Flatzoom is a company started in 2011 by three local IESE & ESADE MBA graduates.
We know very well your housing needs and address them conveniently.
Jordi Mestras Girbau, Barcelona
IESE EMBA 2011
Born and raised in Barcelona. I loved my MBA experience at IESE so I’ve kept involved since then. I’m an active Alumni member and have run some Student Clubs for years. I have a deep knowledge of our city, the MBA community life and the real estate industry, which lets me ease things to foreign Investors, Corporate Executives, Business School Professors and our MBA peers.
Javier de la Ossa Falero, Barcelona
IESE EMBA 2009
Born and raised in Barcelona. My background is in the Telecom and entrepeneurship arenas, having taken part in some innovative startup and accelerator projects in our country. Together with Jordi and other colleagues, I have run the IESE EMBA Entrepreneurs Club. We all share a common purpose: to support the MBA community in Barcelona.
Vicente Alapont Domenech, Barcelona
ESADE Master in Law & Real estate lawyer
Born and raised in Barcelona. I have 15 years legal experience in supervising real estate deals in Spain. Finding the proper flat requires time and effort. We aim at reducing this as much as possible and to bring added transparency to the process.
Some contributors to the flatzoom project. Great IESE MBA guys who helped this become real and strong. Many thanks!
Joshua Amor Fernandes, India
IESE MBA 2013
Jordi and I shared the opinion that students in fast paced and highly demanding professional programs, spend a substantial amount of time on tasks that were not core to the program, like settling into a city. There was a need that the market wasn’t addressing. We worked closely during the initial stages of the venture in defining the business concept and creating an awareness among the student community.
Daniel Schmitz, Germany
IESE MBA 2014
During my 2nd MBA year I got to know Jordi and his project and quickly felt that it was a terrific idea. When I moved to Barcelona I myself went through many hassles and I believe that Flatzoom support is excellent. So I temporarily enrolled in the project to help it grow and define the best strategy to deliver a spot-on service.
Guillermo Torres González, Barcelona
IESE MBA 2014 & Ambassadors Club President
The IESE Ambassadors Club helps MBA candidates get introduced to IESE and the program. As soon as Jordi approached me with his project idea, I thought it was extremely convenient for all. So I have been supporting flatzoom team with recommendations on how to fine-tune it. I’m very sure that you’ll find this service extremely convenient!.
Andrés Arias de Filippis, Argentina
IESE EMBA 2013
I met Jordi and Javier at our Entrepreneurs Club. I come from Argentina and know well what we foreigners experience when moving here, so I found Jordi’s idea extremely helpful. I’m a Systems Engineer so I was happy to support the team build a webpage related to the project.
So, this is us 🙂 . Our idea to support fellow MBA students was born during our own MBA, as we realized how hard it was for everyone to settle in Barcelona.
Read our story
We are IESE & ESADE Alumni and Barcelona locals. After completing our own Executive MBA in 2011, we kept strongly involved with IESE & ESADE Students Clubs and activities. During our program and afterwards, we realised how hard it was for all our foreign MBA peers to find a good apartment in Barcelona. So we provided them with advice and support to find and book an apartment. While doing so, we gathered in one place all the flats that are specially suited for them in terms of housing type, quality, location, etc.
As this project took off and the demand for more advice and apartments grew, we included all available and trusted sources of flats in Barcelona real estate industry, thus covering many landlords and all the professional real estate agents that we trust. Our service also extended through word-of-mouth to other foreigners settling in Barcelona, beyond Barcelona Business Schools community.
This has brought flatzoom.com to be a highly popular service among foreigners in Barcelona, currently offering the best flat-hunting support and the widest database of apartments specially suited for them. Thousands of apartments. No other website or single agent can compare. Flatzoom.com is now featured in the Welcome Guides of the top Business Schools in our city.
In short, this is our “history” 🙂 This journey has been truly exciting, since it has allowed us to increase our support to our community while starting an interesting business project at the same time. So we are very grateful to all schools and all the past years students that have relied on flatzoom.com so far 🙂