Santiago Correa Cardona, CFA, Finance Expert in Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia
Santiago Correa Cardona, CFA

Finance Expert in Medellín - Antioquia, Colombia

Member since May 14, 2020
Santiago has been a finance professional since 2017. He is a CFA and excels in financial modeling and real estate finance. His areas of expertise include investments, financial modeling, and capital markets. As an added benefit for international companies, Santiago speaks fluently in English, Spanish, and French.
Santiago is now available for hire

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Industry Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Financial Modeling
  • Fintech

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  • Acquisitions and Development Associate

    2019 - PRESENT
    • Structured the company's two largest new developments in Colombia, each for approximately $10 million.
    • Developed a financial model to value existing projects and evaluate and propose exit alternatives to investors.
    • Supported the creation of a new lifestyle residence concept to attract investors to the development projects and guests for the short-term rentals business.
    Focus areas: Real Estate Development
  • Investment Analyst

    2019 - 2019
    • Developed a financial statement projections model to reflect the nature of the factoring business in Chile and Colombia, forecasted company cash flow, and performed an internal valuation of the company.
    • Created a data model to understand the company's existing and potential client base. The output of the model was the basis for recurrent marketing campaigns that considerably broadened the company's client scope.
    • Performed due diligence analysis on three prospect companies for M&A purposes, especially to identify strategic and financial issues for each potential deal.
    Focus areas: Data Analysis, Fintech Consultant, Valuation Modeling
  • Business Analyst

    2017 - 2019
    Hipercept (now RealPage)
    • Built complex financial models for Hipercept’s clients (mainly asset managers in the US and Canada), allowing them to evaluate real estate investment structures, return projections, waterfall compensations, debt schedules, and sensitivity scenarios.
    • Performed quarterly valuations of over 100 real estate properties, using the discounted cash flow method.
    • Structured data integration processes of the real estate modeling software into Hipercept's data warehouse service, using Microsoft SQL Server. The integrated data included financials, valuations, and return projections for each property.
    Focus areas: Commercial Real Estate


  • Bachelor's Degree in International Business Administration
    2012 - 2016
    Pontifical Bolivarian University - Medellín, Colombia


  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA)
    CFA Institute

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