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.
Mikel is currently the President of Asprima’s Relations Committee with Financial Institutions and Sareb, Honorary Member of the Real Estate Circle Círculo Inmobiliario, Member of the Land Economics Society and Advisory Board Member of the real estate publication Andalucía Inmobiliaria. Mikel is also author of the book “From the Real Estate Market to the Real Estate Industry”.