GERARDO
CÓLERA

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Spanish, English, German (German School)

Gerardo Cólera has 6 years of experience in legal practice and is specialized in real estate and finance law, having been involved in several real estate transactions (including advice in acquisition and financing of the assets, due diligence processes and leases contracts). He has also expertise in corporate law and commercial litigation with an emphasis on civil proceedings regarding banking contracts.

 

Prior to joining sdh – attorneys at law he worked both at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo (Madrid) during 2 years and at Uría Menéndez (3 years).

 

Gerardo holds a cum laude Degree in Law and a Certificate in Business Studies from the Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE).

Among his expertise the following cases may be stressed:

Bayerische Landesbank

  • on a € 44 M mortgage-backed loan for the refinancing of the acquisition financing on a trophy building at Gran Vía (Madrid) by a spv of TRIUVA, along with its legal due diligence.
  • on a € 37,8 M mortgage-backed loan for the refinancing of the acquisition financing of a retail park located in Tarrasa (Barcelona) by Real IS, along with its legal due diligence.

GLL Institutional Investors, on a temporary lease agreement with Nike for the property Gran Vía 48 (Madrid).

Group Regal, on a 12 years lease agreement for the La Mola hotel (Barcelona), the tenant being Chateauform to supersede Hilton.

LCN Capital Partners, on the due diligence and acquisition plus acquisition finance via share deal of a hotel in Alcudia for € 67 million from a local investor (discontinued).

Münchener Hypothekenbank eG

  • on the due diligence of two retail units located in the Lanbarren retail park, let to Mercadona and Brico Depot, to be acquired by a SPV of IM Savills European Retail Fund and on a € 8 million mortgage-backed loan to be made to said SPV.
  • on the due diligence of a 35,000 sqm large warehouse located in Valdemoro (Madrid), let to El Corte Inglés and Bricor, to be acquired by a SPV of the German KVG “Institutional Investment Partners”, and on a € 9,67 M mortgage-backed acquisition facility, along with a package of other securities for its acquisition.
  • on the due diligence of two warehouses (aggregate surface: 35,000 sqm) located in Leganés (Madrid), let to Cadyssa and XPO Logistics, to be acquired by UBS from Invesco, and on a € 16 M mortgage-backed acquisition facility, along with a package of other securities for its acquisition.
  • on the due diligence of the shopping center “Metromar” (Seville), to be acquired by Schroders from UBS, and on a € 23,35 M mortgage-backed acquisition facility, along with a package of other securities for its acquisition.
  • on the due diligence of two logistic warehouses in Plaza (Zaragoza) let to Mercadona and Kühne und Nagel, to be acquired by Savills Investment Management from Ibercaja, and on a € 9,5 M mortgage-backed facility, along with a package of other securities for its acquisition.

Teachers Henderson, on the sale to Art Invest of a shopping centre located in Getafe, Madrid.