With our high level of specialisation and experience, we are well placed to lead financial services in the real estate industry.
The Corporate Finance team,made up of more than 50 experts, sets the standard in the market in Spain. Our experience is unrivalled. In the past 15 years we have advised more than 50% of the corporate deals in the Spanish real estate market.
Since 2008, we have been the lead adviser in financial restructuring and mortgage debt deals in Spain with over 700 projects and transactions with €95 Bn. volumen advised in real estate corporate finance.
- Volumen advised 95 Bn. €
- Corporate deals 90
- Projects 700
- First team specialised in 50
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Build to rent
Mikel Echavarren | CEO Colliers Spain
"Build to rent is an extraordinary opportunity for the residential development sector. We are pioneers and leaders in structuring and advising on Build to Rent operations, having advised on more than 60% of transactions in this market that shows the major potential in the Spanish real estate sector."More info
AXA IM Real Assets | Acciona
Build to Rent transaction. Advisory services on the acquisition of a plot of land and the execution of a turnkey project of a rental residential building with 135 dwellings in Madrid. Surface: 15,400 sq m.
1st BUILD TO RENT TRANSACTION IN SPAIN
Real Estate Corporate Finance
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.
Antonio is a Managing Director in Corporate Finance departmen at Colliers International Spain. He joined Irea Corporate Finance in 2007, and in March 2018 he joined Colliers International after the acquisition of Irea by Colliers International.
He is specialized in advising on M&A transactions, on both the buy and sell sides, the sale of debt portfolios and debt restructurings.
Antonio is the responsable & director of an alternative financing fund, with an investment volume of € 200 million for the acquisition of land for residential use.
He has recently participated in the sale of several real estate companies, debt and REO portfolios to institutional investors, valued at over €4,000 million, created numerous JVs between real estate developers and institutional investors and restructured debt across the real estate secto.
He began his career at Deloitte Corporate Finance, where he was involved in a number of real estate M&A deals.
Miguel is a Director Corporate Finance Department at Colliers International. He joined Irea Corporate Finance in 2007, and in March 2018 he joined Colliers International after the acquisition of Irea by Colliers International.
Since he joined irea in 2007 he has participated in the valuation and sale & purchase of assets and companies, as well as strategic planning and financial restructuring for industrial and real estate companies. He has taken part in transactions valued at over €2,500 million, €500 million of which comprised syndicated finance structures.
Miguel has been involved in providing advisory services for the sale of debt portfolios worth more than €40,000 million. Notable achievements include advisory services provided on the sell side to Sareb (Project Antares, Project Pegasus and Project Agatha) and Banco Popular (Arcadia and Patriot Projects), and also on the buy side to Blackstone (Project Quasar, Project Eloise and Project Tower), Apollo, Banco Santander and Citibank (Project Octopus) and Oaktree (Project Castle).
Germán Fernández is the Managing Director in Colliers International Barcelona’s office. With more than 20 years of experience in the Real Estate sector, Germán has deep expertise in Commercial, Strategic and Financial area.
Previously, he was in charge of the Real Estate advisory company Niöra Real Estate, as the Managing Director, since 2018 when Niöra joined Colliers International.
He also occupied several top senior positions in Real Estate developing firms as Jujosa Constructora, Reyal Urbis, Altamira Real Estate (Banco Santander) o Altamira Asset Management (Grupo Apollo Santander), where he was in charge of the Catalonian and Balearic Island zone, managing a 1,599M€ portfolio.
Director | Corporate Finance
Sergio is Associate Director of Corporate Finance department at Colliers International. He joined Irea Corporate Finance in 2008, and in March 2018 he joined Colliers International.
Since 2008, he specialises in financial restructurings for companies belonging to the real estate, transport, food & beverage, construction and industrial sectors, in asset investments and divestments, project financing, asset and company valuations and strategic consultancy.
He also has extensive experience in the analysis and valuation of debt portfolios secured by real estate assets, including both PLs (Performing Loans) and NPLs (Non-Performing Loans), providing both buy and sell side advisory on transactions valued at over €1,600 million.
Notable achievements include advisory services to Sareb on the sale of Pamela, Olivia and Pegasus portfolios, as well as advisory on financial debt restructure amounting to €3,900 million and with a total volume of €1,800 million divested assets through debt-to-asset agreements.
Director | Corporate Finance
Iratxe is Director of Corporate Finance department at Colliers International. She joined Irea Corporate Finance in 2005, and in March 2018 she joined Colliers International.
Since 2005, she specialises in the valuation and sale and purchase of assets and companies, financial advisory for insolvency procedures, as well as strategic planning and the financial restructuring of industrial and real estate companies, advising on transactions valued at over €800 million.
She has also been involved in providing advisory services for the sale of debt portfolios to institutional investors, including both PLs (Performing Loans) and NPLs (Non-Performing Loans), valued at over €2.200 million. Some of the most significant projects that she has worked on include Projects Abacus, Pamela, Olivia, Liceo, Tribeca, Beetle and Niseko.