FI  Senterra

     Office Locations:

11 E Greenway Plaza, #3100
Houston, TX 77046
Phone: 713-965-2985



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    Senterra is Family Office with substantial investments consisting of both acquisitions and developments. Senterra manages the assets of Douglas W. Schnitzer and consists of a geographically diverse real estate portfolio including multifamily, industrial/flex office, self-storage, and an international luxury residential development, as well as luxury automotive dealerships and multiple operating companies. Senterra considers investments in multiple real estate projects as well as Healthcare and Biotech, and other disruptive technologies. Mr. Schnitzer, through Senterra, developed the luxury residential community in Los Cabos, Mexico known as Villas Del Mar. The approximately $1 billion development adjacent to the famous One and Only Palmilla Hotel is approximately 95% complete. Villas Del Mar sets the standard for luxury resort living throughout Mexico with over 200 homes ranging from $3 million to in excess of $20 million. Mr. Schnitzer is a founding partner in Park Place Motorcars, which was one of the largest privately held luxury automotive groups in the United States prior to its sale in August 2020. Mr. Schnitzer retained his interest in several dealerships which now operate under the name Avondale Group. Mr. Schnitzer is a member of the Memorial Hermann Foundation Board and the Memorial Hermann Health System Finance Committee.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Celene Buffington VP of HR
    David C. Bruce President
    Douglas W. Schnitzer CEO
    Jack Kins CFO


    Portfolio companies include:

      Avondale Group

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