Experience & Talent

Mikel Echavarren
Colliers International Spain

Mikel Echavarren is CEO of Colliers International Spain. He was President and CEO of irea since its foundation in 2002 until March 2018, when irea joined Colliers International. Prior to joining irea, Mikel was a partner in the Spain and Portugal real estate corporate finance division of Arthur Andersen.

With over 30 years of experience in the real estate sector, he is an expert in strategic planning for real estate groups and in complex mortgage debt portfolio, real estate company and property transactions. He has managed financial restructurings involving over €8,000 million worth of debt belonging to real estate, construction and services companies.

Mikel is currently the President of Asprima’s Relations Committee with Financial Institutions and Sareb, Honorary Member of the RE Circle, Member of the Land Economics Society, Advisory Board Member of the real estate publication Andalucía Inmobiliaria and IE Business School Real Estate Club.

Mikel also lectures on the Real Estate Company Management Master’s Course  at the IE Business School, and on the Professional Real Estate Master’s Course (MIP), organised by the Madrid Building School (founded by Madrid’s Official School of Quantity Surveyors and Technical Architects – COAATM). He is a member of the Real Estate Division of the Madrid Official Architects Association (COAM), an opinion leader across several sector media and is the author of the book “From the Real Estate Market to the Real Estate Industry” (2012, Pub. Libros de Cabecera).

Professional of the Year

Best Professional of the Year 

MRICS – real estate strategy

Professor of the MDI Course at IE Business School and Professor of the MIP Real Estate Masters “Asset, Property & Real Estate Management (COAATM)”

Opinion leader on the real estate sector across various media

Regular speaker at real estate forums and events