European outlet centres operator Neinver has announced the appointment of Vanessa Gelado, currently the group’s fund and strategy director, as investment director.
In her new role, Gelado will combine her current responsibilities leading the company's retail investments with those of business development. She will be in charge of the company’s expansion strategy across Europe, directly reporting to the CEO, Daniel Losantos and functionally to managing director Carlos González.
'Vanessa has been a key member of our team since she joined the company, successfully leading the closure of IRUS European Retail Property Fund. Her strong track record, investment experience and focus on delivering results will serve her well in her new role leading our expansion strategy and growing our European portfolio in a solid and sustained way,' says Daniel Losantos, Neinver’s CEO.
Gelado joined Neinver in 2015 as fund director to lead the restructuring of IRUS European Retail Property Fund, a closed-end real estate fund focused on outlet centres that had been launched in 2007.
'I embrace this opportunity to lead Neinver’s expansion strategy with enthusiasm: we have a sizeable GLA in the pipeline and we plan to continue growing our European footprint substantially with more projects in the coming years. My team and I will continue studying new opportunities that allow us to establish a leadership position and support our brand and investment partners in their expansion plans,' commented Gelado.
Gelado, who has more than 15 years of experience, started her career as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley in London before joining Tishman Speyer and then Drago Capital.