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Felipe Montoro Jens and the Rio de Janeiro Harbor


Felipe Montoro Jens is a Brazilian businessman holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Energipar Captação, S.A. He’s been in the finance sector for over 25 years and became well-known for serving as Director of Santo Antonio Energia. Jens also held positions at Enel and PricewaterhouseCoopers. He specializes in heading large-scale infrastructural projects in Brazil. Felipe earned his Master’s at the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. Felipe Jens is a well-respected voice in the industry and was recruited to work in Portugal where he spearheaded projects in developing regions around the world. Find out more at consultasocio.com to learn more.

Even though he is experienced in finance, his focus is infrastructure. Recently, he spoke on the need for improvement in the Rio de Janeiro harbor. First-time visitors to Brazil are often shocked at the lack of infrastructure around. Jens has long called for changes. He pointed that out the rampant development that occurred prior to Brazil hosting the Olympics has largely become vacant. Over 90% of residential homes are empty. Additionally, close to 81% of commercial businesses have abandoned the Porto Maravilha area. These vacancies cannot be ignored. At one point, over ten hotels were constructed. The low demand for real estate has lowered prices in the city. He said in the same report that rental costs are at around R$88 per square meter.

Luckily, the future is promising. The Urban Development Company of the Port Region has pointed to signs of development. Bradesco Seguros recently purchased the Port Corporate building. New office development is coming to the Port’s riverfront area such as the AWQA project. There were talks last year of an American company taking this space.

Felipe Montoro Jens stated that an estimated total of r$10.4 billion will be invested in the Port until 2026. The renewed investment in the region should spark a revival.

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