Meet Ignacio

Ignacio serves PlaceMKR as an associate, wearing many different hats across finance and development functions. He moved to Austin in 2014 and studied finance at UT Austin while working for a law firm, practicing tort law.

His experience includes institutional asset management with Dimensional Fund Advisors in Austin, immigration law with Julia Toro in Washington D.C., and CRE lending at U.S. Bank’s CRE Dallas Underwriting Hub. This diversity of experience enables Ignacio to quickly add value to the team in underwriting, financial modeling, and structured finance.

When not building communities with PlaceMKR, Ignacio loves to play soccer and is an avid Barcelona fan. He also enjoys skiing, camping, diving, and watching anything from Quentin Tarantino.

When asked what makes him so passionate about placemaking, Ignacio replied:
“I am passionate about creating environments that enable people to maximize their potential.”

Credentials & Recognition

  • Graduated from UT with honors while working full-time at a law firm, managing hundreds of clients and settled cases from inception through resolution.
  • Covered a $200mm+ CRE credit portfolio for two years.




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4 Questions with Ignacio

How do you kick-off a productive morning?

My mornings begin by reading, meditating, and, frequently a run.

What podcast or book are you currently obsessed with?

I am currently reading Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker and listening to Philosophize This, a podcast by Stephen West

What non-PlaceMKR achievement are you most proud of?

My proudest achievement is putting myself through college while working full-time.

What is one spot in Austin a visitor HAS to check out?

Blanton Museum of Art at UT.