Mr. Bruneau is responsible for the firm’s office in São Paulo, Brazil. Prior to joining 57 Stars, Mr. Bruneau was a Director at the J.E. Robert Company where he was responsible for originating, underwriting, negotiating and closing real estate investments in Latin America. Mr. Bruneau joined JER Partners in 2006 from East-West Financial Services, Ltd., a financial advisory boutique that arranges financing for hospitality and real estate projects in Latin America. Prior to joining East-West, Mr. Bruneau was an attorney at Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP and previously at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering LLP. In both firms, he provided legal advice to a broad range of institutional clients.
Mr. Bruneau holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, an M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a B.A. in Comparative Government from Georgetown University. Mr. Bruneau lived in Brazil for six years. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and conversant in French.