About Us

Our success is due to our local knowledge, technical diversity, and a passion for our work.

Clients in 8 countries

Working in 70+ cities

+60,197,610ft² // +5,592,541m² 

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What is "A new way"?

SUMAC's slogan describes the way in which we understand the world and act accordingly. The attitude we take when performing our daily activities keeps us consistent with our values and allows us to offer our clients the highest quality services.

Consume less.

Sustainability is at the center of all of our services, which is why we adopt and promote sustainable consumption practices.

Overcome.

Where others see obstacles, we see opportunities. We don’t run away from challenges, but rather find the way to turn our client’s projects into reality.

Be local.

Understanding the communities and markets where we work is fundamental to offer a service that aligns with culture and specific needs.

Take action.

Planning is important, but to obtain results we need to act. At SUMAC, we don’t hesitate to open ourselves to new markets and take on innovative projects; it’s “the SUMAC way”.

Our history

SUMAC began in 2002 as a small construction company in Chicago. Those early experiences as contractors provided us with the expertise to enter new and larger markets. Today, we have grown to become a multinational company, present in countries all around the Americas, including Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States. 

We provide owner’s representation, architecture, as well as consulting in sustainability and energy efficiency services. With more than 50 million ft² in successfully completed projects, we have continuously proven our ability to make your construction process more efficient, design your idea from conceptualization to completion, and obtain any level of internationally and locally recognized green building certification that best suits your project. 

Having sustainability as our priority, at SUMAC, we strive for designing, creating and managing real estate that meets the needs of expanding populations and economies in the present without compromising those of future generations. Our solutions-driven team is dedicated to providing the highest quality services and ensuring that our your goals are achieved.

SUMAC Team

President // Partner

Roy Donoso

Roy Donoso has experience as an entrepreneur, architect, and builder in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Roy’s professional responsibilities have included business development, marketing, capital raising and funding, project management; as well as construction management and field supervision. 

At SUMAC, Roy manages business relations, deal structuring, contract negotiation, corporate strategy and overall business development in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.

Vice President // Partner

Ronald Dean

Ron Dean has experience as an architect and contractor in both Illinois and California with an emphasis on sustainability and energy efficiency.

Ron’s professional responsibilities have included: architectural design, construction management, energy audits, commissioning, project management, and construction supervision. Ron manages programming, structuring agreements, technical specifications and delivery of projects in multiple projects in the United States and Latin America.

Administration & Business Development

Business Development

Estefany Aranguren

Estefany has more than 6 years of experience in the sustainable construction sector. She has experience in interior design and commercial architecture in Lima, Peru, with emphasis on management and development of sustainability projects. Her passion for building materials and sustainability allowed her to develop Catalogogreen.

Estefany has a master’s degree in Marketing Management and Commercial Management endorsed by the Universidad Politécnica de Catalunya, Spain.

Sales // Architecture Assistant

Diana Blondet

Diana is a bachelor in architecture and has experience as an architect and contractor assistant in Peru, with an emphasis on research, management, design, and sustainability. Her professional responsibilities have included: architectural design, elaboration of 3D views, budgets, measurements and, junior resident.

Diana has a diploma in Architecture and Environment endorsed by the University of Salamanca and the OAS. She is the founder of the blog Vida Saludable Consciente.

Manager Peru

Carlos Bueno

Carlos has several years of work experience in the financial industry in Peru and the United States, currently, Carlos is responsible for the operations of the Peru office.

Administrative

Cinthya Martinez

Administrative Coordinator oriented to teamwork. Cinthya has experience working in companies in the construction industry for more than 5 years.

She works in the SUMAC team developing administrative management. Her responsibilities include collaborating with the accounting area regarding the coordination of payments, inventories, and billing among other tasks.

Business Development

Federico Meneses

Civil Engineer graduated from the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá – Colombia. He has great passion in management, innovation,
development, bidding for projects and sustainability.

Federico has knowledge in management strategies, project development and seeks that the projects in Colombia follow the guidelines of sustainability.

Operations Manager

Catalina Morales

Chemical Engineer and Environmental Engineer graduated from Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. She currently serves as Operations Manager in Colombia. Catalina has over 8 years of experience, high knowledge in Colombia’s sustainable construction market and she is an accredited LEED Green Associate professional.

She also works as an expert advisor in the construction and development of projects so that they can obtain benefits offered by the Colombian Government to sustainable and energy-efficient buildings projects.

Business Development

Diana Pimiento

Dedicated and proactive Civil Engineer with extensive knowledge of engineering principles, theories, specifications and standards. Bringing leadership, drive and over four years of experience in the development of financial structuring, business plan, budget planning, balance sheet and related activities. Diana has professional interest and knowledge in project management with emphasis on sustainable construction and construction materials.

Accountant & Administrative assistant

Jenny Ramos

Jenny Ramos, is an accountant with more than 6 years of experience in accounting and business administration for the construction field. Within SUMAC, Jenny works in the administration and accounting department, managing the planning, implementation, and evaluation of SUMAC’s processes in search of efficiency.

Manager Colombia // Partner

Juan Rivera

Juan is a civil engineering professional with a master’s degree in Construction Management.

Juan has extensive experience in public procurement, management and project management, sustainable construction (LEED certification – EDGE), productive and administrative processes thanks to his more than 15 years as an entrepreneur.

Sales // Business Development

Gracia Roldan

Gracia has more than five years of experience in the field of construction. The passion for sustainability and healthy living has led to motivating people to follow this line of life and encourage sustainable construction.

Sales Manager // Marketing

Lupi Ruiz

Lupi has been working in the sustainable construction industry for 10 years. She was part of the original team that formed the Green Building Council in Peru until its consolidation.

For 7 years Lupi has been part of our sales team, in charge of maintaining continuous contact and providing assistance to our customers, in order to guarantee their satisfaction with SUMAC services.

Business development // Marketing

Gonzalo Sánchez

Gonzalo is part the SUMAC team since 2019 in the area of ​​marketing and business development where he has been collaborating in different projects and campaigns. He is also responsible for other tasks such as defining, designing and implementing solutions and advising clients.

Gonzalo speaks English fluently and is passionate about entrepreneurship with which he has won several awards, including one at the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona in 2018.

Project Analyst // Marketing

Andrea Wong

Andrea holds a double degree in Environmental Policy and Economics from Loyola University Chicago. Her professional experiences involve working with non-profits in support of urban renovation projects and in municipal wastewater treatment. She is passionate about sustainable development as a means to improve the quality of life in cities.

At SUMAC, she is responsible for providing analytical support for projects, assisting in financial analysis and reporting, and project scheduling and monitoring. She also provides business development and marketing assistance for acquiring LEED and energy efficiency consulting, construction and architecture business with a primary focus on sustainability.

Marketing // Graphic Design

José Zapata

José is a graphic designer with more than 7 years of experience working for different clients with different business areas.

Passionate about illustration, fashion, and art, José brings the best of his experience to the SUMAC team day after day.

Project Management

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer

Luis Alvarado

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer by profession from the National University of Engineering (UNI), with a postgraduate degree in Project Management, Maintenance and Quality at the same university. Luis has a lot of experience in construction, project management and remodeling of the public and private sector in Peru, Chile, Colombia and Ecuador.

Architect

Julián Araujo

Architect graduated from the faculty of architecture of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC). High technical capacity, committed, methodical, organized, and oriented to action and results. Julián knows how to work as a team through constructive and trustworthy interpersonal relationships thanks to his rapid adaptability to any work environment.

Project Director

Luis Carreón

An architect by profession at the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences with a postgraduate degree in Construction Management and an MBA from the UPC.

Luis has extensive experience in the evaluation and management of construction projects. He led real estate projects nationwide, participating in the negotiation and acquisition of real estate assets with operating cash flows. In addition, Luis has experience in management with municipal, rural and associated associations.

Constructor Field Supervisor

Jorge Gastelú

Civil Engineer with more than 10 years of experience in infrastructure projects of great importance in the field of hospitality, retail, industrial plants, buildings and mining with experience as a work resident.

Project Manager // Architect

María Paz Otero

Maria Paz is a specialized architect in sustainability. She completed a Master’s Degree in Architecture and Sustainable Habitat, she is also a LEED Certified and participates in several projects in Argentina and Chile.

Paz has experience in architectural design, project manager, construction administration and energy audit. María Paz took sustainability as a life project, from the side of teaching and research at USAL (Universidad del Salvador). She also makes her own natural products at home to avoid chemicals.

Construction Engineer

Renzo Rabines

Renzo is a person with solid integral formation in leadership, initiative, responsibility, communication, punctuality, effectiveness and with clear goals.

Renzo is a dynamic person with the ability to work in any area that is assigned to him.

Engineer

Tomás Sahuaraura

Electrical engineer with experience in buildings of various types, including shopping centers and offices.
Tomás has great leadership skills and the ability to integrate and work as a team, providing creative solutions by applying engineering techniques and tools.

Architects

Architect

Leslie Berdiales

Collegiate architect with specialised in Bioclimatic Design from the University of Cardiff in the United Kingdom. Account for the LEED AP ID + C accreditations, EDGE expert and auditor.

Her responsibilities and experiences include architecture, development of real estate projects, and consultancy in bioclimatic design, sustainable certifications such as LEED and EDGE in various projects, including state institutions, corporate buildings, buildings for rent or sale, colleges, universities, department stores and shopping malls .

Architect

Esteban Cervantes Toledo

Esteban is a professional architect interested in architectural design, research, and teaching, with a focus on sustainability. Graduated by the Higher Technical School of Architecture of Madrid, ETSAM, he obtained his Master’s degree with a specialization in Advanced Architectural Project Design in 2014.

Has 10 years of experience as a developer of projects of different architectural typologies such as offices, housing, commerce, education sector and urban and landscape projects both public and private. He participates in several projects in Ecuador and Peru.

Architect

Evelyn Herrera

Evelyn has a Master in Sustainable Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain. Before completing her masters, she worked on the design of several commercial, office, housing and industrial infrastructure projects, where her interest in sustainable design and healthy cities emerged. Evelyn is committed to sustainable development and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and achieve better habitability through the built environment.

She is a Certified Architect from the Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, and holds a second Interior Architecture degree to complement her the scope of her design abilities. Evelyn also has a diploma in Bioclimatic Architecture and Energy Efficiency and an EDGE Expert accreditation. Evelyn has more than 11 years of experience in the planning, execution, operation and post-occupation of quality design projects.

Architect

Jaskran Kalirai

Jaskran Singh Kalirai is a British architect, son of Punjabi parents, who arrived in Ecuador in 2002.

Jazz received a remarkable academic training at Leeds University, England, and the University of Pennsylvania, United States. During his training, he had the opportunity to be a student of great architects such as Enrique Norten and Daniel Libeskind, with whom he worked on the World Trade Center Memorial project, after the attacks of September 11, 2001, in New York. In the same city, Kalirai worked as a corporate project designer at the international architecture firm KPF.

Architect

Vanessa López

Graduated architect from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP). She has 7 years of experience in advising on LEED certification processes, as well as in sustainable architecture. Vanessa has LEED AP BD + C, O + M accreditations and is EDGE expert.

She also has a specialization in Project Management and is part of the LEED International Roundtable team in Peru since its inception. She is passionate about languages, fluent in French and English.

Architect

Ana Cristina Muñoz

Ana Cristina is an Architecture professional specialized in Sustainable Design and Construction. She has international technical experience in LEED, EDGE, Project Management, Architectural Design, and Urban Development processes in Latin America, the United States, and Europe.

Ana Cristina’s professional responsibilities include the coordination, administration and sustainable development of multiple large-scale projects in the United States and Latin America.

Architect

Estela Samamé

Estela completed post-graduate studies at the University of Navarra in Pamplona – Spain, where she developed the specialty of Environmental Design and Management thanks to the “President of the Republic” scholarship obtained in 2017.

Estela’s experience as an independent architect-led her to found a non-profit association that promotes the construction of inspiring recreational spaces for children with efficiency and low cost, which earned her a recognition from the National University of Engineering (Peru).

Architecture Assistant

Leonel Sulca

Student of the tenth cycle of the career of Architecture, urbanism and territory with a focus on urban technology, Interested in projects related to sustainable architectural design.

Leonel has aptitude for teamwork, environmental awareness and continuous learning ability. He currently serves as an architecture assistant.

Architect

Kate Troutman

Kate is an architectural designer with experience in commercial, educational, and dwelling projects, as well as research in the United States, Europe and Ecuador. Having received her post-graduate education in Architecture and Historic Urban Environments at The Bartlett School of Architecture University College in London, she has a special interest in adaptive reuse.
Kate’s responsibilities include the design, development, and documentation of projects.  
Architect

Lorenzo Villoslada

Lorenzo has been part of the SUMAC team since 2013. He has been working as Project Manager in the development of projects that seek LEED certification in Ecuador and Peru.

Lorenzo has participated in corporate projects, interior commercials, universities, housing in both the private and public sector. Lorenzo speaks English and French at an advanced level.

Architect

Nicolás Vivas

Nicolás is a designer with more than 8+ years in architectural design specialized in a wide range of typologies of low and mid-rise buildings including residential, commercial, hospitality and interior design projects in Ecuador, Peru, Italy, and the United States.

He completed a Master’s degree in Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano in Milan – Italy in 2017. After completing his program he worked for the American award-winning design studio Brooks + Scarpa based in Los Angeles – California developing residential, commercial and mixed-use buildings.

Engineers

Engineer

Edwin Alvis

Student of the tenth cycle of the specialty of Mechanical Engineering in the upper third of the National University of Engineering.

Edwin is ready to develop his skills in the area of project management, specializing in energy analysis, energy modeling, commissioning and electrical engineering studies in general. Edwin has an advanced level of English.

Engineer

Dante García

Dante has been part of the SUMAC team since 2012, working from the Peru office in projects throughout Latin America. His responsibilities and experiences include energy auditing and energy modeling in projects of various types.

It should also be noted that he has participated as a speaker in several courses and talks on sustainability and certifications.

Mechanical Engineer

Daniel Gutierrez

Mechanical Engineer graduated from the National University of Colombia. Expert in mechanical ventilation and air conditioning, highly-experienced in pumping systems, thermal equipment, fire network, among others. In recent years he has conducted Commissioning processes for high energy performance construction projects and optimization of resources. Daniel has also participated in the development of energy models and bioclimatic studies for projects of various types. He is a LEED AP O + M accredited professional.

 

Engineer

Gianmarco Gutierrez

Gianmarco belongs to the SUMAC team since 2017 in the engineering area where he has been carrying out energy reviews and commissioning in several projects of different types, including corporate and retail offices.

Gianmarco is fluent in English and Italian and is passionate about mathematics, for which he has participated and won several competitions.

Engineer

Alejandro Morales

Alejandro has worked professionally in the field of civil engineering, working in consultancy for sustainable construction projects. He has also developed activities in the course of his experience as technical supervision on site, advice on designs and sustainable construction as well as project management.

He is currently an accredited LEED AP BD + C professional and is part of the technical team providing advice to different projects in Colombia on sustainability issues such as integrated process, architecture, use of water resources and waste management during the construction of others.

Engineer

Diego Saavedra

Diego has been part of the SUMAC team since 2015, working from the Peru office in projects throughout Latin America. His responsibilities and experiences include energy audit and energy modeling in projects of various types.

It should be noted that he has also been a speaker and attended various courses and lectures on energy efficiency, sustainability, and certifications.

Commissioning Agent

Nilkar Santamaría

Engineer Santamaria has experience in more than 25 LEED certified projects in Colombia and Ecuador as a commissioning agent and advisor in energy efficiency and interior quality.

The professional responsibilities of Mr. Santamaria are the coordination of projects that seek LEED certification, provide energy consultancies to project teams in search of economic and environmental benefits. Nilkar also provides support during all the stages of the project so that the electromechanical systems are installed in the correct way.

Engineer

Laura Vega

Laura is an Environmental Engineer with experience in coordinating different types of construction projects that seek international certification systems in sustainability.

In addition to supervising the development of projects, she also provides advice and supports on-site with the implementation and compliance of environmental strategies that allow mitigating the negative environmental impacts caused during construction. She is an accredited LEED AP BD + C and EDGE Expert professional.

Investments

Investment & Real Estate

Rommel Enriquez

Specialized in Financial Engineering and International Business. Graduated MBA from Madrid IE Business School.

Rommel has worked in different executive positions and positions of high managerial responsibility. He has been part of the negotiation teams related to investment banking products with foreign banks such as Goldman-Sachs. He is in charge of international financing management at SUMAC.

Investment & Real Estate

Juan José Crespo

Ambitious, fervent, creative Architect, Development and Project Manager with 10+ years of success overseeing design and construction and of all types of properties and projects. Strong ability to identify appropriate locations and oversee projects from the planning phase through to launch of operations.

Dedicated, results-oriented, master-level business development consultant with an entrepreneurial mindset and over 10 years of success in the areas of business and operations management, new business development in real state and construction. Analytical, innovative professional with strong business acumen dedicated to leading teams in meeting and exceeding operational targets. Investment funding and high networking skills.

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