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Martin Cabrera to receive Business of the Year Award at Negocios Now’s Gala


Martin Cabrera, CEO and founder of Cabrera Capital Markets and Cabrera Capital Partners, will receive the Business of the Year Award at Negocios Now’s Who’s Who in Hispanic Business Gala on July 21. 

  Sponsored by Wintrust Bank, the gala will be held at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park.  The gala and special edition is Negocios Now’s own way of recognizing Hispanic leadership in the City of Chicago.

 “We are excited that Martin will receive this year’s Business of the Year Award. He is the founder of a rapidly growing company, inside and outside the United States, and a person who has more than demonstrated his commitment to the community, ”said Clemente Nicado, publisher of Negocios Now. 

   Cabrera Capital Markets provides global investment banking and institutional brokerage services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes financial institutions, states and municipalities, corporations, unions, foundations, and endowments. It has issued over $900 billion in debt and equities for municipalities and corporations domestically and internationally. The company’s taxable fixed-income and global equities trading desks transact over $1 billion in securities daily.

 Cabrera Capital Partners provides commercial and residential real estate development expertise, investment, and consulting services to a full range of clients in the public, private, institutional, and non-profit sectors. The company has experience providing investment advisory services including development, acquisition and management of over $3.5 billion in institutional real estate. Its current real estate development focus is the transformation of a 36-acre vacant in-fill site on Chicago’s Southwest side into a $400+ million mixed-income and mixed-use community providing housing, services, and jobs.

Cabrera has over 25 years of investment experience. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and studied at the London School of Economics.

He currently serves as a board member of Chicago Community Trust, member of the archbishop’s finance council and chairman of the real estate committee for the Archdiocese of Chicago, chairman of the board of trustees at St. Ignatius College Prep, board member of World Business Chicago, board member of Latino Donor Collaborative, and board member of Children First Fund. He is former chairman of the City Colleges of Chicago and former chairman of the Chicago Plan Commission.

 Negocios Now will soon announce two other special recognitions: Latinas in Business Award and Lifetimes Achievement Award. Tickets for the event are available at NegociosNow.com

   Founded in 2007, Negocios Now celebrates 16 years as a unique publication covering the Hispanic business community in the United States.