Laura Hernando | Colliers International | Madrid

Laura Hernando

Managing Director

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Professional Summary

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).

Membership Involvements

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


Service Lines
Capital Markets, Valuation and Advisory Services
Property Types

My Team

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Featured Research
17 Jun 2020
The urban vs the holiday segment | 2019 Overview
In this report we analysed the Hotel Market in Spain in 2019 by comparing the urban versus the holiday segment
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27 Feb 2020
Hotel Investment Report 2019, Spain
After two extraordinary years, hotel investment stabilizes in 2019 and records 2,518 million euros.
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3 Jan 2020
H | REFCON 2019
Investment in Hotel Refurbishments and Hotel Construction in Spain, 2019
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Featured News
3 Feb 2020
Hotel investment in Spain stabilises in 2019, recording €2.5 billion
Land transactions for the development of new hotels increased by...
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24 Oct 2019
iKasa, advised by Colliers, launches Tapestry by Hilton in Europe with a new hotel in Madrid
The hotel, which is situated at Calle de Atocha 107, will increase the hotel proposal in the Barrio de las Letras district of the Spanish capital.
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24 Sep 2019
Advisory services on the sale of Tryp Zaragoza Hotel
The hotel has 162 rooms and 52 parking spaces.
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