Mikel Echavarren is CEO of Colliers International Spain. He was President and CEO of irea since its foundation in 2002 until March 2018, when irea joined Colliers International. Prior to joining irea, Mikel was a partner in the Spain and Portugal real estate corporate finance division of Arthur Andersen.
With over 30 years of experience in the real estate sector, he is an expert in strategic planning for real estate groups and in complex mortgage debt portfolio, real estate company and property transactions. He has managed financial restructurings involving over €8,000 million worth of debt belonging to real estate, construction and services companies.
Ignacio is Managing Director of Corporate Finance department at Colliers International. He was a founding partner and Corporate Finance Director of irea from 2002 and in March 2018 he joined Colliers International. . He specialises in mortgage loan portfolio transactions and complex financing deals, restructuring debt and real estate company mergers and acquisitions in the Spanish real estate sector.
Ignacio began his career in the real estate corporate finance division of Arthur Andersen.
Joan is Managing Director of Corporate Finance department at Colliers International. He was a founding partner of irea from 2002 and in March 2018 he joined Colliers International. He has extensive knowledge of the residential development market and the Spanish real estate market. He specialises in mortgage loan portfolio transactions, in restructuring bank debt and real estate company mergers and acquisitions.
Joan began his career at Arthur Andersen Barcelona.
Neil has more than 17 years experience in real estate sector and more than 15 years of experience in the Spanish real estate market. Starting his career at Hillier Parker (CBRE), Neil achieved the MRICS qualification whilst working in the UK.
Neil established and has continued to develop the office of Colliers International in Spain since 2006; since 2012 he is solely responsible for the management. Neil has driven consultancy projects, investment transactions and valuation work with both national and international clients throughout Spain and at a European level.
Since 2006: Partner in Colliers International in Spain. Investment Manager.
2005 – 2006: Aguirre Newman. Investment Director in Madrid.
2004 – 2005: Parquesol Inmobiliaria. Product Manager.
2003 – 2004: Bankinter. CRM.
Antonio speaks English and Spanish
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.
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.
I joinned Colliers International in March 2015
My previous experienced is detailed below:
Since 2010: Variant Real Estate Consulting. Partner and co-founder. Head of Residential Department.
2007 – 2010: CBRE. Senior Consultant on Capital Markets.
2006 – 2007: RIGMA. Investment Analyst.
2004 – 2006: Group Gesinar. Investment Consultant.
With more than 25 years of professional experience in the Real Estate sector I´m specialized in delivering REMS & Technical services for Investors and Occupiers. Key clients I´ve worked for are the Institutional RE Investors including DEKA Immobilien Investment GmbH, AFIAA Investment AG, PRAMERICA Real Estate Investors GmbH, AXA REIM, AXIARE, etc and Occupiers such as CHRONICLE (Google Cibersecurity branch), LINKEDIN, ETISALAT, IATA, ABENGOA, Equifax, Gemalto, FRV, Danaher, Fondo de Garantía de Depositos, etc
My professional technical background combined with a commercial approach and an entrepaneur spirit allows to me solve problems for Clients, Teams, Organisations, Projects, etc and in parallel explore always new profitable services and business.
In addition, my deep knowledge of the whole life cicle of Assets allows me to bring sound advice to investors when looking for strategic investments.
Rafael has more than 18 years experience in real estate and 12 in the Spanish market. Starting in Colliers International he has developed his career in top market players such as CBRE and BNP Paribas Real Estate.
He is Director of the Valencia office in Spain, oversees and develops the company’s business in the Valencian Community. Has wide experience in investment transactions, sale & leasebacks, retail, office and logistics letting and sales, consultancy and valuation for international and local clients.
Germán Fernández is the Managing Director in Colliers International Barcelona’s office. With more than 20 years of experience in the Real Estate sector, Germán has deep expertise in Commercial, Strategic and Financial area.
Previously, he was in charge of the Real Estate advisory company Niöra Real Estate, as the Managing Director, since 2018 when Niöra joined Colliers International.
He also occupied several top senior positions in Real Estate developing firms as Jujosa Constructora, Reyal Urbis, Altamira Real Estate (Banco Santander) o Altamira Asset Management (Grupo Apollo Santander), where he was in charge of the Catalonian and Balearic Island zone, managing a 1,599M€ portfolio.
Director Andalucía Office
Iñigo started his proffesional activity working for CBRE in Andalusia. He joined the firm in 1998 as consultant for market studies, land marketing, property valuation.
In 2001, Iñigo opened the Malaga office with regional responsibility for East Andalusia.
In 2005 is promoted to co-director for Regional delegation.
In 2010, is named CBRE Regional Director for whole Andalusia with full responsibility in all lines of business: residential, offices, industrial , valuation, high street, capital markets.
In 2017 Iñigo founded a new consultant firm named MRC CNSLTNG, The new company created by two professionals of real estate sector in Andalusia, putting together the expertise of more than 50 years of work in the area.
In that new project, Iñigo was on charge of develop the lines of sale of land, agency, consultancy and commercialization of residential projects, due to he has broad experience in those lines of work. MRC CNSLTNG performs its work in the area of Andalucia and has its office in Málaga.
In september 2019 Iñigo joins Colliers International as Director of Andalusia Office.
He actively collaborates with the sectorial magazine Andalucia Inmobiliaria.