Cristina de Andrés focuses on the real estate sector in Spain. She has extensive experience advising national and international companies, as well as public administrations, on real estate matters related to urban planning, development and management, environmental projects, and in the regularization of public assets such as that of the SEPES (government land management agency) entity.
Cristina advises on all types of transactions involving real estate assets, financing, cross-border real estate funds, joint ventures, and other investment vehicles. She also has experience in project management, turnkey and construction contracts, sale and leaseback agreements, and due diligence processes, most recently in relation to the impact of COVID-19 on real estate contracts.
Much of Cristina's work in the last several years has focused on the logistics and commercial real estate sectors that includes representing CBRE Global Investors in its formation of a joint venture with Montepino to develop a portfolio of prime assets in key locations in Spain and in its acquisition of a stake in the H2O Rivas Shopping Centre in Madrid, Spain and representing Greystar Real Estate Partners in its joint venture with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets in its acquisition of a portfolio of 37 student residences in Spain (33 in operation and four under development) owned by the RESA Group (the Spanish market leader in student accommodation), the largest investment operation in student housing on the Iberian Peninsula to date.
- Instituto de Empresa Madrid (Higher Program in Town Planning and Construction 2008); San Pablo CEU University, Madrid (Master's in Planning and Territorial Politics 2007); University of Comillas-ICADE of Madrid (Master's in Human Resources 2003); University of Valladolid (Law Degree 2002)
- Member 83040 of the Madrid Bar Association
The Legal 500 EMEA (2021-2022) — Real Estate and Construction
Best Lawyers (2022) — Real Estate Law
Member of WIRES — Women in Real Estate Spain
- Spanish, English, Italian