WHO WE ARE
We believe in building communities at Guefen. From our neighborhood in Houston, we've spent decades building Class A luxury properties throughout the US, creating strong partnerships and stunning apartments every step of the way.

Join our legacy of excellence by partnering with us on your next project. Together, we can break ground on something extraordinary.
WHAT WE DO
Guefen is a vertically-integrated real estate investment firm located in Houston, TX, focusing on bringing partners attractive risk-return investment opportunities in the multifamily and student housing sectors. Guefen has developed well over $1 billion in assets since its inception. Ready to learn more about what we can do? Check out our Development and Construction platforms.
MEET THE TEAM
GUILLERMO GUEFEN - About Guefen
GUILLERMO GUEFEN
PRINCIPAL
Guillermo is the founder of Guefen and has over 30 years of experience in all phases of residential and commercial development, acquisition, project management, and construction. His diverse expertise in the industry includes residential and commercial ... development and construction and property management throughout Texas, Nevada, Florida, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Illinois, Colorado and New Mexico. Guillermo is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Houston Holocaust Museum and has served on the advisory board of the Houstonian, Bank of Texas, and the Houston JCC. Guillermo graduated from the Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Mexico with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.

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DAVID KULKARNI - About Guefen
DAVID KULKARNI
PRINCIPAL
David is a principal of Guefen. He was previously a Managing Director at Stout Risius Ross Advisors, LLC where he specialized in real estate investment banking and provided a broad range of financing, advisory, and investment services to real estate operating and ... development companies. This experience means David is well-versed in providing access to equity, debt, mezzanine, and mortgage financing, restructurings, and recapitalizations. Prior to joining SRR, Mr. Kulkarni was a Senior Managing Director of HFBE Capital, LP. where he raised more than $400 million in institutional equity capital, which financed more than $1 billion in real estate property acquisitions and new developments. He also closed over $1 billion in merger and acquisition transactions. He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting and Master’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Houston.

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RICHARD OWEN - About Guefen
RICHARD OWEN
PRINCIPAL
Richard is a principal of Guefen. Richard’s experience includes work as the General Counsel and Senior Vice President of Investments at Asset Plus Companies, a third party property manager of over 45,000 units and 125,000 student housing beds throughout the US, Mexico ... and Colombia, as well as a developer and acquirer of student housing and multifamily assets. Richard began his career as a corporate legal associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP before moving to McDermott, Will & Emery LLP and later to Latham & Watkins LLP as part of their corporate and finance groups. In addition, since 2010, Richard has served as acting Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Bratten Realty, a family-owned real estate company focused on building, acquiring, and operating multifamily, office, and vacation properties throughout the US. Richard received his JD and MBA, with a concentration in finance, from Vanderbilt University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and BA in Humanities from the University of Texas at Austin.

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JOE KUMMER - About Guefen
JOE KUMMER
PRESIDENT - GUEFEN CONSTRUCTION
Joe is the President of Guefen Construction Services. Joe has led a wide variety of construction operations including multifamily, hospital, higher education, industrial and high technology. Joe was previously Vice President of the southwest region for Morganti ... Group and held leadership positions in the past with Turner Construction and J.E. Dunn Construction throughout the mid-west and Texas. Joe has managed over $1 billion dollars of new construction and renovation projects in a variety of markets. Joe has a Bachelor's Degree of Science from the University of Missouri in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.

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JORGE FIGUEROA - About Guefen
JORGE FIGUEROA
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER &
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Jorge is a seasoned Banking Executive with ample experience in commercial banking and company reporting oversight. During a successful career of 24 years at Citigroup, he held several leadership positions that included responsibilities in Corporate ... Banking, Wealth Management, Risk Management, and Retail Banking. His last assignment was as Executive Vice President of Banamex USA, a subsidiary of Citigroup. Jorge has a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA.).

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