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Colliers incorporates José María Martín Rigueiro to its Hotel team

  • In the last 10 years of his professional career, he has been Hotel Tourism Business Director at Banco Sabadell.
  • He has more than 30 years of experience in national and international banking.

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI), a global leader in real estate investment management and advisory services, has strengthened its Hotel team with the addition of José María Martín Rigueiro as Senior Advisor to the team led by Laura Hernando.

Jose Maria, with more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Corporate Banking and Business, both national and international, comes from Banco Sabadell where he has been Director of Hotel Tourism Business for the last 10 years, with a portfolio of more than 14,000 clients and a turnover of €6,000 million.

Its activity has been focused on the financing of hotel purchase and sale operations, consolidation processes of operators and asset-holding companies, refurbishment and repositioning of hotel establishments, adaptation of corporate image and financing of energy efficiency and sustainability projects

Martín Rigueiro has been the driving force behind agreements such as the "Q" for Tourism Quality for the entity's Tourism Business Management, awarded by the ICTE (Spanish Institute for Tourism Quality) and the Collaboration Agreement with ITH (Hotel Technological Institute), among others. He has also been a member of the Tourism Commission of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, the Tourism Council of CEOE and the Spanish Tourism Council.

"It is an honour to join this company, which I consider a leader and benchmark in the hotel sector, a key player in the professionalisation of such a complex and heterogeneous activity as tourism, in which the key to success lies in a broad knowledge of the hotel industry, exquisite professional rigour and a personalised value proposition adapted to each client.

I am joining Colliers with great enthusiasm, and I am looking forward to contributing with all my experience, where the reactivation of tourism is clear at this point. An industry that is entering a new cycle with different and even more complex needs, convinced of the large number of business opportunities that are still to come.” said José María Martín Rigueiro, Hotel Senior Advisor at Colliers.

Laura Hernando, Hotel Managing Director at Colliers, comments: "We are delighted to welcome Jose Maria to the Colliers Hotels team. His industry knowledge and experience are a perfect fit with our financial profile. His incorporation will allow us to increase added value of our services and continue to provide the best service to our clients.

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Jose Maria Martin

Senior Advisor


Experience of more than 30 years in banking, both national and international, mainly in the areas of corporate banking and international business

in the last 10 years, Director of Banco Sabadell, Hotels & Tourism 

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Laura Hernando

Managing Director


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.

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Alejandra Folgado

Marketing & Comms. Director Spain & Portugal


As Marketing and Communications Director Alejandra is responsible for building a marketing and Comm. strategy that grows brand awareness; drives lead generation and works across business lines to support Colliers International in Spain  achieve its growth and customer acquisition goals.

She began her career at Atlas Capital Close Brothers in 2001 and joined to irea in 2006, where she was Knowledge & Organization Manager for almost 4 years. After a 5 years  of professional and personal experience in Italy, she returns to irea as Marketing & Communications Manager.

From January 2015 she has been Head of Marketing and Communications at irea until March 2018, when the spanish firm integrates in Colliers International.

Alejandra studied at Carlos III University (Madrid)  where she has a bachelor degree in Information Sciences. She holds an International Marketing and Communications Master from Polimoda Business School (Italy).

She has worked in Marketing and PR across various industries including Financing, Real Estate, Fashion and Hospitality. Alejandra  also has experience in managing and coordinating  events including conference, congress and trade fairs.

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