Who We Are

Our Mission

As a multifamily real estate investment firm, we strive towards constantly delivering excellence, continually adding value our communities, and fostering meaningful relationships with all of our investment partners, industry colleagues, and the communities in which we operate. As such, integrity, dedication, diligence, and workmanship are at the center of all of our decisions. At Quetzal Capital Group, our mission is to provide alternative investment opportunities to working professionals and entrepreneurs while also ensuring that we are improving the communities where we operate. We believe that being mission and purpose driven can truly help us make an impact and leave every situation, every community, every individual, and every family in a much better than place than we originally found them in.

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Partner, Investor Relations and Strategy

Cristian Carrillo is a former Financial Institutions Banker that has spent the last couple of years driving strategy and analytics work for Deloitte Consulting where he helps his clients establish performance management programs and helps them overcome obstacles to data driven decision making, effectively promoting evidence-based decision-making practices. Cristian has experience investing in the equity markets, bond markets, and has been a real estate investor for several years; he is an LP on 346 units in the Southeast and also holds equity positions in Otaca Tequila, Tapville Social, E.I. Ventures, and Vitamin Craft. Cristian is a native of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and in his free time, enjoys giving back to the community through volunteerism, pro-bono work, educating professionals on alternative investments, being active, and is also the host of "The Real Estate and Small Business Show," a podcast where he interviews entrepreneurs with the goal of helping his listeners see the art of the possible. On his day-to-day, Cristian supports the review of investment opportunities that are presented to investment partners, and also leads the marketing strategy and investor relations arm for Quetzal Capital Group.

Partner, Acquisitions and Asset Management

Brian Bernal is a native of Colombia and has been a resident of Northern Virginia for over 20 years. Brian's background in finance and project management was honed through the various years that he spent with Capital One Bank where he served as a private banker for high net-worth professionals. Brian is also the Co-Founder and CEO of DSB Services, a seven-figure hospitality, staffing, and contracting firm that was established in 2014. Brian's clientele includes the prominently known chains Kempton and Hyatt hotels, among others. Beyond that, Brian is also the co-founder of Contour Spa, a beauty, cosmetic, and personal care spa based out of the Greater Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. On his day-to-day, Brian leads the analysis of investment opportunities for Quetzal Capital to ensure that they meet our investment strategy and in his spare time, he plays an active role in his community by serving as a coach for Alexandria Soccer Association, as a mentor for at risk teens, and enjoys being active.

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