordable income arm. Under his watch, Kallas SA has produced annual average returns well over 18%. He is a graduate of Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering. He earned his M.S. in Business Economics from Fundacao Getulio Vargas, and his M.B.A from Yale University.

Matthew Wilkens, M.B.A

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Mr. Wilkens is Senior Managing Director of Capital Markets and Global Partnering for KAM. He has a demonstrated history of managing balance sheets over $1B in AUM across numerous asset classes. He has led significant capital raises throughout the Private Equity Real Estate, Venture Capital and Investment Management space. Prior to Kallas, he was a fixed income trader at Goldman Sachs, where he traded short term interest rates. He also co-founded Vine Street Trading, an investment management firm and Blue Ivy Ventures; a venture capital firm that support's Yale University's entrepreneurial community. He has a B.A in Political Science from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A from Yale University. 

Kaique Grossmann, M.S

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Mr. Grossmann is a Director of Portfolio Management for KAM. He has 7 years of experience in Real Estate portfolio management, and private equity. Prior to Kallas, he was responsible for the proprietary Real Estate Assets of BTG Pactual, where he managed a balance sheet over $1B. The principals assets under his management was the Emiliano Hotel in Rio de Janeiro (R$ 200mm Equity deal), the Beira Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre (R$ 300mm Equity deal with Andrade Gutierrez) and three Real Estate Funds (R$ 2.1 B Invested in Real Estate Assets with LP´s like CPPIB, PSP). He is a graduate of Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia with a B.Sc in Mecatronic Engineering. He earned his M.S in finance from INSPER and passed the CFA level I.

Andressa Tau, M.S

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Ms. Tau is Director of Project Management. She co-manages the unit with Tatiana Isikawa. Ms. Tau has 8 years of real estate experience. Her responsibilities include product development, sales tracking, viability studies, architectural oversight and project approvals. Ms. Tau specializes in the study and research of the property market and is primarily responsible for developing product sales tracking and ensuring the viability of each project. She recently led the development of a new shopping center and a hotel in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. At Kallas, she has launched more than 3,000 residential and commercial units. Ms. Tau graduated from Mackenzie University with a B.Arch. in Architecture and Urbanism. She received her M.S in Management of Real Estate Business from Escola Superior  de Propaganda e Marketing. 

Tatiana Isikawa, M.S

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Ms. Isikawa is Director of Project Management. She co-manages the unit with Andressa Tau. She has 8 years of real estate experience. Her responsibilities include product development, sales tracking, viability studies, and architectural oversight. She led the development and construction of Marriott Porto Maravilha in Rio de Janeiro. At Kallas, she has launched more than 3,000 residential and commercial units. She is a graduate of Mackenzie University with a B.Arch. in Architecture and Urbanism. She received her M.S. in Management of Real Estate Business from Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing.   

Paula Yoshimura

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Ms. Yoshimura is a Vice President in Acquisitions. She has 6 years of real estate experience. She works closely with project managers to identify new development prospects and conducts intensive due diligence on their viability. She specializes in navigating government regulations and has helped launch more than 2,000 residential units. Her knowledge of the applicable rules and regulations has been key in connection with a number of land acquisitions. She holds a B.Arch. in Architecture and Urbanism from the University Center Fine Arts in São Paulo.

Luiz Antionio Costa, J.D - M.B.A

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Mr. Costa is the Legal, Management and Compliance Director at Kallas Incorporações e Construções and KAM. He has a Law degree from Sul de Minas Law School with specializations in Civil Procedure Code and Civil Law from Paulista School of Law and in Real State Law from Secovi University. He completed the MBA program in Management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, with an extension in Innovation at the University of California- Campus Irvine and Santa Cruz. He has more than 10 years of experience in Real Estate, and has been working exclusively for both publicly-traded and private companies specialized in this sector. He has been mentioned in the last 5 editions of Análise Magazine as one of the most admired executives in Brazil.     

Luis Fernando Tacla

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Mr. Tacla is a Vice President in Acquisitions. He has 12 years of Real Estate experience and spent the last two responsible for operations in the interior of São Paulo of LPS Brazil, a leading market intermediary. At KAM, Mr. Tacla is responsible for the identification and acquisition of land opportunities, conducting financial feasibility analyzes, management of technical and legal diligence. He received his B.A in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo.