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Company Description

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Av. Nações Unidas No. 8,501

19th Floor

São Paulo, SP 05425-070


Phone: 55 11 3025 9000

Fax: 55 11 3025 9348

Gafisa S.A. operates as a homebuilder serving the Brazilian market. The company’s brands include Tenda, which serves the affordable entry-level housing segments; Gafisa, which offers various residential options to the mid to higher income segments; and Alphaville, which focuses on the identification, development, and sale of residential communities. In addition, the company provides construction services to third parties. Real Estate Activities The company’s real estate business includes various activities, including developments for sale of residential units; land subdivisions (also known as residential communities); commercial buildings; construction services to third parties; and sale of units through its brokerage subsidiaries. The company’s developments for sale are divided into three categories, including residential buildings, land subdivisions, and commercial buildings. Residential Buildings In the residential buildings category, the company develops three primary types of products, including luxury buildings targeted at upper-income customers; buildings targeted at middle-income customers; and affordable entry-level housing targeted at lower-income customers. Luxury Buildings: Luxury buildings have approximately 180 square meters of private area, approximately 4 bedrooms, and 3 parking spaces. The development includes swimming pools, gyms, visitor parking, and other amenities. Middle Income Buildings: Buildings targeted at middle-income customers. Units have between 90 and 180 square meters of private area, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 to 3 underground parking spaces. Affordable Entry-Level Developments: Affordable entry-level housing consists of building and house units. Units have between 42 to 60 square meters of indoor private area and 2 to 3 bedrooms. Land Subdivisions under Gafisa Brand The company develops residential land subdivisions for sale upon which residential buildings can be developed. Land subdivisions under the company’s Gafisa brand are smaller than its Alphaville residential communities and do not include some of the facilities available in its Alphaville residential communities, such as various amenities, shopping centers, and schools. The company provides the infrastructure for a given land subdivision planning, such as the electric, water and sewage systems, paved streets, and common recreational areas. Land Subdivisions under Alphaville Brand Alphaville developed residential communities in various other cities in Brazil, such as Campinas, Goiânia, Curitiba, Londrina, Maringá, Salvador, Fortaleza, Belo Horizonte, Natal, Gramado, Manaus, Cuiabá, Campo Grande, São Luis, and Rio de Janeiro. Whenever the company develops a new Alphaville community, it provides all the basic civil works for supporting the construction on the lots, such as electrical, telephone and data communications cabling, hydraulic (water and sewer) mains and treatment facilities, landscaping and gardening, lighting and paving of the streets, and driveways and security fencing. In various Alphaville communities, it also builds a social and sports club for the residents, with soccer, golf and tennis fields, jogging and bicycle tracks, saunas, swimming pools, ballrooms, restaurants and bars, and other facilities. In addition, majority Alphaville projects have a shopping center where residents could shop for clothes and groceries. Additionally, whenever it develops a new Alphaville community far from urban centers, it intends to assist in establishing schools near the community by forming partnerships with educational institutions. Commercial Buildings In 2012, the company launched two commercial buildings: SAO Square - Way and SAO Square – Gafisa. Construction Service The company provides construction services to third parties, building residential and commercial projects for some of the developers in Brazil. Its principal construction services clients include companies, majority of them are developers that do not build their own projects. As of December 31, 2012 its principal construction services clients were Fibra Empreendimentos Imobiliários S.A.; Helbor LM Investimentos Imobili

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