“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
-Steve Jobs

Luigi Blasi

VP of operations

Luigi Blasi’s professional career initiated in Venezuela as a founding member of Ingenieria GBR c.a. over 30 years ago. In the first years of operation, GBR started as a general contractor company that mainly focusing in the industrial sector, providing services for Venezuelan operations of large international companies and local clients, building large industrial facilities and distribution centers.

For one of our international clients, we participated in the construction of five large wholesale facilities in four of the main urban centers in Colombia. Through the years, operations have expanded to the commercial sectors, including shopping centers, and residential sectors consisting of medium size housing developments and residential buildings.

In the 30 years as head of the company, Luigi was in charge of overseeing the construction of over 3.5MM square feet in industrial facilities and distribution centers, as well as over 2.5MM square feet of commercial projects, including ownership interest in some of them.

Throughout the years and with affiliated partnership interest representing GBR, he was also involved in the development of approximately 15 residential, commercial and hospitality projects, including an Embassy Suite Hotel in Valencia, Venezuela in which he still maintains an ownership interest.

Luigi holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Universidad de Carabobo, 1981. He was also a fellow of the Center for Advance Engineering Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983 and holds a MSCE degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology, 1984.

  • Formulate and  identify acquisitions opportunities.
  • Direct our internal project management team  and outside professionals in all functions for  hospitality projects with a focus on planning,  entitlement, design and overall construction .
  • Assist the CEO-President of Epelboim  Development Group in the overall strategy for  the success of the projects.