Eurofund Group strengthens its corporate structure with the internal talent to lead Iberia Retail and investment analysis across the group.

  •  The company is further strengthening its corporate structure with two newly created positions

  • Andreas Gillen becomes CEO of Retail Iberia and María Hormaeche, the new Group Investments and Analysis director.

  • Ion Saralegui, Eurofund Group’s CEO, will focus on directing the Eurofund Group’s operations across markets and in their four divisions: Retail, Living, Logistics and The Hood.


Eurofund Group, the international investment and development company behind numerous successful commercial real estate projects in continental Europe, strengthen its corporate structure with two newly created positions to boost its management strategy, business and investment analysis.

The company, which is in the process of growth, has decided to reinforce its team with internal talent, promoting two highly qualified professionals. Andreas Gillen becomes CEO of Retail Iberia, leading the plans for all Eurofund Group's retail assets in the region. While María Hormaeche, the new Group Investments and Analysis director Group Director of Investment Analysis, will oversee the analysis of existing investments and new acquisitions across all markets and geographies including Retail, Living and Logistics.

Andreas Gillen, who joined Eurofund Group in September 2019, has more than 20 years of experience in the retail sector, working in European markets such as Spain, Portugal and Sweden, as well as in Asia. Previously, he acted as Retail Leasing Manager and Head of Expansion for the H&M Group in Spain and Korea respectively where he focused on leasing, store development, construction and facility project management. In his previous role at Eurofund Group, he led the transformation process across all company retail assets.


María Hormaeche has worked for Eurofund Group since April 2016. She previously worked at PwC in the Financial Consulting department, providing advice to the firm's banking and insurance sectors. During her time at Eurofund Group, María has been a vital part of multiple transactions, gaining experience across a variety of investment analysis processes—and ongoing analysis work.


Ian Sandford, Executive Chairman of Eurofund Group, highlights the impressive growth of the company and its firm commitment to internal talent: "The promotion of Andreas Gillen and María Hormaeche is a move to further bolster our team in response to the strong growth throughout Europe that Eurofund Group is experiencing. The company has opted to promote in-house professionals as they are the most qualified in their respective areas.”

With the promotion of Andreas Gillen to CEO of Iberia Retail, Ion Saralegui, CEO of Eurofund Group, hands over the day-to-day operation of Retail in Iberia. From his position, Saralegui will oversee the strategic direction of Eurofund Group with the Executive Chairman, Ian Sandford. In addition, Ion Saralegui will continue to utilise his professional experience of almost two decades in strategy, real estate investment and asset management, to best position the company. In his current role as Eurofund Group’s CEO, Ion will direct the group's operations across markets, contributing his vision and experience so that the company continues to successfully evolve and consolidate its leadership in each of its areas of action.

Ion Saralegui's career began at Cushman & Wakefield as a consultant at their High Street department. He then moved to join H&M’s team, where he led Iberia’s expansion strategy as head of leasing, design and construction for almost seven years. Before joining the Eurofund Group, Ion held the position of Director of High Street Investment and Tenant Representation at CBRE from 2011 to 2015.



About Eurofund Group

Eurofund Group is an investment and development company operating in Spain, Portugal, UK and Italy. The group includes Eurofund Retail, Eurofund Logistics (ELCP), a Living division that already operates as Tribu, (a co-living space in London) and they are soon planning to invest in Senior Living projects, and The Hood, an innovative anti-mall concept that combines street food, leisure, and cultural activities already operating in Lisbon.

Some of the company's most notable projects include Puerto Venecia Zaragoza, voted the best shopping center in the world at MAPIC 2013; the acquisition of UBBO (formerly Dolce Vita Tejo) in Lisbon, where Eurofund Group has transformed it into the first Shopping Resort in Portugal; and the recent acquisition of Silverburn, the benchmark shopping center in Glasgow, UK.

For more information about Eurofund Group, please visit:


Inés Palacio, Innesco

+44 7774 233120

Dan Innes, Innesco

+44 7973 387 545


Sara Pradas, Eurofund Group  

+34 648 17 99 67