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Colliers appoints Javier Duro as new Director of Capital Markets

Javier Duro developed his professional career at Caixabank, and has more than 20 years of experience in the real estate market sector

Colliers (NASDAQ, TSX: CIGI), a global consultancy real estate company, leader in investment management and advisory services, has appointed Javier Duro as Director of Capital Markets in Spain. Javier has joined the team led by Alberto Díaz as Managing Director.

From his long professional career, Javier Duro Chacón stands out his 23 years of experience at Caixabank, a leading banking group in Spain. Throughout his different managing positions, the last 13 years he has been part of the Structured Real Estate Financing division within the Finance department, managing it for the last 3 years. Javier has analysed the financing of real estate projects for more than €40,000 million, materialized in more than €14,000 million of financing to leading companies in the real estate sector, both nationally and internationally.

“I look forward to bringing my experience in structured finance to Colliers and applying it, essentially, to advising on real estate transactions. I believe it is an excellent opportunity to join a top-tier player like Colliers, at this time where the sector requires from a greater specialization,” – points out Javier Duro, Capital Markets’ Director at Colliers.

“We are delighted with the appointment and integration of Javier Duro to our team. Javier’s experience fits perfectly with our financial-real estate profile. We are convinced that his addition to the Capital Markets team will allow us to increase the added value of our services and further facilitate the success of our clients,” – concludes Mikel Echavarren, CEO of Colliers for Spain and Portugal.

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Mikel Echavarren

CEO Spain & Portugal


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. 


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Javier Duro



A long professional career, which includes 23 years of experience in Caixabank. After different management positions, for the last 13 years I have been part of the Structured Financing in Real Estate division within the financial institution, managing it for the last 3 years. 

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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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