Panattoni, the leading European logistics-industrial real estate developer, has added new talent to its team in Spain with the aim of continuing its expansion in the Iberian market.
In this sense, it has announced the signing of Arantxa Prado as Senior Director Capital Markets, who will be responsible for management and investor relations, including raising capital for the Spanish and Portuguese markets, and supporting the financial structuring of the Panattoni platform throughout Europe. It has also announced the incorporation of Juan Antonio Irala as Transaction Manager, who will be responsible for coordinating the negotiation and closing with the investment partners and buyers, and will work hand in hand with the Managing Director, the Head of Finance and the Capital Markets team; and Isabel Alcalde as Treasury Manager, who will be in charge of managing the treasury of the projects to be executed by Panattoni and reporting to investors and financial institutions.
Arantxa Prado holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Bristol, UK. She has a strong international background in business development, capital raising and investor relations and brings 15 years of experience in the private equity and real estate sectors. He began his career in 2005 at Standard Life Private Equity in Edinburgh as an analyst. She then worked at Pantheon Group for 6 years, initially as a Senior Associate in London, and later as Vice President of Pantheon Group, a position with which she was transferred to Hong Kong to lead the secondary platform for Pantheon's largest Asian operation, a portfolio of over $1 billion in net asset value across Europe and Asia. Following her experience at Pantheon, she joined Cassia Investments in Hong Kong for 2 years and in 2014 founded Lanzada Capital. In September 2015, he returned to London and joined Sabertia Capital. Since January 2017, Arantxa has worked as Director of Fundraising and Investor Relations at Eneas Alternative Investments, where she has been leading capital raising activities nationally and internationally.
Juan Antonio Irala has a Law Degree, with Specialization in Economic Law, from the University of Navarra; Master's Degree in Real Estate, Urban Planning, Environment and Smart Cities from ISDE Law & Business School. Juan Antonio brings almost 10 years of experience in the real estate sector and markets. He started his career in the real estate sector in 2015, in Martínez-Echevarría Abogados, as a Real Estate Lawyer. In 2016 he started working as an Investment Consultant at Savills Aguirre Newman, where he was in charge of advising on the purchase and sale of high-volume real estate assets. Since 2018 he was at Valeo Groupe Europe, a Real Estate Investment Fund specialized in the development and management of student residences in Europe and America.
Finally, Isabel Alcalde has a degree in Finance and Accounting from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and a Master in Audit and Management Development from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas, and brings to Panattoni a wide experience in the area of intermediation and custody of assets, as well as in business management. He began his career in 2012 at Deloitte, working in the audit of the brokerage and custody area. In 2015 he started working at Altamira Asset Management as Financial Controller, until the end of 2017, when he joined HAYA Real Estate as Key Account Manager.
"It is a pleasure and tremendous pride to see Panattoni's team grow with professionals of such a high level and in such a short time" said Gustavo Cardozo, Panattoni's Managing Director for Spain and Portugal. "We are sure that the support and contribution of Arantxa, Juan Antonio and Isabel will help us to fulfill our objectives of placing ourselves in leading positions in the development of logistic real estate developments in the Iberian market, as we already are in many European countries and in North America".