Luis Raúl Solá, CPA, CCIM

Chief Operating Officer / Chief Financial Officer

Luis Raúl

Mr. Solá has 30 years of experience in public accounting, finance, and operations management. For the past 22 years, he has led and managed the operations of various business units for Grupo Ferré Rangel, specifically spearheading real estate portfolio operations, financial reporting and accounting. In this capacity, he provided leadership to position the subsidiaries at the forefront of their industries and markets. Mr. Solá developed strategic plans to advance and meet each respective company’s growth objectives, including real estate development, property management, and asset management, while successfully driving revenue, and profitability. Mr. Solá joined Grupo Ferré Rangel in 1996, where he served as Director of Internal Audit for five years. He previously was a Senior Auditor with Price Waterhouse and an accountant with Procter & Gamble.

As the Chief Financial Officer of Kingbird Investment Management, Mr. Solá is responsible for all financial functions including financial forecasting and budgets, tracking of financial goals and objectives, cash management and monitoring cash flow. Mr. Solá advises on long-term business and financial planning for business growth, assesses financial risk and opportunities, and oversees the preparation of financial reporting. He collaborates daily with asset management and investor relations and reporting and oversees the compliance function of the Registered Investment Advisor.

As the Chief Operating Officer of Kingbird Investment Management, Mr. Solá is responsible for the ongoing business operations, portfolio oversight and asset management functions. He oversees the financial operations, including capital markets, debt placement, accounting, tax, budgetary, treasury and implementation of financial and risk management strategies. Mr. Solá is a key participant in execution of investment acquisitions and dispositions.

Mr. Solá is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Solá is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), member of the CCIM Institute and a past President of the Puerto Rico CCIM Chapter. He is a Certified Property Manager candidate. He holds a BA in Business Administration, with concentration in Accounting, from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and the Puerto Rico Builders Association. He served on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for five years.

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