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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.

Accomplishments

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.

Expertise

Capital Markets and Investment Sales, Valuation and Advisory Services, Consultancy Services, Corporate Restructuring and Recovery, Corporate Transaction and Portfolio Management, Portfolios, Hotels

Clients

Starwood Capital – Goldman Sachs – Oaktree – Cerberus – Banco Santander – Westmont Hospitality – London & Regional – Fortress – Pontegadea – Grupo Pinar – Warburg Pincus – Accor – Marriott – Meliá – Inmobiliaria San José  – Hotusa

Education

Bachelors degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3).

Affiliations & Memberships

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

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