Prudential Real Estate Investors has named Ezequiel Rodriguez a managing director and head of Mexico the company announced today. PREI, among the world’s largest real estate investment management and advisory businesses, is a business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). Rodriguez, whose appointment is effective immediately, is based in Mexico City, reports to Alfonso Munk, managing director and head of Latin America. “I am excited to have a leader and proven manager like Ezequiel in place,” Munk said. “He not only brings a depth of real estate knowledge about Mexico and Latin America, but his extensive experience gives him a keen understanding of transactions and investments in the sector. His background will be particularly helpful as we seek additional opportunities in Mexico and continue to grow the business in the country.” Before joining Prudential, Rodriguez was a managing director with GIV Partners AG and with UBS AG, where he held various roles in Europe and Latin America, including as regional head of Europe for UBS’ Real Estate Investment Management group, and member of its Global Management and Investment committees. Prior to joining UBS, he was a principal at the Peabody and Argo Funds of JP Morgan and O’Connor Capital Partners, where he was responsible for sourcing, negotiating, structuring, and managing opportunistic transactions in Southern Europe, and for establishing and managing the Funds' business in South America. Before entering the private equity real estate industry in 1998, Rodriguez worked for the Latin American mergers & acquisitions division of JP Morgan. Rodriguez earned a degree in business administration at the University of Buenos Aires. PREI has been operating in Latin America since 2002 and began operating in Mexico in 2003. It is now ranked among the largest real estate investors in the country. Through its PLA-sponsored funds, PREI has $2.7 billion in assets under management in Latin America.