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Meet our Spanish team

Tal Orly

The founder of Symbia Realty Portfolio and an experienced global investor himself, Tal has been involved in large, complex urban property development projects since 1992. He has vast experience in acquisition, development and resale in both the residential and commercial sectors.

As a licensed solicitor, Tal is well versed in the complexities of realty law in multiple markets, as well as the legal, financial, planning and execution stages that are vital to increasing the value of property investment projects.

Diego Gormaz
Leading local partner

Diego has more than twenty years of Capital Markets, Private Equity and Venture Capital experience. Before Cogress, Diego has worked for Top Tier Investment Banks and Hedge Funds such as Citibank, Lehman Brothers, Group Viel and Eurofin Capital as Portfolio Manager, Global Macro and derivatives trader.

Currently a Managing Partner of StrongEagle, a PE firm with a focus in African investments.

Marco Giovanelli
Business Development

Marco’s background is in investments and equity research, having worked both on the buy side (Fidelity) and sell-side (Sanford C Bernstein) in London, Boston and NYC. At Bernstein, his research team was ranked among the best in Europe. In 2010, he set up and ran the family office of an UHNW family of entrepreneurs, diversifying their domestic holdings internationally and across asset classes, ranging from real estate, technology VC and public equities.

Horacio Fernandez del Castillo
Analysis and portfolio management

Horacio holds a Master in Architecture (UPM and Tongji University (China), and a Master in International Management from IE. Before Cogress, Horacio has worked as a Real Estate Financial Advisory Analyst at Deloitte. He also has held technical responsibilities when working as an architect and managerial experience when in charge of two Real Estate Projects of FDCA in China. FDCA is one of the leading Spanish Architecture firms in Rehabilitation and Renovation of existing buildings.

Mara Villar de Arenzana
Investor Relation Manager

Mara has a degree in Psychology from the Pontificia de Comillas University and a Masters degree in Mental Health from Complutense University. Prior to her senior sales consultant role at Easyoffer, Mara worked in capital raising for start-ups in multiple sectors, as well as performing clinical and research work in Spain and Mexico. She is currently taking advanced studies in Private Banking and Financial Advice: European Financial Advisor (EFA).

Alejandro Maritzia y Maritzia
Head of Sales

Alejandro has 18 years of experience in the Spanish financial sector, mainly in Investment Banking, having worked for Inversis, CaixaBank, and ING, holding positions such as Head of Sales, Head of Investor Relations, and MD. In addition, he established his own financial consulting firm, from which he has advised and participated in M & A and PE operations, focusing on startups. He holds two degrees, one in Business Administration and another in Art History, by John Carroll University in the USA. He also holds an MBA (MDFC) from IE Business School in Madrid, and a Master’s in Options and Futures from IEB in Madrid.

Eduardo Ortiz de Lanzagorta

Eduardo studied Industrial Engineering (UPM), specialising in Management. Before Cogress, Eduardo has worked in a Tech Company from the RocketSpace Incubator in Silicon Valley (where Uber, Bitcoin, Leap, etc were accelerated). Currently a Board Member and Partner in Civeta Investment, a VC firm focus in Fintech, BigData, e-commerce and sharing economy startups. Civeta is ranked as one of the top 25 VCs of Spain.

Renata de Santis Cecco
Office Manager

Renata has extensive experience as an executive assistant, having supported the CEO of HSBC in Brazil among others.

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