Lar España

Who are we?

Lar España Real Estate SOCIMI, S.A, (hereinafter Lar España) is a SOCIMI (Listed Real Estate Investment Company) that has been listed on the Madrid Stock Exchange since 5 March 2014.
It was founded at an ideal juncture in the Spanish property cycle when real estate prices had just bottomed out at record lows and the real estate market was entering a new cycle. Lar España also ushered in a change of trend for the Stock Market, as it was not only the first Spanish SOCIMI to be floated, but it was also the very first listing to take place following a three-year dearth, and the first listing of a real estate company in seven years.

Lar España is exclusively managed by Grupo Lar, a real estate company whose extensive experience in the sector is of particular note. It boasts a large team of professionals that actively manage and work to diversify the portfolio in order to maximise its operational efficiency, as well as each asset’s yield.

The company’s business activity focuses on investment in real estate assets throughout Spain, mainly  in the retail sector.

The objective set out for the company when it was first created was to invest in the Spanish real estate market under a long-term asset management plan. A plan, aimed at generating high returns for its shareholders, via the payment of considerable annual dividends, and creating value by increasing the company’s EPRA NAV.


  • To provide our customers with unique shopping experiences by combining leisure and retail through an omnichannel approach.


  • To lead the industry based on the size of our portfolio, the quality of our assets and our management.


  • Corporate focus: Responsibility
  • Customer focus: Quality and respect
  • Market focus: Innovation
  • Investor focus: Transparency and honesty

Shareholder structure

As of June 30, 2022, Lar España has among its shareholders some of the most important investment and financial groups in the world.

Organisational structure

The Board of Directors is Lar España’s main governing body, the role of which is to supervise the management of the Company with the common aim of championing social interest.

It is also Lar España’s management system and possesses the most far-reaching powers in terms of the running of the company, except for matters that require approval from the Annual General Shareholders Meeting.

It is comprised of 5 independent Directors and 1 Proprietary Director, from Grupo Lar.

All of the members of the Board of Directors hold or have held senior executive positions in listed companies in the financial and real estate sectors.

Lar España also features a Management Team that runs Lar España and is comprised of four people (three men and one woman) that benefit from extensive experience in the real estate sector, as well as an expert knowledge of the market.

Jon Armentia

Mr. Jon Armentia is the Corporate Director & CFO of the Company. He joined Lar España in 2014.

Mr. Jon Armentia was appointed CFO of Grupo Lar in 2006, covering the area of retail properties.

Previously he worked in Deloitte (formerly Arthur Andersen) for four years.

Mr. Jon Armentia has a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Administration from Universidad de Navarra and has over 17 years of experience in audit, finance and real estate, in which he has participated in several Committees and Boards of Directors.

Susana Guerrero
Susana Guerrero

Susana Guerrero is the General Counsel of Lar España and Vice-secretary to the Board of Directors of the Company. She joined Lar España in November 2014.

She is currently also Deputy Director of the Center for Corporate Governance at ESADE and responsible for its Opinion and Public Debate area.

Previously she worked for 10 years as a corporate and M&A lawyer at Uría Menéndez, leading M&A deals and handling the Secretary of the Board in many companies from different sectors.

Susana studied law at the Universidad Complutense in Madrid and has a master’s degree in business law from Instituto de Empresa (IE).

Hernán San Pedro

Hernán San Pedro is the Company’s Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communication.

He joined Lar España in January 2016. He previously worked as Head of IR at Sacyr Vallehermoso, Skandia-Old Mutual Group and Banco Santander.

Hernán studied Law at Universidad San Pablo – CEU (Madrid), holds an MTA from the European Business School and has over 25 years of experience in different positions within the financial, construction and real estate sectors.

Jose Ignacio Domínguez

Jose Ignacio Domínguez is the Internal Audit Director of Lar España and joined the company in September 2021.

He is an Executive with extensive international professional experience in several fields of private listed multinational companies, related to Finance, Internal Audit, Risk Management & Compliance and Corporate Governance.

Graduated in Economics and Business Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid and the San Pablo CEU University College. Postgraduate Master from the IESE Business School. Member of the Official Register of Accounts Auditors of Spain, (ROAC). CRMA certified by the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Previously, Jose Ignacio has worked, among others, in companies such as Price Waterhose Coopers, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, or the more recent, Grupo Ezentis.

International Standards

Lar España aims to comply with the highest international standards of transparency, comparability and commitment.

Hence, it is a member of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), the leading international association in the sector, which aims to provide comparable financial information between publicly listed real estate companies.

On June 4 2015 the SOCIMI joined the FTSA EPRA/NAREIT index, a select global index designed to showcase general trends, which includes some of the biggest real estate companies in the world.

In September 2022, Lar España was awarded for the eighth year running the Gold Award from the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) in recognition of the quality of the financial information provided by the company. Lar España was also awarded for the fifth time with the most prestigious recognition from EPRA, the Gold Award, related to the information about ESG.

This highlights the international recognition for the information reported by Lar España and made available to its shareholders.

 Lar España also collaborates with MSCI-IPD and forms part of its annual real estate index, IPD Spain Annual Property Index, which provides additional information and visibility of the real estate sector.

According to MSCI’s latest IPD report for 2021 – published in April 2022 – Lar España’s retail results were satisfying, comfortably exceeding the benchmark for the sector in terms of total return, mainly explained by the outstanding performance of its retail parks. The 2021 IPD index for Spain analyses 66 portfolios, including a total of 1,179 assets valued at over €21 billion in the real estate market.

Corporate Social Responsability

Cognisant of its role within its activity, Lar España is committed to contributing in an ethical, responsible and sustainable manner through its operations and decision-making, generating a positive impact on both society and the environment, while securing a financial return for investors.

Lar España considers corporate investment and a commitment to the environment as necessary elements for society, enabling it to harness opportunities such as improvements in energy efficiency, the development of new digital tools and collaboration with suppliers that guarantee the best services. The company remains committed to creating shared value, maintaining fluid communication with identified stakeholders, making investments that promote sustainability in various aspects and improving asset performance every day.

To create shared value, it has defined four pillars based on the Sustainability/ESG Policy that structure the action model and shape the company’s vision, focusing on:


Understood as both the physical and active environment that directly impacts our financial returns and generates value for the company.

Corporate Governance

Business model that aims to have a positive effect on the environment and society, as well as generate financial returns; easing environmental and social pressures generated by the business activity.

Social Capital

People’s talent forms the cornerstone of the economic model and the company’s value.


Properties that have a positive effect on their urban surroundings and generate a high return for our shareholders and investors.

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