We are a Private Equity Real Estate firm.

Autonomy is specialized in the real estate sector from the acquisition, development and or retrofit, design, engineering and construction, leasing, property management and commercialization of assets located in the largest Brazilian markets.

1.9
million sqm

+60
Top tier tenants

Our People

Robert Charles Gibbins

Robert Charles Gibbins

Co-founder and member of the investment committee

 

Robert Gibbins is a co-founder and member of the investment committee of Autonomy Investimentos since 2007. 

For over 25 years, Robert has applied his fascination with the development and transition of economies and societies to the management of global macro and emerging market portfolios and investments – a distinctive focus that has personified Autonomy since he founded the firm as CIO in 2003.

After earning a BS in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Robert began his career at JP Morgan in 1992. He subsequently traded northern European FX and interest rates at Lehman Brothers for two years and headed their Emerging Markets and Global Macro Proprietary Trading for seven more years, before deciding to start a company for professionals who share his blend of passion and pragmatism.

Roberto Miranda de Lima

Roberto Miranda de Lima

CEO

 

When Roberto founded Autonomy Investimentos in 2007, he already had more than ten years of experience in the real estate market. Civil Engineer from Escola Politécnica da USP, he became General Development Manager of Playcenter S.A in 1994, when it was a Private Equity invested by GP Investimentos.

In 1997, he joined Tishman Speyer, where he held the position of Head Commercial Developments for nine years, until he founded Autonomy. In the same year, in 2007, he joined the Board of MRV Engenharia S.A, where he stayed for two years.

Roberto holds an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral, in São Paulo, and an extension from Kellogg Graduate School at Northwestern University in Boston, USA. Among its certificates are that of the Manager and Administrator of the Securities Portfolio by CVM (Comissão de Valores Imobiliários) and the CGA, Manager Certificate of Anbima.

Carlos Mateos

Carlos Mateos

Business development and IR

 

Carlos is a partner and responsible for Autonomy's Business Development and Investor Relations.

With 23 years of professional experience, he was director of portfolio management and investor relations at Pátria Investimentos for seven years before joining Autonomy in 2019.

Prior to that, he was a board member of Highline do Brasil S.A., chief executive officer at JER Partners in the USA and held several positions at General Electric Capital as a risk management executive.

Carlos holds a degree in economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, a postgraduate degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and an MBA from The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, USA. He is also certified as a Securities Portfolio Manager and Administrator by the CVM.

Deise Poli

Deise Poli

Portfolio management

 

Deise has been responsible for Autonomy's Portfolio Management since 2019.

With more than 26 years of experience in the real estate market, Deise was Development Director at Fibra Experts (Grupo Vicunha) for two years before coming to Autonomy.

Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Development and Property at Tishman Speyer for nine years and served in the expansion of the Regus Group in Latin America - Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Guatemala for another eight years. At Birmann S.A., he held several positions from 1995 to 1999.

Deise holds a BA in Architecture and Urbanism from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul.

Fabio Carvalho

Fabio Carvalho

CFO

 

Fabio has been a director and CFO of Autonomy since 2018. He has 28 years of experience in the financial area, with an emphasis on the real estate market.

Prior to joining Autonomy, he was CFO at NorthWest Healthcare Properties for four years. At Squarestone Brazil, he held the same position for another three years.

At Tishman Speyer Brazil, Fabio served as chief financial officer and DCM. Prior to that, he was an auditor at PwC and held different finance positions at multinationals such as EDS, Sun Microsystems and Monsanto.

Fabio has a degree in business administration with an MBA in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and has CVM certification as a Manager and Securities Portfolio Administrator and an Anbima Manager Certificate.

Farley Menezes da Silva

Farley Menezes da Silva

Legal and compliance

 

Farley is responsible for Legal and Compliance activities at Autonomy since 2012. Farley has more than 15 years of experience as a lawyer in the financial and capital markets, from the creation of Banco Bradesco BBI SA (2002 to 2012), he was a manager responsible for direct legal advisory and supervision of the legal team in debt restructuring, securitization, IPOs, M&As, Project Finance, public debt and equity offers in both national and international markets. Farley was Bradesco BBI representative in the legal committee of the Brazilian Association of Market Entities Financial and Capital - ANBIMA.

Farley holds a bachelor degree in law from the Law School of Universidade de São Paulo, with specialization in Corporate Law by Fundação Getúlio Vargas. He attended the Governing Formation at Escola de Governo – São Paulo, introduction to U.S. Legal System, by the Institute for U.S. Law, at Georgetown University and the Private Equity Program, by Saïd Business School, at Oxford University.

Member of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Empresarial (IBRADEMP), of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito Imobiliário (IBRADIM) and of Instituto Brasileiro de Direito da Construção (IBDiC). Associated at CBAr - Comitê Brasileiro de Arbitragem.

Marcelo Carletti

Marcelo Carletti

Investments, acquisitions & dispositions

 

Marcelo has been responsible for selling assets at Autonomy since 2016.

With over 20 years of experience in the real estate market, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions at BR Properties for nine years and manager of real estate expansion at Arcos Dourados (McDonald's) from 2005 to 2007. He also worked in the Valuation & Advisory Services area at CB Richard Ellis from 2000 to 2005.

Marcelo holds a degree in Civil Engineering from Universidade Mackenzie and completed an MBA with an emphasis on Real Estate from POLI - USP (PECE).

Nelson Faversani

Nelson Faversani

Investments, design, engineering & construction

 

Nelson has been responsible for Autonomy's Design and Construction activities since 2012. With over 35 years of experience in construction and real estate development, he spent seven years at Tishman Speyer in addition to other prominent companies in the Brazilian real estate sector.

Nelson graduated in Civil Engineering at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, has a post-graduate degree in production engineering from Fundação Vanzolini at the University of São Paulo and is certified by the USGBC as a LEED Green Associate.

Andre Dias

Andre Dias

Business development and IR

 

Andre is responsible for investor relations and FP&A at Autonomy accumulating over 8 years of experience in the private equity industry. 

Previously Andre was a fund controller and held different finance positions at Patria Investimentos (2010 - 2019). 

Andre holds a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo.

Alessandra Baba

Alessandra Baba

Controllership

 

Alessandra is responsible for Accounting and Tax at Autonomy since 2018 with 10 years of experience in the real estate market.

Alessandra was from trainee to senior manager at KPMG Auditores Independentes (2009 to 2018), with rotation experience at KPMG NY Office, where she worked as senior associate for 18 months (2014 – 2016). 

Alessandra holds a BA in Business from the State University of Londrina, and BA in Accounting from Trevisan Business School, with active CRC (Brazilian certified accountant certificate) and CNAI (Brazilian certified auditor certificate).

Caroline Bertoldi

Caroline Bertoldi

Investments, development

 

Caroline is a Development Manager at Autonomy Investimentos since 2019. At Autonomy, Caroline is responsible for product development, partnership prospection and placemaking activation.

She has over 20 years of experience as a project leader in urban planning, public-private partnerships and real estate.

Caroline graduated in Architecture and Urbanism from EESC-USP, and has an MBA in Real Estate from POLI – USP.

Fabiana G. Stumpf

Fabiana G. Stumpf

Portfolio management, property management

 

Fabiana has been responsible for Property Management at Autonomy since December 2019.

With over 22 years of experience in the real estate market, he was Property Management Manager at Claritas, GLP and Prosperitas. She was a Real Estate Senior Manager at CB Richard Ellis from 2005 to 2010. Fabiana worked as a Property Manager at Cyrela from 2002 to 2005 and Regional Manager at Jones Lang LaSalle from 1997 to 2002.

Fabiana holds a BA in Business Administration from FAAP and Hotel Administration from SENAC.

Guilherme Aquino Costa

Guilherme Aquino Costa

Portfolio management, marketing & leasing

 

Guilherme has been responsible for Autonomy's Marketing and Leasing activities since 2009.

With over 25 years of experience in the real estate market, he worked at Bracor and was responsible for the Leasing area at Jones Lang LaSalle between 1999 and 2008.

Guilherme has a degree in Economic Sciences from PUC-SP.

Julio Toledo

Julio Toledo

Investments, acquisitions & dispositions

 

Julio is a member of Autonomy investment team since 2012, after joining the portfolio management team (2008 to 2012).

Julio has 14 years of experience in the real estate sector, passing through CBRE's capital markets division (2007-2008) and as a field engineer in the Servtec group (2005-2007).

Julio holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Escola de Engenharia Mauá and a postgraduate degree in business administration from IBMEC.

Lilian Cristina Barco

Lilian Cristina Barco

Investments, design, engineering & construction

 

Lílian is responsible for supporting project development, capex planning and control, contract management and monitoring of construction execution at Autonomy since 2008.

With over 31 years of experience in real estate development, Lílian was a cost and planning manager at Matec Engenharia e Construções Ltda, a cost controller for 3 years at Hochtief do Brasil and a supply manager and cost and planning engineer at Construtora Método Engenharia for 15 years.

Lílian graduated in civil engineering from the Polytechnic School of Engineering at the University of São Paulo (Poli - USP). She specialized in production engineering from Fundação Vanzolini - University of São Paulo and business planning and competitive strategy  from Fundação Getúlio Vargas - FGV

Rodrigo Calovini

Rodrigo Calovini

Investments, design, engineering & construction

 

Rodrigo is responsible for project development, legal approvals and construction at Autonomy since 2010.

With 22 years of experience in civil construction, Rodrigo worked for 12 years at Hochtief do Brasil, a construction company, and at Turner Construction (Hochtief group), in Albany, NY between 2004 and 2005.

Rodrigo is a civil engineer graduated from the Polytechnic School of São Paulo (USP).

Timeline

2007

2007 2007

2007


Roberto Miranda de Lima and Robert Gibbins found Autonomy Investimentos, in São Paulo.

2007/2011

2007/2011 2007/2011

2007/2011


Together, they develop the business, the team and build the portfolio of corporate offices.

2012

2012 2012

2012


Form a joint venture with Cadillac Fairview, the real estate “arm” of the Ontario teachers' pension fund in Canada.

2013/2018

2013/2018 2013/2018

2013/2018


Create the logistics portfolio and transform Autonomy into a fully integrated operator and real estate manager.

2019

2019 2019

2019


Preparation for a new cycle in corporate offices, logistics and multi-family residential.

Governance

With transparency, ethics and social responsibility, we believe in an organized and sustainable growth.

Our governance structure was carefully designed and is improved every day in the light of the best market practices, serving the best interests of the company, its partners and investors. Credibility in the real estate investment sector is our most valuable asset.