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
Roberto FraticelliRoberto FraticelliCEOEurocommercial Properties Italy
Alessio LucentiniAlessio LucentiniMD and Head of Asset & Transactions MgmtAXA IM - Real Assets Italy
Mario PellòMario PellòHead of Investment, ItalyTH Real Estate, Italy
Mauro MontagnerMauro MontagnerCEO and General ManagerEdizione Property
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.
Roberto Fraticelli
CEO
Eurocommercial Properties Italy
Italy
Biography:
Roberto Fraticelli is Director Italy at Eurocommercial Properties NV (Amsterdam). Prior experiences include the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy & Subcommittee on Monetary Affairs at the European Parliament in Brussels, the International Business Unit at Ernst & Young in Rome & the finance Department at Unilever (Elida Andrélon) in the Netherlands. Roberto is currently a committee member in several organisations (EPRA, CNCC, Assoimmobiliare). Roberto graduated in Business Economy at the LUISS in Rome and in Political Sciences at the University of Amsterdam in Amsterdam. Roberto also completed the Executive MBA at the Erasmus Business School in Rotterdam.
Alessio Lucentini
MD and Head of Asset & Transactions Mgmt
AXA IM - Real Assets Italy
Italy
Biography:
Alessio Lucentini is Head of Asset Management and Transactions for Italy and a member of the AXA IM - Real Assets Executive Committee. Having joined in 2002, he was appointed Gatekeeper for the Italian market in 2005 and Managing Director in 2008. Prior to joining AXA IM – Real Assets, Alessio developed his experience in valuation, asset and investment management by working for Cushman & Wakefield and AIG Lincoln. Alessio has 18 years of experience in the real estate sector and holds a degree in Economics from the University of Rome.
Mario Pellò
Head of Investment, Italy
TH Real Estate, Italy
Italy
Segment: Mario Pellò is the Head of Investment, Italy of TH Real Estate Italian office. With over 12 years’ experience, he supervises and
Biography:
Mario Pellò is the Head of Investment, Italy of TH Real Estate Italian office. With over 12 years’ experience, he supervises and coordinates activities for the several Italian properties within existing funds. He is also responsible for Italian investment advisory and strategic asset management, working with leading European developers and sector specialists of the market. Mario previously worked at Aedes Spa, an asset and fund management company leader in the Italian real estate market, where he was responsible for the management of a retail portfolio of 13 assets and the analysis and evaluation of investment opportunities. Mario has a degree in Economics from the University of Piacenza.
Mauro Montagner
CEO and General Manager
Edizione Property
Italy
Biography:
Mauro Montagner is CEO and General Manager at Edizione Property SpA. In his role, Mauro is responsible for the investment program of Edizione Property globally, as well as for the management of a €1.6 bil portfolio distributed in 16 countries. Before joining Edizione in January 2018, Mauro was CEO at Allianz RE Southern Europe, and member of the Allianz RE Executive Committee & Investment Committee. Previously, Mauro was MD at Morgan Stanley, where he served as Country Head for the RE investment activity in Italy as well as portfolio manager for a large pan-european RE fund. Prior to that, Mauro was Director at London-based Curzon Global Partners, where he was responsible for the acquisition and asset management operations in Italy.

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

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
 Vittorio Cosma

Vittorio Cosma

Club Manager - Italy

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe
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.

Vittorio Cosma
+44 20 7121 5072
Club Manager - Italy
GRI Club
About:

Vittorio is the Club Manager of the GRI Club in Italy, with the responsibility of taking care of all the members within the Italian market. Since 2012, he worked in real estate both in Italy and at international level, especially on the Chinese market where he worked for a fortune 500 state owned company. He’s a M.Sc. in Political Sciences, Università Cattolica of Milan, 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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