España GRI 2017Madrid, 23 - 24 Mayo

Visión General

Los días 23 y 24 de mayo tuvo lugar la cuarta edición del GRI España en Madrid, donde más de 200 líderes del sector inmobiliario se reunieron para intercambiar impresiones sobre el mercado, buscar oportunidades de negocio y descubrir tendencias de futuro de la industria.

Ramón Camiña-Mendizábal
Ramón Camiña-Mendizábal
Founding Partner
Cale Street Partners
United Kingdom
Biography:
Ramón Camiña is a founding partner at Cale Street Partners, a European focused property investor providing senior and mezzanine debt as well as including joint venture equity capital. Founded in 2014 and seeded with €1.1 billion from a sovereign wealth investor with a long term, patient approach to investing. Before joining Cale Street, Ramón spent 15 years at Goldman Sachs in London where he was the head of the real estate finance activity in EMEA. Ramón has a BA in Business from Universidad Comercial de Deusto in Bilbao, Spain.
Hauke Brede
Hauke Brede
Chief Risk Officer
Allianz Real Estate GmbH
Germany
Biography:

Dr. Hauke Brede is Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Global Executive and Investment Committee of Allianz Real Estate (ARE) in Munich.
ARE provides Real Estate investment and Asset Management services for Allianz Group companies worldwide, managing approximately €40 billion of equity and debt investments. Before he joined Allianz Real Estate, Hauke Brede was Director at US Consultancy Gen3 Partners (Boston), Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (Munich) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Risk Management at Hypo Group (Munich).

Juan Pepa
Juan Pepa
Managing Director Spain
Lone Star Funds - Spain
Alain Chetrit
Alain Chetrit
Managing Director
Colony Capital LLC
Biography:
Mr. Chetrit, Managing Director of Colony Capital, is responsible for the identification and evaluation of new investments in Europe with particular concentration in France, Spain, and Portugal. Mr. Chetrit is responsible for the Colony office in Madrid. In 1996, Mr. Chetrit received a master in civil engineering from the Escuela Tecnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos in Madrid. Mr. Chetrit received an M.B.A. equivalent from the HEC business school in Paris in 1998.
Francisco Cavaleiro de Ferreira
Francisco Cavaleiro de Ferreira
Managing Director Portugal & Spain
Multi Mall Management Portugal
Biography:
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Eduardo D’Alessandro
Eduardo D’Alessandro
Managing Director
Castlelake
London | United Kingdom
Biography:
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Bernard Michel
Bernard Michel
Chairman
Gecina
Biography:
French business leader specialized in the banking insurance and RE industries. He is Chairman of Gecina's Board of Directors since 2010 and also served as its CEO from October 2011 to June 2013. A graduate of the École nationale des impôts he began his car
Ezequiel Rodríguez
Ezequiel Rodríguez
Managing Director
GIV Partners
Biography:

Ezequiel Rodriguez is a managing director at GIV Partners, responsible for the company’s global investment strategy including European acquisitions. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in the acquisition and management of opportunistic, core and value added transactions in excess of $8bn. Leading both expansion and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining GIV Partners, he held positions at JP Morgan, UBS AG, and PGIM/Prudential RE. Including as regional head Europe of UBS REIM and member of its global management and investment committees, as CEO of PGIM RE Mexico and member of its LatAm executive and investment committees, and as Principal at the Peabody Funds of JP Morgan & O’Connor Capital Partners in Europe and the Americas.

FORMATO

NO ES UNA CONFERENCIA

En GRI organizamos reuniones de altos directivos provenientes de empresas internacionales y locales del Real Estate, inversores, desarrolladores y entidades financieras. Tenemos el formato de discusiones que brinda un ambiente interactivo e inclusivo. Los participantes pueden identificar rápidamente a los potenciales socios de negocio, comenzar a construir relaciones claves, y continuar la conversación después.


FORMATO

En las reuniones GRI no hay conferencistas, ni presentaciones. En su lugar, tenemos una selección de discusiones a puerta cerrada donde todos participan. Es muy parecida a una conversación en la intimidad de la sala de tu casa, un ambiente muy dinámico que te permite relacionarte de una manera natural y coloquial con colegas de negocios.

 

Únete

PARTICIPA COMO DELEGADO

Las posiciones de Delegados están disponibles para todos los directivos activos en Real Estate. Sé parte de un ambiente dinámico de discusiones grupales en un ambiente profesional pero relajado. Únete a personas de tu mismo nivel profesional para intercambiar visiones sobre las más nuevas oportunidades, existentes retos y las tendencias del sector. 

PARTICIPA COMO CO-PRESIDENTE

Posición exclusiva para altos directivos de empresas inversoras, desarrolladoras y entidades financieras que confirman su participación con anticipación; ser Co-Presidente en una discusión es una manera de participar con una mayor visibilidad, además de acceder a la tarifa de participación reducida y otros beneficios

PATROCINIO

GRI tiene un número limitado de paquetes comerciales disponibles y nuestro equipo de patrocinio está dispuesto a ofrecerte el paquete que más se acomode a tus requerimientos y maximice el retorno de tu inversión. Pregunta sobre Patrocinio

ÚNETE A LOS LÍDERES DE LA INDUSTRIA COMO CO-PRESIDENTE

Disponible para los altos directivos inversores, desarrolladores y de entidades financieras; Co-presidir una discusión es la manera de participar con una mayor visibilidad, además de acceder a la tarifa de participación reducida y otros beneficios.

Como Co- Presidente no tienes que hacer más, o menos que los demás participantes. Sólo intercambiar tus opiniones basadas en tu experiencia. Los Co- Presidentes de discusión están presentados en el folleto de marketing, tienen su perfil en la página web y en el programa del evento.

Es importante que tengas en cuenta que cada discusión tienen un número limitado de espacios que se llenan rápidamente.

Si estás interesado en Co-presidir, selecciona la opción de Co-Presidente al registrarte; solicita una llamada o un contacto.

Maria Isidro
+44 (0)207 121 5089  |  [email protected]

 

The Espana GRI Networking Dinner will take place at the Villa Magna after the Drinks reception on Day One (23rd of May 2017). It is an ideal opportunity to catch up with those you might have missed during the day as well as enjoying the company of your friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment.

All Co-chairs, delegates and sponsors must book their dinner tickets in advance, select Networking Dinner option in Add Ons when registering online.

DINNER ENTRY: 120€ per person (+VAT)
23rd of May 2017
ITINERARY:
17.30 - GRI Drinks Reception at the Wellington (following GRI Discussion Sessions)
18.30 - Apéritifs at the Villa Magna, Paseo de la Castellana 22, 28046 Madrid, Spain
19.30 - Dinner

*This includes a three-course meal with wine, beer, water and soft drinks. Spirits, liqueurs and other expensive items will be charged separately by the restaurant.

Timetable

Tuesday. May 23rd, 2017

14.00 - 15.00 Registration


15.00 - 16.15 Keynote


16.15 - 17:00 Networking Break


17.00 - 18:00 Discussion


18:00 - 18:30 Networking Break


18.30 - 19.30 Discussion


19.30 - 20.00 Drinks Reception


20:00 - 22.30 Networking Dinner

Wednesday. May 24th, 2017

09.00 - 09.30 Registration


09.30 - 10.30 Global Investors Spain


10.30 - 11.15 Networking Break


11.15 - 12.15 Discussions


12:15 - 12:45 Networking Break


12.45 - 13.45 Discussions


13.45 - 15.30 Lunch


15.30 - 16.45 Discussions


16.45 - 18.00 Farewell Drinks

DISCUSIONES
Tuesday. May 23rd, 2017
Discussion: 03:00pm to 04:00pm
Spanish Economic Outlook: Where do we stand, what should we expect?
Jorge Sicilia - Chief Economist - BBVA Research
Jorge Sicilia - Chief Economist - BBVA Research
Chief Economist
BBVA Research
Discussion: 05:00pm to 06:00pm
Promoción residencial - ¿Es la compra de promotoras el camino? ¿Qué oportunidades hay en el mercado?
Jorge Pérez de Leza - CEO - MetrovacesaJuan Velayos Lluis - CEO - Neinor HomesJesús Abellán Gómez - CEO - Arum GroupFélix Llorente Sanz - CEO - Wilcox
Promoción residencial - ¿Es la compra de promotoras el camino? ¿Qué oportunidades hay en el mercado?

Andrew Jackson - Sales Director Western Europe - First Title Insurance
Sales Director Western Europe
First Title Insurance
Brian Betel - Managing Partner - ASG Iberia Advisors
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Félix Llorente Sanz - CEO - Wilcox
CEO
Wilcox
Jesús Abellán Gómez - CEO - Arum Group
CEO
Arum Group
Jordi Sans Domenech - General Manager - Volumetric
General Manager
Volumetric
Jorge Pérez de Leza - CEO - Metrovacesa
CEO
Metrovacesa
Juan Velayos Lluis - CEO - Neinor Homes
CEO
Neinor Homes
Mark Tsocanos - Partner - The Baupost Group
Partner
The Baupost Group
Discussion: 06:30pm to 07:30pm
Wednesday. May 24th, 2017
Discussion: 09:30am to 10:30am
Inversores internacionales - ¿Cuál es la posición de España en el panorama global?
Hauke Brede - Chief Risk Officer - Allianz Real EstateCarlos Portocarrero de las Heras - Head of Real Estate - Clifford ChanceManuel Martin - Head of South East Region US and LatAm - TH Real Estate - MiamiBenita von Meding - Managing Director - Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Adolfo Favieres - Managing Director, Country Head Spain - Barings
Managing Director, Country Head Spain
Barings
Benita von Meding - Managing Director - Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Managing Director
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Carlos Portocarrero de las Heras - Head of Real Estate - Clifford Chance
Head of Real Estate
Clifford Chance
Christian Gartner - Portfolio Manager - Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Portfolio Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
Emanuele Dubini - Managing Director - FREO Group
Managing Director
FREO Group
Ezequiel Rodríguez Failde - Managing Director - GIV Partners
Managing Director
GIV Partners
Hauke Brede - Chief Risk Officer - Allianz Real Estate
Chief Risk Officer
Allianz Real Estate
Jay Kwan - Managing Director - TPG
Managing Director
TPG
Juan Pepa - Managing Director - Lone Star Portugal Acquisitions
Managing Director
Lone Star Portugal Acquisitions
Kyle Fox - Global Head of Capital Markets - H.I.G. Capital
Global Head of Capital Markets
H.I.G. Capital
Manuel Martin - Head of South East Region US and LatAm - TH Real Estate - Miami
Head of South East Region US and LatAm
TH Real Estate - Miami
Ron Rawald - Partner & Head of European Real Estate - Cerberus European Capital Advisors
Partner & Head of European Real Estate
Cerberus European Capital Advisors
Stefan Zimmermann - Partner - 4 Friends Investment GmbH
Partner
4 Friends Investment GmbH
Discussion: 11:15am to 12:15pm
Activos tóxicos - ¿Cuál es la fórmula para deshacerse de ellos?
Thomas Longo - Senior VP - Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.UJosé Holgado - Managing Director - Commercial RE - FMS WertmanagementIgnacio Ocejo - Managing director of Spain and Portugal - Kronos Investment GroupRobert Balick - Managing Partner - Baumont Real Estate Partners
Cliff Wagner - Senior Vice President - Avenue Capital
Senior Vice President
Avenue Capital
Cyril Courbage - Managing Director - Fortress Investment Group
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea - Director - Head of Spain - Sabal Financial Europe
Director - Head of Spain
Sabal Financial Europe
Florent Danset - Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies - Blackstone
Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies
Blackstone
Gonzalo Gallego - Partner, Real Estate - Deloitte
Partner, Real Estate
Deloitte
Ignacio Fonseca - Head of Asset Management - Blackstone
Head of Asset Management
Blackstone
Ignacio Ocejo - Managing director of Spain and Portugal - Kronos Investment Group
Managing director of Spain and Portugal
Kronos Investment Group
Javier Dasilva - Vice President - Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
Vice President
Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
José Holgado - Managing Director - Commercial RE - FMS Wertmanagement
Managing Director - Commercial RE
FMS Wertmanagement
Manuel Enrich - Investor Relations Director - SAREB - Sociedad de Gestión de
Investor Relations Director
SAREB - Sociedad de Gestión de
Pedro Barceló - Managing Director - Patron Capital Iberia
Managing Director
Patron Capital Iberia
Reda Khatim - Managing Partner - Palm Capital
Managing Partner
Palm Capital
Robert Balick - Managing Partner - Baumont Real Estate Partners
Managing Partner
Baumont Real Estate Partners
Thomas Longo - Senior VP - Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
Senior VP
Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
Operadores hoteleros, inversores y marcas - ¿Cuál es la poción mágica?
Sergi Casamitjana - Head of Business Development - Actual Capital AdvisorsJosé-Maria Pont - Presidente - Pierre & Vacances Center ParcsDavid Kellett - VP, Head of Development - InterContinental Hotel GroupLluís Casamitjana - Partner - Actual Capital Advisors
Brian Betel - Managing Partner - ASG Iberia Advisors
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
David Kellett - VP, Head of Development - InterContinental Hotel Group
VP, Head of Development
InterContinental Hotel Group
José-Maria Pont - Presidente - Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs
Presidente
Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs
Lluís Casamitjana - Partner - Actual Capital Advisors
Partner
Actual Capital Advisors
Maria Zarraluqui - Global Development Managing Director - Melia Hotels International
Global Development Managing Director
Melia Hotels International
Neville Graham - MD, International Member Services - Best Western International
MD, International Member Services
Best Western International
Sergi Casamitjana - Head of Business Development - Actual Capital Advisors
Head of Business Development
Actual Capital Advisors
Discussion: 12:45pm to 01:45pm
Deuda vs. Capital - ¿Cuál es el equilibrio?
Rafael Avilés Uruñuela - Senior Advisor - Spain - Ares ManagementEduardo García - Capital Markets, Partner - Clifford ChanceJavier Beltrán - Head of Europe & CEO Spain and Portugal - Carlton GroupPablo Alvarez Rendueles - Director - ING Commercial Banking Real Es
Alberto Nin Garaizabal - Vice President - Brookfield
Vice President
Brookfield
Alberto Valls - Managing Partner, Real Estate - Deloitte
Managing Partner, Real Estate
Deloitte
Eduardo García - Capital Markets, Partner - Clifford Chance
Capital Markets, Partner
Clifford Chance
Enrique Zouein - Principal - Tyndaris Real Estate
Principal
Tyndaris Real Estate
Javier Beltrán - Head of Europe & CEO Spain and Portugal - Carlton Group
Head of Europe & CEO Spain and Portugal
Carlton Group
Manuel Gil - Head of Real Estate Finance Spain - pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Head of Real Estate Finance Spain
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank
Miguel Torres Lang - Head of Iberia - Allianz Real Estate
Head of Iberia
Allianz Real Estate
Pablo Alvarez Rendueles - Director - ING Commercial Banking Real Es
Director
ING Commercial Banking Real Es
Rafael Avilés Uruñuela - Senior Advisor - Spain - Ares Management
Senior Advisor - Spain
Ares Management
High Street Retail, centros comerciales y parque de Retail - ¿Quién es la estrella?
Nikos Koulouras - Executive Director - Private Equity Fund - AEW EuropeJan-Hendrik Walloch - Director Mergers & Acquisitions - ECE Projektmanagement GmbHDaniel Gálvez - Head of RE Asset Management, Iberia - Deutsche Asset ManagementJesús Valderrama Martín - Co-Founder & Managing Partner - IBA Capital Partners
Alexandre Fernandes - Director, Head of Investment and AM - Sonae Sierra
Director, Head of Investment and AM
Sonae Sierra
Carlos de Oya - Asset Management & Transaction Director - Barings Asset Management
Asset Management & Transaction Director
Barings Asset Management
Daniel Gálvez - Head of RE Asset Management, Iberia - Deutsche Asset Management
Head of RE Asset Management, Iberia
Deutsche Asset Management
Dilip Khullar - Managing Director - Cadena Spain
Managing Director
Cadena Spain
Jan-Hendrik Walloch - Director Mergers & Acquisitions - ECE Projektmanagement GmbH
Director Mergers & Acquisitions
ECE Projektmanagement GmbH
Jesús Valderrama Martín - Co-Founder & Managing Partner - IBA Capital Partners
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
IBA Capital Partners
Jorge González - Director of Finance & Administration - Intu Spain
Director of Finance & Administration
Intu Spain
Nikos Koulouras - Executive Director - Private Equity Fund - AEW Europe
Executive Director - Private Equity Fund
AEW Europe
Paulo Sarmento - Principal - Meyer Bergman
Principal
Meyer Bergman
Discussion: 03:30pm to 04:45pm
Debt finance & investment - ¿Qué estrategias llevar a cabo para cumplir objetivos reduciendo riesgos?
Richard Day - Director, European Debt Investments - Deutsche Asset ManagementJulian Bravo Cuervo - Head of RE Finance Spain & Portugal - ING Commercial Banking REJesus Varela - Partner - DentonsGuillermo Bergareche - MD, Head of Real Estate - Crédit Agricole CIB
Debt finance & investment - ¿Qué estrategias llevar a cabo para cumplir objetivos reduciendo riesgos?

Guillermo Bergareche - MD, Head of Real Estate - Crédit Agricole CIB
MD, Head of Real Estate
Crédit Agricole CIB
Javier García Mateo - Partner, Real Estate - Deloitte
Partner, Real Estate
Deloitte
Jesus Varela - Partner - Dentons
Partner
Dentons
Juan Barba - Partner & MD - Meridia Capital
Partner & MD
Meridia Capital
Julian Bravo Cuervo - Head of RE Finance Spain & Portugal - ING Commercial Banking RE
Head of RE Finance Spain & Portugal
ING Commercial Banking RE
Richard Day - Director, European Debt Investments - Deutsche Asset Management
Director, European Debt Investments
Deutsche Asset Management
Logística - ¿Sobrevaluados o aún existen oportunidades?
Jorge Sicilia
Jorge Sicilia
Chief Economist
BBVA Research
Biography:
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Adrien Blanc
Adrien Blanc
Chief investment officer
Eurosic SA
France
Biography:
Prior to joining EUROSIC, Adrien BLANC worked for UBS as Head of France for its real estate division. He spent 10 years at Morgan Stanley where he took up various roles in acquisitions and asset management both in France and internationally. He was notably Director of asset management for France, Benelux and Scandinavia in 2006-2010. In the past, Adrien has held numerous board directorships positions notably for Compagnie la Lucette, Altaréa, Korian and Ogic. He began his career working for Archon (Goldman Sachs group). Adrien has obtained a masters in Management science from the Sorbonne, and holds a DESS in Construction strategy and urban development.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
General Manager
Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios
Biography:
Cristina is the General Manager of Hispania. She is also Board Member of Isolux (energy, construction and infrastructure Spanish company) and Evo Banco (Spanish commercial bank). Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the banking sector both at Merrill Lynch (two years) and JP Morgan (14 years). She started in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she held, various positions in M&A and during ten years she was Managing Director responsible of Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA. At Merrill Lynch where she was responsible for Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina has a Bachelor Degree Summa Cum Laude in Business and Economics from ICADE (Spain) and a MBA for Harvard Business School (USA)
Gregory Gilbert
Gregory Gilbert
Principal, Head of Iberia
Benson Elliot Capital Management
United Kingdom
Biography:
Gregg is a Principal and Head of Iberia at Benson Elliot, a pan-European real estate private equity fund investing across all asset classes. He dedicates his time to originating and analysing new equity and debt investment opportunities across Europe, with a primary focus on Spain and Portugal. In addition, Gregg manages Benson Elliot’s current investments in Spain. Gregg joined Benson Elliot in 2011 from Colony Capital, where he worked on debt and equity investments across Europe. Earlier in his career Gregg was a consultant at ERA, advising clients on the market and financial feasibility of large-scale hotel, residential, and leisure developments across the United States, Asia,
Hylko Versteeg
Hylko Versteeg
Associate Vice President of Development
InterContinental Hotel Group
Biography:
Hylko joined the Development team of IHG® in May of 2006 and has overall responsibility for the growth of the IHG® portfolio in Southern Europe. Prior to joining the Development team in 2006, Hylko worked in the hotel sector with Hyatt and in several Hotel and Tourism Consulting roles in Spain and Latin America for an international consulting company and the CAF (Corporacion Andina de Fomento – the Andean Community Development Bank). Hylko holds a bachelor degree in European Hospitality Management & Hotel Administration from The Hague Hotel School and has lived in over 10 countries throughout his life. He lives in Madrid with his wife and two daughters and his hobbies include tennis, kite surfing and motorbikes.
Jon Schauder
Jon Schauder
Area Director/ Europe
Troon Golf
Geneva | SWITZERLAND
Segment: Facility Managers
Biography:
Jon Schauder has spent the past 15 years in the specialised golf course development and management industry with Troon Golf, almost exclusively focused on their international interests. He began his Troon career abroad seconded to Kerzner at the One&Only Palmilla in Mexico before moving to EMEA in 2010 to assume the role of Director of Business Development where he was responsible for conducting and closing transactions in over 19 countries in multiple languages. Currently serving as Europe Area Managing Director, Jon is responsible for the existing European portfolio along with the analysis and development of new contracts and investment opportunities for the company.
Montse Rius
Montse Rius
Managing Director Finance and Corporate
HI Partners
Biography:
Montse Rius is Managing Director Finance and Corporate Development at HI Partners, a Spanish leading real estate lodging company which currently owns 30 urban hotels and holiday resorts representing 3,651 rooms, and manages an 800 million euro hotel debt portfolio from Banc Sabadell. With over 15 years of experience in the sector, she began her career in the Corporate Finance Department at Ernst & Young and later joined Riva y Garcia. During this period, she executed M&A operations and capital market deals (right issues and IPOs). Montse is also Chairman of the Urban Land Institute Barcelona and Professor of Corporate Finance at ESADE.
Philip Sauer
Philip Sauer
Managing Director
Sauer Real Estate
Biography:
Philip C. Sauer is a real estate professional with 16 years of experience in European real estate transaction. He holds a Master in Real Estate Investment 8 Finance from the European Business School in Germany. As Managing Director of a 80 year-old Real Estate Investment firm he is responsible for investments in Germany, Austria, Switzerland,U K and Spain with focus on Residential Real Estate.
Arnau Osorio
Arnau Osorio
Senior Associate
Patron Capital
Biography:
Mr. Osorio is an associate of Patron (Spain) who joined the company in August 2014. He focuses primarily on due diligence, financial modelling, execution and market research analysis of investments and new opportunities in Spain. He began his career in Deloitte, working both in audit and in consulting projects in the Financial Services Industry. After He joined Inmobiliaria Colonial, where he worked in the Corporate Development and Investor Relations department focused on the analysis of a number of investments and divestments both in Spain and France. Mr. Osorio holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universitat de Barcelona and a Master in Corporate Finance & Law from ESADE.
Daniel Mayans Asián
Daniel Mayans Asián
Managing Director, Head of Spain
Spain
Biography:
Daniel Mayans joined FREO Group in 2015 and is responsible for FREO’s Spain operations. He brings over 18 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate and worked previously for GE Capital Real Estate for almost 9 years where he was the Head of Asset Management in Spain and managed a portfolio of €1,2bn. Before GE he worked for Metrovacesa as Portolio Manager where he also managed a portfolio of €500mm. Earlier in his career he worked for Aguirre Newman heading the Office and Retail department. Daniel holds a law degree from the FERT University and a Masters in Executive Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona.
Howard Pierce
Howard Pierce
Founding Partner
Urban Input
Biography:
Howard has been working in the real estate sector since 1993 first in the London market and since 1998 in Spain. His UK experience was in the valuation, investment and agency areas of business. He is a founding partner of Urban Input (2004) and has been involved on both the investor relations and transaction sides of the business. Howard has a BSc (Hons) in Land Management from Reading University and is on the RICS Continental European Educational Standards Board.
Juan Ortega Moreno
Juan Ortega Moreno
CIO
Inmobiliaria Colonial S.A.
Biography:

D. Juan Manuel Ortega Moreno
Member of the Executive Committee of Colonial since December 2014, as Chief Investment Officer. Head of Investment & Asset Management.
He began his professional career in the property sector in 1997 at the development company Detinsa. Subsequently, he worked at the IESE Business School, working on creating the first White Paper for the Property Sector and carrying out various activities in the financial/property area. He joined Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) in January 2001 and carried out various roles such as Senior Consultant in the Office Leasing Department and Head of the Residential Agency Division in Spain. In November 2005, he joined UBS Bank where he worked in the global REIM (Real Estate Investment Management) division and as Head of Real Estate in Spain. Between 2011 and 2014, he was head of the Capital Markets area of JLL.
Juan Manuel has also worked in the field of strategic consulting and research, on a self-employed basis.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS).

Oscar de Navas Cabre
Oscar de Navas Cabre
Investment Director, Asset Management
Spain
Biography:
Oscar de Navas joined FREO Group in 2015 and is responsible for FREO’s Spain investment operations. He brings 10 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate with focused expertise in real estate investment transactions, asset management, and portfolio and asset valuation. Leaded transactions amounting more than €200m and managed a multi asset class portfolio (office, logistic and retail) of 15 assets and 200,000 sqm. Broad Real Estate experience. Worked for GE Capital Real Estate the last 8 years, Aguirre Newman 2 years and Accenture 2 years. Executive MBA from IESE Business School in 2014.
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Sales Director Western Europe
First Title Insurance
United Kingdom
Biography:
Andrew Jackson is the Western Europe Sales Director at First Title Insurance plc. Andrew is responsible for the company's strategic direction throughout continental Europe as well building an understanding of each territory/market and identifying business opportunities.
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
SPAIN
Segment: Investment fund
Biography:
Brian has worked for more than 22 years doing acquisitions, dispositions and asset management of a wide range of commercial and residential real estate and loan portfolio workouts in 6 countries. Brian ended a 14 year career at Cerberus as the MD in Spain before moving on to open the Activum Iberia SG office in Spain.
Félix Llorente Sanz
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEO
Wilcox
Spain
Biography:
FORMACIÓN: • IESE - Programa Alta Dirección de Empresas • Licenciado en Administración y dirección de empresas (Universidad de Wolverhampton). • Técnico en Administración y dirección de empresas (ICADE). • Máster en Dirección Financiera (CEF). • High Executive program Real Estate Management and Valuations (ICADE). • High Executive course grade: Private equity and structured finance(IE). • Executive Administration Program (Harvard) PERFIL PROFESIONAL: • Director General de Grupo Wilcox. • Vicepresidente de AEDHE (Asociación de empresarios del Henares). • Miembro de la Junta Directiva de CEIM (Confederación empresarial de Madrid). • Miembro de ULI y ICSC.
Jesús Abellán Gómez
Jesús Abellán Gómez
CEO
Arum Group
Biography:

Jesús Abellán holds a degree in Business Administration and an MBA from ESADE (Barcelona). He also completed the Financial and Management Program at Stanford University (California). He began his career at Banc de Sabadell, holding various positions related to financial markets and investment funds and on the treasury desk at Sabadell Multibanca. Subsequently he spent five years as Financial Director at Cilsa before becoming Head of Corporate Finance at MedGroup, a real estate investment and management company backed by George Soros’s real estate investment fund. He spent 12 years at MedGroup in different roles, ultimately becoming Managing Director.

Jordi Sans Domenech
Jordi Sans Domenech
General Manager
Volumetric
Spain
Biography:
Jordi Sans is General Manager of Volumetric. Member of the family owners.Since 1999 leads real estate division of Grup Volumetric, and with his team of professionals has developed 270,000 sqm of land and built 437,000 sqm, mainly residential. He has also managed refurbishment projects, logistics, commercial and office buildings. In 2006 he started up partner companies in Poland, Romania and Hungary recruiting local management teams and adapting to each country the systems and working philosophy of the group. In those countries we have built 1,150 homes. Under his management Volumetric has developed projects continuously since 2000.
Jorge Pérez de Leza
Jorge Pérez de Leza
CEO
Metrovacesa
Biography:
Jorge P. de Leza is CEO of Metrovacesa since the end of 2016. Previously he was the Head of Europe for Grupo Lar during 12 years. Prior to that he worked at The Boston Consulting Group in the Madrid and San Francisco Offices. He is an Industrial Engineer from Comillas University and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Juan Velayos Lluis
Juan Velayos Lluis
CEO
Neinor Homes
Spain
Biography:
Juan started his career at Uría Menéndez Abogados, where he became partner at 31 in the M&A, Capital Markets and Real Estate practice. Afterwards, from June 2007 until the late 2011, Juan was CEO for the Real Estate companies Mixta Africa, leading the entry of financial partners, and Renta Corporación, leading the restructuring process (€800 million in debt) and managing more than € 1,000 million in assets. Then, at 38, he became Head of Real Estate at PWC, setting up the portfolio advisory team and working on selected Private Equity and Spanish takeover transactions. In December 2014, Juan joined Neinor Homes as its CEO. Juan holds a Law Degree from Abat Oliba University and an MBA from IESE Business School.
Mark Tsocanos
Mark Tsocanos
Partner
The Baupost Group
Biography:
Mark is a manager in Baupost’s Private Investment Group, focusing on real estate investments in Europe and the United States. Prior to joining Baupost, Mark served as an investor, asset manager, lender and workouts officer at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, Wexford Management, The Yarmouth Group and Citicorp Real Estate. Mark received his MBA from Columbia Business School and studied architecture at the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture. He earned a B.A. with a major in architecture from Columbia College.
Carsten Czarnetzki
Carsten Czarnetzki
Country Head Spain
AEW Europe
United Kingdom
Biography:
Carsten is Country Head for Spain as well as portfolio manager for AEW Europe Value Investors, a core-plus/value-add fund actively acquiring office assets across Europe. Carsten has over 15 years’ experience in acquiring and managing real estate assets throughout the US and Europe. Prior to joining AEW, Carsten was a Director at Generali, previously also working at Deutsche Bank M&A, JER Partners and Starwood Capital Group. Carsten is a German national, fluent in English, Spanish and French.
Cristina Perez Liz
Cristina Perez Liz
Managing Director
Kennedy Wilson
Spain
Biography:
Ms Perez Liz, based in Madrid, is the Managing Director of Kennedy Wilson Spain and has almost 20 years of investment banking, real estate and capital markets experience throughout Spain and the rest of Europe. Prior to joining Kennedy Wilson, she was a Managing Director of Banco Santander’s restructuring unit for medium size corporates, and had previously played different roles at PwC, and Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan in London . Over her career, Ms Perez has intervened in the completion of more than 25bn in European real-estate related transactions, including equity, direct lending, mezzanine, securitisation, and restructuring work.
Mathieu Ammari
Mathieu Ammari
Asset Manager
Deka Immobilien GmbH
Biography:
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Maurice Meulendijk
Maurice Meulendijk
Head of Portfolio Management
TH Real Estate - Spain
Biography:
With over 10 years’ experience, I am responsible for the portfolio of several clients with assets located in Spain and Portugal, and for investment management in Portugal. I also had an advisory role on TIAA’s interest in the Sonae Sierra Fund. Prior to this, I worked at Multi Corporation in several positions, and gained experience in investment, property management and asset management. I have an MA in Business Economics and a BA in Commercial Management.
Thierry Julienne
Thierry Julienne
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
IBA Capital Partners
Spain
Biography:
Founding Partner and Managing Director of IBA Capital Partners. He graduated in Economics and Business Sciences and is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Former development manager in STIM Paris (Bouygues real estate), Director of Constructa Asset Management in Spain and Portugal, Director of Capital Markets at Auguste-Thouard Colliers (Spain), Co-Founder and Director of Capital Markets at EXA Real Estate Advisors (Spain).
Ezequiel Domínguez Lucena
Ezequiel Domínguez Lucena
Coordinador General de Planeamiento, Des
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Biography:
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José Manuel Calvo del Olmo
José Manuel Calvo del Olmo
Concejal del Área de Gobierno de Desarro
Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Biography:
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Pedro Abella Langa
Pedro Abella Langa
Principal
H.I.G. Capital
Spain
Segment: RE Investment Managers
Biography:
Pedro is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital’s Real Estate team based in Madrid with responsibility for sourcing & executing RE transactions in Spain & Portugal. Pedro has over 30 years’ experience in the RE sector, and prior to joining H.I.G. he was in charge of the Spanish investment activities of Stam Europe, RE Fund Manager and AM. Prior to joining Stam Europe, he was the Development and Commercial Director of the French Developer Nexity in Spain for 7 years. He began his career with CBRE handling different roles.Pedro holds a diploma of Estates Management from the Alcalá de Henares University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He also serves on a number of boards. Pedro speaks Spanish, English & French.
Adolfo Favieres
Adolfo Favieres
Managing Director, Country Head Spain
Barings
Biography:
Mr. Favieres is responsible for sourcing both new real estate investment opportunities in Spain as well as capital from Spanish institutions wishing to invest in Barings’s real estate debt and equity products in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to joining Barings in 2015, Mr. Favieres was Principal of the H.I.G. Capital European Real Estate Group, where he was responsible for overseeing European acquisitions, asset management and dispositions across multiple real estate asset classes. Preceding this, Mr. Favieres held various management positions in Bank of Scotland, Westdeutsche ImmobilienBank and Hypo Real Estate Bank. Mr. Favieres earned a BA degree in Economics from Universidad Complutense and an Executive MBA from IESE Business School.
Benita von Meding
Benita von Meding
Managing Director
Warburg-HIH Invest Real Estate
Germany
Biography:
Benita is German and graduated from European Business School in London so that she speaks English, French and Spanish. She has 20 year real estate experience mainly in international aquisitions for German property investment funds. Her work has included a large variety of transactions including standing investments and developments in the office, shopping center and hotel segment. She has been working on acquisitions and sales in various countries but having moved to Spain in 2006 the main focus of her career since then has been the Spanish and the Mexican market.
Carlos Portocarrero de las Heras
Carlos Portocarrero de las Heras
Head of Real Estate
Biography:
Carlos is partner in Clifford Chance since 2002 and specialises in complex transactions, such as acquisition/sale of real estate portfolios, NPLs portfolios, sale & leaseback and real estate joint ventures. He has recently advised Värde Partners on the acquisition of the Aliseda servicing platform and the credit card business from Banco Popular, TPG on the acquisition of the ServiHabitat real estate asset servicing platform, Bankia on the sale of the Foster Tower, Kennedy Wilson on the acquisition of a portfolio of retail assets. Carlos Portocarrero was the Partner responsible for the major sales and leasebacks carried out by banks in Europe.
Christian Gartner
Christian Gartner
Portfolio Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE
Biography:
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Emanuele Dubini
Emanuele Dubini
Managing Director
France
Biography:
Emanuele Dubini joined FREO Group in 2015 and is responsible for FREO’s activities in France, Spain and Italy. He brings 25 years of experience in the industry and was previously Managing Director for GE Capital Real Estate in France, Italy and Spain for equity and lending activity. Prior to that he was at BNP Paribas Real Estate and BNL Fondi Immobiliari heading the Capital markets team, Advisory and Consultancy in Italy. Earlier in his career he was Managing Director of Asset Management and board member of selected JVs between Pirelli Re and Morgan Stanley at Pirelli Italy.
Ezequiel Rodríguez Failde
Ezequiel Rodríguez Failde
Managing Director
GIV Partners
Biography:
Ezequiel Rodriguez is a managing director at GIV Partners, responsible for the company’s global investment strategy including European acquisitions. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in the acquisition and management of opportunistic, core and value added transactions in excess of $8bn. Leading both expansion and turnaround strategies. Prior to joining GIV Partners, he held positions at JP Morgan, UBS AG, and PGIM/Prudential RE. Including as regional head Europe of UBS REIM and member of its global management and investment committees, as CEO of PGIM RE Mexico and member of its LatAm executive and investment committees, and as Principal at the Peabody Funds of JP Morgan & O’Connor Capital Partners in Europe and the Americas.
Hauke Brede
Hauke Brede
Chief Risk Officer
Allianz Real Estate
Biography:
Dr. Hauke Brede is Chief Risk Officer and Member of the Global Executive and Investment Committee of Allianz Real Estate (ARE) in Munich. ARE provides Real Estate investment and Asset Management services for Allianz Group companies worldwide, managing approximately €50 billion of equity and debt investments. Before he joined Allianz Real Estate, Hauke Brede was Director at US Consultancy Gen3 Partners (Boston), Project Leader at Boston Consulting Group (Munich) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Risk Management at Hypo Group (Munich).
Jay Kwan
Jay Kwan
Managing Director
TPG
United Kingdom
Biography:
Mr. Kwan is a Managing Director based in London responsible for new investments for TPGRE in Europe. Prior to joining TPGRE in 2016, Mr. Kwan was a Partner at Grove International Partners (formerly Soros Real Estate Partners). During his time at Grove, he resided and invested in five countries including U.S., Japan, Spain, Germany and Russia completing over USD 5 billion of transactions across seven sectors. Prior to joining Grove in 2003, Mr. Kwan began his career at Lehman Brothers in 2001, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking and Private Equity Group in New York. Mr. Kwan received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University
Juan Pepa
Juan Pepa
Managing Director
Lone Star Portugal Acquisitions
Biography:
Juan Pepa serves as Managing Director & Head of Investments in Spain & Portugal for Lone Star Europe Acquisitions, an affiliate of the General Partner of Lone Star Funds. At Lone Star has been responsible for sourcing, RE underwriting, structuring, and ongoing supervision of over EUR10bn of European Commercial RE Equity and Debt Investments. Since 2008 he has been involved in investments across a diverse pool of asset classes (office, retail, hotels, clinics, residential and industrial assets) and countries (Germany, UK, Netherlands, France, Belgium, Switzerland, and focused recently on Spain and Portugal). Prior to joining Lone Star, Juan Pepa worked at the RE Special Situations Team for Citigroup. He holds an MBA from Babson College.
Kyle Fox
Kyle Fox
Global Head of Capital Markets
H.I.G. Capital
Biography:
Kyle Fox is the Global Head of Capital Markets for H.I.G. Capital and is responsible for sourcing financings and other capital structure alternatives across the firm’s investment strategies at the fund level. She manages and cultivates capital market relationships across a broad array of institutions including corporate and investment banks, funds, and institutional investors. Prior to joining H.I.G. Capital, Kyle held various roles in banking including securitisation and relationship management at Deutsche Bank and Lloyds. She also has experience in principle investing and providing advisory services for middle market and distressed assets.
Manuel Martin
Manuel Martin
Head of South East Region US and LatAm
TH Real Estate - Miami
Biography:
Manuel leads our activities in the South East region of the US and in Latin America. Previously, Manuel was Head of Spain and Portugal since 2007; he grew our Iberian platform to c.1,3bn. Manuel’s responsibilities include overseeing asset management activities (AUM c. 5Bn), investment and business origination. Manuel has more than 15 years’ commercial property experience, 10 of which he gained in Spain. Over his time at TIAA Henderson Europe, he also gained capital support from clients for investment and long-term management mandates across several jurisdictions. Manuel has an MBA from the Univ. Deusto and Bradford University School of Management. He is also a lecturer at the Madrid IE Business School and ESDEN Business School.
Ron Rawald
Ron Rawald
Partner & Head of European Real Estate
Cerberus European Capital Advisors
United Kingdom
Segment: Ron is the Head of European RE in Cerberus European Capital, responsible for acquiring property related assets, companies and de
Biography:
Ron is the Head of European RE in Cerberus European Capital, responsible for acquiring property related assets, companies and debt investments. Prior to joining the firm in 2006, Ron was a MD with Fortress Investment Group, responsible for commercial property and special situations investing in Europe. Before moving to Frankfurt in 2004, he was a founding partner of Aetos Capital, a real estate private equity fund investing in Japanese assets. He lived in Tokyo for five years, and helped develop Morgan Stanley’s Asian Special Situations Group, doing proprietary investing in distressed debt. His experience also includes working in New York at Merrill Lynch in distressed loan trading and at TIAA/CREF in real estate portfolio management.
Stefan Zimmermann
Stefan Zimmermann
Partner
4 Friends Investment GmbH
Biography:
Established in 2005 and re-branded as ACREST in 2008. Stefan is responsible for transaction services including deal structuring, strategy and acquisitions. He holds a real estate degree. Stefan is Co-Head of ULI Retail Council and Member of the ZIA Retail Committee.
Cliff Wagner
Cliff Wagner
Senior Vice President
Avenue Capital
Spain
Cyril Courbage
Cyril Courbage
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group
London | United Kingdom
Biography:
Cyril Courbage joined as a Managing Director of the Credit and Real Estate Funds in the London office in February of 2012. Mr. Courbage is responsible for debt and equity investing across the Credit and Real Estate Funds in Europe. Prior to joining Fortress in February 2012, Mr. Courbage spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank in London where he was the European head of the Commercial Real Estate group, an activity encompassing financing and special situation principal investments. Prior to that, Mr. Courbage spent six years at Merrill Lynch, initially in the Distressed Debt group and subsequently as a director of the real estate Global Principal Investment business.
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Eduardo Boveda Damborenea
Director - Head of Spain
Sabal Financial Europe
Biography:
Eduardo joined Sabal Financial Europe in September 2015 from Marathon Asset Management where he was responsible for investment and asset management in Spain and Portugal. As Head of Spain, he is responsible for the asset management and performance of all investments and the underwriting of all portfolio investments being considered for acquisition.   Prior to Marathon, Eduardo was responsible of loan sales and portfolio management of financial assets at Sareb. He has over 10 years’ experience in real estate and loan industry having held several senior executive positions at consultancy firms, servicing platforms and principals. Eduardo is a Graduate in Economics of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid with a MBA from IESE Business School.
Florent Danset
Florent Danset
Principal, Real Estate Debt Strategies
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Florent Danset is a Principal in the RE Debt Strategies Group and is based in London. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Danset has been involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring RE debt investments across all asset types in the UK and Continental Europe. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Danset was an Assistant Vice President at Partners Group responsible for originating, underwriting, and executing RE debt and equity transactions in Europe with positions in London, Switzerland, and San Francisco. Prior to joining Partners Group, Mr. Danset was an Analyst at ANZ Investment Bank in Singapore. Mr. Danset received an M.Sc. in Management from the ESSEC business school in Paris. Mr. Danset is a CFA charterholder.
Gonzalo Gallego
Gonzalo Gallego
Partner, Real Estate
SPAIN
Biography:
Gonzalo is Partner of Real Estate specialized in developers, funds, financial entities and servicers. He began his professional career as an investment analyst at CEPSA and move to A.T. Kearney as an associate for 4 years. Then joined the family real estate development group Akra Urbana, where he created the boutique consultancy firm Quadratia, specialist in managing residential assets (REDs/REOS) for banks, developers, and investors which he managed for 12 years prior to joining Deloitte.
Ignacio Fonseca
Ignacio Fonseca
Head of Asset Management
United Kingdom
Biography:
Since 2014 Ignacio has been part of Blackstone, as member of the European Asset Management platform, leading operations in Spain and Luxembourg. Previously he spent 8 years in several projects in CBRE. Since 2010 he joined the Capital Markets team working in retail, offices and alternative asset transactions. He advised local and foreign investors in their Real Estate transactions in Spain and Cross Border locations. Between 2008 and 2010 he leaded the Moroccan consultancy team helping in the development of the firm in North Africa for 2 years. Previously, Ignacio worked in several international projects (France, Brazil and Mexico) in Consultancy and Investments for firms such as Deloitte and SAGE Finance.
Ignacio Ocejo
Ignacio Ocejo
Managing director of Spain and Portugal
Kronos Investment Group
Spain
Biography:
Ignacio Ocejo is a Partner at Kronos Investment Group, an investment management platform with offices in London and Madrid. Kronos focuses on distressed real estate investments with an emphasis on non-performing loans backed by land or residential properties. Previous to Kronos, Ignacio was at Grupo Lar during 12 years, six of which acting as Managing Director of Grupo Lar Spain. He has over 25 years of experience in Real Estate with more than 55 thousand units developed in Spain and Portugal.
Javier Dasilva
Javier Dasilva
Vice President
Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
Biography:
Javier Dasilva, Vice President of Cerberus Iberia Advisors, S.L.U., is part of the investment team in Spain and Portugal. Mr. Dasilva joined Cerberus in 2014. Prior to joining Cerberus he held several positions at Ernst & Young, most notably as Manager for Corporate Finance. Mr. Dasilva holds a Law degree by the Universidad de Vigo and a MBA degree from ICADE.
José Holgado
José Holgado
Managing Director - Commercial RE
Germany
Segment: Public Wind-Down Agency
Biography:
José Holgado is Managing Director Commercial Real Estate at FMS Wertmanagement (FMS), which was founded in 2010 as the winding-up institution for the nationalised Hypo Real Estate. Mr. Holgado has 25 years of experience in the banking sector and there of 15 years in international Real Estate finance. Prior to FMS Mr. Holgado held positions at different German banks, namely Eurohypo (now Hypothekenbank Frankfurt), Aareal Bank, IKB, Allgemeine Hypothekenbank Rheinboden and Nord/LB. His experience includes workout, restructuring, syndications, origination as well as risk management of Real Estate financings all over the world and of any type of assets (office, shopping centers, hotels, warehouses, residential, etc.).
Manuel Enrich
Manuel Enrich
Investor Relations Director
SAREB - Sociedad de Gestión de
Biography:
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA). He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy Orient Capital, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the founder and partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles and Bankinter, and President and CEO of Link Securities (Brokerage House), among other roles
Pedro Barceló
Pedro Barceló
Managing Director
Patron Capital Iberia
SPAIN
Biography:
Mr. Barcelo manages Patron’s office in Barcelona and has responsibility for the origination, due diligence, execution, structuring, financing and asset management of investments in Spain, where he has undertaken investments above 500m over different real estate asset classes over the past 13 years. Mr. Barcelo formally joined Patron in 2004, after working as loan originator at Hypo Real Estate Bank International, where he spent three years focusing on project & corporate loan origination, initially in London and subsequently in Madrid. Previously, Mr. Barcelo worked for a year at Enron in the investment department in London and also worked for two years at Hines in the development of the Diago
Reda Khatim
Reda Khatim
Managing Partner
Palm Capital
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Reda Khatim is the Managing Partner of Palm Capital, which he launched in 2007. Prior to starting Palm Capital, Reda was a founding principal of Citigroup Property Investors European opportunistic fund, €1.2bn pan European fund. He previously worked with Lonestar Funds in Europe and held various positions at Credit Suisse and Lazard. Reda holds a MBA from Harvard Business School and an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees. Reda’s experience includes corporate investments, asset transactions, non-performing loans and various distressed situations. He has invested in multiple jurisdictions as well as across asset classes and capital tranches.
Robert Balick
Robert Balick
Managing Partner
Baumont Real Estate Partners
Biography:
Mr. Balick is a senior managing director for CarVal Investors, leading the real estate investment activities of CarVal in Europe. He joined the firm in 1997 in Paris and moved to London in 2006 where he progressively took responsibility for European real estate. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Balick was a vice president of Salomon Brothers in Europe. He received his MBA with specialization in finance from the Stern School of Business at NYU and his B.A. in mathematics from NYU. CarVal Investors is a leading global alternative investment fund manager focused on distressed and credit-intensive assets and market inefficiencies. CarVal Investors has approximately $10 billion in assets under management in both credit and real estate strategies.
Thomas Longo
Thomas Longo
Senior VP
Cerberus Iberia Advisors S.L.U
Biography:
Thomas Longo, Senior Vice President of Cerberus Iberia Advisors, S.L.U. leads real estate investing in Spain and Portugal. Mr. Longo joined Cerberus in 2015. Prior to joining Cerberus, he worked for the National Bank of Abu Dhabi restructuring debt and managing real estate and family office client relationships. From 1999 to 2008, Mr. Longo worked for Morgan Stanley in the Real Estate Private Equity group in Japan and Italy investing in distressed loans and properties. Mr. Longo graduated from Georgetown University, completed a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Bologna and received a Master’s degree in International Economics and Management from the Bocconi School of Management
Alicia Alvarez
Alicia Alvarez
Director, Real Estate Finance, Spain and
ING Bank
Biography:
Alicia joined the Real Estate Finance team of ING 9 years ago being responsible of originating financing opportunities of large real estate projects in Spain and Portugal.
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Director of Real Estate
Chenavari
Biography:
José has over 13 years of real estate experience. Jose is responsible for the investment activity of Chenavari in Spain. Recently, he has acquired several NPL portfolios in exceeds of €600M in Spain and originated direct lending over a total amount of €100M. He was also board member of Merlin Properties Socimi. Prior to this, José was Director of the Investment Team at Drago Capital (a €2.7B real estate private equity manager) and participated in all the deals structured by Drago over the last decade with a total investment volume of €3.0bn predominantly in the Iberia region. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and a MA Real Estate Business Management from ICADE.
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
Head of CRE Structuring EMEA
Banc Sabadell S.A.
Biography:
José-Ignacio Tramuns is the Head of Commercial Real Estate at Banco Sabadell. He joined Banco Sabadell in 2006 as a member of the Structured Real Estate Finance team, and afterwards was the CIO-Real Estate in BanSanbadell Inversión, with more than €1 billion under management. Prior to joining Banco Sabadell, he gained experience in Real Estate and Private Banking in firms such as Aguirre Newman and Morgan Stanley. He graduated in Economics with an MBA from ESADE Business School
Pedro Abella Langa
Pedro Abella Langa
Principal
H.I.G. Capital
Spain
Segment: RE Investment Managers
Biography:
Pedro is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital’s Real Estate team based in Madrid with responsibility for sourcing & executing RE transactions in Spain & Portugal. Pedro has over 30 years’ experience in the RE sector, and prior to joining H.I.G. he was in charge of the Spanish investment activities of Stam Europe, RE Fund Manager and AM. Prior to joining Stam Europe, he was the Development and Commercial Director of the French Developer Nexity in Spain for 7 years. He began his career with CBRE handling different roles.Pedro holds a diploma of Estates Management from the Alcalá de Henares University and is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS). He also serves on a number of boards. Pedro speaks Spanish, English & French.
Tono Brusola
Tono Brusola
Founder & CEO
Housers
Biography:
Consultant, executive and entrepreneur with strong experience in business strategy, marketing, sales, and finance With 14 years of international experience in building and growing business in the Mobile Telecom (MNO/ MVNO), Technology, Internet, and Mobile Advertising industries.Lived and worked across Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.
Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
SPAIN
Segment: Investment fund
Biography:
Brian has worked for more than 22 years doing acquisitions, dispositions and asset management of a wide range of commercial and residential real estate and loan portfolio workouts in 6 countries. Brian ended a 14 year career at Cerberus as the MD in Spain before moving on to open the Activum Iberia SG office in Spain.
David Kellett
David Kellett
VP, Head of Development
InterContinental Hotel Group
Biography:
David is Head of Development in Europe, focused on delivering IHG’s growth objectives in the region. He has been with IHG® since 2013 and held senior finance roles in M&A and corporate development, investor relations, and group financial planning & analysis. Whilst at IHG®, David has led several key projects including the Kimpton acquisition and a major review of corporate budget and planning processes. Before IHG®, David worked in investment banking for 14 years, providing advice on over 40 M&A and debt capital markets transactions with a value of over $20bn.
José-Maria Pont
José-Maria Pont
Presidente
Pierre & Vacances Center Parcs
Biography:
Más de 15 años de experiencia como directivo en desarrollo y gestión de hoteles y resorts, Jose Mª Pont ha desarrollado más de 3.000 unidades residenciales y gestionado inversiones en hoteles y resorts por más de 500M€ a lo largo de los últimos 15 años a lo largo de la costa española.
Lluís Casamitjana
Lluís Casamitjana
Partner
Actual Capital Advisors
Biography:
Lluís Casamitjana is a third generation member of a family dedicated to construction and real estate development since 1922. He joined the company at a young age, and in 1985 became President and Executive Director of Espais Promocions Immobiliaries. Applying a strategic alliances policy, which enabled him, from the 1990s, to achieve the development and construction of more than 1,393,000 m2 of real estate. At the beginning of the 2000s, he initiated the company’s international expansion, creating and directing the company’s own management teams in the USA, France and Poland. In 2011, he founded ACTUAL CAPITAL ADVISORS together with other directors at Espais.
Maria Zarraluqui
Maria Zarraluqui
Global Development Managing Director
Melia Hotels International
Biography:
María Zarraluqui is Global Development Managing Director for Meliá Hotels International Group, she is heading the worldwide development for the Group and is responsible for executing together with her team of developers the growth strategy of Meliá worldwide. María holds a Law degree from the University of Navarra, as well as a Master’s degree in Enterprises Legal Consultancy for the Deusto University in Spain, a Postgraduate degree in Urban Development Law from the UIB University and got a Mention of honour as number 1 of the 2008-2009 Executive Tourist MBA, IE Business School, in Spain. She joined Meliá´s legal Department in 1999, in 2008 she joined the Development team and was promoted to Global Development Managing Director in 2011.
Neville Graham
Neville Graham
MD, International Member Services
Best Western International
Biography:
Neville joined Best Western Hotels & Resorts in 2006 with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Hospitality Industry. Neville previously held a sales role in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin, Ireland as well as having brand experience with both Hyatt and Choice hotels in both sales and catering/convention services. In his current role as Managing Director of International Member Services for Best Western Hotels & Resorts, Neville oversees hoteliers and owners relationships in various international regions and is currently focussed on the current relaunch of the various Best Western brands for Spain and Portugal.
Sergi Casamitjana
Sergi Casamitjana
Head of Business Development
Actual Capital Advisors
United States
Biography:
Sergi Casamitjana represents the 4th generation of a family dedicated to the construction and development industry since 1922. He graduated from Chapman University School of Business in 2010 with finance courses from Harvard University and marketing strategy courses from U.C. Berkeley. In 2013, he obtained his “Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development” from Columbia University while working for Actual NY, in New York as regional head of new developments. In 2016 he joined the expansion and new projects team at ACTUAL CAPITAL ADVISORS where he leads the search for new markets and investment opportunities.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
General Manager
Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios
Biography:
Cristina is the General Manager of Hispania. She is also Board Member of Isolux (energy, construction and infrastructure Spanish company) and Evo Banco (Spanish commercial bank). Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the banking sector both at Merrill Lynch (two years) and JP Morgan (14 years). She started in investment banking at J.P. Morgan, where she held, various positions in M&A and during ten years she was Managing Director responsible of Corporate Equity Derivatives for EMEA. At Merrill Lynch where she was responsible for Equity Capital Markets for Spain and Portugal. Cristina has a Bachelor Degree Summa Cum Laude in Business and Economics from ICADE (Spain) and a MBA for Harvard Business School (USA)
David Brush
David Brush
CIO
Merlin Properties
Spain
Biography:
David Brush has over 30 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He started his career at Philadelphia National Bank in 1983 and moved to Bankers Trust (now part of Deutsche Bank) as a Vice President in 1987. During his 20-year tenure at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank Real Estate, Mr. Brush founded the Real Estate Opportunistic investing division, where he was a Global Head and CIO of the business for 13 years. During that time, he supervised the completion of over 150 transactions consisting of real estate acquisitions, equity investments, corporate recapitalisations and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions with an enterprise value in excess of $50,000 million.
David Calzada Criado
David Calzada Criado
CEO
VBARE Iberian Properties SOCIMI, S.A.
Biography:
David es licenciado en Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales por Universidad Complutense de Madrid y tiene un master en Auditoría por la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.Con anterioridad ha desarrollado su carrera como Socio – Auditor de Cuentas de PwC durante 16 años liderando el segmento de Socimis, ha intervenido en numerosas IPOs y listings de empresas inmobiliarias y operaciones de S&LB. Ha trabajado en las oficinas de Madrid y París. Durante su carrera en PwC ha sido auditor de las principales Socimis del MAB con una experiencia relevante en el sector inmobiliario e IFRS, en la auditoría de grandes grupos cotizados y fondos de inversión inmobiliaria no regulados. Es Censor Jurado de Cuentas y miembro del ROAC
Pablo Serrano de Haro
Pablo Serrano de Haro
Head of Tax
Biography:
Pablo joined Clifford Chance in 2001. He advises high quality international investors on the structuring of their investments and is very active on the incorporation of all type of investment funds (real estate funds –specifically REITs-, debt funds, equity funds, etc). He also enjoys extensive experience on large corporate restructurings and M&A cross border transactions. He recently advised Orion on the acquisition, jointly with Cerberus, of a majority stake in Sotogrande and Autonomy Spain Real Estate SOCIMI on its flotation on the MAB.
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Vice President
Biography:
Alberto is a Vice President at Brookfield Asset Management, where he’s responsible for sourcing, underwriting, structuring and executing real estate investments in Southern Europe. Prior to joining Brookfield in 2016, Alberto had worked since 2014 for H.I.G. Capital as part of the distressed and real estate principal investment team in Madrid. Previously he had worked for UBS Investment Bank, with roles both in London and Madrid, where he gained significant expertise in M&A, equity and debt transactions across several sectors, asset classes and jurisdictions.
Alberto Valls
Alberto Valls
Managing Partner, Real Estate
SPAIN
Biography:
Alberto Valls MRICS is the Managing Partner of Real Estate at Deloitte Spain. He is a member of the Deloitte Global Real Estate Leadership Committee. Alberto started his career 20 years ago at Arthur Andersen and became a partner of Deloitte in 2008 (Madri
Eduardo García
Eduardo García
Capital Markets, Partner
SPAIN
Biography:

Eduardo joined Clifford Chance as a lawyer of the Banking & Capital Markets Group of the Madrid Office in 1998. He was named partner within the Capital Markets department in May 2011. He specialises in Real Estate Finance, Structure Finance, Project Finance and has a broad expertise in Acquisition Finance. Eduardo also specialises in PFI / PPP, all of them in a Spanish and international context. Eduardo has worked on a significant number of innovative transactions in the capital markets area. He advises both credit institutions and corporate entities.

Enrique Zouein
Enrique Zouein
Principal
Tyndaris Real Estate
United Kingdom
Biography:
Enrique is a Principal at Tyndaris Real Estate. Prior to joining Tyndaris, Enrique worked for Kildare Partners and H.I.G. Capital as part of their distressed principal investments team, having started his career at Houlihan Lokey in their special situations group in Europe. He has extensive knowledge in structuring and executing real estate and corporate transactions across asset classes, jurisdictions and investment products including preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt, NPLs, secondary loans and direct equity.
Javier Beltrán
Javier Beltrán
Head of Europe & CEO Spain and Portugal
Carlton Group
Biography:
Mr. Beltran is Managing Director of Carlton Group Europe and CEO for Iberia and he has more than 20 years of investment banking, real estate and capital markets experience throughout Spain, Portugal and rest of Europe. Most recently, he was a Managing Director of UniCredit’s Investment Banking division and had previously worked for UBS, Morgan Stanley and Barclays Capital. Over his career, Mr. Beltran has intervened in the completion of more than €20 billion in European transactions, including a wide spectrum of equity and mezzanine investments and direct lending transactions. He holds a PDG degree from IESE Business School and graduated from CUNEF with a BD in Business Administrations & Finance.
Manuel Gil
Manuel Gil
Head of Real Estate Finance Spain
Biography:
Manuel Gil is Head of Real Estate Finance Spain at pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, based in Madrid. Manuel’s experience in the commercial property finance industry spans 18 years, starting at the former Eurohypo in Frankfurt (and later Madrid), moving on to RBS in Madrid for over 5 years, and then on to pbb, where he has held various underwriting and origination positions over the last decade from which he has participated in a number of Iberian as well as pan-European, Central Eastern, German and UK deals covering the whole spectrum of real estate asset classes and financing structures, including workouts. At present he heads up pbb’s Spanish Real Estate Finance operations, focusing of deal origination.
Miguel Torres Lang
Miguel Torres Lang
Head of Iberia
Allianz Real Estate
Biography:
Miguel Torres is the Head of Iberia of Allianz Real Estate since opening the Madrid office in July 2016. Before joining Allianz, Miguel worked for GE Capital over 20 years in the real estate and infrastructure sectors in Madrid, Mexico, New York and London. His last two assignments where has Head of GE Capital Real Estate in Mexico (2013-15) and Spain (2011-13). Miguel has an MBA from Columbia University in New York, and is a graduate of Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Madrid) in business and economics (E2).
Pablo Alvarez Rendueles
Pablo Alvarez Rendueles
Director
ING Commercial Banking Real Es
Biography:
Pablo Alvarez-Rendueles is a Director at ING, based in Madrid. Pablo, who has over 14 years work experience in real estate and banking, started his career working for GE Capital Real Estate in Madrid and London, prior to moving into Banking in 2006 with Royal Bank of Scotland, later moving Unibail Rodamco, pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, prior to joining ING in 2015. He focuses on origination, execution and portfolio management of domestic and cross-border structured real estate finance in Spain and Portugal.
Rafael Avilés Uruñuela
Rafael Avilés Uruñuela
Senior Advisor - Spain
Ares Management
Spain
Biography:

Rafael Aviles began working with AML on July 2013 upon AREA Property Partners’ merger into Ares. Both at Ares, and previously at AREA since 2010, he has had the responsibility for the Iberian business helping to manage and originate deals in Spain and Portugal. He has c.30 years experience in real estate, including investment and development of commercial and residential property. Mr. Aviles studied Naval Architecture and Engineering at Madrid University and has a degree from IE in Madrid. He was a Director and then MD for Grosvenor Spain and a Director of Grosvenor Continental Europe from 2002 to 2010. Before Grosvenor, he had been investment partner at JLL and MD at Procisa and Hammerson Spain during the 90’s. Currently, Rafael's main act

David Iriso
David Iriso
Director RE Investments
Stoneweg
Joaquín Castellví
Joaquín Castellví
Partner – Head of acquisitions
Stoneweg
Pablo Alvargonzalez Ramos
Pablo Alvargonzalez Ramos
Founder
Ursus Kapital
Biography:
Founder of URSUS Kapital with over 20 years of pan-European experience across various real estate sectors like office, retail, residential and industrial/logistics. Over the last 10 years URSUS Kapital has invested and managed value-add residential and retail portfolios on behalf of private clients in Berlin. Prior to founding URSUS Kapital he was the Pan-European Fund Manager for Healey & Baker Investment Managers (formerly part of Cushman & Wakefield) in London and worked for GE Capital Real Estate in Madrid and Paris where he was Business Development Director of Acquisitions for Spain and Portugal. Additionally he has worked for UBS in London and Deutsche Bank in Madrid.
Alexandre Fernandes
Alexandre Fernandes
Director, Head of Investment and AM
SPAIN
Biography:
Alexandre Fernandes joined Sonae Sierra in 1997 as Development Manager of NorteShopping, later becoming the centre’s General Manager. In 2000 he was appointed Senior Asset Manager for Portugal and in 2002 he added Greece and Romania to his portfolio. Between 2008 and 2015 Alexandre oversaw all Sonae Sierra’s real estate investments in Portugal and Spain and is now responsible for Europe. Academic achievements: Degree in Electronics Engineering, Minho University; MSc in Management, University of Porto; MBA, ISEE University of Porto ; AMP, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid; Real Estate Executive Program, Harvard.
Carlos de Oya
Carlos de Oya
Asset Management & Transaction Director
Barings Asset Management
Biography:
Mr. de Oya is Real Estate Specialist with more than 19 yrs. experience in different activities associated to real estate: acquisition & disposal of portfolios, commercialisation and negotiation, asset management and refurbishment projects. Prior joint Barings Mr de Oya was Investment Manager and Portfolio Manager at REDEVCO for the last 13 years he stared in the real estate market on the broker side at Healey & Baker (Cushman & Wakefield) High Street and knight Frank us senior investment and retail consultant. Completed Courses and Trainings at IMD.
Daniel Gálvez
Daniel Gálvez
Head of RE Asset Management, Iberia
Deutsche Asset Management
SPAIN
Biography:
Daniel is Director and Head of Real Estate Asset Management Iberia at Deutsche Asset Management (DeAM). He joined DeAM to the Real Estate division in 2013 where they currently manage €1.4bn of assets under management in Iberia. Prior to join Deutsche Asset Management, Daniel has worked for institutional investors, banks and specialized funds such as Unibail-Rodamco, Santander Private Banking and APN Property Group. Over the last 16 years, Daniel has managed real estate portfolios of ca. €3bn as well as closing transactions of over €1.5bn across Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
Dilip Khullar
Dilip Khullar
Managing Director
Cadena Spain
Spain
Biography:
Dilip is Cadena's Managing Director for Spain and in this capacity responsible for all aspects of Cadena's property development and investment activities on the Iberian Peninsula, having worked in Spain for 22 years. Prior to joining Cadena, Dilip held senior positions with US developer Hines and was Managing Director of Canadian investor and developer TrizecHahn Spain. Dilip holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Economics and Land Economy and an Advanced Certificate in innovation, management and technology from the MIT Sloan School of Business. He is a UK trained Chartered Surveyor, a member of the Urban Regeneration Council of the Urban Land Institute Europe and a partner of the business think tank the Círculo de Empresarios.
Jan-Hendrik Walloch
Jan-Hendrik Walloch
Director Mergers & Acquisitions
GERMANY
Biography:
Jan-Hendrik Walloch has joined ECE in 2008 and is Director of Mergers & Acquisitions for Turkish, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian and German markets. He holds a degree in Business Administration and was working as a senior portfolio manager in the investment management team of Deutsche Genossenschafts-Hypothekenbank AG from 1999. In 2007 he joined Deutsche Industriebank AG as Director with responsibility for the commercial real estate structured finance portfolio.
Jesús Valderrama Martín
Jesús Valderrama Martín
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
IBA Capital Partners
Spain
Biography:
Co-Founder and Managing Partner of IBA Capital Partners. He graduated in Economic and Business Sciences and specialized in Finance from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. His career started at the International Department of the Eurohypo Bank. He worked for some years at the bank's headquarters in Frankfurt (Germany) and was the operations manager of the bank in Spain. Jesús started the introduction of the bank into Latin America (Mexico).
Jorge González
Jorge González
Director of Finance & Administration
Intu Spain
Biography:
Jorge leads the finance and administration organization of intu in Spain. Within his role of Director of Finance and Administration, Jorge leads a group of more than 10 seasoned professionals who look after the financials, compliance and tax matters of the different intu companies in Spain. He plays a very active role in corporate transactions of intu including new deals, financing and planning. Previously, Jorge worked for GE Capital for almost 12 years in several finance positions across Europe. His last assignment was Finance Director for GE Real Estate in Iberia.
Nikos Koulouras
Nikos Koulouras
Executive Director - Private Equity Fund
AEW Europe
United Kingdom
Biography:
Nikos is an Executive Director in the Private Equity Funds at AEW Europe. He is responsible for deal origination and execution with an emphasis on UK, Southern Europe and CEE. Before joining AEW, Nikos was a Director and Co-Head of the Real Estate division at Salamanca Group, where he executed and managed investments in residential, commercial and retail developments across CEE, Spain, UK and Brazil. Nikos started his career as an architect with Ashton Raggatt McDougall and later joined the origination team at Merrill Lunch’s Real Estate group where he covered Switzerland, Germany and France. Nikos holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT.
Paulo Sarmento
Paulo Sarmento
Principal
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Paulo Sarmento is a Principal with Meyer Bergman, a retail real estate fund management company. Paulo has 20 years experience in
Biography:
Paulo Sarmento is a Principal with Meyer Bergman, a retail real estate fund management company. Paulo has 21 years experience in international real estate retail development, management and investment., having worked in real estate retail projects and companies in most European countries, as well as in Brazil, in the areas of retail development, retail leasing, property management and asset management. As Principal of Meyer Bergman, Paulo is focused on retail acquisitions across Western Europe, involving development and refurbishment management, leasing and centre repositioning, as well as due diligence and asset management. He has an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
Alberto Fernandez-Aller de Roda
Alberto Fernandez-Aller de Roda
Director Corporativo
PRINEX Real Estate
Biography:
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Manuel Enrich
Manuel Enrich
Investor Relations Director
SAREB - Sociedad de Gestión de
Biography:
Manuel graduated in Business Administration from Denver University (Colorado, USA) and holds an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana (USA). He has worked almost his whole career in Investor Relations. He joins Sareb from the consultancy Orient Capital, where he worked for the past four years. He was also the founder and partner of Logical IR Solutions, Director of Strategy and External Relations at Parquesol Inmobiliaria, CEO of Eurocofin Investor Relations, Director of Equities at AB Asesores Bursatiles and Bankinter, and President and CEO of Link Securities (Brokerage House), among other roles
Marta Cladera de Codina
Marta Cladera de Codina
Head of Iberia
TH Real Estate
SPAIN
Biography:
Marta Cladera de Codina joined TH Real Estate in 2013 as Asset Management Director, responsible for the strategic management and investment of assets valued at €1.5bn in Spain, Portugal and Brazil. In 2016, Marta was chosen to lead TH Real Estate in the Iberian Region. Marta has over fourteen years of experience in real estate management and investment, as well as vast knowledge of the market. Prior to joining TH Real Estate, Marta worked for almost ten years at Grupo Lar, occupying various positions, such as Asset Manager and Investment Manager, managing and closing deals valued at over €1bn. Cladera de Codina graduated in Economics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and went on to complete an MBA at the IE Business School.
Miguel Pereda
Miguel Pereda
Managing Director
Grupo Lar
Spain
Biography:
Miguel Pereda has over 25 years experience in the real estate sector. Currently he is CEO and member of the executive board of Grupo Lar, a RE company with vast experience in the sector that operates in Europe and Latam. He also is Director of Lar España Real Estate which in March'14 was the 1st REIT to be floated in Spain. Earlier in his career in RE, Miguel Pereda held for 6 years the position of CEO of Grupo Lar Grosvenor. He holds a degree in Economics and Business Studies from the UCM, a Master’s Degree in Tax Consultancy from ICADE and an MBA from the IE, the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives taught by the IMD and a RE program at HBS. He received in 2015 the Fellow designation, as an Eminent Member by RICS.
Tono Brusola
Tono Brusola
Founder & CEO
Housers
Biography:
Consultant, executive and entrepreneur with strong experience in business strategy, marketing, sales, and finance With 14 years of international experience in building and growing business in the Mobile Telecom (MNO/ MVNO), Technology, Internet, and Mobile Advertising industries.Lived and worked across Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.
Guillermo Bergareche
Guillermo Bergareche
MD, Head of Real Estate
Crédit Agricole CIB
Spain
Biography:
1997-2001 – Education at CUNEF, Major in Finance. 2001-2003 – Lehman Brothers, Analyst, Mergers & Acquisitions, London. 2003-2008 – Crédit Agricole CIB, Associate Director, Project and Acquisition Finance, Madrid. 2009-2016 – Crédit Agricole CIB, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate and Hotel Group Spain, Madrid
Javier García Mateo
Javier García Mateo
Partner, Real Estate
Biography:
Javier García-Mateo is Partner of Real Estate in the Financial Advisory division (FA). Throughout his professional career he has carried out advisory in real estate projects and developed high level jobs in the areas of Finance Industry and Services. Javie
Jesus Varela
Jesus Varela
Partner
Biography:

Jesús Varela is the head of the real estate group of Dentons in Spain.  He is a partner with more than 20 years of experience working for investors and lenders in the Spanish real estate sector.  Jesús is an expert in real estate investment and M&A, property finance / direct lending and debt trades.  The Spanish real estate group in Dentons led by Jesús is a true sector practice made up of 10 dedicated, real estate-only lawyers.  The group has become predominant in Spain around products like debt portfolio trades and workouts, direct lending (bridge, land, mezz) and other special situations. The group has been also very busy lately working for international investors in residential, retail and offices and on corporate RE matters (JVs, SOCIMIs and other vehicles). 

Juan Barba
Juan Barba
Partner & MD
Meridia Capital
Spain
Biography:
Juan Barba joined Meridia Capital in September 2014 coming from SAREB, where he was Head of Transactions for a portfolio of 50 billion euros. At Meridia Capital he is responsible for the real estate business strategy & execution. Prior to Meridia, he was Principal at Doughty Hanson and General Manager at Aareal Bank AG. Mr. Barba holds a degree in Law and in Business Administration from ICADE -E-3-. He is a Professor of Real Estate Finance at IE Business School since 2000.
Julian Bravo Cuervo
Julian Bravo Cuervo
Head of RE Finance Spain & Portugal
ING Commercial Banking RE
Biography:
Julian Bravo (Head at ING Real Estate Finance Spain & Portugal) with 15 years of real estate finance experience has formerly worked at HSBC; RBS and pbb. From 2013 until today Julián works with ING Commercial Banking (Real Estate Finance) financing commercial real estate projects. ING REF is focused on long term relationships, leading market knowledge and significant client commitments. ING REF clients are institutional and private investors, private and public listed real estate funds and private and public companies. ING primary products and services consist of investment and syndicated loans, mezzanine finance, sales and leaseback transactions and securitisation.
Richard Day
Richard Day
Director, European Debt Investments
Deutsche Asset Management
Biography:
Joined de Company in 2014 with 8 years of industry experience. Prior to joining, Richard worked in real estate debt origination and execution at Wells Fargo and at Eurohypo. He started his career as an investment analyst at CB Richard Ellis; BA in Economics and law from University of Leicester, MSc in Corporate Real Estate Finance and Strategy.
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
Henrique de Polignac de Barros
Chairman
APPII
Biography:
• Economy degree, by ISEG School of Economics & Management – Portugal; • Founder and President of the Board of APPII – the Portuguese Association of Real Estate Developers and Investors, from 1991 up to now; • Founder and Vice-president of the Board of CPCI – the Portuguese Confederation of the Real Estate and Construction Sector; • Founder and Permanent Member of the Housing Council of the Lisbon City Hall; • Founder and Member of the “Observatório do Imobiliário de Lisboa”; • Member of the Advisory Board of SIL – Portuguese Real Estate Fair; • Founder and President of several portuguese and international real estate companies.
Nuno Ravara
Nuno Ravara
Partner / Head of Commercial Real Estate
FinSolutia
PORTUGAL
Biography:
Managing director and principal of the CRE business for captive funds in FinSolutia. Prior to joining FinSolutia he worked for eight years at Norfin, a leading Real Estate Investment & Asset Management firm, as a fund manager for real estate equity investments with a principal focus on Portugal and Spain.
Pedro Coelho
Pedro Coelho
Board Member
Square Asset Management
Biography:
53 years, married 2 sons From 2002 - 2017 Square Asset Management - Partner : Managing the highest Portuguese performance balanced portfolio over the last 6 years in a row according to MSCI/IPD; from 1990 - 2000 ESAF Espírito Santo Activos Financeiros SGPS - Real Estate Managing Director Investments: Portugal, Brasil, Rússia.
Renato Bastos
Renato Bastos
Diretor - Portugal
VCG Empreendimentos Imobiliários
Biography:
Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University UFPR with an MBA in Business Management from Coppead - UFRJ and an MBA in Organizational Behavior from UNICENP, PR - Brazil. Made an upward career in large multinational companies, in the Oil Business, Logistics, Compressor Industry and Online Business segments. Consultant in the area of Energy and International Trade of Biofuels. Traveled, to work, to more than 20 countries and resided in Italy and the USA. Currently leads the VCG Empreendimentos Imobiliários company, in Portugal.
Jorge Sena Ponce
Jorge Sena Ponce
Director, Investments
CORESTATE Capital
Biography:
Jorge Sena Ponce is an Economist. He is currently Director of Investments of Corestate Capital Advisors in Spain, focusing in particular on investment and development for the subsequent operation of a housing platform for students and apartments with services. His professional development was initially linked to the Consultancy (Director of Valuations and Strategic Consultancy in JLL), valuing the corporate property portfolios and advising on the construction of new Urban Regeneration plants and projects, such as Bilba-Abandoibarra and the Port of Santander. He was co-founder of Elitia Asesores Inmobiliarios. He is a member of RICS and professor in IE both in the RICS program and in the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED).
Matias Villarroel
Matias Villarroel
Managing Director, Spain
Spain
Biography:
Matias brings 14 years of real estate development and design experience focused on the residential and hospitality sectors, primarily in Spain and China. Prior to joining Round Hill, he managed his family architectural and real estate development firm (Melvin Villarroel Architects), based in Marbella with over 40 years of design leadership and excellence in the hospitality sector. In 1994, Matias received his cum laude Bachelor of Architecture degree from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and in 1996 completed his MBA at Columbia University (NY). Following his MBA, Matias worked in private wealth management at Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan in New York.
Paddy Allen
Paddy Allen
Head of New Market Entry & Transaction
GSA Group
Biography:
Paddy joined GSA in July 2014 and is responsible for new market strategy and transactions. Prior to joining GSA, Paddy co-founded a real estate advisory business in London and Sydney, as well as an app focused on managing finances in shared accommodation. Paddy is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, having started his career at BNP Paribas Real Estate (formerly Atisreal) and then working for Internos Global Investors as a European Portfolio Manager based in the London, Amsterdam and Frankfurt offices.
María Isidro
María Isidro
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+44 (0)20 7121 5089
Club Director, Spain
GRI Club
Biography:

María is currently directing the GRI Club for the Spanish market. Prior to this, she directed the GRI meetings in Italy (2015) and Central and Eastern Europe, and collaborated in the British and Indian Real Estate markets. She has developed an extensive network in the sector.

She holds a BA in History, a MSc in Physical Anthropology, doing her Master Thesis at the University of Cambridge, and has an extensive background in International Archaeology projects in Spain, Jordan, UK, Italy and France. In addition to these countries, she has lived in the US, Brazil and Chile, being completely fluent in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English.

She currently takes part in several Human Rights projects related to Crimes against humanity and Conflict resolution.

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Participantes
Stefan ZimmermannStefan ZimmermannPartner4 Friends Investment GmbH
Matthias SchmitzMatthias SchmitzPartner4 Friends Investments GmbH
Christian GartnerChristian GartnerPortfolio ManagerAbu Dhabi Investment Authority
Jorge Manrique CharroJorge Manrique CharroSenior AssociateAbu Dhabi Investment Authority
Michel ElizaldeMichel ElizaldeCEOACR GRUPO
Salvador AlejandroSalvador AlejandroCFOACR GRUPO
Sarah VerheyenSarah VerheyenPrincipalACREST Property Group GmbH
Bonnie KoBonnie KoHead of Capital MarketsActivumSG UK Advisors Limited
Lluís CasamitjanaLluís CasamitjanaPartnerActual Capital Advisors
Sergi CasamitjanaSergi CasamitjanaHead of Business DevelopmentActual Capital Advisors
Andres Jimenez ZorrillaAndres Jimenez ZorrillaPrincipalAermont Capital Spain
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Stefan Zimmermann
Stefan Zimmermann
Partner
4 Friends Investment GmbH
Biography:
Established in 2005 and re-branded as ACREST in 2008. Stefan is responsible for transaction services including deal structuring, strategy and acquisitions. He holds a real estate degree. Stefan is Co-Head of ULI Retail Council and Member of the ZIA Retail Committee.
Matthias Schmitz
Matthias Schmitz
Partner
4 Friends Investments GmbH
Biography:
Matthias Schmitz joined ACREST in 2010 by acquiring 50% of the company. He is responsible for structures and operational business incl. Asset Management, Technical Management and letting. He holds an architectural degree. He is a member of German Council of Shopping Centers and speaker at numerous events.
Christian Gartner
Christian Gartner
Portfolio Manager
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE
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Jorge Manrique Charro
Jorge Manrique Charro
Senior Associate
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
UAE
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Michel Elizalde
Michel Elizalde
CEO
ACR GRUPO
Spain
Biography:
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Salvador Alejandro
Salvador Alejandro
CFO
ACR GRUPO
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Sarah Verheyen
Sarah Verheyen
Principal
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Bonnie Ko
Bonnie Ko
Head of Capital Markets
ActivumSG UK Advisors Limited
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Lluís Casamitjana
Lluís Casamitjana
Partner
Actual Capital Advisors
Biography:
Lluís Casamitjana is a third generation member of a family dedicated to construction and real estate development since 1922. He joined the company at a young age, and in 1985 became President and Executive Director of Espais Promocions Immobiliaries. Applying a strategic alliances policy, which enabled him, from the 1990s, to achieve the development and construction of more than 1,393,000 m2 of real estate. At the beginning of the 2000s, he initiated the company’s international expansion, creating and directing the company’s own management teams in the USA, France and Poland. In 2011, he founded ACTUAL CAPITAL ADVISORS together with other directors at Espais.
Sergi Casamitjana
Sergi Casamitjana
Head of Business Development
Actual Capital Advisors
United States
Biography:
Sergi Casamitjana represents the 4th generation of a family dedicated to the construction and development industry since 1922. He graduated from Chapman University School of Business in 2010 with finance courses from Harvard University and marketing strategy courses from U.C. Berkeley. In 2013, he obtained his “Master’s Degree in Real Estate Development” from Columbia University while working for Actual NY, in New York as regional head of new developments. In 2016 he joined the expansion and new projects team at ACTUAL CAPITAL ADVISORS where he leads the search for new markets and investment opportunities.
Andres Jimenez Zorrilla
Andres Jimenez Zorrilla
Principal
Aermont Capital Spain
Biography:
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Carsten Czarnetzki
Carsten Czarnetzki
Country Head Spain
AEW Europe
United Kingdom
Biography:
Carsten is Country Head for Spain as well as portfolio manager for AEW Europe Value Investors, a core-plus/value-add fund actively acquiring office assets across Europe. Carsten has over 15 years’ experience in acquiring and managing real estate assets throughout the US and Europe. Prior to joining AEW, Carsten was a Director at Generali, previously also working at Deutsche Bank M&A, JER Partners and Starwood Capital Group. Carsten is a German national, fluent in English, Spanish and French.