Carlos De Obaldia

Carlos Alberto De Obaldia, the founder of the De Obaldia Group, has made a lasting impact on the property landscape of Panamá.

Mr. De Obaldia began his legal career specializing in contract litigation, representing the interest of contractors with the United States Government agencies in various commercial development projects throughout Panamá. His sought-after skill set afforded him ample exposure to the construction and real estate industry, and a wealth of knowledge that allowed him the opportunity to hone in on his interest in property, and to invest in his own ventures. He discovered the immense potential of property investment early on in life, and has spent the last four decades developing an impressive portfolio of projects and investments.

Carlos De Obaldia has a unique understanding of real estate, having had first-hand experience in many facets of the industry. His specialist knowledge of property law allows him to thoroughly evaluate all aspects of an investment, while his significant experience in property development, tourism and business management equip him with all necessary tools needed to turn investments into sustainable business undertakings.

Mr. De Obaldia's approach towards development is centered on sustainability, with a steadfast focus on creating a legacy for generations to come. This is the foundation for all projects carried out by the De Obalida Group - creating quality developments that are built to stand the test of time, while drawing inspiration from their surroundings without negatively impacting them. Carlos De Obaldia leads with integrity and honor, and believes that reliability is the cornerstone for success. 

Carlos Alberto De Obaldia has been the recipient of many academic and professional accolades, including being awarded the José de la Cruz Herrera and Juanita Oller Mulford awards for perfect grade point average. Mr De Obaldia graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Panama School of Law, and went on to be admitted to the International Law Institute at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. as a Fulbright Scholar. He obtained his Master of Laws, as well as his Master of Arts from Harvard University. He furthered his specialization at The Masters Institute in Government Procurement and Construction Contracts.

Founding Partner
Business Development Manager

Jose Angel De Obaldia

Jose De Obaldia, serving as a business development manager to the De Obaldia Group, is a consultant and paralegal for De Obaldia & Garcia De Paredes. His focus is on client management and every day tasks.

Jose Angel holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emory, where he studied political science and economics. He specialized in international relations and international trade. He is currently studying law at the University of Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama. 

Roberto De Obaldia

Roberto De Obaldia serves as an associate managerial accountant and Finance Manager within select subsidiaries of the De Obaldia Group of companies.

Roberto holds a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree from the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center, where he studied Global Business with a concentration in Finance. 


Natalia De Obaldia

Natalia de Obaldia, an advisor to the De Obaldia Group, is a practicing attorney in Panama, with vast experience in real estate sales contracts, cross-border transactions and construction contracts.

Natalia has significant experience in property law, as well as in business operations across a number of fields. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Panama Canal Museum, the Trenco Foundation, the Industria Panameña de Cilindros and ENESA (Natural Energy), as well as other respected organizations throughout Panama. 

Natalia de Obaldia graduated with a Degree in Law and Political Science (LL.B) in 2014 from Universidad Católica Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA) and later went on to obtain a Master of Laws (LLM), with emphasis in Corporate and Tax Law, from the Columbia University School of Law.


Carlos De Obaldia II

Carlos de Obaldia II, is a client advisor for UBS bank, with significant experience in investments and wealth management. 

Carlos has an extensive understanding of asset management, and the value of investing in property. He provides a unique perspective for our board, representing the interests and key considerations for potential buyers within our luxury real estate offering. 

Carlos de Obaldia II graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 2014 from the University of Notre Dame.