Javier Illán Plaza
President and CEO
Javier Illán began his career in 1994 when he joined a family business working in construction and real estate development. During that time, he played an active role in the development and construction of 600 homes in A Coruña (Spain) and at Hotel Vilagaros in Spain’s leading luxury ski resort, Baqueira Beret.
Javier set up his first company in 1997, focusing on real estate investment initiatives that included repositioning work. Following the success of the business, he founded Millenium Group in 2000 as a real estate investment vehicle (club deal), which included commercial, office and hotel assets located in prime areas in Madrid, with a value proposition based on repositioning these assets for subsequent sale or rental.
In addition to the club deal, Javier launched a residential development division in 2010, thus making Grupo Millenium a benchmark in Spain for luxury residential developments, with buildings in central Madrid that included the emblematic Plaza de la Independencia 5 (Edificio Millenium), Hermanos Bécquer 4, Alfonso XII nº 24 and Alfonso XII nº 38.
To date, Javier has taken part in acquiring, repositioning and selling assets valued at approximately €400 million.
For most of his extensive career, Remigio Iglesias has been linked to Banco Santander, where he was appointed Senior Executive Vice President in 2013 following several top management positions at the bank. From 2013 to the end of 2015, he was Global Director of the Asset Recovery Division for Santander Group.
Remigio was also a member of the Board of Directors at Metrovacesa, SAREB (Sociedad de Gestión de Activos procedentes de la Reestructuración Bancaria), Santander real estate subsidiary Altamira Asset Management, Aktua Soluciones Financieras and Reintegra SA.
During his career, Remigio has led and co-ordinated several real estate transactions, including the restructuring and sale of Metrovacesa, the sale of Metrovacesa’s share in Gecina to Blackstone-Ivanhoe and the sale of 85% of the Altamira real estate platform to the Apollo fund.
Remigio graduated in French from the Alliance Française, Paris, and has a Master’s degree from IESE Business School.
Juan Odériz has a degree in Economics and Business Studies from ICADE (Universidad Pontifica de Comillas) and started his career as an auditor at PwC. He subsequently took on the role of Finance Director and Assistant to the CEO of Viscofan, a company listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange’s IBEX 35 index.
In 2001, he joined Caja Navarra as Managing Director of the investment vehicle, managing €875 million. He then took on the role of Assistant Managing Director at Caja Navarra with €18 billion in assets. From 2010 to 2012, he worked as Managing Director of Banca Cívica, during which the bank undertook an IPO on the Madrid Stock Exchange.
In 2015, Juan became Assistant President at Hotusa, playing a role in the Group’s Strategy, Finance and Development Committee. Hotusa is one of Spain’s tourism leaders with approximately 200 hotels under management, 75 of which are owned by the group. Hotusa also operates a major booking and distribution platform.
Miguel has a degree in Law from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and two postgraduate qualifications from FUNDESEM Business School, one in Legal Advice for Business and a second in Tax Consultancy.
Miguel started out as an independent legal and tax consultant with clients that included Caja de Ahorros del Mediterráneo (CAM) and Aquagest.
In 2006, he joined Grupo Millenium as a consultant on real estate operations, closing operations valued at €400 million. He was subsequently appointed Group Finance Director in 2008.
Investor Relations and Corporate Communication Manager
María has a degree in Economics and Business from CUNEF and a Master’s degree in Tax and Fiscal Law from the Centro de Estudios Financieros. She started out as a Corporate Finance consultant at PwC and then worked as an Equity Analyst at Eurosafei and Bankinter.
From 2007 to 2018, she worked in several different Investor Relations Director positions, first at Eurocofin and Tinkle, then joining Naturhouse Health SA in 2014 to support the company’s listing in 2015. She simultaneously undertook the role of Director of Investment at Kiluva SA.
María has also been a Visiting Professor on the International MBA programme at Universidad San Pablo CEU and wrote the prologue to the Spanish edition of Winning Investors Over by New York University Professor Baruch Lev.
Santiago López- Vilas
Director of Investment
Santiago has a degree in Law and Economics and Business from Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE E-3). Before joining Millenium Hotels Real Estate and between January 2014 and January 2018, Santiago was Director of Business Development and Growth at OHL Desarrollos, which is the hotel investment subsidiary of Grupo OHL. During that time, he played a role in the division’s growth in developing major hotel and real estate projects and in asset rotation (the Mayakoba development at Riviera Maya, Mexico, the Canalejas Development in Madrid and the acquisition of the 250-year lease for the iconic Old War Office development in central London), along with a range of smaller real estate investment and development projects.
Santiago started out at Banca de Inversión, working in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. From January 2009 to January 2014, he worked at investment bank Mediobanca, covering Spain and Latin America, and before that worked at Lehman Brothers, in the Real Estate Investment Banking division in London, covering the EMEA market.