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May, 2020
Fulvia D'Ippolito
Fulvia
Fulvia D'Ippolito
Head of Italy and Hospitality EuropeGRI Club
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.
+44 20 7121 5072
Valentina Giovannoli
Valentina
Valentina Giovannoli
Business Development Executive - GRI ItalyGRI Club
+44 20 7121 5083

GRI is markedly different to everything else in the real estate calendar, which is why it remains the leading annual meeting of senior leaders in Italy

Rehearsed speeches. Sales pitches. Wasted time. That’s not GRI.

If you truly want to get under the surface and have deep, candid discussions with fellow real estate leaders (senior global and domestic players who have a focus on the Italian market), make lasting business connections, and create real friendships, you’re in the right place.
 
* Set the agenda. Drive debate. Takeaway answers. That’s GRI.

SOME PARTICIPANTS OF THE 2019 EDITION

Antonio Mazza
Antonio Mazza
Aareal Bank AG
Davide Albertini Petroni
Davide Albertini Petroni
Risanamento
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego Sanfilippo
Natixis
Donato Saponara
Donato Saponara
Allianz Real Estate
Federico Bianchi
Federico Bianchi
Starwood Capital Europe Advisers
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele Peroni
ING Wholesale Banking
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan Mallardi
Morgan Stanley
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo Palermo
Immobiliare Percassi
Joseph De Leo
Joseph De Leo
Benson Elliot Capital Management
Lorenzo Caroleo
Lorenzo Caroleo
Cromwell Property Group
Luca Malighetti
Luca Malighetti
Varde Partners
Manuel Incerti
Manuel Incerti
Apple
Matteo Cidonio
Matteo Cidonio
GWM Group
Matteo Ghedini
Matteo Ghedini
Brera Serviced Apartments
Nicolas Maciocia
Nicolas Maciocia
WeWork
Paola Macchi
Paola Macchi
Dolce&Gabbana
Sandro Campora
Sandro Campora
CBRE Global Investors
Sandro Innocenti
Sandro Innocenti
Prologis
Stefan Wundrak
Stefan Wundrak
Nuveen Real Estate
Antonio Mazza
Antonio
Antonio Mazza
General Manager ItalyAareal Bank AG
Antonio is General Manager of Aareal Bank AG – Italy and board member of several Italian companies within the Aareal Group. Antonio has been working for almost 30 years in the RE market for both Italian and foreign banks. Antonio is a Teaching Fellow at SDA Bocconi School of Management and member of RICS. Following a law degree in 1989, he gained an Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) at MIP, School of Management Politecnico di Milano. He is coauthor of three books on property finance: “Finanziamento Immobiliare” ( Egea, Milan 2010), “Property Finance – An international approach” (Wiley, London 2015) and “Property Finance – An International Approach” – Chinese Edition in Chinese Language – (China Citic Press, 2017)
Davide Albertini Petroni
Davide
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing DirectorRisanamento
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.
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego
Diego Sanfilippo
Head of Real Estate Finance ItalyNatixis
Diego has been Head of Natixis Real Estate Finance Italy since 2006. A graduate in Economics at the University of Bergamo, he has been working in the banking sector for more than 30 years in various positions (Credit Dept., Marketing, Corporate Front Office) and institutions (BAI, former Deutsche Bank, and Creberg, Credit Lyonnais Italian branch). In 1998, he joined the HQs of Credit Lyonnais in Paris as Senior Credit Officer. In 2001, he moved to Chicago as Large Corporate Senior Relationship Manager of Credit Lyonnais Americas. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Group Head of the RE team of Calyon in Milan until 2006 when he joined Natixis to lead the Italian Real Estate Desk of the Group.
Donato Saponara
Donato
Donato Saponara
Country Head ItalyAllianz Real Estate
Donato Saponara is Head of Italy for Allianz Real Estate. He is responsible for a multibillion euro portfolio owned by Allianz Investors. Donato leads several Boards and Advisory Committees for Allianz in Italy and is sitting in Senior Management Committees of Allianz RE for the West Europe Region. He joined Allianz in 2014 as Head of Asset Management before being appointed as Head of Transactions. He has been responsible for more than EUR 1bn transactions and led more than EUR 300 million of capex on repositioning projects within the Allianz portfolio. Prior to joining Allianz, Donato spent 14 years in Morgan Stanley acting as a Director co-heading the Italian investment team, leading major acquisition, sale and refinancing transactions.
Federico Bianchi
Federico
Federico Bianchi
MD & Head of Asset Management for EuropeStarwood Capital Europe Advisers
Federico Bianchi is a Managing Director & Head of Asset Management at Starwood Capital Europe, based in London and responsible for the management of the European assets. Prior to joining Starwood, Federico was a Principal, Asset Management at GreenOak Real Estate (London), where he worked for 4 years with a specific focus on Spain and Italy. Previously, Federico was Italian Country Manager and a Member of the European Board of ISG; at that time he also joined the Executive Committee of ULI in Italy. Prior to that, he served as a Director of Asset Management at Condotte Real Estate and a Director at Tishman Speyer Properties, where he was overseeing deals and projects for a combined value of more than € 1.5 Bn.
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele
Gabriele Peroni
Head Real Estate Finance ItalyING Wholesale Banking
Gabriele joined ING in early 2006 to assist with the development of the Italian real estate loan portfolio. He is responsible for the origination, execution, and portfolio management of the real estate loans. Between 2012 and 2015, he acted as Deputy Head of REF Italy and, between 2015 and 2017, was promoted to Co-Head with wider responsibilities. Since October 2017, he is now promoted Head of REF Italy. After having graduated in 2003 in Business Administration at the Bocconi University in Milan, Gabriele worked for 3 years as financial analyst for the US real estate developer AIG/Lincoln for which evaluated commercial real estate investments. He is married with two children.
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan
Ivan Mallardi
MD, Head of MSREI ItalyMorgan Stanley
Ivan Mallardi is Head of MSREI for Italy. Ivan since joining Morgan Stanley in 2002 has been actively involved in the Firm’s real estate business. Ivan successfully participated in the closing of a variety of complex transactions in the Italian market in Eastern Europe (2006-2007) and France (2008-2010). Ivan graduated cum Laude at University of Economics in Turin Italy in 2006 having previously obtained in 2002 a French Degree in Paris “Diplôme de Grande Ecole de Commerce” a German Degree in Berlin “Diplom-Kaufmann” and an English Degree in Oxford “English Master in Management ”.
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo
Jacopo Palermo
CEO & Managing DirectorImmobiliare Percassi
Jacopo graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, has an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He started his professional experience in infrastructure projects. From 2001 - 2011 he has pursued a career in big construction companies such as Astaldi and Torno Internazionale. Beginning with experiences abroad in Venezuela and Morocco, he then assumed the role of Director in complex infrastructural and civil building projects both national and European (e.g. Naples subway, hotel and office buildings in Romania and Algeria). Since 2011 he works in Immobiliare Percassi Group, in which he holds roles of CEO and Managing Director.
Joseph De Leo
Joseph
Joseph De Leo
Senior PartnerBenson Elliot Capital Management
Joseph has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry across Europe and North America. Joseph joined Benson Elliot in 2008 and co-heads all investment and asset management activity. Before joining Benson Elliot, he was a Managing Director at Fortress Investment Group in Frankfurt, Germany where he built and managed a team of 40 real estate professionals with investments of €5.5bn, and led c. €700m of exits and re-financings. Prior to joining Fortress, Joseph was a Vice President at Oxford Properties Group in Toronto, Canada and worked at Borealis Capital Corp, where he managed a C$3.8bn retail investment business.
Lorenzo Caroleo
Lorenzo
Lorenzo Caroleo
Country Head of ItalyCromwell Property Group
Lorenzo is responsible for driving the business and executing Cromwell’s business plan in Italy: established in 2017, Cromwell now manages €560m in Italy across different mandates, mostly on behalf of Asian capital partners. Previously Lorenzo served as transaction manager in Antirion SGR, where he covered sectors such as office, retail and hotel. Lorenzo holds a Master in Real Estate Development from Columbia University in New York and a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
Luca Malighetti
Luca
Luca Malighetti
Managing DirectorVarde Partners
Luca Malighetti is a Managing Director with primary responsibility for real estate investing in Italy. Based in Milan, he joined the firm in 2014. Prior to joining Värde, Luca spent 11 years at The Carlyle Group, in the pan European real estate department. Luca earned a B.S. in Economics from University of Bergamo, Italy.
Manuel Incerti
Manuel
Manuel Incerti
Real Estate Director EMEIAApple
Manuel graduated from the University of Modena in 2006 with a Master Degree in Management Engineering. He then obtained professional qualification to the Engineers Order of Modena, Italy in 2007. Prior to joining Apple, Manuel worked in Retail Property Development at Prada Group, where he was responsible for achieving retail development targets for Europe. Manuel has worked with Apple since 2012, firstly as a Real Estate Manager before being promoted to his current role of Real Estate Director just a year later. During Manuel’s career at Apple he has successfully negotiated deals for Apple’s Flagship Stores including the most recent stores in Milan and Paris. Manuel lives in London with his wife and 2 young sons.
Matteo Cidonio
Matteo
Matteo Cidonio
Managing PartnerGWM Group
Matteo has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate investments and finance sector, of which almost 10 with GWM. 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.
Matteo Ghedini
Matteo
Matteo Ghedini
CEOBrera Serviced Apartments
Matteo Ghedini is the founder and CEO of Brera Serviced Apartments. Matteo started Brera in 2013 by opening the first location in Nuremberg. Since then Brera expanded in Munich and Frankfurt and manages today ca. 150 Apartments. Born in Italy, Matteo started his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, attended an MBA at INSEAD and thereafter successfully completed the turnaround of a Real Estate Family Officein Germany. Passionate about Interior Design and about unleashing People´s talent, Matteo´s goal is to develop Brera to one of the most important long stay players in Europe.
Nicolas Maciocia
Nicolas
Nicolas Maciocia
Head of Real Estate, Southern EuropeWeWork
Nicolas is the Head of Real Estate, France & Southern Europe for WeWork. He is responsible for sourcing new locations, negotiating leases, working with landlords, external consultants and teams across WeWork to ensure business needs are met across the region. Nicolas holds a MSc in Hospitality Management and Real Estate from ESSEC Business School.
Paola Macchi
Paola
Paola Macchi
Head of Real Estate EuropeDolce&Gabbana
Since 2002 Paola Macchi is the Real Estate Director of Dolce & Gabbana, responsible for the European Region. Previously she was head of the high street retail department of JLL in Italy. Paola is graduated in Business Economy at Bocconi University in Milan.
Sandro Campora
Sandro
Sandro Campora
Country Manager ItalyCBRE Global Investors
Sandro Campora is the Country Manager and COO for the Italian office, which services a number of different fund clients and currently manages a real estate portfolio of around €1.7 bln. In his role, Sandro is responsible for investment sourcing and strategic transactional advice, investors relationship, asset management overview and coordination of local business activities. Sandro joined CBRE Global Investors Italy (then ING Real Estate Investment Management Italy) in 2006. Prior experiences include being CFO at Lloyd’s of London in Milan and Head of Administration at Directa SIM. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Turin and in Political science from the University of Triste.
Sandro Innocenti
Sandro
Sandro Innocenti
SVP, Country Manager ItalyPrologis
Since July 2014, Sandro Innocenti has served as senior vice president, country manager Italy. Before joining Prologis, he was development manager with Vailog. Prior to transitioning to real estate, Innocenti worked for 3M and Imation Europe, where he was the European purchasing manager at the Rotterdam and Schiphol-Rjik head offices in Holland. Innocenti was also chief executive officer for Eurinpro and Parkridge Italy, as well as general manager of Panattoni Italy. For all three companies, he oversaw the opening of the businesses in Italy. From 2005 to 2006, he was commercial director of GSE Italia.
Stefan Wundrak
Stefan
Stefan Wundrak
Head of Research Real Estate EuropeNuveen Real Estate
Stefan oversees all research across Europe, including the United Kingdom, within the global research function. He specialises in global logistics and was instrumental in launching the Nuveen Real Estate logistics franchise. He represents the research team in the Nuveen Real Estate investment committee. Since joining the company in 2006, Stefan has been involved in marketing and consultancy for German speaking clients as well as for European products globally. He has pioneered Nuveen Real Estate’s city research approach in Europe, and heavily supports the capital raise and asset selection for the European Cities Fund (ECF).

Some discussed themes at 2019Some discussed themes at 2019

New Trends
Real Estate as a Service - Cyclical fad or tomorrow’s standard rule for all asset classes?
Attendees
Emiliano RussoERRELegal
Giovanni ManfrediAermont Capital LLP
Leo CivelliDuff & Phelps REAG
Matteo GhediniBrera Serviced Apartments
Silvia RovereMorgan Stanley SGR
Stefano TellariniL&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Hospitality - is lifestyle the game changer for all?
Attendees
Domenico GiustiCastello SGR
Maria Pia IntinicitizenM hotels
Salvatore LeggieroLEGGIERO Real Estate SPA
Valerio DuchiniB&B Hotels Italia
Real Estate as a Service - Cyclical fad or tomorrow’s standard rule for all asset classes?
Emiliano Russo
Emiliano Russo
Founding Partner
ERRELegal
Giovanni Manfredi
Giovanni Manfredi
Managing Director
Aermont Capital LLP
Leo Civelli
Leo Civelli
CEO Europe
Duff & Phelps REAG
Matteo Ghedini
Matteo Ghedini
CEO
Brera Serviced Apartments
Silvia Rovere
Silvia Rovere
CEO
Morgan Stanley SGR
Stefano Tellarini
Stefano Tellarini
Partner, RE & MA
L&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Emiliano Russo
Emiliano
Emiliano Russo
Founding PartnerERRELegal
Emiliano Russo is the founding partner of ERRELegal, Italian law firm specialized in real estate law. He has been “Direttore Affari Legali, Societario e Regolamentare” of Beni Stabili Gestioni S.p.A. S.g.r., the Funds’ Management Company and “Head of Legal Affairs” of Beni Stabili S.p.A.. Lawyer at Chiomenti Law Firm-Milan, Baker & Mc Kenzie in Paris; Legal Department of Chase Manhattan Bank-New York; Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Rome and United Nations, New York. Emiliano Russo is author of the Book “Real Estate Law”, Adjunct Professor on Real Estate Law at Luiss Business School in Rome. E. Russo with over 20 years of experience in real estate, is specialized in particular in hotel and stadiums
Giovanni Manfredi
Giovanni
Giovanni Manfredi
Managing DirectorAermont Capital LLP
Giovanni is Managing Director at Aermont. Prior to joining in 2016, Giovanni was a Portfolio Manager at Norges Bank Investment Management in London. Prior to that, Giovanni was a consultant at Bain & Co. in Milan. Prior to that, Giovanni was an Associate at Merrill Lynch in London. Giovanni started his career at UBS in Milan and London. Giovanni graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Leo Civelli
Leo
Leo Civelli
CEO EuropeDuff & Phelps REAG
Leo Civelli is the Chief Executive Officer of Duff & Phelps REAG Europe. He's in charge of the supervision of important jobs concerning privatization, spin-off, “sale and lease back,” securitization of real estate assets as well as major projects regarding feasibility studies for large developments and theme parks in Europe. He has over 20 years’ experience in overall management of real estate operations. He's member of various national and international appraisal organizations and FRics. 
Matteo Ghedini
Matteo
Matteo Ghedini
CEOBrera Serviced Apartments
Matteo Ghedini is the founder and CEO of Brera Serviced Apartments. Matteo started Brera in 2013 by opening the first location in Nuremberg. Since then Brera expanded in Munich and Frankfurt and manages today ca. 150 Apartments. Born in Italy, Matteo started his career as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, attended an MBA at INSEAD and thereafter successfully completed the turnaround of a Real Estate Family Officein Germany. Passionate about Interior Design and about unleashing People´s talent, Matteo´s goal is to develop Brera to one of the most important long stay players in Europe.
Silvia Rovere
Silvia
Silvia Rovere
CEOMorgan Stanley SGR
Silvia has 25 years experience in PE and RE finance,15 of which were spent structuring and managing RE funds in excess of 7 bn of assets. She has been CEO of Morgan Stanley SGR S.p.A. since joining in 2014. Prior to that she was CFO of Patrimonio dello Stato Spa (MEF), Head of Business Development at Aedes Group ,DG at REAM SGR and board member of Villa d’Este Spa,Euromilano Spa,Genova High Tech Spa & Pirelli REIFM Spa. She has carried out academic activities and research for the University of Economics in Turin, Centro Einaudi of Turin and Master in Real Estate Finance at SDA Bocconi. Member of Executive Committee at ULI Italy and F. Res Publica, she is FRICS and Chairman at Assoimmobiliare.
Stefano Tellarini
Stefano
Stefano Tellarini
Partner, RE & MAL&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Stefano has been a partner at L&P -Ludovici Piccone & Partners since its foundation in 2014. He works mainly on taxation of financial instruments and financial transactions, as well as on taxation of real estate. In particular, he advises private and institutional clients, in Italy and abroad, on tax issues regarding different types of real estate and financial investments, as well as the tax treatment of collective investment schemes, financing and capital market transactions, M&A and structured finance. Stefano assists clients (domestic and international) in potential tax controversies and tax dispute resolutions through settlements. He often speaks at tax conferences and lectures on post-graduate specialisation courses
Hospitality - is lifestyle the game changer for all?
Domenico Giusti
Domenico Giusti
Head of Investments
Castello SGR
Maria Pia Intini
Maria Pia Intini
Development & Investment Director Europe
citizenM hotels
Salvatore Leggiero
Salvatore Leggiero
Founder & CEO
LEGGIERO Real Estate SPA
Valerio Duchini
Valerio Duchini
COO
B&B Hotels Italia
Domenico Giusti
Domenico
Domenico Giusti
Head of InvestmentsCastello SGR
Maria Pia Intini
Maria
Maria Pia Intini
Development & Investment Director EuropecitizenM hotels
Maria Pia is Acquisition & Development Director at citizenM hotels, an integrated investor, developer and operator of citizenM hotels around the world. She is responsible for securing new investment opportunities in target cities including Milan, Rome and London. Prior to joining citizenM, Maria Pia was an Associate Director within the European Hotels team at Cushman & Wakefield and previously at the EMEA Hotel Advisory team at Colliers International. She started her real estate career at the global architectural firm Design International. Maria Pia is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a Master's Degree in Hotel Real Estate Finance from Cornell University, NY, where she completed an internship in Development at Marriott International's US HQ.
Salvatore Leggiero
Salvatore
Salvatore Leggiero
Founder & CEOLEGGIERO Real Estate SPA
Salvatore Leggiero, class of '65, is an entrepreneur with a passion for brick and real estate finance. He adores old palaces in the centers of Italian cities of art, that he transforms in new amazing buildings, able to produce cash flows forever.
Valerio Duchini
Valerio
Valerio Duchini
COOB&B Hotels Italia
Valerio Duchini is COO of B&B Hotels Italia S.p.A. He joined the Company in 2009 as CFO, after 10 years of experience in Finance, Administration and Controlling sectors. He has the global responsibility for all international processes, relating to hotel activities, revenue and IT, monitoring sales growth and managing the respect of the product trough customer needs. He coordinates investment and development processes, constantly following and monitoring all new ideas and related updates.
Equity & Debt
Debt Finance - Never better for traditional lending or time to ‘mezz’ it up?
Attendees
Diego SanfilippoNatixis
Francesco LombardoFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gabriele PeroniING Wholesale Banking
Matteo CidonioGWM Group
Michele AprileL&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Paolo Alessandro BonazziNamira SGR p.a.
Investment Strategies - Rising rates, price adjustment panic or business as usual?
Attendees
Daniel BuaronFirst Atlantic Real Estate
Donato SaponaraAllianz Real Estate
Eddy CosenzaEurotekna Group
Gabriele MagottiHIG Capital
Ivan MallardiMorgan Stanley
Jacopo PalermoImmobiliare Percassi
Debt Finance - Never better for traditional lending or time to ‘mezz’ it up?
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego Sanfilippo
Head of Real Estate Finance Italy
Natixis
Francesco Lombardo
Francesco Lombardo
Partner
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele Peroni
Head Real Estate Finance Italy
ING Wholesale Banking
Matteo Cidonio
Matteo Cidonio
Managing Partner
GWM Group
Michele Aprile
Michele Aprile
Partner
L&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Paolo Alessandro Bonazzi
Paolo Alessandro Bonazzi
Chairman
Namira SGR p.a.
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego
Diego Sanfilippo
Head of Real Estate Finance ItalyNatixis
Diego has been Head of Natixis Real Estate Finance Italy since 2006. A graduate in Economics at the University of Bergamo, he has been working in the banking sector for more than 30 years in various positions (Credit Dept., Marketing, Corporate Front Office) and institutions (BAI, former Deutsche Bank, and Creberg, Credit Lyonnais Italian branch). In 1998, he joined the HQs of Credit Lyonnais in Paris as Senior Credit Officer. In 2001, he moved to Chicago as Large Corporate Senior Relationship Manager of Credit Lyonnais Americas. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Group Head of the RE team of Calyon in Milan until 2006 when he joined Natixis to lead the Italian Real Estate Desk of the Group.
Francesco Lombardo
Francesco
Francesco Lombardo
PartnerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Francesco has wide experience of advising sponsors, investors, corporates and banks on real estate financing transactions (including CMBS structures), restructurings, syndicated loan facilities, leveraged acquisitions and capital markets exits. He has built an extensive and deep knowledge of structured finance (including NPLs investments and related financing transactions) and banking legal matters, matching his specialization with a whole range of finance, fund, regulatory, corporate and tax matters. In the real estate sector, his practice is mainly focused on multi-property investments by private equity firms and hedge funds.
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele
Gabriele Peroni
Head Real Estate Finance ItalyING Wholesale Banking
Gabriele joined ING in early 2006 to assist with the development of the Italian real estate loan portfolio. He is responsible for the origination, execution, and portfolio management of the real estate loans. Between 2012 and 2015, he acted as Deputy Head of REF Italy and, between 2015 and 2017, was promoted to Co-Head with wider responsibilities. Since October 2017, he is now promoted Head of REF Italy. After having graduated in 2003 in Business Administration at the Bocconi University in Milan, Gabriele worked for 3 years as financial analyst for the US real estate developer AIG/Lincoln for which evaluated commercial real estate investments. He is married with two children.
Matteo Cidonio
Matteo
Matteo Cidonio
Managing PartnerGWM Group
Matteo has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate investments and finance sector, of which almost 10 with GWM. 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.
Michele Aprile
Michele
Michele Aprile
PartnerL&P - Ludovici Piccone & Partners
Michele has been a partner at Ludovici Piccone & Partners since its foundation in 2014. He is specialized in corporate and group taxation, taxation of individuals, taxation of financial instruments and financial transactions as well as international and EU tax law. He assists corporate clients on extraordinary operations and transfer pricing issues. He gained a significant expertise in tax advice to asset management companies in transactions involving real estate funds and SIIQ. Michele is author of several publications on tax matters and he often speaks at tax conferences and lectures on post-graduate specialization courses. He is Recommended Lawyer in tax area by The Legal500 EMEA 2018.
Paolo Alessandro Bonazzi
Paolo
Paolo Alessandro Bonazzi
ChairmanNamira SGR p.a.
Paolo Bonazzi is Chairman and partner of Namira Sgr p.a. Master degree in Law at Turin University, he has a background in M&A advisory, corporate finance and management. Of Counsel corporate finance for LexjusSinacta Law Firm, Milan, he served as Chairman of Synergo SGR (private equity funds). Partner and Chairman after 15 years at Service Trade spa, Milan (leader in after sales assistance & maintenance in consumer electronics); Board Member at SWS Group , Trento (one of the best known engineering companies in Europe for tunneling and underground solutions in Europe) and Board Member as well at Laboratoires Ineldea, Nice ( food suppl.& nutraceuticals) . Previously manager and board member in many industrial, banking and financial groups.
Investment Strategies - Rising rates, price adjustment panic or business as usual?
Daniel Buaron
Daniel Buaron
Chairman
First Atlantic Real Estate
Donato Saponara
Donato Saponara
Country Head Italy
Allianz Real Estate
Eddy Cosenza
Eddy Cosenza
CEO
Eurotekna Group
Gabriele Magotti
Gabriele Magotti
Principal
HIG Capital
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan Mallardi
MD, Head of MSREI Italy
Morgan Stanley
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo Palermo
CEO & Managing Director
Immobiliare Percassi
Daniel Buaron
Daniel
Daniel Buaron
ChairmanFirst Atlantic Real Estate
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.
Donato Saponara
Donato
Donato Saponara
Country Head ItalyAllianz Real Estate
Donato Saponara is Head of Italy for Allianz Real Estate. He is responsible for a multibillion euro portfolio owned by Allianz Investors. Donato leads several Boards and Advisory Committees for Allianz in Italy and is sitting in Senior Management Committees of Allianz RE for the West Europe Region. He joined Allianz in 2014 as Head of Asset Management before being appointed as Head of Transactions. He has been responsible for more than EUR 1bn transactions and led more than EUR 300 million of capex on repositioning projects within the Allianz portfolio. Prior to joining Allianz, Donato spent 14 years in Morgan Stanley acting as a Director co-heading the Italian investment team, leading major acquisition, sale and refinancing transactions.
Eddy Cosenza
Eddy
Eddy Cosenza
CEOEurotekna Group
Eddy Cosenza is Eurotekna Founding Partner and CEO over the past 16 years, overseeing transactions in excess of Euro 900m. In 2016 he has invested in JV along with JP Morgan in a large and prestigious office & retail building in Milan City Centre and will manage its development as equity partner, AM & PM. Since 2014 he has been operating as local partner and RE Advisor for prestigious institutional investors such as BlackRock and Fosun-Fidelidade, closing with the latter in 2015 the transaction of Palazzo Broggi in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio and managing currently the development into a luxury & iconic, mixed use building of 50,000 sqm. In 2006 and 2007 he established JVs with Cargill and Revcap to target opportunistic developments in Italy
Gabriele Magotti
Gabriele
Gabriele Magotti
PrincipalHIG Capital
Gabriele is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital with responsibility for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Italy. Gabriele has been investing in European real estate for more than fourteen years, most recently as the Head of Southern Europe for the Alternative and Real Asset team of Deutsche Bank, focusing on Italy, Spain and Portugal, where he was responsible for the acquisition and management of real estate assets across a wide range of asset classes and investment strategies. Gabriele began his career in real estate investment banking at JPMorgan Chase in London. Gabriele holds a B.A. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan
Ivan Mallardi
MD, Head of MSREI ItalyMorgan Stanley
Ivan Mallardi is Head of MSREI for Italy. Ivan since joining Morgan Stanley in 2002 has been actively involved in the Firm’s real estate business. Ivan successfully participated in the closing of a variety of complex transactions in the Italian market in Eastern Europe (2006-2007) and France (2008-2010). Ivan graduated cum Laude at University of Economics in Turin Italy in 2006 having previously obtained in 2002 a French Degree in Paris “Diplôme de Grande Ecole de Commerce” a German Degree in Berlin “Diplom-Kaufmann” and an English Degree in Oxford “English Master in Management ”.
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo
Jacopo Palermo
CEO & Managing DirectorImmobiliare Percassi
Jacopo graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, has an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He started his professional experience in infrastructure projects. From 2001 - 2011 he has pursued a career in big construction companies such as Astaldi and Torno Internazionale. Beginning with experiences abroad in Venezuela and Morocco, he then assumed the role of Director in complex infrastructural and civil building projects both national and European (e.g. Naples subway, hotel and office buildings in Romania and Algeria). Since 2011 he works in Immobiliare Percassi Group, in which he holds roles of CEO and Managing Director.

Some of the attendeesSome of the attendees

Daniel Buaron
Daniel Buaron
First Atlantic Real Estate
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego Sanfilippo
Natixis
Domenico Giusti
Domenico Giusti
Castello SGR
Donato Saponara
Donato Saponara
Allianz Real Estate
Eddy Cosenza
Eddy Cosenza
Eurotekna Group
Emiliano Russo
Emiliano Russo
ERRELegal
Francesco Lombardo
Francesco Lombardo
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Gabriele Magotti
Gabriele Magotti
HIG Capital
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele Peroni
ING Wholesale Banking
Giovanni Manfredi
Giovanni Manfredi
Aermont Capital LLP
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan Mallardi
Morgan Stanley
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo Palermo
Immobiliare Percassi
Leo Civelli
Leo Civelli
Duff & Phelps REAG
Maria Pia Intini
Maria Pia Intini
citizenM hotels
Daniel Buaron
Daniel
Daniel Buaron
ChairmanFirst Atlantic Real Estate
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.
Diego Sanfilippo
Diego
Diego Sanfilippo
Head of Real Estate Finance ItalyNatixis
Diego has been Head of Natixis Real Estate Finance Italy since 2006. A graduate in Economics at the University of Bergamo, he has been working in the banking sector for more than 30 years in various positions (Credit Dept., Marketing, Corporate Front Office) and institutions (BAI, former Deutsche Bank, and Creberg, Credit Lyonnais Italian branch). In 1998, he joined the HQs of Credit Lyonnais in Paris as Senior Credit Officer. In 2001, he moved to Chicago as Large Corporate Senior Relationship Manager of Credit Lyonnais Americas. In 2003, he was appointed Deputy Group Head of the RE team of Calyon in Milan until 2006 when he joined Natixis to lead the Italian Real Estate Desk of the Group.
Domenico Giusti
Domenico
Domenico Giusti
Head of InvestmentsCastello SGR
Donato Saponara
Donato
Donato Saponara
Country Head ItalyAllianz Real Estate
Donato Saponara is Head of Italy for Allianz Real Estate. He is responsible for a multibillion euro portfolio owned by Allianz Investors. Donato leads several Boards and Advisory Committees for Allianz in Italy and is sitting in Senior Management Committees of Allianz RE for the West Europe Region. He joined Allianz in 2014 as Head of Asset Management before being appointed as Head of Transactions. He has been responsible for more than EUR 1bn transactions and led more than EUR 300 million of capex on repositioning projects within the Allianz portfolio. Prior to joining Allianz, Donato spent 14 years in Morgan Stanley acting as a Director co-heading the Italian investment team, leading major acquisition, sale and refinancing transactions.
Eddy Cosenza
Eddy
Eddy Cosenza
CEOEurotekna Group
Eddy Cosenza is Eurotekna Founding Partner and CEO over the past 16 years, overseeing transactions in excess of Euro 900m. In 2016 he has invested in JV along with JP Morgan in a large and prestigious office & retail building in Milan City Centre and will manage its development as equity partner, AM & PM. Since 2014 he has been operating as local partner and RE Advisor for prestigious institutional investors such as BlackRock and Fosun-Fidelidade, closing with the latter in 2015 the transaction of Palazzo Broggi in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio and managing currently the development into a luxury & iconic, mixed use building of 50,000 sqm. In 2006 and 2007 he established JVs with Cargill and Revcap to target opportunistic developments in Italy
Emiliano Russo
Emiliano
Emiliano Russo
Founding PartnerERRELegal
Emiliano Russo is the founding partner of ERRELegal, Italian law firm specialized in real estate law. He has been “Direttore Affari Legali, Societario e Regolamentare” of Beni Stabili Gestioni S.p.A. S.g.r., the Funds’ Management Company and “Head of Legal Affairs” of Beni Stabili S.p.A.. Lawyer at Chiomenti Law Firm-Milan, Baker & Mc Kenzie in Paris; Legal Department of Chase Manhattan Bank-New York; Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Rome and United Nations, New York. Emiliano Russo is author of the Book “Real Estate Law”, Adjunct Professor on Real Estate Law at Luiss Business School in Rome. E. Russo with over 20 years of experience in real estate, is specialized in particular in hotel and stadiums
Francesco Lombardo
Francesco
Francesco Lombardo
PartnerFreshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Francesco has wide experience of advising sponsors, investors, corporates and banks on real estate financing transactions (including CMBS structures), restructurings, syndicated loan facilities, leveraged acquisitions and capital markets exits. He has built an extensive and deep knowledge of structured finance (including NPLs investments and related financing transactions) and banking legal matters, matching his specialization with a whole range of finance, fund, regulatory, corporate and tax matters. In the real estate sector, his practice is mainly focused on multi-property investments by private equity firms and hedge funds.
Gabriele Magotti
Gabriele
Gabriele Magotti
PrincipalHIG Capital
Gabriele is a Principal of H.I.G. Capital with responsibility for sourcing and executing real estate transactions in Italy. Gabriele has been investing in European real estate for more than fourteen years, most recently as the Head of Southern Europe for the Alternative and Real Asset team of Deutsche Bank, focusing on Italy, Spain and Portugal, where he was responsible for the acquisition and management of real estate assets across a wide range of asset classes and investment strategies. Gabriele began his career in real estate investment banking at JPMorgan Chase in London. Gabriele holds a B.A. in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.
Gabriele Peroni
Gabriele
Gabriele Peroni
Head Real Estate Finance ItalyING Wholesale Banking
Gabriele joined ING in early 2006 to assist with the development of the Italian real estate loan portfolio. He is responsible for the origination, execution, and portfolio management of the real estate loans. Between 2012 and 2015, he acted as Deputy Head of REF Italy and, between 2015 and 2017, was promoted to Co-Head with wider responsibilities. Since October 2017, he is now promoted Head of REF Italy. After having graduated in 2003 in Business Administration at the Bocconi University in Milan, Gabriele worked for 3 years as financial analyst for the US real estate developer AIG/Lincoln for which evaluated commercial real estate investments. He is married with two children.
Giovanni Manfredi
Giovanni
Giovanni Manfredi
Managing DirectorAermont Capital LLP
Giovanni is Managing Director at Aermont. Prior to joining in 2016, Giovanni was a Portfolio Manager at Norges Bank Investment Management in London. Prior to that, Giovanni was a consultant at Bain & Co. in Milan. Prior to that, Giovanni was an Associate at Merrill Lynch in London. Giovanni started his career at UBS in Milan and London. Giovanni graduated with a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan.
Ivan Mallardi
Ivan
Ivan Mallardi
MD, Head of MSREI ItalyMorgan Stanley
Ivan Mallardi is Head of MSREI for Italy. Ivan since joining Morgan Stanley in 2002 has been actively involved in the Firm’s real estate business. Ivan successfully participated in the closing of a variety of complex transactions in the Italian market in Eastern Europe (2006-2007) and France (2008-2010). Ivan graduated cum Laude at University of Economics in Turin Italy in 2006 having previously obtained in 2002 a French Degree in Paris “Diplôme de Grande Ecole de Commerce” a German Degree in Berlin “Diplom-Kaufmann” and an English Degree in Oxford “English Master in Management ”.
Jacopo Palermo
Jacopo
Jacopo Palermo
CEO & Managing DirectorImmobiliare Percassi
Jacopo graduated with honors in Civil Engineering from Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, has an Executive MBA from SDA Bocconi in Milan and an Advanced Management Program from INSEAD in Fontainebleau. He started his professional experience in infrastructure projects. From 2001 - 2011 he has pursued a career in big construction companies such as Astaldi and Torno Internazionale. Beginning with experiences abroad in Venezuela and Morocco, he then assumed the role of Director in complex infrastructural and civil building projects both national and European (e.g. Naples subway, hotel and office buildings in Romania and Algeria). Since 2011 he works in Immobiliare Percassi Group, in which he holds roles of CEO and Managing Director.
Leo Civelli
Leo
Leo Civelli
CEO EuropeDuff & Phelps REAG
Leo Civelli is the Chief Executive Officer of Duff & Phelps REAG Europe. He's in charge of the supervision of important jobs concerning privatization, spin-off, “sale and lease back,” securitization of real estate assets as well as major projects regarding feasibility studies for large developments and theme parks in Europe. He has over 20 years’ experience in overall management of real estate operations. He's member of various national and international appraisal organizations and FRics. 
Maria Pia Intini
Maria
Maria Pia Intini
Development & Investment Director EuropecitizenM hotels
Maria Pia is Acquisition & Development Director at citizenM hotels, an integrated investor, developer and operator of citizenM hotels around the world. She is responsible for securing new investment opportunities in target cities including Milan, Rome and London. Prior to joining citizenM, Maria Pia was an Associate Director within the European Hotels team at Cushman & Wakefield and previously at the EMEA Hotel Advisory team at Colliers International. She started her real estate career at the global architectural firm Design International. Maria Pia is a Chartered Surveyor and holds a Master's Degree in Hotel Real Estate Finance from Cornell University, NY, where she completed an internship in Development at Marriott International's US HQ.

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Fulvia
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