- Managing Director, Head of Retail Sector, Real Estate, Americas
Manuel oversees Nuveen Real Estate’s U.S. retail sector platform. He is responsible for leading the company’s dedicated retail sector investment team and overseeing all retail equity acquisitions, dispositions and asset management in the U.S.
Previously, Manuel was the head of southeast U.S. and Latin America, overseeing all investment activities and asset operations. He joined the firm in 2008 as the head of Spain and Portugal, where he opened the Madrid office and led the firm’s initial expansion into the region, including the execution of retail workouts over the GFC and large retail transactions. He was also involved in the Neptune venture, an outlet mall portfolio with leading European operator, NEINVER, and managing the firm’s interest in the Sonae Sierra Stratgey with 20+ shopping centers in Spain and Portugal. Manuel has also been active in capital raising for individual investments and long-term mandates across several jurisdictions, gaining equity and debt support for the platform. Prior to Nuveen Real Estate, Manuel gained initial retail exposure during his years at Unibail Rodamco, repositioning a number of assets involving acquisitions and expansions.
Manuel graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology from the Universidad de Grenada and an M.B.A. from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto and Bradford University School of Management and is a lecturer at the Madrid IE Business School and ESDEN Business School.