Advisory Committee

Luiz Eugenio Junqueira Figueiredo


Luiz Eugenio Figueiredo has been advising Prolifico’s management team since 2013. He is a founding Partner of Rio Bravo Investimentos, a Brazilian real estate & private equity investment management firm with $4.8 billion assets under management. From 2000 to 2013, Luiz Eugenio held several functions at Rio Bravo, including Head of Private Equity and Venture Capital, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Real Estate Funds. He played a key role in most of the firm’s investment transactions and divestments.

Prior to Rio Bravo, Luiz Eugenio was an associate in BTG Pactual’s corporate finance group, focusing on financial services M&A transactions for two years. Before joining BTG he was an analyst in the sell-side research group of Banco Unibanco where he participated in the US$1.1 billion secondary offering of the bank’s shares.

Luiz Eugenio began his career as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He is fluent in Portuguese and English and holds a bachelor’s degree from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado and an advanced certificate for senior executives from MIT Sloan School of Management.

He also held various positions within the Brazilian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (ABVCAP), including Chairman of the Board, and within the Brazilian Financial and Capital Markets Association (ANBIMA), including Head of the Real Estate Fund Committee.

Geoffrey Langlands


Geoffrey Langlands was Investment Director of Banco Bozano, Simonsen for 31 years where he set up, organized and managed the asset management, stock brokerage and corporate finance businesses.

Geoffrey helped write Brazilian capital markets legislation and under his leadership Banco Bozano, Simonsen was a pioneer in developing overseas investment to Brazil: launching the first vehicle for foreign portfolio investment into Brazil on the London Stock Exchange in 1975; the first global Initial Public Offering of a Brazilian Company (1994); and the first debt/ equity conversion (1987) (debt/equity conversions were fundamental to Brazil’s privatization program, in which Banco Bozano, Simonsen played a major role as an adviser, intermediary and investor).

Geoffrey also served as Director, Vice-President of ANBID (Brazilian Investment Banks’ Association), and chairman of its Investment Fund Committee. He also represented Brazil on the Advisory Council of the IIC (Inter-American Investment Corporation), was a Board Member of the Clearing Company of the Rio de Janeiro Stock Exchange, and represented the investment banks on the Capital Markets Committee of the Brazilian Central Bank.

More recently, Mr. Langlands was non-executive director at Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust Ltd. (including Chairman 2004-5) and Franklin Templeton Investment Funds, and a director and consultant to Banco Santander Brasil.

Philip Hillman


Philip Hillman has been involved in the student accommodation sector since the early 1990′s and has been involved in the majority of major transactions in the UK market since that time.

Philip is International Director at Jones Lang LaSalle and Chairman of JLL’s UK Alternative Investments Group. He leads a 20 strong team who are widely considered to be the market leaders in the UK and who work with investors across the globe. His team typically value student accommodation in excess of £3.5bn per annum and are currently acting on sales in the order of £1.5bn.

In his role as Chairman of the UK Alternative Investments Group, Philip is also responsible for other sectors including Senior Living, Healthcare and Private Rental.

Philip is a member of the British Property Federation Student Housing Committee.