Laura Hernando is Managing Director of the Hotels Department at Colliers International Spain. She was partner of irea from January 2017, when she was appointed to partner after more than ten years of professional career at the firm, until March 2018 when irea joined Colliers International. She specialises in advising on hotel sales, as well as on the sale and purchase of debt portfolios secured by hotel assets and company sales. She also has experience in structuring financing for the acquisition and development of hotels, in financial restructuring for hotel and real estate groups and in strategic consultancy for companies with interests invested in the hotel sector, including the negotiation of management contracts with hotel chains.
She began her career as an analyst in the mergers and acquisitions department at Atlas Capital Close Brothers. Laura joined the irea Hotels division in 2005.
Notable achievements include valuing over 500 hotels and advising several international funds on the purchase of the country’s largest mortgage debt portfolios secured by hotel assets (Octopus, Amazona, Castle, Formentera, Birdie, Sun, Traveller y Whale), with a debt volume in excess of €5,2000 million.
Bachelors degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3).
Professor in financial specialization programmes for the hotel sector
Regular speaker at hotel forums and events
Starwood Capital – Goldman Sachs – Oaktree – Cerberus – Banco Santander – Westmont Hospitality – London & Regional – Fortress – Pontegadea – Grupo Pinar – Warburg Pincus – Accor – Marriott – Meliá – Inmobiliaria San José – Hotusa
Miguel is Manging Director of Hotels Department at Colliers International Spain. He was a founding partner of irea and Director of the Hotel Division until March 2018, when irea joined Colliers International. He is held in high regard in the hotel sector thanks to his specialist knowledge and in-depth financial approach. He focuses on offering advice to investment funds, hotel chains and hotel owners.
In 2017 Gonzalo joined Colliers as Director of the Hotel Team. Previously he had developed his profesional career at Irea´s hotel team for nine years.
Gonzalo has a financial backgroud which allows him to provide advisory services to Hotel and Real Estate companies in transactions (sell-side & buy-side), financial restructuring, search for financing, valuation of NPL´s portfolios, design of strategic plans to Hotel and Real Estate companies, hotel operator search and contract negotiation, feasibility analysis and hotel valuations.