Team

Experience, professional integrity, creativity and international vision. A group of professionals dedicated to implement a business vision of our clients and defend their interests.

Aldo Ibáñez

Managing Partner

Aldo Ibáñez

Managing Partner


Barcelona, 1970. Law graduate from the University of Barcelona, practising lawyer and member of the bar association of Barcelona, master’s degree in Business Law from the University of Navarra, master’s degree in Real Estate and Urban Development Law from Pompeu Fabra University,  Global Advanced Management Program from Georgetown University and the ESADE business school, Master in Hotel Management by the University of Barcelona. He is a member of RICS. Romualdo (although everyone calls him Aldo) is the founder of EXNOVO and has 20 years of experience in business, financial and real estate consultancy. He has written papers on the subject of real estate investment and has been a university lecturer for many years. He is currently a lecturer of real estate investment in hotels on BA and Master courses at the  University of Barcelona – CETT. Aldo speaks English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Albert Labastida

Partner

Albert Labastida

Partner


Barcelona, 1979. Diploma in Tourism and Hotel Management from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in International Tourism from the ESADE business school. Albert is EXNOVO’s expert on matters of hospitality asset management and due diligence, as well as business repositioning. He has had experience in managing top level hotels, hospitality consultancy and personal business projects related to the world of hospitality. He is a lecturer at the University School of Tourism and Hotel Management (EUTDH) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Albert speaks English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Maria Alterachs

Associate

Maria Alterachs

Associate


Barcelona, 1973. Diploma in Technical Architecture from the Barcelona School of Building Construction. Maria has 20 years of experience in the construction and architecture sector as a project engineer, building site manager, project manager for property in a property development company, family office asset manager for the owner of leased property and, finally, as a consultant. At EXNOVO, her experience adds value to the global solutions we deliver to our clients.

Rafael Alarcón

Associate

Rafael Alarcón

Associate


Barcelona, 1969. Degree in Law from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, member of the bar association of Barcelona. Rafael has over 20 years of experience in property law consultancy. He is an expert in analysing property transactions and has found the perfect balance between being legally skilled and business minded. He boasts a great level of expertise in such fields as urban leases, property sales, building and architectural contracts, the filing of claims for damages sustained during building work, bank funding and general property litigation.

Oscar Casasnovas

Associate

Oscar Casasnovas

Associate


Barcelona 1976. After studying Hotel Management he began his managerial stage in the Venezuelan Caribbean, before moving on to manage hotels in different locations, specializing in apertures. Oscar works, from Valencia, with EXNOVO on hospitality asset management, hotels due diligence and repositioning projects. His experience goes through the direction of first-class hotels, hotel consulting and business in the world of hospitality, Marketing and ephemeral architecture projects. He has been professor and speaker during the last decade. Oscar speaks English, Spanish and Catalan.

Deborah Carrer

Asociada

Deborah Carrer

Asociada


Madrid 1975. After her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Madrid and Brussels, she finalized the PGD Program in International Hospitality Management by the University Center Cesar Ritz Brig in Switzerland. Since then, she specialized on the sales and marketing field working at several national and international hotel chains, such as  Hyatt, Stein Group and Fairmont Hotels focused on 5 stars GL properties such us Hyatt Regency Scottsdale  Arizona,  Hotel Villamagna in Madrid and El Palace and Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I in Barcelona. Deborah collaborates with EXNOVO, after 15 years of first-line experience as Sales & Marketing Director, contributing her expertise in Hospitality Management, sales and marketing field specialized in 5 Stars GL, MICE  & catering,  hotel renovation and rebranding process. Her leadership and teamwork adaptability endows her professional career in the Hospitality field. Native French, Deborah speaks, French, Spanish, English and Italian.

Esdras Cortés

Hospitality Intern

Esdras Cortés

Hospitality Intern


Barcelona, 1995. Graduated in Tourism & Hospitality Management from CETT-UB University in Barcelona. Passionate about the Hospitality Management world, a second-generation hotelier. Esdras brings the vision of the millenial generation to the EXNOVO’s project. Its solid academic and linguistic formation together with the personal experience at the family’s company, helps him to develop, execute and solve with diligence and creativity the diverse projects where he collaborates with EXNOVO’s clients. Esdras speaks English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Arnau Guillem Lasala

Law Intern

Arnau Guillem Lasala

Law Intern


Barcelona, 1995. Graduated in Law from the Barcelona University. Arnau has a clear vocation for the law and for its international component. Trilingual Castilian-Dutch-Catalan, from EXNOVO completes his technical training while attending the Master of Law, specializing in the field of real estate law and business to which EXNOVO is focused, with a proactive and lifelong learning attitude. Energy and constant illusion in the project. Arnau speaks English, Dutch, Spanish and Catalan.

Quim

Consultant

Quim

Consultant


Luperca, 2016. He is the youngest EXNOVO team member, but perhaps the one with the most important duties. He is a Jack Russell trained by the Comparteam Association to be a companion dog for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). While his most important client is at school, Quim works as a consultant for EXNOVO. Consultancy is about listening to the client, finding solutions bespoke to his needs, being empathic … very few do that better than Quim: this is why he is one of our most valuable assets.

Julia Sawczyk

Translator & Office Manager

Julia Sawczyk

Translator & Office Manager


Wroclaw 1988. Holder of a Master’s Degree in English Philology Specializing in Translation at the University of Wroclaw. She is also doing a Master’s in Specialized Translation at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Julia has experience in translation, linguistics and communication. Her restless spirit leads her to be in a constant learning and changing mode and EXNOVO benefits from that curiosity, creativity and dynamism day by day. Along with Alek and Aldo, she makes up the “Polish Desk” of EXNOVO. Her knowledge of both realities and languages allows us to give our clients a professional service of the highest quality. Julia speaks Polish, English and Spanish.

Aleksander Hetko

Associate

Aleksander Hetko

Associate


Warsaw, 1971. Attorney-at-law and PhD in Law. He is a legal advisor with over 16-years of experience, specializing in administrative and civil law with a big interest in real estate law. He defended his doctoral thesis on “Warsaw Decree- progressive expropriation of real estate”. He is the author of many publications on administrative and civil law. Aleksander, has attended many workshops devoted to building law including trainings for legal advisors and lawyers. He is a practising legal advisor and conducts seminars at the Lazarski University. During his career, Aleksander has advised in many real estate transactions, conducted proceedings aiming to clarify the legal status of real estates in Warsaw and other main cities in Poland and advised developers in the investment processes. He has cooperated with international law firms including Hogan & Hartson, White & Case, Beiten Burkhardt (now Wolf Theiss). Together with Julia and Aldo (with whom has worked for 10 years), Alek forms the Polish desk at EXNOVO, delivering added value advice and solutions to Spanish developers and financial institutions with assets in Poland. Aleksander speaks Polish, English and Russian.

Marc Miranda

Hospitality Consultor

Marc Miranda

Hospitality Consultor

Barcelona, 1996. Graduated in Hotel Management from the EUTDH of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). Marc is passionate about the hospitality industry. He contributes a current vision of the tourism sector and the knowledge of its trends thanks to his experience in the Catalan and French sector. Marc speaks Catalan, Spanish, English and French.

Joan Ibáñez

Of Counsel Hospitality

Joan Ibáñez

Of Counsel Hospitality

Barcelona 1972. Graduated from the University of Barcelona in Hotel Management and the Rovira i Virgili University of Tarragona in Sommelier, Joan has been working in the hotel and restaurant industry for 30 years. During his career, he has worked as a director of restoration at Relais & Chateaux Torre del Remei (Girona) and of Lasarte restaurant in Barcelona (3 Michelin stars), a sommelier at Santa Pau Restaurant in Carme Ruscalleda (3 Michelin stars) and a consultant for winemakers. He has also gained international experience in Asia holding a management positions in Thailand and Vietnam. Currently, he works as a director of F & B the award-winning JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa in Vietnam. His extensive knowledge and broad experience in the F & B sector as well as an international vision contributes to the consulting projects in the Hospitality Department.

Albert Bosch

Associate

Albert Bosch

Associate

Barcelona, 1982. Graduated in Superior Architecture from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Albert is a professional architect accredited by the Association of Architects of Catalonia. He holds a postgraduate degree in Project Management, Urbanism and the Hotel of the XXI century. He has also accomplished many courses on building energy, innovation and sustainability in the construction sector. Albert, who is originally from Girona, contributes his experience and passion in three major areas: architecture and construction (projects and construction management of public and private housing, public facilities, retail and interior design); advice on real estate promoters; and consultancy in urban planning and legality. Albert speaks English, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Robert Massot

Of counsel Real Estate

Robert Massot

Of counsel Real Estate

Barcelona 1975. Robert has extensive experience of more than 20 years in the real estate development sector developing projects in Spain, France and Andorra. His experience in family business has allowed him to work in all departments of the company from customer service, administration, accounting, project management, and later in the sales and marketing department, to successfully assume the general direction of the company. His expertise and business dynamism have allowed him to successfully diversify his business in different sectors, such as real estate, sports, technology and technological developments in the industrial sector. As a born entrepreneur and great communicator, he provides a global vision of the business for any business challenge. Robert holds the responsibility of business advisor for the new EXNOVO projects. Speak French, English, Spanish and Catalan.