Gonzalo gained a degree in Quantity Surveying and Construction Commercial Management from Nottingham Trent University in 2013. Since then he has worked in the Affordable Housing team for Arcadis, a global natural and built asset consultancy. Gonzalo quickly gained his RICS chartership and became a senior member of the team where he worked on several +£150m schemes with some of the largest Housing Associations and Developers in London.
His passion for delivering genuine affordable homes for people who can’t afford to buy in the open market led him to start his first business which focussed on delivering 100% affordable home schemes for aspiring first time buyers across London. Through this initiative he became a runner up in the 2016 MIPIM London Startup competition and gained support from the GLA Innovation Fund.
Gonzalo provides expertise on viability, cost planning, joint ventures and insights and connections into the Affordable Housing sector.