LuisJiménez-Díaz

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Madrid + 34.91.520.3915

Luis Jiménez-Díaz has practiced in Spain for more than 25 years in the areas of real estate, general planning, construction, and administrative procedure. He has broad experience negotiating with governmental authorities and in public procurement. Luis represents clients in urban planning development and reorganization; construction contracts; preparation, drafting, and processing of documents for consent instruments; zoning qualification of lands and properties; and refurbishment and building enlargement processes. He also assists clients in international agreements and environmental matters and advises private developers and large investment funds in transactions in Spain from the initial development stage, obtaining all permits before the Spanish administrative bodies through to project completion.

Most recently he has advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in its joint venture with Sonae Sierra to acquire three shopping centers in the Iberian region and the acquisition of two high street retail assets in Madrid: the iconic ABC Serrano Shopping Centre and a high street retail building located on Preciados Street. Other key clients include David Lloyd, Drago Capital, Mahou, and Merlin Properties.

Luis is a professor at the Instituto de Empresa and director of the advanced program in town planning, environmental, and construction. From October 2002 to February 2007, he held the post of general manager of the management committee for Parque de Valdebebas, a residential and commercial development project in the municipality of Madrid. He is also a member of the academic board of FIDE.

Experience

  • ACCIONA to sell 31,000-square-meter multifamily residential scheme in Madrid to HinesJones Day is advising 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 is advising 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 to acquire "Heart" of Vicente CalderonJones Day is advising 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.
  • Arcano Real Estate Holding to develop logistics site in Seseña (Toledo), SpainJones Day advised Arcano Real Estate Holding IX SL. in connection with the development of a logistics site in Seseña (Toledo), Spain.
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners acquires 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties for €870 millionJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners in connection with its acquisition of a 6,458-unit portfolio of Spanish residential properties valued at €870 million.
  • LaSalle acquires portfolio of cash and carry stores in MadridJones Day has advised LaSalle Investment Management in its €86.5 million (US$101 million) acquisition and leaseback transaction concerning three strategic cash and carry stores and corporate headquarters in Madrid (Total GLA : 32,000 sqm), sold and operated by Makro Spain (a subsidiary of Metro AG).
  • Amundi Asset Management acquires “Portico” Building in Madrid, SpainJones Day advised Amundi Asset Management in connection with the acquisition of the “Portico” Building (a 34,500 sqm, fully let, multitenant office property located in Madrid) from UNION INVESTMENT REAL ESTATE GMBH.
  • Montepino Logística to acquire and develop portfolio of prime assets in Guadalajara, Spain.Jones Day advised Montepino Logística in order to acquire and develop a portfolio of prime assets in Guadalajara, Spain.
  • Greystar acquires student accommodation portfolio in SpainJones Day advised Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC in its joint venture with AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets, acting on behalf of its clients, and CBRE Global Investment Partners (CBRE GIP), also acting on behalf of its clients, in its acquisition of a portfolio of 37 student residences in Spain (33 operating and 4 under development) owned by Grupo RESA (Spain's market leader in student accommodation), from Azora, Arta Capital, Banca March, and Mutua Madrileña.
  • CBRE Global Investors and Montepino form joint venture to develop portfolio of prime assets in core locations in SpainJones Day advised CBRE Global Investors in its formation of a joint venture with Montepino to develop a portfolio of prime assets in core locations in Spain.
  • Spanish real estate investment and development management group executes purchase option for plots located in PAI "Parque Empresarial Circuito de Cheste" (Valencia)Jones Day assisted a Spanish real estate investment and development management group to execute a purchase option for plots with a surface area of 1,000,000 sqm located in the PAI "Parque Empresarial Circuito de Cheste" (Valencia) for €40 million ($43 million).
  • Comienzos Siglo XXI sells minority investment in Grupo Paraguas to Dream International B.VJones Day advised Comienzos Siglo XXI, S.L. in connection with the sale of a minority investment in Grupo Paraguas, a well-known group of restaurants in Madrid, as well as the project to expand their business in Spain and in different countries and cities, to Dream International B.V (Dogus Group).
  • CBRE Global Investment Partners forms joint venture with Sonae Sierra to acquire three shopping centers in Spain and PortugalJones Day advised CBRE Global Investment Partners on its joint venture with Sonae Sierra, shopping center specialist based in Portugal, and its acquisition of a portfolio of three shopping centers in Spain (together with linked hypermarket acquired separately from Tristan Capital Partners) and Portugal from a Sonae Sierra managed fund.
  • CaixaBank finances new office buildings in Barcelona, SpainJones Day represented CaixaBank S.A. in connection with the €18 million (US$19.7 million) project financing for the development, construction, and exploitation of new office buildings in Barcelona, Spain developed by Grupo Castellví, Stoneweg, and Global Danbury.
  • CBRE GIP acquires ABC Serrano and Preciados 9 Shopping Centres in MadridJones Day advised CBRE GIP regarding its acquisition of two high street retail assets in Madrid: the iconic ABC Serrano Shopping Centre and a high street retail building located on Preciados Street.
  • Additional Publications

    • November 2017
      AJA ACTUALIDAD JURÍDICA - "Medidas para una actividad inmobiliaria adaptada a los nuevos tiempos"

    Speaking Engagements

    • 29 de marzo, 2016
      Desayuno con el Presidente de la Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC)
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