The Andean market: an assessment of risks vs opportunities
Slow build-to-suit activities, financial challenges and yet room for growth
The TowerXchange Meetup Americas 2016 introduced regional and country-focused panels. In this editorial, TowerXchange reports on key findings from the Andean panel. Joining Eric Crabtree, Chief Investment Officer within the IFC, who moderated the panel were Manuel Aviles, President and Founder of Innovattel; Eric Ensor, COO of Torres Andinas; Fernando García Álvarez, Construction and Network Infrastructure Manager within Entel Peru; Ryan Lepene, Senior Managing Director at private equity firm Peppertree Capital; and Estrella Zaharia, CEO of Andean Tower Partners, the latest addition to Digital Bridge Holdings.
A quick introduction to the participants in this panel. Among its operations, build-to-suit (BTS) firm Innovattel is active in Ecuador and Colombia while Torres Andinas offers BTS services in Colombia and Peru.