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Borja Varela

Alternative Assets | Director

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Professional Summary


2019 HINES  

Associate Director   

Investment & Business Development 

2017 – 2018 CBRE Alternative Investments, Madrid, Spain    

Associate Director 

Conducted the advisory & equity raising of a based international fund -
student accommodation platform for a London event Built Division Business Plan, conducted/involved in the investment analysis of several deals (golf courses portfolio, petrol stations, student housing, elderly-care homes, 

2011 - 2016 AZORA Capital Ltd, Madrid, Spain

Senior Associate

Conducted/Involved in the investment analysis, due diligence and execution of several deals within the real estate investment funds Lazora and Encampus

Managed specific assets and portfolios (66 buildings with more than c. 11,000 units under rent and 33 student halls with more than 8,500 beds) worth c. including the acquisition of a majoritystake in the managing company RESA.

Project financing set up (facility agreements, ...), income statement analysis and optimisation motions Outward participants coordination involved on each project (contractors, technical advisors, master builders, architects, law firms, ...)

2010 – 2011      E&Y, Madrid & London, Spain & UK Assistant Manager

Financial Audit

Managed team of 4 to provide clients with professional Financial Assurance Service (Audit and Financial Reporting) mainly in financial industry (Investment funds, saving banks,  Collaborated with senior management and team members from more than 15 nations in the implementation of a consultancy project for the client Standard Chartered Bank jointly with New York and Dubai E&Y Offices (London Office, May-Aug, 2010)

2009 Banco Santander, Geneva, Switzerland Autumn internship, Private Banking

Contributed to Fixed Income and Structured Products Trading Participated in a rotational program between three areas: trading, portfolio management and private banking (Assistant private banker for Mexican market)

2007 GBS Finanzas Investment Bankers, Madrid, Spain

Summer internship, M&A Boutique Investment Bank

Assisted in the development of mandates and evaluations of Spanish companies. Further enhanced Excel skills in financial analysis and basic modelling of ratios, multiples and growth figures Carried out research on companies, industries and financial markets while using Bloomberg. Prepared company profiles and pitch book elaborations



English (fluent, CPE), French (conversational, DELF B1)



2017  China Europe International Business School, Shanghai Exchange Program Master in Finance    

2016-2017 London Business School, UK Master in Finance (MiF)

2013  -2014 IE Business School, Madrid, Spain Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2004  -2009 CUNEF University, Madrid, Spain Bachelor Science in Banking and Finance

Memberships & Involvements

Volunteer in the NGO ACOES, Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 2012

Macroeconomics summer course, 2006, LSE, London, UK

Course focused on Developing Professional Skills, Nov 2007- May 2008, IESE, Madrid, Spain

Captained High School football league team, winning 3 successive championships (2007/2009)

English (fluent, CPE), French (conversational, DELF B1)

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