España GRI
España GRI

España GRI

20 - 21 April, 2020
Madrid

España GRI is a get-together of senior investors, lenders and developers active in the Spanish real estate market.

Much like a conversation in your own living room, the unique discussion format enables you to interact and engage with others: to quickly find the right partners for your business, to build high value relationships, and to continue the conversation afterwards.

The 7th annual España GRI 2020 will return on April in Madrid. The senior gathering will reunite global and local real estate investors, developers, lenders and advisers active in Spain for two days of candid, behind closed door discussions and high level networking.

Unlike a typical conference, GRI meetings have no speakers or presentations. Instead, decision makers join informal and collegial discussions in which everyone participates. Re-connect with peers, forge new business partnerships and continue the conversation afterwards. 

Executives from France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, UK, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, South Africa, USA, Romania

71% Investors & Developers
43% C-level attendees
51% Directors

Some discussed themes at 2019

Finance & Investment
Global Investors - Have they priced domestic investors out of the playground?
Participants
Alberto Nin GaraizabalBrookfield
Antonio Simontalero SanturinoCBRE Global Investors
Audrey Lynn KleinCorestate Capital Partners
Cristina Pérez LizKennedy Wilson
Javier Muñoz NeiraKPMG S.A
Kris Van LanckerOptimus Global Investors
Laurence RappCastellana Properties (Vukile)
Miguel Torres LangAllianz Real Estate
Minh PhamSwiss Life REIM
Debt vs Equity - With increasing competition, how does one find yields?
Participants
Alex MackenzieBlackstone
Alvaro ÍñiguezDrago
Eduardo GarcíaClifford Chance
Guillermo BergarecheCredit Agricole CIB
Ignacio Sánchez de LamadridCredit Agricole CIB
Jaime MartinezAQ Partners
Javier Ricote MateosCaixaBank
José Antonio Alarcón HernándezBanco Sabadell, S.A. - Headquarter
Jose Garcia CedrunChenavari
José Ignacio Tramuns PladellorensBanc Sabadell
Manuel Gilpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG - Spain
Miguel LainezCale Street Partners
Thibault VallaLaSalle
Walter De LunaIbero Capital Management
Global Investors - Have they priced domestic investors out of the playground?
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Vice President
Brookfield
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Country Manager Iberia
CBRE Global Investors
Audrey Lynn Klein
Audrey Lynn Klein
Managing Director
Corestate Capital Partners
Cristina Pérez Liz
Cristina Pérez Liz
Managing Director
Kennedy Wilson
Javier Muñoz Neira
Javier Muñoz Neira
Partner Head of Asset Management
KPMG S.A
Kris Van Lancker
Kris Van Lancker
Managing Director
Optimus Global Investors
Laurence Rapp
Laurence Rapp
Chairman
Castellana Properties (Vukile)
Miguel Torres Lang
Miguel Torres Lang
Head of Iberia
Allianz Real Estate
Minh Pham
Minh Pham
Head of Acquisitions
Swiss Life REIM
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Alberto
Alberto Nin Garaizabal
Vice PresidentBrookfield
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.
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Antonio
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Country Manager IberiaCBRE Global Investors
Head of Investment Operations of CBRE Global Investors in Spain and Portugal. He's more than 18 years’ experience in RE investment management, financial management, corporate finance and management consulting. He's responsible for the Iberian business activities, managing a portfolio of EUR 3 bi invested in retail, logistic, offices and student housing. His past experience includes senior positions in asset and financial management of large RE portfolios. Before joining CBRE Global Investors (formerly ING RE), he worked for 6 years in the consulting industry: McKinsey & Co. and Andersen Consulting.He's a double degree in Business Adm (major in Finance) and Law by ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas). He's CFA charterholder since 2006.
Audrey Lynn Klein
Audrey
Audrey Lynn Klein
Managing DirectorCorestate Capital Partners
Managing Director for Equity Raising for Institutional Investors globally (ex-Germany), Responsible for Establishing (new) client contacts for the Corestate Group within institutional investors outside of Germany; advising, supporting and implementing product ideas; leading our London-based client relations team; Supporting, assisting and advising the Corestate Group with respect to back-to-frontprocess (in particular related to sourcing of the right deals, structuring of deals in line with the needs of the client base and preparing and implementing sales and after sales activities in relation to aforementioned functions); developing new standards.
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.
Javier Muñoz Neira
Javier
Javier Muñoz Neira
Partner Head of Asset ManagementKPMG S.A
Javier Muñoz Neira cuenta con más de 30 años de experiencia en el sector financiero. Ha sido responsable del sector financiero de KPMG en España entre los 2008 y 2011. Asimismo, fue responsable de auditoría de este sector entre 2008 y 2018, y Global Lead Partner de cuentas estratégicas desde 2004 hasta 2018. Como responsable de Asset Management, dirige la prestación de servicios transversales y multisectoriales relacionados con la cadena de inversión de los flujos de capital (inversores, distribuidores, gestores de activos, servicing, vehículos, portfolios, etc.) aplicando un enfoque más amplio e integrado que permite a los clientes aprovechar las sinergias de nuestros servicios.
Kris Van Lancker
Kris
Kris Van Lancker
Managing DirectorOptimus Global Investors
Kris has over 20 years’ experience as an investment professional. After 15 years in senior positions at various investment banks in the City of London, where he successfully executed a wide range of investment solutions and strategic deals for his clients, he founded Optimus Global Investors. Optimus, with its global customer base, sources and advices on real estate investment opportunities in Spain. Kris is also Investment Manager at Optimus Investments, which specializes in acquiring and developing undervalued, small-mid size centrally-located residential buildings in Madrid. Kris speaks 6 languages, holds degrees in International Business and Economics and is a Financial Conduct Authority UK qualified Investment Advisor.
Laurence Rapp
Laurence
Laurence Rapp
ChairmanCastellana Properties (Vukile)
Laurence Rapp is the Chairman of Castellana Property Socimi which focuses on the retail sector. He is the former Chairman of the South African Reit Association. Prior to joining the real estate industry some seven years ago, Laurence’s career was focused on investment banking.
Miguel Torres Lang
Miguel
Miguel Torres Lang
Head of IberiaAllianz Real Estate
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).
Minh Pham
Minh
Minh Pham
Head of AcquisitionsSwiss Life REIM
Mr. Pham is a Senior Fund & Portfolio Manager at Swiss Life Asset Managers, responsible for acquisitions in France, Belgium and Luxembourg for Swiss Life’s German and Swiss funds, as well as sourcing, structuring and executing deals in Italy, Spain and Portugal for the group. Prior to that, he was at GE Real Estate in a number of roles, the last one being European Head of Portfolio Management, as well as at Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners where he was a Principal responsible for investments in France. Mr. Pham also worked as a project engineer for the City of Vancouver. Mr. Pham holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from McGill University, a Masters in Engineering from the University of British Columbia and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Debt vs Equity - With increasing competition, how does one find yields?
Alex Mackenzie
Alex Mackenzie
Principal
Blackstone
Alvaro Íñiguez
Alvaro Íñiguez
Director General
Drago
Eduardo García
Eduardo García
Capital Markets, Partner
Clifford Chance
Guillermo Bergareche
Guillermo Bergareche
MD, Head of Real Estate
Credit Agricole CIB
Ignacio Sánchez de Lamadrid
Ignacio Sánchez de Lamadrid
MD, Head of Structured Finance
Credit Agricole CIB
Jaime Martinez
Jaime Martinez
Investment Director
AQ Partners
Javier  Ricote Mateos
Javier Ricote Mateos
Senior Director Real Estate
CaixaBank
José Antonio Alarcón Hernández
José Antonio Alarcón Hernández
Director Estrategia y Análisis
Banco Sabadell, S.A. - Headquarter
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Director of Real Estate
Chenavari
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
Head of CRE Finance EMEA
Banc Sabadell
Manuel Gil
Manuel Gil
Head of Real Estate Finance Spain
pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG - Spain
Miguel Lainez
Miguel Lainez
Principal
Cale Street Partners
Thibault Valla
Thibault Valla
Director
LaSalle
Walter De Luna
Walter De Luna
CEO & Founder
Ibero Capital Management
Alex Mackenzie
Alex
Alex Mackenzie
PrincipalBlackstone
Alex Mackenzie is a Principal in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies business, based in London. Before joining Blackstone, he spent five years at Oaktree Capital Management as a Senior Vice President, focusing on the acquisition and asset management of RE equity and distressed debt investment opportunities in the UK and Europe. Prior to that, he worked in Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Special Situations Group as a Vice President focused on acquisition of RE NPL portfolios and origination of high yield loans in the US and the UK. Mr. Mackenzie received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in Economic History from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated cum laude.
Alvaro Íñiguez
Alvaro
Alvaro Íñiguez
Director GeneralDrago
Alvaro is Managing Director of D Debt Solutions, a platform dedicated to provide specialized financing to the real estate sector. Before that, he was Senior Manager at PWC, responsible for companies restructuring and real estate projects. Prior to that, he worked in IREA refinancing real estate companies. He began his career in 2005 working at CBRE in the Corporate Finance team. Alvaro has been involved in NPLs transactions and debt refinancing procedures for a global amount of €5bn and over €40 bn involving M&A
Eduardo García
Eduardo
Eduardo García
Capital Markets, PartnerClifford Chance
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, Portfolios, 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.
Guillermo Bergareche
Guillermo
Guillermo Bergareche
MD, Head of Real EstateCredit Agricole CIB
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
Ignacio Sánchez de Lamadrid
Ignacio
Ignacio Sánchez de Lamadrid
MD, Head of Structured FinanceCredit Agricole CIB
1990-1996– Education at SAN PABLO CEU, Dual program: BSc in Business Administration and Law Degree. Madrid 1995-1996- South Bank University, Major in Finance. London 1997-2000 – Schroder Salomon Smith Barney (Citigroup), Associate, Investment Banking Department. Madrid. 2002-2006 – Crédit Agricole CIB, Associate Director, Project Finance Iberia. Madrid. 2007-2010 – Crédit Agricole CIB, Director, Head of Project Finance Iberia. Madrid. 2011-2016 – Crédit Agricole CIB, Managing Director, Head of Structured Finance Iberia. Madrid.
Jaime Martinez
Jaime
Jaime Martinez
Investment DirectorAQ Partners
Jaime joined Oquendo capital in 2017 to later be part of the founding team of AQP, Previously, Jaime worked for 11 years at Citigroup, where he was most recently responsible for Spanish Real Estate clients. He also worked at Lehman Brothers in London.
Javier  Ricote Mateos
Javier
Javier Ricote Mateos
Senior Director Real EstateCaixaBank
Javier Ricote Mateos, Senior Director of the Commercial Real Estate Structured Finance team at Caixabank - CIB. With 15 years of experience in Investment Banking and Structured Finance, developing functions in origination and structuring of Syndicated, Corporate and Project Finance operations, national and international. Since 2008 he has been part of the Real Estate Structured Finance team and since 2014 he has been a Senior Director of Real Estate at Caixabank. The CaixaBank team is one of the main spanish lenders and market leaders in structured commercial operations of Commercial Real Estate, with special mention to the financing of projects of Shopping Centers, Offices and Hotels
José Antonio Alarcón Hernández
José
José Antonio Alarcón Hernández
Director Estrategia y AnálisisBanco Sabadell, S.A. - Headquarter
José A. Alarcón is Head of Real Estate Strategy at Banc Sabadell, with a portfolio under management of nearly €24 billion (including REOs and REDs), annual REO sales over €2 billion and annual new development financing over €1,5 billion. He joined the Group in 2009 after having developed his career in construction and Real Estate. He is a Civil Engineer (UPC), has a Degree in Business Administration (UB) and MBA (ESADE).
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Jose
Jose Garcia Cedrun
Director of Real EstateChenavari
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
José Ignacio Tramuns Pladellorens
Head of CRE Finance EMEABanc Sabadell
José-Ignacio Tramuns is the Head of CRE Finance EMEA 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.
Manuel Gil
Manuel
Manuel Gil
Head of Real Estate Finance Spainpbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG - Spain
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 nearly 20 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 Lainez
Miguel
Miguel Lainez
PrincipalCale Street Partners
Miguel is a principal in Cale Street’s investment team, involved in sourcing, structuring and executing transactions across asset classes and geographies. Before joining Cale Street, Miguel spent three years at Goldman Sachs, where he was part of the EMEA Real Estate and Leisure M&A team. Miguel has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Law and in Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas – ICADE.
Thibault Valla
Thibault
Thibault Valla
DirectorLaSalle
11-year experience in European RE investment on both the debt and equity side: 7-year in transactions at GERE (Paris, Madrid and London offices) both equity and debt side and 4-year origination/execution role in the debt and special situations investments (construction finance and Mezzanine finance/preferred equity investment against standing assets in UK and Continental Europe). French native, fluent in English and Spanish
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.
Residential
Rethinking Residential - Rising rents, gentrification and home ownership, any way forward for development?
Participants
Brian BetelASG Iberia Advisors
Ignacio OcejoKronos Investment Group
Ignacio Pareja SierraMomentum Reim
Javier BallesterTaylor Wimpey España
Javier CornejoCornex Capital
Joaquín RosQ21
Jordi Sans DomenechVolumetric
Mauricio MesaCordia Romania (Futureal Group)
Tomás GonzálezDeloitte
Victor Perez AriasASG Iberia Advisors
PRS, Co-living & Purpose Built Student Housing - How far off are we from an institutional asset class?
Participants
Alberto López Balbasby Urbania
Alberto VallsDeloitte
Antonio Simontalero SanturinoCBRE Global Investors
Carlo MattaCA Ventures
Fabrizio AgrimiVBARE
Jeffrey Sújar BlancoSyllabus by Urbania
Juan Manuel AcostaGreystar
Juan PepaStoneshield Capital
Maxime ArmandUrban Campus
Michael AbelTPG
Olivier SchwendRound Hill Capital - UK
Pablo Erik Alvargonzalez RamosUrsus Kapital
Rethinking Residential - Rising rents, gentrification and home ownership, any way forward for development?
Brian  Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Ignacio Ocejo
Ignacio Ocejo
Partner Responsible for Spain & Portugal
Kronos Investment Group
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
CEO
Momentum Reim
Javier Ballester
Javier Ballester
Director General
Taylor Wimpey España
Javier Cornejo
Javier Cornejo
CEO
Cornex Capital
Joaquín Ros
Joaquín Ros
CEO
Q21
Jordi Sans Domenech
Jordi Sans Domenech
General Manager
Volumetric
Mauricio Mesa
Mauricio Mesa
General Manager, Cordia Romania
Cordia Romania (Futureal Group)
Tomás González
Tomás González
Director
Deloitte
Victor Perez Arias
Victor Perez Arias
CEO
ASG Iberia Advisors
Brian  Betel
Brian
Brian Betel
Managing PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing 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 with 1,750 condominiums.
Ignacio Ocejo
Ignacio
Ignacio Ocejo
Partner Responsible for Spain & PortugalKronos Investment Group
I started my career in Metrovacesa in the 90's where I occupied several positions. From 1998 to 2001 I was Regional Director for Andalucia. In 2001 I was hired from Grupo Lar as Regional Director of Andalucia. In 2006 I came to Madrid as General Director of Spain and Portugal for residential offices and industrial business. In 2014 I started with Kronos.
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
Ignacio
Ignacio Pareja Sierra
CEOMomentum Reim
Ignacio es socio fundador de Momentum REIM y responsable de desarrollo de negocio desde 2008. Estudió Derecho en ICADE y Administración de Empresas en UNED.Tiene un Master en Gestión de PYMEs por la EOI y Máster Dirección de negocios inmobiliarios de ICADE. De 2004 a 2012 ha sido profesor de Postgrado de ICADE. En el año 2000 comenzó su carrera profesional en la división de consultoría inmobiliaria de Arthur Andersen.Tras años experiencia en el sector ocupó el puesto de CEO en Grupo Gesfesa y Director General Adjunto en Grupo Vemusa, empresas inmobiliarias centradas en el negocio de promoción residencial y terciaria. MOMENTUM nace en 2008 con la convicción de que el cambio de ciclo generaría buenas oportunidades de negocio inmobiliario.
Javier Ballester
Javier
Javier Ballester
Director GeneralTaylor Wimpey España
35 years at TW ES Started professional career at TW ES in 1980’s. Became Managing Director in 1988. Senior Executive Development Programme from Cranfield University Management of Real Estate Companies from IESE
Javier Cornejo
Javier
Javier Cornejo
CEOCornex Capital
Javier es CEO y fundador de Cornex Capital, creada en 2004. Especializado en identificar, originar y asesorar operaciones de inversión inmobiliaria en Barcelona y Madrid, todo tipo de activos con volumen de inversión mayor de €500M en los últimos años. Dirige transacciones complejas, refinanciaciones, y restructuraciones de empresas inmobiliarias, buscando operaciones donde generar valor, negocia en nombre de los inversores, logrando acuerdos, gestiona los activos hasta desinvertir, y realizar obteniendo la mayor rentabilidad posible. Javier estudió Historia del Arte, Management y Urbanismo.
Joaquín Ros
Joaquín
Joaquín Ros
CEOQ21
Joaquín Ros has more than 20 years’ experience in the Spanish Real Estate sector, as Director of Real Estate companies: Founder & CEO of Q21 Real Estate SL., a developer growing strongly in the residential market with a current portfolio of more than 1600 homes on the market. Director General of Grupo Pinar, developer specialized in homes in Spain, Portugal and Brazil, which managed and completed investments totaling over 1.5 billion euros. Financial Director at GMP, one of the largest developers and managers in the office sector in Spain. During his time at GMP, Joaquín Ros participated in the acquisition and management of real estate valuing 1.5 billion euros.
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.
Mauricio Mesa
Mauricio
Mauricio Mesa
General Manager, Cordia RomaniaCordia Romania (Futureal Group)
Mauricio is since 2016 General Director at CORDIA (FUTUREAL GROUP) Romania and since 2019 also for Spain. With projects worth € 3 billion, Futureal has become a dominant player in the Central European property market. We are engaged in large-scale mixed use urban renewal projects, residential, office and retail development, redevelopment projects and commercial property investments, as well as providing structured finance solutions. With our residential arm CORDIA we are investing in major cities in Spain in the middle and upper middle segment of the market, mainly for first residence. Available equity for Spain is EUR 100+ million. Actively looking for investment opportunities.
Tomás González
Tomás
Tomás González
DirectorDeloitte
Tomas joined Deloitte’s Financial Advisory industry group in the Real Estate area in 2015. He is currently the Director of Deloitte's Real Estate industry group in Spain and leading the RE Servicing practice in Spain During his professional career, Tomas has worked as a Business Development Management in BBVA Consumer Finance and a Consultancy Director in Quadratia.
Victor Perez Arias
Victor
Victor Perez Arias
CEOASG Iberia Advisors
Consejero Delegado de ASG Homes. Previamente, desde enero de 2016, Victor ocupó el puesto de Managing Director de ASG Iberia. Antes de unirse a ASG, Víctor trabajó en CBRE España como Director de Optimización de Activos y Gestión del Desarrollo, y miembro no Ejecutivo del Consejo. Era responsable del análisis de las nuevas operaciones y la generación de nuevas inversiones "fuera de mercado" y activos con gestión y promoción. Antes de CBRE, Víctor fue Director General y miembro del Consejo de IDL Inverdolsa, grupo inmobiliario español con actividades de promoción, de inversión y construcción. Víctor ha estado involucrado en promociones por un valor de más de 500 millones de €. Comenzó su carrera en CBRE
PRS, Co-living & Purpose Built Student Housing - How far off are we from an institutional asset class?
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partner
by Urbania
Alberto Valls
Alberto Valls
Head of Real Estate
Deloitte
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Country Manager Iberia
CBRE Global Investors
Carlo Matta
Carlo Matta
Head of Europe
CA Ventures
Fabrizio Agrimi
Fabrizio Agrimi
Director General
VBARE
Jeffrey Sújar Blanco
Jeffrey Sújar Blanco
CEO
Syllabus by Urbania
Juan Manuel Acosta
Juan Manuel Acosta
Managing Director/ Head of Spain
Greystar
Juan Pepa
Juan Pepa
Managing Partner
Stoneshield Capital
Maxime Armand
Maxime Armand
COO & Co-Founder
Urban Campus
Michael Abel
Michael Abel
Partner
TPG
Olivier Schwend
Olivier Schwend
Acquisitions & Global Investment MGMT
Round Hill Capital - UK
Pablo Erik Alvargonzalez Ramos
Pablo Erik Alvargonzalez Ramos
Founder
Ursus Kapital
Alberto López Balbas
Alberto
Alberto López Balbas
Managing ​Partnerby Urbania
Co-founder and Managing Director of by Urbania. Mr. Lopez is directly involved in the execution of all transactions – originating, underwriting, financing and asset managing properties. Mr. Lopez has successfully transacted in several countries and negotiated strategic joint ventures and lead fund raising efforts with hedge funds and PE funds in addition to co-overseeing all investment and development activities of the firm with a particular focus on alternative assets. He chairs the Board of Syllabus, a first class student living concept with over 3000 beds in Spain, Portugal and Italy.
Alberto Valls
Alberto
Alberto Valls
Head of Real EstateDeloitte
Alberto Valls (MRICS) is the Head of Real Estate at Deloitte Spain. He is a member of the Deloitte Global Real Estate Leadership Committee. Alberto started his career 23 years ago at Arthur Andersen and became a partner of Deloitte in 2008. He is specialized on Real Estate Advisory, M&A, Capital Markets (IPOs), Debt Advisory and Restructuring. He focuses on the execution of domestic and cross-border Real Estate transactions
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Antonio
Antonio Simontalero Santurino
Country Manager IberiaCBRE Global Investors
Head of Investment Operations of CBRE Global Investors in Spain and Portugal. He's more than 18 years’ experience in RE investment management, financial management, corporate finance and management consulting. He's responsible for the Iberian business activities, managing a portfolio of EUR 3 bi invested in retail, logistic, offices and student housing. His past experience includes senior positions in asset and financial management of large RE portfolios. Before joining CBRE Global Investors (formerly ING RE), he worked for 6 years in the consulting industry: McKinsey & Co. and Andersen Consulting.He's a double degree in Business Adm (major in Finance) and Law by ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas). He's CFA charterholder since 2006.
Carlo Matta
Carlo
Carlo Matta
Head of EuropeCA Ventures
Carlo heads the CA Ventures’ European platform and he is responsible for all development activity, acquisitions and operations in the region. Prior to that he had set-up and served as CEO for Actis London development platform in West Africa where he developed $500m of commercial class A assets. Between 2002 and 2010, he spent eight years as MD with Hines Europe. His time with Hines included responsibilities for the development of large mix-use scheme Porta Nuova in Milan, the pan-European Hines European Development Fund and the Hines CalPERS Spain Fund. He is a registered architect, graduated from the Politecnico di Torino (Italy) and received an MBA from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin
Fabrizio Agrimi
Fabrizio
Fabrizio Agrimi
Director GeneralVBARE
Fabrizio Agrimi has a wide knowledge and experience of real estate industry in Spain as well as internationally. Prior to joining VBARE Iberian Properties SOCIMI in November 2017, he was Managing Director and Partner in Altan Capital, part of the Altamar Group and one of the leading international real estate investment manager in Spain. Previously he was part of the Investment team at Aguirre Newman, where he participated in the acquisition and sale of numerous real estate assets. He also worked in Milan and London in the distinguished law firm Vita Samory, Fabrini as part of the M&A, Private Equity and Financial Services team.
Jeffrey Sújar Blanco
Jeffrey
Jeffrey Sújar Blanco
CEOSyllabus by Urbania
Jeffrey holds a Degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and more than 20 years’ experience in Management and Business Development in the Real Estate area. In 2018 he joined Urbania International as CEO of Syllâbus, Urbania subsidary, leading the company’s operations as well as strategy, investment advisory and structuring. Syllâbus is a Property Development Company specialised in the delivery of prime Student Accommodation. Nowadays, he is also Proffesor at IE School of Architecture and Design. Prior to Syllâbus, Jeffrey held a position as Vice-President and Managing Director at Hill International and he was Development Director of Shopping Centre Specialist at Sonae Sierra.
Juan Manuel Acosta
Juan
Juan Manuel Acosta
Managing Director/ Head of SpainGreystar
Prior to joining Greystar, Mr. Acosta worked within CBRE’s Global Investment Partners (“CBRE GIP") as well at ING Real Estate, where he was responsible for sourcing, acquisitions and portfolio management across Continental Europe. Since joining CBRE GIP in 2011, Juan has been responsible for the acquisition and management of over €2.5bn of assets including €1.5bn of residential and student housing opportunities throughout Continental Europe. Juan started his career in 2003 at PwC Argentina in the advisory practice before joining ING Group in 2007. Juan received his MSc in International Finance at Amsterdam University.
Juan Pepa
Juan
Juan Pepa
Managing PartnerStoneshield Capital
Juan co-founded Stoneshield Capital in 2018 and serves as Co-Managing Partner of the Firm. Previously he was at the Lone Star Funds for a decade. Whilst at Lone Star he was responsible for sourcing, RE underwriting, structuring, and ongoing supervision of over EUR10bn of European Commercial RE debt and equity investments. Since 2008 and until his departure he was 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 and Switzerland). In his last year he headed Spain and Portugal. Previously to Lone Star Juan worked at the Global Special Situations Group for RE at Citigroup.
Maxime Armand
Maxime
Maxime Armand
COO & Co-FounderUrban Campus
Michael Abel
Michael
Michael Abel
PartnerTPG
Michael is a Partner based in London. He has helped establish TPG Real Estate’s efforts in Europe, and is a member of TPG Real Estate’s Investment Committee and TPG Europe’s Executive Committee. Before joining TPG, he worked for Europa Capital and in the Private Equity Real Estate divisions of J.P.Morgan and Lehman Brothers. He holds a Diplome de Grande Ecole and MSc in Management from ESCP Europe, and speaks German, Spanish, English, Portuguese and French. He serves on the Board of Directors of several portfolio companies, including A&O Hostels, the largest hostel platform in Europe; Campo Properties, a residential and student housing venture in Portugal; and Campus Living, a student housing venture in Germany.
Olivier Schwend
Olivier
Olivier Schwend
Acquisitions & Global Investment MGMTRound Hill Capital - UK
Olivier Schwend is a Senior Vice President at Round Hill Capital and focuses on Southern European Investments based out of London. Before joining Round Hill Capital, he was involved in building up the German Office platform with Blackstone from scratch, focusing on acquisitions and asset management. Prior to that, he worked in Jones Lang LaSalles’ Corporate Finance division focusing on large scale portfolio transactions and equity raising and Goldman Sachs Realty Management Division focusing on portfolio management of NPL portfolios. Olivier holds a BS in International Business from Maastricht Universiteit and a Degree in Real Estate Private Equity from EBS Universität, Oestrich-Winkel and is fluent in German, French, Spanish & English.
Pablo Erik Alvargonzalez Ramos
Pablo
Pablo Erik Alvargonzalez Ramos
FounderUrsus Kapital
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​, Madrid and Barcelona​. 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.
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Fernando Díez
Business Development
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Thiago Alves
Thiago Alves
Portfolio Director - Iberia
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Fernando Díez
Fernando
Fernando Díez
Business DevelopmentGRI Club
Thiago Alves
Thiago
Thiago Alves
Portfolio Director - IberiaGRI Club
Thiago is part of  the GRI senior management team in Europe and leads the UK & Ireland, Spain & Portugal real estate relationships in Europe. His extensive & varied career has seen him manage & deliver large-scale national & international events, project manages the delivery of a number of luxury publications in the UK & UAE, providing first class service to his clients. Educated at university level & well travelled, he has begun his career in the medical profession to then start his creative profession in Events, Marketing & Publishing. Thiago is very engaged with international development projects and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish & English.
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Advisory Board

Brian  Betel
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
http://www.activumsg.com
http://www.activumsg.com
+34 917 37 58 55
Madrid | Spain
ActivumSG Capital Management Limited was founded in 2007 to invest in niche opportunities in European value add, development and corporate real estate opportunities. We do so by identifying high quality, but undervalued assets with unrealized potential.
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/
http://www.wilcox.es/
+34 91 889 11 55
Madrid | Spain
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 PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing 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 with 1,750 condominiums.
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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