NEINVER, a leading investor, developer and operator in the European outlet centres sector, the market leader in Spain and Poland, has announced the appointment of Vanessa Gelado, currently the Group’s Fund and Strategy Director, as Investment Director.
In her new role, Vanessa Gelado will combine her current responsibilities leading retail investments and strategy of the company with those of business development. She will be in charge of the company’s expansion strategy, defining the direction and execution of NEINVER’s new business developments and acquisitions across Europe, directly reporting to the CEO, Daniel Losantos and functionally to the Managing Director, Carlos González.
Vanessa Gelado joined NEINVER in 2015 as Fund Director to lead the restructuring of IRUS European Retail Property Fund, a closed-end real estate fund focused on outlet centres that had been launched in 2007.
“Vanessa has been a key member of our team since she joined the company, successfully leading the closure of IRUS European Retail Property Fund. Her strong track record, investment experience and focus on delivering results will serve her well in her new role leading our expansion strategy and growing our European portfolio in a solid and sustained way,” says Daniel Losantos, NEINVER’s CEO.
“I embrace this opportunity to lead NEINVER’s expansion strategy with enthusiasm: we have a sizeable GLA in pipeline and we plan to continue growing our European footprint substantially with more projects in the coming years. My team and I will continue studying new opportunities that allow us to establish a leadership position and support our brand and investment partners in their expansion plans,” says Vanessa Gelado, NEINVER’s Investment Director.
Vanessa, who has more than 15 years of experience, started her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London. She then joined Tishman Speyer, where she successfully completed the firm’s Leadership Development Programme before becoming the Portfolio Manager of the Tishman Speyer European Real Estate Venture VI, a closed-end real estate fund with more than €1 billion in commitments. After that, she joined Drago Capital, where she was Managing Director in charge of Acquisitions and Investor Relations.
She holds a degree in Business Administration from ICADE (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas) in Madrid and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.