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Álvaro Otero


CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo
Paseo de Recoletos 7–9
28004 Madrid
Languages Spanish, English, German, Italian

Álvaro Otero is Head of the Real Estate and Construction department at CMS Albiñana & Suárez de Lezo. He specialises in the buying and selling of real estate companies and real estate assets, both individual and portfolios and has extensive experience in sale and lease back operations; leases of commercial premises, hotels and offices; development and construction contracts; financing and refinancing of real estate companies, both to national and international clients.

He is a member of the renowned Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). He has also been recognized in the Real Estate area by leading and highly prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500.

Álvaro is an associate professor of Civil and Real Estate Law at Universidad Carlos III (Madrid, Spain).

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Relevant experience

  • Álvaro has advised leading companies in their sectors in a variety of operations such as, for example, CBRE Global Investors in various real estate transactions, Global Student Accomodation in the acquisition of a student residence platform in Spain or Allianz in the financing of Las Rozas and La Roca Village in Madrid and Barcelona respectively.
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  • 2009 - Executive Programme on the Management of Real Estate Companies, Instituto de Empresa, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2007 - Higher Education Programme on Planning Law, Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Madrid (Spain).
  • 2003 - Graduate of Law and Degree in Business Management, Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE, Madrid (Spain).
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  • Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
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