GRI Club Italia

Overview

GRI Club Real Estate is a global club of leaders from the real estate sector. It is where the leaders of the industry get together to understand and launch new trends and exchange experiences to define the strategic direction for their companies.

Through tailor made occasions, its meetings offer a unique platform for the construction and deepening of relationships, development of partnerships, and fostering business. They are also a stage for high level debates on strategic market themes, recognizing the different perspectives of the industry.

The Club is by invitation only. If you have such a profile and believe in the importance of building valuable relationships for the growth of your business we will be happy to discuss your participation in our Club.

Advisory Board Members
Davide Albertini PetroniDavide Albertini PetroniManaging DirectorRisanamento
Stefano KellerStefano KellerMD - PartnerLFPI Italia REIM
Matteo CidonioMatteo CidonioManaging PartnerGWM Group
Domenico BilottaDomenico BilottaManaging DirectorInvestiRE SGR
Daniel BuaronDaniel BuaronChairmanFirst Atlantic Real Estate
Paolo ScordinoPaolo ScordinoVice PresidentIDeA FIMIT sgr
Clemente Di PaolaClemente Di PaolaFounder & CEOAtlantica Real Estate
Riccardo Delli SantiRiccardo Delli SantiChairmanAGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Risanamento
Milan | Italy
Segment: Property Development Company
Biography:
Born in 1962, he graduated in Civil Engineering in 1988. Since 2009, he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A. He was CEO of Immobiliare Cascina Rubina owning Sesto Project designed by Renzo Piano for 963.500 sqm and is still CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. He sold assets for € 4.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,4 billion and other Italian assets. He is managing the mixed-use Development Project in Milan - 440,000 sqm to be built. Previously, he headed the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), being Director of the subsidiaries. Until 2000, he worked for a Construction Company, dealing with the construction of infrastructures in Europe.
Stefano Keller
MD - Partner
LFPI Italia REIM
Milano | Italy
Segment: Investor & Asset Manager
Biography:
Stefano Keller graduated in Economics & Financial Markets (CLEFIN) at Bocconi University, Milan (Italy). He served as an Asset Manager at T&S - Asset Management Company of Merrill Lynch/Colony Capital - and GE Real Estate between 2002 and 2007. At that date, he joined Generali Immobiliare Italia as Chief Investment Officer and then was nominated also Key Clients Manager of the Group. At the end of 2010, he joined LFPI Italia Reim (formerly Foncière LFPI Italia) as Managing Director. As of today he is Partner of the company.
Matteo Cidonio
Managing Partner
GWM Group
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Fund Manager and NPL special servicer
Biography:
Matteo has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate investments and finance sector. Prior to joining GWM Matteo was managing director of BNP Paribas, CIB division, heading the RE division for Europe ex-France and before that he held a similar role within the global RE group of Lehman Brothers. Matteo executed over €20 bn of RE transactions in Europe, including investments in offices, healthcare, retail, and residential asset classes and private and public debt and equity fund raisings. Matteo has executed over €15 bn of RE transaction in Italy, with counterparties including institutional investors, property companies, public entities, and professional investors.
Domenico Bilotta
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
Italy
Segment: Asset Manager
Biography:
Graduated with honours in Economics and Business at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, Professional Accountant and Auditor, he has nearly 25 years of experience in Real Estate and Finance, having held high level positions in the Advisory, Property, Asset and Fund Management sectors with some leading national and international real-estate players.
Daniel Buaron
Chairman
First Atlantic Real Estate
Milan | Italy
Segment: Investment Manager
Biography:
Daniel Buaron is Chairman of First Atlantic Real Estate (FARE), re-founded by him in 2014, two years after the sale of FARE Group to the DeAgostini Group. In fact FARE Group was founded by Daniel in 1998 and was the Italian operating partner of Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Funds until 2007. In 2005, he founded FARE SGR which became the leading Italian RE fund management firm after the merger with FIMIT SGR (2011) with over 10 billion of AuM. Prior experiences include being Founder, CEO and Vice Chairman of Tradital S.p.A. and CEO of Metropolis S.p.A.. Mr. Buaron began his career with JP Morgan. He graduated with a business degree from Università Bocconi and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976.
Paolo Scordino
Vice President
IDeA FIMIT sgr
Italy
Segment: Asset Management Company
Biography:
Paolo Scordino is the Vice President Market Development of Idea Fimit Sgr. A graduate in economics and business from the University La Sapienza in Rome and Master in Business Administration from St. John’s University. He was board member and CEO of Prelios SGR, Deputy Chairman of Harvip Investments, Director of Business Development, Fund Raising and IR of IDeA FIMIT and FIMIT sgr, CEO of Zero SGR, Director of IR of Lottomatica, Strategic Services and financial analyst at Ernst & Young Consultants, Assistant Financial Analyst - Equity and Emerging Markets at Bear Stearns. From 2013 is a member of Assogestioni and Assoimmobiliare.
Clemente Di Paola
Founder & CEO
Atlantica Real Estate
Segment: Investor
Biography:
Clemente has over 25 years of real estate and finance expertise. Since 2010, as Head of the Real Estate Division of Cassa Depositi e Prestiti, he has worked with CDP Immobiliare/CDP Investimenti SGR to develop a fund concerning local and PA real estate for an overall worth of €1bn. In 2000, he founded Investire Immobiliare SGR, which quickly became one of the largest real estate companies in Italy, with a €5bn portfolio. He has promoted some of the most successful real estate funds in the sector and handled the sale of the Government’s real estate portfolio. He has also managed the sale of FIAT Group &IPI SpA’s real estate portfolio, managed Cushman & Wakefield Italia's Investment Department, and spent 6 years at Knight Frank in London.
Riccardo Delli Santi
Chairman
AGIDI (RE Legal Advisors Association)
Italy
Segment: Legal Advisor
Biography:
Over the years, has consolidated his position as one of the most influential lawyers specializing in the real estate market in Italy & Europe. He is Partner of Studi Strategici Delli Santi and an expert in real estate law with a focus on town planning and management of RE portfolios: due diligence, establishment and management of real estate funds, establishment of real estate companies, securitization, project financing. Among the activities carried out, in particular those interested by administrative and planning procedures, sales-purchase of assets, diversification of assets belonging to public-private companies for the provision of public services. He is the President and founder of AGIDI (Italian Association of Real Estate Lawyers).

CRITERIA TO BECOME A CLUB MEMBER

Membership is subject to approval by a committee of peers and is reserved exclusively for senior investors, lenders and developers*.

Qualified individuals (C / Director Level) that believe they could benefit from being part of such a global community are welcome to further details.

*Some leniency is given to those outside this category up to a maximum of 10% ratio of the Club.

Related events
Fulvia D'Ippolito

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Senior Director

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Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Senior Director
GRI Club
Biography:
Fulvia is a Senior Director at GRI, with direct responsibility to lead GRI’s activities in Italy, and the GRI Hospitality Club on a Pan-European level. She joined GRI in 2014 to launch the GRI business in Italy while helping to strengthen GRI’s portfolio in Sub Saharan African markets. She has over 18 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.

Club Partners

REAG Real Estate Advisory GroupLudovici & PartnersMF Real Estate Advisory
REAG Real Estate Advisory Group

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group, a division of Duff and Phelps, provides real estate advisory services tailored to meet the requirements of specific jurisdictions and aims to develop and increase the value of individual assets or properties. Headquartered in Italy, REAG has a network of over 750 professionals across Europe. 

Duff & Phelps is the premier global valuation and corporate finance advisor with expertise in complex valuation, dispute and legal management consulting, M&A, restructuring, governance and regulatory consulting.

Ludovici & Partners

Ludovici Piccone & Partners is an independent tax law firm based in Italy providing integrated tax advisory both in domestic and international transactions. Founded by Paolo Ludovici in November 2014, the firm currently includes 28 professionals, and has offices in Milan, London and Rome. The firm has a comprehensive tax practice, encompassing all domestic and cross-border transactional tax work. Professionals structure complex M&A transactions as well as cover all other significant areas such as transfer pricing, tax litigation and VAT. Moreover, the firm is renowned for its expertise in finance and real estate transactions, as well as wealth advisory for high net worth individuals. Professionals of the firm give complete, ongoing coverage of all aspects of real estate tax planning. In particular, the firm has developed specific expertise in advising on the tax ramifications of residential and commercial real estate transactions and renewable energy businesses and in giving assistance to real estate funds and other institutional investors, as well as private and corporate clients in structuring and reorganizing real estate investments both in Italy and abroad.

MF Real Estate Advisory

MF Real Estate Advisory, together with its sister company MF Law & Tax Firm, is a “boutique” real estate company that provides its Clients with highly specialized advisory services for the sourcing, management and disposal of real estate portfolios in Italy.

MF’s aim is to achieve the objectives set forth by the Client by designing investment strategies, improving and maximizing value and, overall, making the investment successful until the disposal of the underlying assets.

Together with the asset management and legal team, MF responds to all the requirements relating to the origination of opportunities and the subsequent management of the portfolio, thus meeting all the needs of the current market.

MFRE is the result of synergies of multiple professionals combining different areas of expertise in investment, financing, property, facility and asset management in addition to the legal advisory field.

Over the years, MF has been entrusted with the management and/or advisory of portfolios (consisting of shopping centres, retail parks, factory outlets, logistics, offices, residential buildings) estimated in a value of over 800 million Euros.

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