Cristinade Andrés Blanco

Of Counsel

Madrid + 34.91.520.3910

Cristina de Andrés has more than 16 years of experience in real estate and urban development in Spain. She has advised national and international companies, including investment funds and public administrations, in acquisitions and disposals of assets and real estate portfolios (both asset and share deals) providing comprehensive advice from the initial due diligence phase and nonbinding agreements to the closing of the transaction as well as in the operation phase. She also has experience in the development and management of complex urban development projects, planning, license management for real estate and renewable energy projects, turnkey and construction contracts, forward purchase agreements, leases, sale and lease-back transactions, and real estate project finance.

Cristina has extensive knowledge of the different investment vehicles, having participated in transactions involving various types of real estate assets (residential/build to rent, co-living, flex living, student residences, senior living, logistics, industrial, offices, retail, hotel and tourism, health centers, sports centers, and data centers).

Much of Cristina's recent work has focused on the logistics and flex living sectors, including representing CBRE Global Investors in its joint venture with Montepino to develop a portfolio of assets in key locations in Spain, and representing Greystar Real Estate Partners in its investments in Spain. She also has extensive experience in the regularization of public assets, such as those owned by SEPES (Public Company for Land Management), and in advising on renewable energy projects from a real estate and regulatory perspective.

Cristina works closely with the other offices and multidisciplinary teams at Jones Day on multijurisdictional projects and provides comprehensive advice to clients on the real estate and urban planning aspects of their projects.

Experience

  • Greystar acquires land to construct and develop a student residence located in Cantoblanco (Madrid)Jones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners in the acquisition of a plot of land to construct and develop a student residence located in Cantoblanco (Madrid) through the purchase and sale of the shares of the company BCOME Madrid, S.L. that owns the land, prior cancellation of the surface right that said company had in its favor on the same land, owned by a third party.
  • Bankinter refinances Project Villanueva UnoJones Day provided legal advice to Bankinter, S.A., as lender, in connection with the refinancing of the construction of a photovoltaic installation named "Villanueva Uno" located in the Spanish municipality of Torrejoncillo del Rey (Cuenca - Spain), with a total nominal capacity of 42.27 MW Alternating Current (AC) and 49.99 MWp Direct Current (DC).
  • OX2 Holdings acquires four photovoltaic projects in Andalucia, SpainJones Day advised OX2 Holding New Markets AB in the acquisition of four photovoltaic projects in Andalucia, Spain, for a total capacity of 151.54 MWp.
  • Macquarie acquires Euston Solar FarmJones Day advised Macquarie in the acquisition of 100% of the shares in Euston Solar Farm Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB invest in the Decor business of Ahlstrom-MunksjöJones Day advised Ahlström Capital BV and Nidoco AB in the acquisition of the Decor business of Ahlstrom-Munksjö.
  • Orange and Masmovil to combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day is advising Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Macquarie Asset Management acquires 50% shareholding in Island Green PowerJones Day advised Macquarie Asset Management ("MAM"), via Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 ("MGREF2"), in its acquisition of 50% of the shares in Island Green Power Limited, a UK-based renewable energy developer focused primarily on the development of utility-scale solar plants.
  • Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l. acquires two Spanish solar PV plantsJones Day advised Renewable Energy Holding S.à r.l., a Luxemburg-based asset manager, on the acquisition of two solar PV plants (Altarejo and Moratalla) in Spain.
  • Greystar Global Strategic Partners acquires BTR Resi Complex in MadridJones Day represented Greystar Global Strategic Partners I in its Forward Purchase Acquisition of a residential property in Downtown Madrid consisting of 455 units (target constructed area: 29,000 sq.m.) to be developed by ACCIONA INMOBILIARIA and operated by GREYSTAR as a large built to rent scheme.
  • Hines facilitates lease of commercial premises located on Preciados street no.13 in MadridJones Day advised Hines Interests Limited Partnership with BVK HighStreet Retail Preciados, S.L. as a lessor in the negotiation, drafting and closing of a lease agreement with Inditex Group (as a lessee) of a commercial premises with a surface area of 2,700 sqm located on Preciados street no.13 in Madrid.
  • PolyOne acquires Clariant color and additive masterbatch business for $1.5 billionJones Day advised PolyOne Corporation in the $1.5 billion purchase of Clariant’s global color and additive masterbatch business.
  • Spanish financial entity provides financing for 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, SpainJones Day provided advice to a Spanish financial entity in connection with the financing of a 50 MW solar plant located in Andalucia, Spain developed by a Spanish promoter.
  • ACCIONA sells 31,000-square-meter multifamily residential scheme in Madrid to HinesJones Day advised ACCIONA in the sale of the completed Valdebebas 125 scheme, a 31,000-square-meter multifamily rental residential scheme in Madrid, to Hines, the international real estate firm.
  • CBRE Europe Value Partners and Montepino Logistica enter Andalusian marketJones Day advised CBRE Europe Value Partners 2, in its joint venture with Montepino Logística, in the acquisition of five plots of land of 115,000 square meters located in Málaga (Spain) for an industrial-logistic development.
  • London-based special situations fund acquires luxury residential building in Marbella (Spain)Jones Day advised a London-based special situations fund in its acquisition of a luxury residential building in Marbella (Spain) out of insolvency proceedings.
  • Acciona Inmobiliaria acquires plot of land located in Valdebebas area of MadridJones Day advised Acciona Inmobiliaria S.L. from an urban planning and civil perspective in connection with the acquisition of a plot of land with a surfaces area of 11,200 sq. m located in the Valdebebas area (Madrid).
  • CBRE Global with Azora and Tamerlane acquires "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its acquisition with Azora and Tamerlane to acquire and develop the best two plots in the Green Corridor of Madrid Rio, owned by the Football Club Atletico de Madrid and located in the former Vicente Calderon Football Stadium premises.
  • LaSalle Investment Management acquires six Makro strategic cash and carry stores in Spain from Metro AGJones Day advised LaSalle Investment Management in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of six cash and carry stores of MAKRO Spain from METRO PROPERTIES, the real estate company of METRO AG, as part of a sale-and-lease-back transaction.
  • Greystar acquires residential property in Gran Via in MadridJones Day represented Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in the acquisition of a residential property located in Gran Via 48, a prime location in Madrid, comprising 100 units acquired from seven different sellers.
  • Acciona Inmobiliaria acquires “Complejo Banesto" portfolio located in Madrid, SpainJones Day advised Acciona Inmobiliaria S.L. in its acquisition of the “Complejo Banesto" portfolio formed by seven properties, 104,00 sqm, located in Madrid and owned by Banco Santander, S.A.