GRI Club España

GRI Club EspañaGRI Club España

This is where the industry leaders come together to discuss and define market trends

Melina Peña
Melina
Melina Peña
Club Manager - Spain & PortugalGRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088

The clubThe club

The GRI Club España is part of the GRI Club Real Estate, a global club of leaders in the Real Estate sector. GRI Club brings together investors, developers, lenders and other industry specialists.
GRI Club’s mission is to connect the decision makers driving the industry forward and contributing to the creation of meaningful relationships and new business opportunities
Membership criteria
Club membership is by invitation only and reserved exclusively for chairmen, presidents, CXOs and directors of Real Estate investors, developers and lenders. Those whom fit the criteria and would find it useful to join the club are welcome to enquire.

Club activities
GRI Club España hosts various activities among those behind closed doors club meetings throughout the year and the topics covered are requested by the membership. The annual conference is open to non-members, as the club meetings are reserved exclusively for the GRI membership.
Club meetings offer a unique platform for members

An exclusive and selected club

Develop business partnerships
Develop and strengthen both local and global networks
Develop business partnerships
Engage in high-level discussions
Engage in strategic conversations that support your decision-making process
Engage in high-level discussions
Build meaningful relationships
Build and maintain connections that make the difference for your business
Build meaningful relationships
The most powerful way to maintain valuable relationships,
find new business partners, and strengthen global networks

Members' Directory

Get to know all GRI Members globally
Schedule meetings and make connections
Build meaningful business friendships
with leading real estate players

Advisory BoardAdvisory Board

Brian Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
Activum SG
http://www.activumsg.com
Activum Iberia SG invests in niche value add commercial real estate include shopping center and hotel repositioning and residential development opportunities, enhancing assets through hands-on management.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina García-Peri
Head of Corporate Development & Strategy
Grupo Azora
Grupo Azora (hereinafter "Azora") is an independent asset manager, leader in Spain, which started its activity in 2003 and manages assets with a value of approximately 5,000 million euros.
Cristina Pérez Liz
Cristina Pérez Liz
Managing Director
Kennedy Wilson
Kennedy Wilson is a vertically integrated global real estate investment and services company with over $18.1 billion in assets under management.
David Brush
David Brush
CIO
Merlin Properties
http://www.merlinproperties.com/
MERLIN Properties SOCIMI S.A. is one of the leading RE company (Ibex 35) focused on the acquisition & management of CRE assets in Iberia.
Dilip Khullar
Dilip Khullar
Managing Director
Cadena Spain
Retail centre development and investment in retail centres requiring an active asset management strategy.
Félix Llorente Sanz
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEO
Wilcox
http://www.wilcox.es/
Investor/co-INVESTOR / Developer (Residential, Retail, Logistics, Student Housing, Hospital-Houses for Seniors).
Jordi Sans Domenech
Jordi Sans Domenech
General Manager
Volumetric
RE developments in Catalonia, Poland, Romania & Hungary. Nowadays we strengthen our growth by creating partnerships with land owners and investors
Pedro Abella Langa
Pedro Abella Langa
Principal
H.I.G. Capital
Walter De Luna
Walter De Luna
CEO & Founder
Ibero Capital Management
Ibero Capital Management provides financial solutions for any real estate development project in Spain. We can provide from the acquisition of the plot and the development of the project until the delivery of the finished product anywhere in the country.
Brian Betel
Brian
Brian Betel
Managing PartnerActivum SG
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Cristina García-Peri
Cristina
Cristina García-Peri
Head of Corporate Development & StrategyGrupo Azora
Cristina García-Peri is Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Azora Group, a private equity investment and asset management group managing c. €5bn of real estate assets in Spain and internationally. Prior to joining the Azora Group in 2011, she worked for 16 years in the investment- banking sector at both Merrill Lynch (2 years) and JP Morgan (14 years), where she held various positions in the area of Mergers and Acquisitions for 4 years and for 10 years as Managing Director responsible for Corporate Equity Derivatives for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Her last two years in investment banking took place at Merrill Lynch where, in addition to continuing to lead Corporate Equity Derivatives.
Cristina Pérez Liz
Cristina
Cristina Pérez Liz
Managing DirectorKennedy Wilson
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.
David Brush
David
David Brush
CIOMerlin Properties
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.
Dilip Khullar
Dilip
Dilip Khullar
Managing DirectorCadena Spain
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.
Félix Llorente Sanz
Félix
Félix Llorente Sanz
CEOWilcox
8000 residential units developed, 300000 m2 Logistics under development, 50000m2 retail High STREET under management, 16000m2 Houses for seniors under development, 120 Student Housing units recently open. TRAINING: • IESE - Senior Business Management Program • Bachelor of Business Administration and Management. • Technician in Business Administration and Management • Master in Financial Management • High Executive program RE Management and Valuations • High Executive degree grade: Private equity and structured finance • Executive Administration Program. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE: • General Director of Grupo Wilcox • Vice President of AEDHE • Member of the Board of Directors of CEIM • Member of ULI and ICSC.
Jordi Sans Domenech
Jordi
Jordi Sans Domenech
General ManagerVolumetric
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.
Pedro Abella Langa
Pedro
Pedro Abella Langa
PrincipalH.I.G. Capital
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.
Walter De Luna
Walter
Walter De Luna
CEO & FounderIbero Capital Management
Walter de Luna holds a PhD in economics and business finance from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), a degree in Law and Business Administration from Comillas Pontifical University (ICADE E3) and is an associate professor at the IE Business School. Earlier in his career, he was the CEO of Acciona Inmobiliaria. Prior to this, he was the General Director and Board member of SAREB from its creation in November 2012.Most of his career has been within ING, and he has been General Director of ING Real Estate for Spain and Portugal. At the beginning of his career he worked in different companies of Corporación Mondragón in the area of corporate finance.
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Melina Peña
Club contact
Melina Peña
Club Manager - Spain & Portugal
GRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088
Melina Peña
Melina
Melina Peña
Club Manager - Spain & PortugalGRI Club
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5088
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