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Laura Hernando | Colliers | Madrid

Laura Hernando

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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).

Memberships & Involvements

Professor in financial specialization programmes for the hotel sector
Regular speaker at hotel forums and events


Apollo - Starwood Capital – Goldman Sachs – Oaktree – Cerberus – Banco Santander – Westmont Hospitality – London & Regional – Fortress – Pontegadea – Grupo Pinar – Warburg Pincus – Accor – Marriott – Meliá –Iberostar  – Hotusa - NH - Barceló


Service Lines

Capital Markets, Valuation and Consulting

Property Type


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Featured Research

29 Jul 2021

Hotel Investment report | 1st Half 2021

€1,094 million registered in the first half and a pipeline that doubles this figure
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22 Feb 2021

Hotel Investment | Spain 2020

2020 captures € 955 million of hotel investment
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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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Featured News

30 Jul 2021

Advisory services to Brookfield on the purchase of Selenta Group

The largest hotel transaction of the year in the Spanish Market
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8 Jul 2021

Hotel investment picks-up strongly in 2021

More than 1,000 mill. € of hotel investment in the 1st semester of the year
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