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Our focus at Eurofund is to keep pace with the endless changes the digital economy presents, embracing the opportunities e-commerce brings for bricks and mortar, and importantly to enhance customer experience with a level of emotional engagement that on-line cannot.

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Eurofund enters the UK with the creation of a team and office in London.

ELCP signs with Amazon to develop a 168,112 sq m logistics facility in Girona, Catalonia, one of the largest logistics facilities in Spain.

Eurofund Italy secures its first two retail transformation projects in a joint venture with Lio Capital.

Eurofund develops an antimall concept, The Hood, with its first opening in Ubbo, Lisbon, Portugal. Eurofund launches The Hood concept internationally and reaches agreements with the owners of shopping centres to open antimalls in Spain, Germany and Colombia.

Eurofund creates new co-living concept – Tribu and secures planning consent for its first project, Tribu Kingston in London.

Eurofund signs a Joint Venture with the French investment fund, Frey to develop the Lleida Shopping Promenade Lleida.

The decision is taken to enter in Italy and create Eurofund Italy.

ELCP acquires its first logistics site in Torija, Guadalajara (Spain).

Eurofund acquires a site in Lleida, Catalonia for the development of a new retail concept: The Shopping Promenade.

Because sheds are the new shops, Eurofund creates ELCP, a joint venture with Logistic Capital Partners, one of Europe’s leading logistics developers, to develop logistics platforms in Spain and Portugal.

Eurofund creates Eurofund Capital Partners and acquires its first project, a joint venture to extend and transform Dolce Vita Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, the country's largest shopping centre, into the country's first shopping resort.

Eurofund establishes a joint venture with intu, the leading investor in shopping centres in the UK, to develop and manage a portfolio of Shopping Resorts in Spain.

Puerto Venecia awarded “Best new shopping and leisure centre in the world” at the 2013 Mapic awards.

Puerto Venecia in Zaragoza opens in 2012 with a GLA of over 200,000m2 as Europe's largest retail destination, hosting nearly 20million guests every year.

Eurofund sees the potential for the concept of the shopping resort, where people not only come to shop but also to spend their free time.

Eurofund completes the development of Parc Valles, a 60,000m2 integrated leisure and retail park in Terrassa, Barcelona.

Eurofund was founded.

Our projects

Discover below some of our principle investments.

Our team

Ian Sandford

Ian Sandford

President

Ian was one of the founding directors of Eurofund and is  now the group's President. He qualified in London as a  Chartered Surveyor but has spent the majority of his  career working in the retail sector in Spain. Along with  Salvador Arenere, Ian led the planning process of Puerto  Venecia and then, together with Nick Hodson, led the  development team. Ian played a fundamental role in the  creation of Intu Management Spain, leading the  acquisition of three major shopping Centres and setting  the vision for their future management.

Ion Saralegui

Ion Saralegui

GROUP CEO

Ion is a professional with almost 20 years´ experience in Real Estate Strategy, Real Estate Investment and Asset Management.  Before joining Eurofund Group in 2015 and leading Eurofund Group´s businesses, Ion started his career as a consultant in Cushman & Wakefield in the High Street department. He then joined H&M where he led the expansion department for Iberia with responsibilities over leasing, design and construction during almost seven years. He also helped out on opening new countries and teaching new expansion managers. From 2011 to 2015 Ion was Director of High Street Investment and Tenant Representation in CBRE.

Salvador Arenere

Salvador Arenere

Group Director

Salvador is a Director of Eurofund Group and focuses on Communications and Institutional Relations.

Alberto Esguevillas

Alberto Esguevillas

CEO UK Retail

Alberto has more than 20 years’ experience within the Real Estate Industry in Asset, Development, and Investment Management.

Before joining Eurofund as the CEO for the UK business, Alberto was responsible for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield's Italian business. He previously led Westfield London’s extension, Westfield Stratford City mixed use projects and headed new business in Europe. Prior to joining Westfield in 2014, Alberto led Internos’ Global Investors (now Principal) pan European platform leading the retail teams and the Iberian offices.

Alberto moved to London in 2004 to continue his career with Lend Lease.

Alberto is an Industrial Engineer (ICAI, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, Madrid) and holds an MBA from London Business School

Emma Hindes

Emma Hindes

COO UK RETAIL

Mike Rhydderch

Mike Rhydderch

Senior Advisor, Corporate Finance

Mike is a Senior Advisor to Eurofund Group specialising in M&A and capital markets. He has 25 years experience across Europe, with a focus on retail assets and platforms. Mike started his career in asset sales at CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield, moving on to debt and equity finance at Brookfield Financial and latterly Eastdil Secured.

Maria Luisa María

Maria Luisa María

Group CFO

Maria Luisa joined Eurofund Group as CFO in 2018. She has mainly developed her professional career in General Electric, where she held  various finance roles in Spain and in other European countries as well. She was the Finance Director in the Real Estate business in Spain  between 2009 and 2011. In 2016 and 2017 she led a team in the Financial Planning and Strategy area of Anida, BBVA´s Real Estate division.

María Hormaeche

María Hormaeche

Group Analysis Director

María joined Eurofund Group in April 2016. Previously, she worked at PwC in the Financial Consulting department providing financial advice to the  firm’s banking and insurance sectors. María graduated with an International Business Administration Degree at Universidad Pontificia de Comillas  ICADE and Lancaster University.

Andreas Gillen

Andreas Gillen

Head of Retail Transformation

Andreas joined Eurofund in September 2019. He has over 20 years of experience in the retail sector working in markets such as Spain, Portugal, Sweden and Asia. Andreas previously worked for H&M Group as Head of Expansion focusing on Leasing,  Store Development, Construction Project Management and Facility Management.

ESG

We are committed to a mission of sustainability at a corporate, culture and policy level.

We hold ourselves accountable for being proactive and solution-oriented, in an effort to advance sustainable, long-term growth in the world in which we live.

In terms of the environment, we are making progress by contributing towards a low carbon economy, sustainable and environmentally friendly decisions in all our assets.

As a result, Puerto Venecia became the largest retail and leisure destination in Spain, having been awarded the prestigious environmental LEED certification.

Also, our Shopping Resort UBBO was distinguished as "Excellent" by the Breeam building sustainability certification system in the Construction and Management Categories.

About our social commitment, Eurofund Group strongly believe in giving back in order to move forward. That is why we have chosen to support De los pies a la Cabeza as our main sponsor for the 4 th consecutive year.

In 2018 our funding allowed the association to stand firm carrying out 30 different initiatives, which benefit over 2000 individuals. This year we put our best foot forward by taking our support a step further, securing their activities to allow them to grow.

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