The Group

The Group

"We connect minds. We connect people. We connect businesses. 

Our task is to help our members strengthen relationships and work together to create bigger and better growth opportunities for the real estate, retail and infrastructure industries."

Henri Alster, global chairman of GRI


Founded in 1998 in the U.S.A, GRI brings together the major players in the real estate, retail and infrastructure sectors of the world. Through a unique platform, GRI contributes to the construction of privileged relationships and real business opportunities. GRI meetings are made up of group discussions, where all present participate on equal terms, sharing experiences and deepening relations.





GRI Worldwide

GRI is a global club that brings together the most important players of three very critical markets of the global economy: real estate, retail and infrastructure, which also includes sectors such as: investors, developers, banks, land developers, hotel companies, shopping center operators and infrastructure developers.

GRI's mission is to connect the leaders of various markets and contribute to the construction of privileged relationships and real business opportunities. More than 4,000 executives participate annually in our meetings all around the world.

Management

Senior executives by location

Brazil
Guilherme de Mauro - Senior Director
Senior Director
Leonardo Di Mauro - Director, Head of Real Estate - LATAM
Director, Head of Real Estate - LATAM
Pedro Vieira - Senior Director - Sales
Senior Director - Sales
Fábio Corsini - Senior Director
Senior Director
Pedro Nicolau - Global Head of Infrastructure
Global Head of Infrastructure
Melissa Dalla Rosa - Club Director, Infrastructure
Club Director, Infrastructure
Robinson Silva - Head of Real Estate
Head of Real Estate
Giovana Caravetti - Club Manager Latam
Club Manager Latam
Juliano Augusto - Club Manager Latam
Club Manager Latam
Patricia Frazatto - Club Director
Club Director
Fernanda Magnabosco - Club Director
Club Director
Luci Franco - Club Director
Club Director
Josiane Büll - Club Manager
Club Manager
Letícia dos Reis - Club Manager
Club Manager
Marcelo Biazotto  - Club Director
Club Director
Kaique Moreira - Director China-Latam
Director China-Latam
Talita Quirino - Club Director, Special Projects
Club Director, Special Projects
Fábio Farias - Club Director, Special Projects
Club Director, Special Projects
Giovanna Carnio - Director, Communications
Director, Communications
Weslei Lemos - Director, Operations
Director, Operations
Izabela Rocha - Manager, Finance
Manager, Finance
Iramaia Beltrame - Talent Development Manager
Talent Development Manager
Europe
Andreas Schönning  - Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager
Antoine Paul - Club Director,  France
Club Director, France
Eli Georgieva - Marketing Manager
Marketing Manager
Kirsty Stevens - Director - UK
Director - UK
Laura Ernst - Director - Germany
Director - Germany
Loredana Carollo - Club Director, SPAIN
Club Director, SPAIN
María Isidro - Club Director, Spain
Club Director, Spain
Matteo Sulis - Project Executive
Project Executive
Mona Cali Hassan - Club Manager - Germany
Club Manager - Germany
Mona Singh - Project Executive
Project Executive
Neall de Beer - Senior Director - Head of Infrastructure - India
Senior Director - Head of Infrastructure - India
Sophia de Francesco - Club Director, Italy
Club Director, Italy
Svetlana Fedosova - Director - CEE & Russia
Director - CEE & Russia
Taranjot Gulati -
Victor Martins - Key Accounts Director
Key Accounts Director
Fotoula Fatouros - Club Director
Club Director
Jade Liddell - India Club Director
India Club Director

GRI in numbers

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Headquartered in London
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Henri Alster
Henri Alster
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
Chairman
GRI Club
Biography:

Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.

Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.

A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72). 

He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Henri Alster
Henri Alster
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
Chairman
GRI Club
Biography:

Henri Alster is the Chairman of the GRI. He previously worked for 25 years as a real estate investment banker, advising or partnering with the likes of Exxon, Whitehall, KLM pension funds, Forest City Enterprises and others across the USA and Europe. He also ran his own investment boutique.

Mr. Alster led Citicorp’s early real estate investment banking efforts in Europe between 1988 and 1994, closing Europe’s two largest land deals on behalf of Exxon and Pechiney.

A Columbia B-School MBA (‘74), Henri is an undergraduate Technion (Israel) Industrial Engineer (‘72). 

He is fluent in English, French, German, Dutch and Hebrew, has lived in New York, Paris, London, Brussels and Tel-Aviv and has worked and travelled extensively throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe.

Gustavo Favaron
Gustavo Favaron
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5060
CEO
GRI Club
About:

Gustavo Favaron is the CEO dedicated to the Club activities at the GRI. Before that, he worked as a managing director at the GRI. Prior to the GRI Gustavo was the director of the Renewable Energy World Refining Association. In this position, he led the group's activities in Asia and Europe.

Gustavo has an extensive network of relationships. He holds two degrees (Law and Social Sciences) and a master's degree in International Relations, in addition to other courses.

Larisa Kolman
Larisa Kolman
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5063
CFO
GRI Club
Biography:

Larisa Kolman is Chief Financial Officer for the GRI group. She is one of the first GRI employees with a broad mandate. She is ACCA qualified chartered accountant.

Airton Medeiros
Airton Medeiros
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Global Vice President
GRI Club
About:

Airton Medeiros is the Global Vice President. He has extensive experience in real estate and infrastructure, having served for eight years in intelligence and strategies for this market. He also has a wide network of relationships and extensive knowledge of funding strategies as well as real estate structuring.

He has a degree in International Relations and an MBA in Management and Strategic Innovation, as well as extension courses at Berkeley University and MIT.

Diego Tavares
Diego Tavares
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Managing Director
GRI Club
About:

Diego Tavares is the director of GRI Brazil and leads the production of all meetings of the club in the country. He has also worked at the GRI headquarters in London, where he was the Marketing Manager and worked in organizing events in various parts of the globe.

Before GRI, he went through companies such as Gol Airlines and COC Teaching System. He has a degree in Tourism and has expertise in Marketing and Consumer Behavior from the London School of Marketing.

Fulvia D'Ippolito
Fulvia D'Ippolito
[email protected]
+44 20 7121 5072
Senior Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Fulvia is a Senior Director at GRI, with direct responsibility to support GRI’s Club Directors for Italy, Spain, CEE and Russia. She joined GRI in 2014, launching the GRI business in Italy and helping to strengthen GRI’s portfolio in Sub Saharan African markets. She has over 16 years of experience in b2b event production and brand marketing. Prior to joining GRI, she was Director at Fiera Milano Media for many years, and brand consultant for Italian start-ups in London. Fulvia is executive MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano (2012) and M.Sc. in Business & Corporate Communications, University of Siena, Italy.

Roy Maybury
Roy Maybury
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5086
Marketing Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Roy is responsible for the marketing of GRI's global operations. He previously worked with C-level Summits for New Zealand's leading conference provider. Roy graduated from the University of Auckland with a degree in business, majoring in Marketing & Information Systems.

Guilherme de Mauro
Guilherme de Mauro
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Senior Director
GRI Club
About:

I have worked for 12 years in the Energy sector, Pharmaceutical, Food, Medical Equipment industries, in Brazil, Latin America and USA.

In these organizations I've conducted over than 150 projects with an investment of about USD 300 million, contributing to the creation of value for the company by cutting cost and increasing revenue.

I'm PMP certified by PMI, having studied in USP, FGV and UNICAMP , specially focuses in Management, Innovation and Enterpreneurship.

Leonardo Di Mauro
Leonardo Di Mauro
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Director, Head of Real Estate - LATAM
GRI Club
About:

Leonardo Di Mauro é Head do setor de Real Estate para LATAM, respondendo pela atuação do GRI Club em toda região. Começou sua carreira no CPqD onde atuou por quinze anos, finalizando sua trajetória nesta empresa como diretor comercial do setor de telecomunicações com forte atuação em países como Argentina, Brasil, Colômbia, Chile, México e Uruguai. 

É graduado em Engenharia Civil pela Escola de Engenharia de Lins, com MBA Executivo pela FGV e pós-graduado em Gestão de Projetos pela Universidade São Francisco.

Pedro Vieira
Pedro Vieira
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Senior Director - Sales
GRI Club
Biography:

Pedro Henrique Vieira é o Diretor Sênior responsável pelo departamento comercial global do GRI Club, respondendo pela atuação do GRI Club na África, América Latina, Europa e Índia. Profissional de Marketing e Vendas com atuação na área por mais de 15 anos onde trabalhou para empresas como: AMCHAM Brasil, SRO LatinAmerica, GDS International e Clarion Events, além da fundação da agência de marketing esportivo ViBrand Sports. Graduado em Publicidade & Propaganda e Administração de empresas com pós-graduação em Gestão e Planejamento de Vendas e Marketing, atuou em diversos mercados internacional onde desenvolveu, treinou e incorporou equipes de vendas baseadas em Londres, Miami, Orlando e São Paulo.

Fábio Corsini
Fábio Corsini
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Senior Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Fábio Corsini é Senior Director do GRI, atuando no Club de Infraestrutura liderando eventos focados em América Latina e China. Anteriormente trabalhou por 10 anos no setor de Real Estate com pesquisas de mercado, além de também ter trabalhado em empresas como Gerdau e HSBC.

Possui experiência profissional internacional, graduação em Administração de Empresas e MBA em Marketing pela FGV.

Pedro Nicolau
Pedro Nicolau
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Global Head of Infrastructure
GRI Club
About:

Pedro Nicolau is the Global Head of Infrastructure at the GRI and is responsible for coordinating GRI Club Infra activities in Latin America and other locations. He previously worked at Clarion Events, headed Brazil's Transport Infrastructure division, Mobility and Sanitation. He graduated from Unesp with a degree in International Relations.

Melissa Dalla Rosa
Melissa Dalla Rosa
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Club Director, Infrastructure
GRI Club
Biography:

Melissa Dalla Rosa é Diretora de Infraestrutura e atua principalmente na expansão do GRI Club Infra na América Latina. Graduada em Comunicação Social – Relações Públicas pela Unisinos (RS), Pós-graduada Publicidade Institucional, Comunicação Multimídia e Organização de Eventos pela Universidade de Florença – Itália, onde viveu por sete anos, está concluindo um MBA em Gestão do Agronegócio pela ESALQ/USP. Possui mais de 10 anos de experiência na área de relações públicas e eventos.

Robinson Silva
Robinson Silva
[email protected]
+55 19 3203-0645
Head of Real Estate
GRI Club
About:

Robinson Silva is a Special Projects Director of GRI Americas and is responsible for the performance of the club’s in housing development and residential. He began his career at Banco Santander. Then he worked at “Banco Itaú” as part of  the Board of Executives attended companies like TAM, Bosch, Nestlé and Gerdau.

He has a degree in Public Relations from ESAMC and graduate course in Marketing from ESPM. He also has done a specialization in Marketing and Project Management.

Giovana Caravetti
Giovana Caravetti
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Club Manager Latam
GRI Club
Juliano Augusto
Juliano Augusto
[email protected]
+55 (17) 98155 7756
Club Manager Latam
GRI Club
Biography:

Juliano Augusto is the GRI Club Manager for Latin America and responsible for the meetings of GRI Real Estate in Colombia, Chile, and Peru. Along with the Latam team, he supports the meetings in the United States of America, Mexico, and Argentina. He used to be a Public Relations intern, with focus on organization of events, at the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (PUC-Campinas). He is senior Public Relations student at PUC-Campinas. Juliano studied Organizational Communication at University Anáhuac México Norte, in Mexico City. He used to be a member of the Rotary International's leadership programs.

Patricia Frazatto
Patricia Frazatto
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Club Director
GRI Club
About:

Patricia Frazatto is a Special Projects Director of GRI Americas and responds by club activities in the sectors of hotels and Healthcare.

She has extensive experience in marketing and organizing corporate events, having worked for companies such as Chevron and Babolat. She graduated from ESAMC-Campinas with a degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing.

Fernanda Magnabosco
Fernanda Magnabosco
[email protected]
+55 19 3203-0645
Club Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Fernanda Magnabosco é Club Director no GRI Club. Com mais de 5 anos trabalhando com incorporação imobiliária tem experiência em vários segmentos do mercado tendo atuado com a gestão de projetos, desenvolvimento de produto e coordenação de equipes em Loteamentos, Residenciais, Corporativos e Logísticos. Formada em Arquitetura e Urbanismo pela Puc-Campinas, teve escritório próprio no Brasil por 4 anos e passou 3 anos em Londres trabalhando para o escritório Clifford Tee + Gale Architects and Surveyors em Londres.

Luci Franco
Luci Franco
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Club Director
GRI Club
Josiane Büll
Josiane Büll
[email protected]
+55 19 3203 0645
Club Manager
GRI Club
Letícia dos Reis
Letícia dos Reis
[email protected]
+55 19 3203 0645
Club Manager
GRI Club
Marcelo Biazotto
Marcelo Biazotto
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Club Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Marcelo Biazotto is Special Projects Director of the GRI . He began his career in the automotive market, working at Robert Bosch for 9 years, 3 years in Automotive Systemist Company, then worked in the energy sector, with management and generation, public contracts management and PPP. He developed in 2011 the first PPP model for Public Lighting in Brazil.
He graduated in Mechanical Engineering of Automation and Systems from São Francisco University and post-graduated from UNICAMP. He also has 2 Scientific publications presented at the Brazilian Congress of Mechanical Engineering in 1998 and 1999, inserting the first concepts for self-guided vehicles, which today represent into the automatic pilots of light vehicles new-generation.

Kaique Moreira
Kaique Moreira
[email protected]
+55 (19) 99727 5868
Director China-Latam
GRI Club
Talita Quirino
Talita Quirino
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Club Director, Special Projects
GRI Club
About:

Talita Quirino is a GRI Global Club Director working with Real Estate, Infrastructure and Retail companies in relationship strategies and brand positioning. Journalist and lawyer, she is specialist in Politics and International Relations at FESP. After 10 years in the market, she worked in the communication departments in Public Security Department from São Paulo, France Embassy in Brazil, S2Publicom Weber Shandwick and McDonald's. In the event market, she was project manager at Informa Group for two years and GS&MD's sponsorship manager.

Fábio Farias
Fábio Farias
[email protected]
+55 19 3203-0645
Club Director, Special Projects
GRI Club
About:

Along his 10 years experience with Marketing and Branding, Fabio was in charge of the communication strategy of companies as Burguer King, Maquina de Vendas, Ford, OAS, Salvador City Hall and many others. Graduated in Marketing management through the Catholic University of Salvador with masters in Strategic Leadership though UNIFACS, he is the responsible for GRI's Sponsorship and Magazines commercial strategy and development.

Giovanna Carnio
Giovanna Carnio
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Director, Communications
GRI Club
About:

Giovanna Carnio is the Communications Director of GRI Americas and editor in chief of GRI Magazine. She was the National Communications Manager of Amcham, accountable for publications, social networks and relationship for the press of the entity. She also had periods in companies like PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and “Banco Santander”.

She has graduated from Unicamp with a degree in economy, as well as a post-graduate in journalism from PUC-Campinas. She also has an MBA in Corporate Communications Management from Aberje (Brazilian Association of Corporate Communication).

Weslei Lemos
Weslei Lemos
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Director, Operations
GRI Club
About:

Wesley Lemos is the Director of Operations – GRI, Americas and also responsible for the research department of the club.

Before GRI, he worked in logistics for companies and market research.

Izabela Rocha
Izabela Rocha
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Manager, Finance
GRI Club
Iramaia Beltrame
Iramaia Beltrame
[email protected]
+55 (19) 3203-0645
Talent Development Manager
GRI Club
Andreas Schönning
Andreas Schönning
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5071
Marketing Manager
GRI Club
Biography:

Andreas Schonning is a Marketing Manager responsible for marketing execution and planning for several senior GRI meetings in Asia, Africa & Europe. He previously worked with senior level exhibitions for the world’s leading exhibitions organiser from their Beijing and Shenzhen office. Andreas graduated from the European Business School in London with a master’s degree in Management with International Business.

Antoine Paul
Antoine Paul
[email protected]
+44 (0)207 121 5073
Club Director, France
GRI Club
Biography:

Master's degree in strategic Management, Antoine Paul worked during 4 years in the exhibition industry in Shanghai and Paris. In 2015, he decides to orient his career towards the real estate where he joins Global Real Estate Institute as Director. He is in charge of the GRI France and Europe Summit. In April 2016, he takes part of the team who launch the GRI club in Europe, an organization made up for decision-makers of the real estate commercial. In parallel of GRI club, he begins an Executive MBA at Hult int. Business school - London.

Eli Georgieva
Eli Georgieva
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5067
Marketing Manager
GRI Club
Kirsty Stevens
Kirsty Stevens
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5095
Director - UK
GRI Club
Biography:

Kirsty has seven year’s experience in conference production globally. Her previous role included Conference Producer for RICS, fostering events in Corporate Real Estate, Residential, Industrial and Regional Investments across UK, Middle East and Europe. Kirsty is passionate about industrial and logistics, residential alternatives, distressed Investing, as well as connecting investors and developers with focused discussions in her core markets of the UK and Europe.

Laura Ernst
Laura Ernst
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5087
Director - Germany
GRI Club
Biography:

Laura is organising the GRI meetings in Germany. Prior to GRI, Laura spent three years as Event Manager at the Congress Center Basel in Switzerland, where she organised events for Art Basel and BASELWORLD. She graduated from the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg, Germany with a degree in Economics. Currently, she is training for a half-marathon in Kopenhagen.

Loredana Carollo
Loredana Carollo
[email protected]
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5065
Club Director, SPAIN
GRI Club
Biography:

Loredana Carollo is the Director Andean & Southern Cone and is responsible for the GRI meetings in Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Peru. She is Venezuelan- Italian and has lived in Caracas, Washington DC, Barcelona and London. Loredana holds a Bachelor of Social Communications from Universidad Santa María in Caracas, her hometown.

María Isidro
María Isidro
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5089
Club Director, Spain
GRI Club
Biography:

María is currently directing the GRI Club for the Spanish market. Prior to this, she directed the GRI meetings in Italy (2015) and Central and Eastern Europe, and collaborated in the British and Indian Real Estate markets. She has developed an extensive network in the sector.

She holds a BA in History, a MSc in Physical Anthropology, doing her Master Thesis at the University of Cambridge, and has an extensive background in International Archaeology projects in Spain, Jordan, UK, Italy and France. In addition to these countries, she has lived in the US, Brazil and Chile, being completely fluent in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English.

She currently takes part in several Human Rights projects related to Crimes against humanity and Conflict resolution.

Matteo Sulis
Matteo Sulis
[email protected]
074 53460805
Project Executive
GRI Club
Biography:

Matteo is currently managing the GRI delegates for the English and Italian market. He has a good experience in the event industry and in sales, having worked for international companies and sold events all over the world, in a variety of different industries. Matteo holds a degree in Engineering and speaks Italian/Spanish/English.

Mona Cali Hassan
Mona Cali Hassan
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5082
Club Manager - Germany
GRI Club
Mona Singh
Mona Singh
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5083
Project Executive
GRI Club
Biography:

Mona Singh has extensive work experience in B2B Account Management and client relations. Her background lies in Events as well as Publishing and Media. At GRI she manages various events with her main focus being on Germany and India. Previously she had managed clients from the DACH region for various events at Informa. Mona graduated from Kingston University with a degree in Media.

In her spare time she enjoys dancing, acting and make-up artistry.

Neall de Beer
Neall de Beer
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5094
Senior Director - Head of Infrastructure - India
GRI Club
Biography:

Neall De Beer is the Senior Director of GRI Africa and is responsible for GRI meetings across the continent. He is an experienced event professional having previously served across various sectors including Energy and Maritime. He is a journalism graduate from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. 

Sophia de Francesco
Sophia de Francesco
[email protected]
+44 (20) 7121 5077
Club Director, Italy
GRI Club
Svetlana Fedosova
Svetlana Fedosova
[email protected]
+ 44 (0)20 7121 5098 / + 44 (0) 7564 09 7070
Director - CEE & Russia
GRI Club
UK
Taranjot Gulati
Taranjot Gulati
[email protected]
+91 9910316969
GRI Club
Victor Martins
Victor Martins
[email protected]
+44 (0)20 7121 5071
Key Accounts Director
GRI Club
Biography:

Victor Martins works together with GRI Club chapters in all regions, helping to connect consultants and advisers with our members through sponsorships and partnerships. He has extensive experience working internationally, in financial services and UK residential real estate. A fluent Spanish speaker, he graduated from Goldsmiths University of London with a degree in Politics and Economics.

Fotoula Fatouros
Fotoula Fatouros
[email protected]
+44 (20) 7121 5096
Club Director
GRI Club
Jade Liddell
Jade Liddell
[email protected]
+44 (20) 7121 5099
India Club Director
GRI Club