Mr. Varela manages operations for our European real estate development company, HWL Surf, S.A. Mr. Varela has a degree in management and business administration. Apart from managing several shopping centers for Cushman & Wakefield and CBRE; he led the project, the construction and managed the operation of one of the most demanding projects ever built in Portugal, the development and general management of a large theme park – WoW Porto by The Fladgate Partnership group. He also has relevant experience in Hospitality, Retail Operations and Project Management, having been involved in the development of several mixed-use projects, for one of the most relevant real estate developers in Portugal, which includes 5 luxury hotels and a large cultural and congress Center.