Hines, the international real estate firm, has appointed Vanessa Gelado as its new country head of Spain, where she will be responsible for all of the firm’s in-country activities including deal execution and management for acquisitions, new developments, dispositions and fee services spanning all sectors of real estate.
She was most recently investment director in Madrid at Neinver, a Pan European property company focused on retail and logistics.
Gelado began her career in investment banking with Morgan Stanley in London and Madrid, then gained more than a decade of real estate experience at firms, including Tishman Speyer in London, Drago Capital in Madrid, and Neinver. She is a graduate of ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) and earned her Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in New York. She is a professor of Real Estate Products in the Master in Real Estate Development (MRED) at Madrid’s IE School of Architecture and Design and is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Women in Real Estate Spain (WIRES.)
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“We are delighted to have Vanessa join in this leadership role” says Hines’ European Region CEO Lars Huber. “She is well-respected in the Spanish real estate market and will add great firepower and leadership to our already strong in-country team. We made our mark in Spain with signature projects in Barcelona and Madrid and I am excited to see where Vanessa will take us. We are a long-term player in Spain with the goal of adding value to investors and to the communities in which we operate.”
“I am thrilled to join Hines, a company with a remarkable, global track record in investment management and development and a strong entrepreneurial mindset. I look forward to building our business in Spain, where the company has been active for more than 20 years,” said Gelado.
Hines Spain redefined the city of Barcelona in the 1990s with its major, mixed-use, city-defining project in Diagonal Mar. In Madrid and other key markets across Spain, Hines continues to develop, redevelop, manage and look to acquire projects in multiple sectors. Established in 1996, Hines Spain currently has $566M in assets under management.