Jaguar recruits Lulu as chief capital officer

Jaguar Growth Partners has named Jonathan Lulu as chief capital officer. Previously, Lulu worked as a client portfolio manager at American Realty Advisors.


NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Jaguar Growth Partners (Jaguar), a privately-held investment management firm specializing in real estate private equity and credit in growth markets globally, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jonathan (Jon) Lulu as Chief Capital Officer and a member of the Jaguar Investment Committee, effective today.

Mr. Lulu, who has more than 24 years of experience in the public and private real estate investment management industry, will be responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating the firm’s relationships with current and prospective partners, co-investors, and other strategic capital sources. He will play a key role in guiding the firm’s business development initiatives, fund formation activity, and portfolio company capitalization.

“We are delighted that Jon has joined Jaguar,” said Gary Garrabrant, Chief Executive Officer of Jaguar Growth Partners. “Thomas and I were privileged to work with Jon at our previous firm, and we are confident that his deep experience in building long-term institutional relationships on a global basis will greatly enhance Jaguar’s ongoing expansion.”

Earlier in his career, Mr. Lulu held a similar role as Senior Vice President, Head of Capital Markets at Equity International, where he led capital raising and investor relations for private equity and co-investment activity, and was an active participant in operating and investment decisions. Prior to Equity International, Mr. Lulu was a Vice President at placement agent Presidio Partners. Right before joining Jaguar, he was a Client Portfolio Manager at American Realty Advisors. Over the span of his career, Mr. Lulu has also worked at WHI Real Estate Partners, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and LaSalle Investment Management. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburg, and he has earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

“I’m excited to reconnect with former colleagues and join this highly-respected investment firm. Over the years I have observed Jaguar’s growth into an established platform that prides itself on seeking to create value for partners through its unique and disciplined approach to real estate investing in global growth markets,” said Mr. Lulu. “Jaguar is focused on building deep, long-lasting partnerships, and I look forward to contributing to the firm’s success on behalf of current and future investors.”

About Jaguar Growth Partners
Headquartered in New York with offices in Sao Paulo and Mexico City, Jaguar Growth Partners is a privately-held investment management firm specializing in real estate private equity and credit in growth markets globally. Founded in 2013 by Gary Garrabrant and Thomas McDonald, Jaguar invests in and develops scalable real estate operating platforms and companies poised to grow in emerging economies characterized by an expanding middle-class and attendant consumerism, aspirational youth, urbanization and inefficient access to capital.

Jaguar currently manages two funds focused on Latin America and has commenced activities in India initially focusing on high-yield debt investment with a Fund expected in 2019 focused on India, China and other compelling markets in Asia. As in Latin America, Jaguar will invest across the region, capitalizing on the growth of the middle-class, urbanization and other long‐term secular trends that are expected to drive prospects for investing in real estate in these growth markets.

Jaguar is distinguished by an active investment style working in close collaboration with local operating partners. Jaguar is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association, Emerging Markets Private Equity Association, Latin American Private Equity & Venture Capital Association and the Institutional Limited Partners Association.

Please see or @JaguarGrowth for additional information.