Alfonso Munk ’96
Alfonso Munk '96Americas Chief Investment Officer Head of Latin America
Alfonso Munk ’96 is a managing director, Americas chief investment officer, and head of Latin America at PGIM Real Estate. Based in Miami and New York, he oversees PGIM Real Estate’s Americas transactions activities and real estate debt strategies. Munk is also responsible for the development and implementation of strategy and oversight of the operations in Latin America.
Munk is a member of the Americas Executive Council, the Global Management Council, the Global Investment Committee, the U.S. and Latin America Investment Committees, and the Global Product Committee.
Munk joined PGIM Real Estate in 2012 to help lead the Latin America business before taking on the additional role of Americas chief investment officer in 2015.
Prior to joining PGIM Real Estate, Munk was a managing director at Morgan Stanley Real Estate, where he held various roles in Europe and South America for more than ten years. Most recently, he was responsible for Morgan Stanley’s real estate investing activities in France and southern Europe, as well as pan-European hospitality investments. Earlier, he also served as regional head for South America, based in São Paulo.
Munk currently serves on the board of directors of Terrafina in Mexico (BMV:TERRA13) and has served on the boards of directors of Paz Corp S.A. (Chile), Grupo Lar (Spain), Icade (France), Eurosic (France), FEL (France), Abyara (Brazil), and Bracor (Brazil). He also served as chairman of Compagnie La Lucette in France.
Munk has a bachelor’s degree in business and hospitality administration from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in finance and real estate. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Global Exchange Council. Munk is a Spanish citizen and speaks Spanish, English, French, and Portuguese fluently.
Munk serves on the executive committee of the Zell-Lurie Real Estate Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; the advisory board of the Center for Real Estate and Finance at the School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; the advisory board of the University of Miami School of Business Administration’s real estate programs; and the board of trustees of Gulliver Schools.