ESTEVE ALMIRALL is my name. I grew up in Barcelona, Spain. Went to school and lived in New York City. Graduated from New York University with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. I've spent most of my adult life in the States where I've had the privilege to work for a handful of awesome organizations, most notably Airbnb in SF and VTS in NYC. After school, I joined Starcity as second employee, a San Francisco based co-living startup where I learnt the passions, the dreams and how to do a lot of things at one time while I focused on real estate acquisitions, growth initiatives and business strategy.
I started my first business at the age of 7, when I sold sunflower seeds and pens to kids at school during playground time. I've been in Real Estate and small businesses since an early age. I was fortunate to be able to grow and command alongside Joan Ramon, an awesome asset manager, Barcelona Homes. A multifamily portfolio that my grandparents, former industrialist whom I never met, purchased in the 60's and 70's. I will always be thankful to my grandparents who enabled me to study in the United States and gave me a head start in the world of entrepreneurship. Through the years, I've also gotten my feet wet in early stage investing, real estate investment syndications and event production. I am currently focused on developing deep expertise in real estate across three main verticals: investing, developing and operating assets.
I am guy who reads a lot of non-fiction. And I sometimes write in my blog mainly about startups (in the prop-tech space and specifically in the co-living and hospitality verticals), I also summarize books that I've read and write about my travels. I travel a lot and enjoy almost all kinds of travel. I also enjoy eating out and having long table cover conversations with friends. Running and tennis are my go to sports and I enjoy dancing to electronic music. Lately, I've been enjoying paper magazines and began collecting issues of "Apartamento", "Monocle" and a handful of other magazines that I snap at bookstores around the world.
GLOBAL TRAVEL: Spain, France, Italy, UK, Netherlands, Morocco, Russia, Ireland, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Germany, Czechia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Russia, Syria, Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Japan, India, China, Thailand, Taiwan, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Canada, Cayman Islands and United States.