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A Faculty of Forward-Thinkers

The Global Master in Real Estate Development faculty is made up of visionary, forward-thinking professionals who specialize in bringing real-world insights to a classroom context. With their practical teaching methodologies, industry expertise and inexhaustible passion for innovation, these individuals will guide and inspire you on your journey of discovery. Led by Program Director Marga Chiclana—alongside a host of visiting professors and expert speakers—our faculty provides an exceptional learning experience to stay on top of global real estate trends.
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The faculty of the Master in Strategic Design of Spaces includes a combination of academics and practitioners from IE School of Architecture & Design and IE Business School.

Renowned for its marked focus on the entrepreneurial spirit and its humanistic approach, IE’s world-class faculty is comprised of entrepreneurs, executives, academic experts and authors. Many of these professionals have had executive positions in start-up companies or multinationals or have been published in top journals. As professors, they bring intellectual diversity and practical insights into the classroom to create challenging and enriching programs.


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ProfileMargarita Chiclana

Director of Global Master in Real Estate Development

Business Valuation
Academic Director

Margarita Chiclana

Director of Global Master in Real Estate Development

Business Valuation
Academic Director

Margarita Chiclana is the Academic Director of the Global Master in Real Estate Development and she teaches Business Valuation in the MRED

Economist and MSc in Economic Policy from Complutense University of Madrid, she was an Associate Professor of Economics for more than a decade in the MBA program at the National Distance Education University (UNED). Fellow of the faculty of Mechanical Engineering, teaching Economics to postgraduate engineers from Spain and Latin America, around the world. She also was involved as an Academic Tutor and a MBA Dissertation Professor at UNED.

Margarita has over 25 years of professional experience in Real Estate, with a strong background in Finance and Investment with a value added focus.

A Cities and Urban planning enthusiast, she was instrumental in developing the TRIBALL Area of Madrid with the City Council, an interesting project of Urban Regeneration, combining public and private initiatives in the heart of the capital of Spain and is specialized in Real Estate Development. From Land to special buildings and “Areas”, she is working in the main cities of Spain managing Housing, Offices, “Dotacional” (facility areas) and Retail development in the private and public spaces.

She is currently working as the CEO of FUSA/FEGAUNION, a real estate family-run company, and leading UNEXUM a Real-Estate Asset Management company. As an executive member of the Board of these companies and other SPVs (Special Purpose Vehicle), she has acquired the ability to prepare and defend Projects for different investors before the Board of Directors.

Leticia Ponz

Asset Manager Spain and Mexico at Union Investment

Property Practice

Bill McDowell

Development Director at National Real Estate Advisors in the United States

Project Management and Sustainability

David Johnson

Regional Director of Gleeds for Western Mainland Europe & Managing Director of Gleeds Ibérica

Cost Control and Build Tech

Beatriz Corredor

Chairwoman of the Red Eléctrica Group and the Board of Directors of Red Eléctrica Corporation in Spain

Social & Affordable Housing

Gayle Allard

Professor of Economic Environment and Country Analysis at IE Business School

Economics, Real Estate and the City, Macroeconomics and Real Estate

Maria Wiedner

CEO and Principal Trainer of Cambridge Finance

Real Estate Modelling

Ulrick Noel

Digital transformation, Innovation and Agency Lead at Deloitte, Managing partner at Everdeen Capital in Mexico, and General Manager for Latin American Bridge by Coca-Cola

Real Estate Finances and New Technology

David Finkel

Managing Director at Talus Real Estate in Spain

Private Equity in Real Estate

Júlia López

C40’s Regional Director for Europe

Global Cities and Smart Real Estate

Jose Manuel Puente

Professor at the Public Policy Centre at the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración (IESA) in Caracas

Javier Ortega de la Peña

Partner and Head of the Madrid Office at Stender Deuretsbacher Heher

International Context and Legal Frameworks

Helena Beunza

Founder of Beunza Legal

Affordable Real Estate
Social and Affordable Housing

José García Cedrun

Director of European Origination at the Real Estate Debt team in Barings Alternative Investments

Real Estate Investment Fundamentals
Capital Markets and Financing
Debt Structures and Green Finance

Mara Balestrini

Co-Founder of SalusCoop

Global Cities and Smart Real Estate

Christopher Holloway

Global Director of Growth & New Business, Global Student Accommodation

Public Private Partnerships

Javier Kindelan Williams

CEO of Valuation and Advisory Services of CBRE EMEA
Vice-President and Board Member of CBRE Spain

Business Valuation and New Technology

Iker Beraza

Chief Commercial Officer at Sareb
Member of State Economists Corps of the Spanish Civil Service

Management of Distressed Assets

Brezo Martos

Socia Directora, AMBITARE Architecture Strategies

Capstone: Reinventing Cities

José Castilla

Director, Cundall España

City Sustainability & Resilience

Pedro Gómez

Transformation Director. Amey Ltd.

Public-Private Partnerships Finance

Rodrigo Peredo

Managing Director, Hines

Management of Real Estate Development Companies

Diego Romón

Partner of PDPTalentum

Negotiation and Decision Making

Manuel Jiménez Hidalgo de Torralba

Air Nostrum Chief Operating Officer

Negotiation and Decision Making

Ralf Klann

Managing Director at Corestate Capital Advisors (“Corestate”)

Real Estate Project Development, Sustainability, and Innovation

Sarto Blouin

Co-Founder and President of the Fondation Humaniste du Quebec

Real Estate Ecosystems

Thomas Beyerle

Managing Director. Catella Property Valuation GmbH
CoFounder, boadcaster and Real Estate Expert. Die Haus-Meister Podcast

Real Estate Project Development, Sustainability, and Innovation

Andrew Klemmer

President and Founder of Paratus Group

Architecture and the Urban Future

Bernhard Gemmel

Partner in Real Estate & Finance at Dentons Europe LLP

Introduction. The Real Estate Market. Global Legal Principles

Mila Gascó-Hernandez

Research Director, SUNY Albany

Global Cities and Smart Real Estate

José Castillo

Principal, a|911
Principal in charge, The peacock arch(offic)e

Architecture and the Urban Future