Founder and Managing Partner

Rafael Serrano has managed over $1B of performing and non-performing commercial and residential mortgage loans, defaulted debt instruments, and distressed real estate assets transactions in both US and International markets.

From 1992 to 1999, he was the founder and CEO of MTU, a provider of commercial vehicle fleet servicing and maintenance. From 2001 to 2005, Rafael served as a business management and strategic consultant to British Aerospace Systems (BAE Systems, Inc.) with responsibilities throughout South America. Prior to then, he served as a Corporate National Accounts Manager with WorldCom, Inc.

In 2005, Rafael began his career in distressed debt with the founding of Safe Harbor Equity. From 2005 to 2014, Rafael transacted loan workouts in separately managed accounts, generating benchmark-beating returns for an investor base that grew from high-net-worth individuals to include banks, fund managers, and prominent family offices. In 2015, Rafael launched Safe Harbor Equity Distressed Debt Fund I, laying the blueprint for the family of funds managed today.

In the last two decades, Rafael has been an active participant in the acquisition, development and reposition of residential and commercial real estate properties. He attended Florida International University.

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