ABOUT WAYFARE

''If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.''

WHAT WE DO

Wayfare Impact is a privately-owned impact investment firm primarily focused on U.S. investments in real estate, private equity, and venture capital in partnership with high net worth investors and family offices.

Wayfare has extensive capital markets and institutional investment experience yet our origins are in entrepreneurship and real estate development, management, and property operations. This operational expertise provides us a distinct advantage over traditional financial investors in selecting investments as well as unlocking value and managing risk.  Wayfare exclusively acts as general partner and co-investor in U.S. investments and all social and environmental impact programs and initiatives are created, implemented, and managed in-house. Our firm is forward-thinking and highly entrepreneurial by nature, yet we create value through combining these insights and instincts with executional excellence and proven institutional practices.

Wayfare is based in Miami, Florida with representative offices in Bogotá, Colombia.

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ROBERT ALTHUIS

Founder

Robert Althuis is the Founder of Wayfare Impact, a privately-owned impact investment firm based in Miami, Florida.  Mr. Althuis is also the Founder & CEO of Wayfare Energy, an Orlando-based solar development and installation company and a Venture Partner at Keen Growth Capital, an impact investment private equity firm based in Orlando. 

Mr. Althuis launched Wayfare in early 2009 with the acquisition of a 50% ownership position in Lynxs, a leading international transportation infrastructure development firm based in Austin, Texas.  Prior to acquiring an ownership position in Lynxs, Mr. Althuis was a Senior Vice President in the Airport Infrastructure group of GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS).  At GECAS, Mr. Althuis served as the lead originator for the Americas Region of the Airport Infrastructure group and was instrumental in structuring Global Infrastructure Partners, a then $6 billion infrastructure investment fund sponsored by GE and Credit Suisse as well as the acquisition of numerous operating companies and real assets on behalf of GECAS where he also served as board member on behalf of GE. Mr. Althuis started his career at GE Capital in an executive management program in 2002 and joined GECAS on a full-time basis in 2003 and was promoted to GE’s executive band in 2006.  In his initial role in GECAS, as a member of the structured finance team, Mr. Althuis closed in excess of $1.5 billion of aviation related debt and equity financings.

Mr. Althuis, who has dual nationality of The Netherlands and United States, holds a B.B.A., summa cum laude, with a major in Real Estate from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and a M.B.A., with distinction, with a major in Finance & Management from Columbia Business School in New York City. In addition, Mr. Althuis is a certified member of the CCIM Institute, and a licensed real estate broker in the State of Florida, Georgia and Texas. Mr. Althuis began his career in commercial real estate acquisition and development in 1995; his last position before joining GE was Vice President and Division Manager of the commercial real estate activities of a diversified real estate firm in Atlanta, Georgia.

Mr. Althuis resides in Coral Gables, Florida and is an avid yogi (RYT-200), kite and windsurfer, and an active dive volunteer with the Coral Restoration Foundation in the Florida Keys.

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