Kennedy Wilson adds to Spanish originations team

Global real estate investment company Kennedy Wilson (NYSE: KW) has hired Augusto Zunzunegui as Director to build the firm’s origination and acquisitions expertise.

Zunzunegui, who will be based in Kennedy Wilson’s Madrid office, has more than 14 years’ experience in real estate and finance, predominantly focused on the Spanish and Portuguese markets. He joins Kennedy Wilson from Patrizia, where he was Director of Transactions and was responsible for Patrizia’s investments in Spain and Portugal, delivering more than €550m in transactions over the last four and a half years.

Prior to this he held senior positions at KPMG, Catella Spain and Zaphire, which is now Savills Investment Management, part of Savills-Aguirre Newman Group.
Augusto holds an MBA from IESE Business School, a degree in Law from Complutense University of Madrid and a Masters in Stock Exchange and Finance Markets from the Institute of Stock Exchange Studies (IEB), also based in the Spanish capital.
Cristina Perez, Head of Spain at Kennedy Wilson Europe, says: “Our team in Madrid continues to go from strength to strength and I’m positive that Augusto‘s considerable experience of the Spanish and Portuguese markets will help us continue this momentum. It is an exciting time for our Spanish team, having recently completed the sale of our ten-property retail portfolio for $81 million and look to reinvest into other investment opportunities.”
Augusto Zunzunegui, Director at Kennedy Wilson, adds: “I’m pleased to be joining Kennedy Wilson’s ambitious and talented team in Madrid and look forward to working with them to build their impressive portfolio across a range of sectors, as well as using my own expertise to source new opportunities in the region.”