Real Estate

“Reliable and decisive lawyers who perfectly handle issues and provide viable solutions

– Chambers Europe Guide 2021 –

Excellent advice, efficiency and knowledge of the subject

– The EMEA Legal 500 2021 –

We have broad experience in all kind of real estate matters and/or with an urban planning component, advising investors, developers and financiers on all sorts of investment and developments in Spain and abroad, including the financing of projects in different areas of the real estate market (shopping malls, hotels, hospitals, gyms, universities, etc.).

Our expert lawyers also advise regarding real estate and planning law as they impact in buy-sell transactions, sale and lease-back of real estate assets, requalification and urbanization of land, construction and architectural services contracts and project-management . We also advise in real estate due diligences for development companies and real estate investors.

Furthermore, a very significant number of our real estate matters have a strong “mergers and acquisitions” component, which enables us to offer our clients in this area a substantial value added based on a full service advice and a clear business-oriented approach.

Finally, we have extensive experience providing real estate advice in distressed situations, including the acquisition of assets within insolvency proceedings and the acquisition of property portfolios subject to discount. In the context of the situation triggered by COVID-19, we also advise both parties in the processes of renegotiation of lease agreements affected by the scenario following the declaration of the state of alarm by the Spanish Government and the alteration of the economic and commercial situation.



Jesús Conde
The EMEA Legal 500 2022 – Real Estate

Founded in 1994, Madrid firm Araoz & Rueda advises major fashion labels, energy providers, multinational property investment and asset management companies, among others. The group is led by Jesus Conde, who specialises in transaction negotiation and execution, restructuring, sale and leaseback transactions, retail leases and due diligence processes. In addition, the team also assists providers of student housing. Testimonials ‘Knowledgeable team of professionals. Available on short notice.’ ‘Professional, friendly, competent, well-informed.’

The EMEA Legal 500 2022
Chambers Europe Guide 2022 – Real Estate

Araoz & Rueda's real estate department both supports the corporate team in M&A transactions and handles standalone real estate mandates. It has experience in the negotiation of property management agreements between investors and local real estate managers. It negotiates lease agreements on behalf of corporate tenants, and it has experience in the drafting of works contracts for the construction of new office buildings. Strengths: One client praises the lawyers' "efficiency and know-how," while another states: "They always keep us informed." "They are diligent and are always able to adapt to different situations," reports a third interviewee. Work highlights: Acted for Aparto on its agreement with Commerz Real to provide property management services for the latter's new student accommodation complex in Barcelona. Notable practitioners: Jesús Conde leads the firm's real estate department. Sources say that "he makes negotiations simple because he creates a good atmosphere with the counterparties." "He is diligent and extremely focused on the outcome, which gives us a lot of confidence," says another interviewee.

Chambers Europe Guide 2022
The EMEA Legal 500 2021 – Real Estate

The ‘professional, available, comprehensive’ real estate team at Araoz & Rueda provides clients with 'excellent advice and knowledge of the subject’. The practice specializes in matters with an urban planning component, particularly in the acquisition and sale of secured NPLs, high-end residential assets and sale and leaseback structures. The firm is also increasing its activity in the hospitality, student ac-commodation, senior living and co-working sectors, as well as advising on the real estate side of solar energy projects. Jesús Conde leads the team and handles the restructuring, negotiation and execution of international real estate transactions. Testimonials: “The firm is quick to respond. Their suggestions are very rational and to the point, which in turn significantly lowers the risk of failing to reach consensus in a business negotiation. In addition to having a very good understanding of local law, they also have a great sense of what to expect from counterparties leading to swift and practical solutions” “It is a team of great professionals, attentive, listening to all our doubts and questions, proactive” “Professional, available, attentive, comprehensive and understandable” “Very favorable, excellent advice, efficiency and knowledge of the subject” “Honesty, capacity, efficiency and human quality” “They all speak perfect English. Their availability. Their human approach, you never feel like a number”

The EMEA Legal 500 2021
Chambers Europe Guide 2021 – Real Estate

Jesús Conde advises on restructuring matters, along with planning and administrative issues. One interviewee regards Conde as "a reliable and decisive lawyer, who perfectly handles issues and provides viable solutions."

Chambers Europe Guide 2021
The EMEA Legal 500 2020 – Real Estate

Araoz & Rueda specialises in matters with an urban planning component, particularly in the acquisition and sale of REOs and asset portfolios. The firm has experience advising investors, developers and financiers on a range of real estate matters in Spain and abroad. Practice head Jesús Conde is known for his expertise in the restructuring, negotiation and execution of international real estate transactions, as well as planning and administrative issues. Testimonials: “Jesus Conde is always available and always delivers on time despite tight schedules, with a very practical and useful approach that takes into account the other party’s potential point of view” “Strong expertise in real estate and administrative law in both the senior and junior ranks” “The analytical approach, availability, and long-lasting engagement of the Araoz team is superb” “A detailed, analytical approach and a powerful strategic vision”’ “They have raised topics in a timely manner and driven conversations and SPA drafts to limit our liability as the seller” “They have done an excellent job”

The EMEA Legal 500 2020
Chambers Europe Guide 2020 – Real Estate

Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda receives recognition in the market, with one client stating: "He helps to narrow the issues, putting himself in the counterparty's shoes and pre-empting issues, finding alternative solutions." He regularly advises on restructuring matters, as well as planning and administrative issues.

Chambers Europe Guide 2020
The EMEA Legal 500 2019 – Real Estate

Practice head Jesús Conde is the key name to note. Clients include Kefren Capital and Spotify Spain.

The EMEA Legal 500 2019
Chambers Europe Guide 2019 – Real Estate

Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda frequently represents Spanish and international investors and asset managers in transactional real estate mandates. He also assists retail clients with complex lease negotiations. " He's a very commercially minded lawyer who gives good support to our business", says one source.

Chambers Europe Guide 2019
The EMEA Legal 500 2018 – Real Estate

Araoz & Rueda's practice was strengthened by the hire of Jesús Conde from Baker McKenzie. Clients include Kefren Capital, Osborne Group, Moraval Group and Spotify Spain.

The EMEA Legal 500 2018
Chambers Europe Guide 2018 – Real Estate

Sources say that Jesús Conde of Araoz & Rueda has a "high level of understanding of the problems that can arise on a deal" and offers "professionalism and kindness in equal parts." He has a broad real estate practice that includes the negotiation of lease agreements and construction contracts. He advised Etro on its leasing of store premises in Barcelona-based La Roca Village.

Chambers Europe Guide 2018
Chambers Europe Guide 2017 – Real Estate

Jesús Conde recently joined Araoz & Rueda. His practice includes advising on transactional instructions as well as mandates concerning the outsourcing of real estate management. Interviewees recommend him because “he is diligent and he knows what he is doing”.

Chambers Europe Guide 2017
Chambers Europe Guide 2016 – Real Estate

Jesús Conde is a new addition to the Araoz & Rueda team. He focuses on real estate acquisitions, office and retail complex leases, and sale and leasebacks. Clients describe him as "friendly and understanding" "professional and quick" and "there for his clients 24/7 if need be."

Chambers Europe Guide 2016

“El decreto justiciero de los alquileres”

Publication: El Economista
Authors: Jesús Conde
Date: October 2020

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“The next day leases”

Publication: Iberian Lawyer
Authors: Jesús Conde
Date: July 2020

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“La nueva ley reguladora de los contratos de crédito inmobiliario. Principales novedades e implicaciones prácticas en la venta de carteras inmobiliarias”

Publication: Anuario Actualidad Mercantil 2020 (Tirant LoBlanch)
Authors: Eduardo Cámara
Date: July 2020

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“El capital riesgo ante el nuevo mercado inmobiliario: incertidumbre y oportunidades”

Publication: Capital & Corporate Magazine Nº 45
Authors: Jesús Conde
Date: October 2018

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“Es Airbnb su arrendatario?”

Publication: La Razón (daily economic newspaper)
Authors: Jesús Conde
Date: July 2017

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“Real Estate Annual Review – Spain Chapter”

Publication: Financier Worldwide Real Estate Annual Review
Authors: Jesús Conde
Date: May 2017

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Revista Inmueble (magazine on the real estate sector), June 2017

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El Economista – Real Estate Magazine, April 2017

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La nueva ola inmobiliaria: activos bancarios y sectores alternativos

La nueva ola inmobiliaria: activos bancarios y sectores alternativos

Lugar: Madrid

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