Advisory Board Meeting11th September, Paris


GRI Europe will host the first Pan - European Advisory board meeting to critically discuss market sentiment and appetite across UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany and CEE with invited board members from their respective regions.

This is a chance to take stock of global capital flows, understand the hottest regions for development and assess together where the opportunities lie in the short term. It will also be a unique chance for the advisory board members to set the direction for the GRI club next year with input from the local market.


Monday, 11th September

10:30 - 11:00 Arrival/Welcome Coffee

11:00 - 12:15 Advisory Board Meeting

12:15 - 13:45 Lunch



InterContinental Le Grand Paris 2 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris, France
Fulvia D'Ippolito

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Head of Italy and Hospitality Europe

+44 20 7121 5072

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


Attendance is reserved exclusively for GRI Club Members.

Membership is available to senior investors, lenders and developers in real estate.

Non-members can enquire here to become a member and join the club meeting.

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Participants Include
Aref LahhamAref LahhamFounding Partner & Managing DirectorOrion Capital Managers
Arnaud TaverneArnaud TaverneDG/ Chief Executive OfficerCDC-GPI
Árpád TorokÁrpád TorokCEOTriGranit Development Corporation
Bernd KnoblochBernd KnoblochChairmanContinuum Capital
Brian BetelBrian BetelManaging PartnerASG Iberia Advisors
Carlo Puri NegriCarlo Puri NegriChairmanAedes SIIQ
Daniel BuaronDaniel BuaronChairmanFirst Atlantic Real Estate
Daniel Mayans AsiánDaniel Mayans AsiánManaging Director, Head of SpainFREO Group
David BrushDavid BrushCIOMerlin Properties
Davide Albertini PetroniDavide Albertini PetroniManaging DirectorRisanamento
Dmitry MintsDmitry MintsChairman of the BoardO1 Properties
Domenico BilottaDomenico BilottaManaging DirectorInvestiRE SGR

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Aref Lahham
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Orion Capital Managers
United Kingdom
Aref Lahham is Founder and Managing Director of Orion. He is located primarily in Orion’s London office and acts as Orion’s Chief Executive Officer, setting the strategy and leading the Orion Fund’s acquisition team. He has been responsible for over €5.0 billion of property acquisitions throughout Europe. Aref has 30 years of real estate investment and development experience in the US and Europe. He has served on the board of French public quoted company Société Foncière Lyonnaise as well as on the investment committee of a Bulgari sponsored private equity fund called Opera. Mr. Lahham has a BSc in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, a Masters of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Arnaud Taverne
DG/ Chief Executive Officer
Segment: Investisseur
Arnaud Taverne est diplômé de l’Université Paris IX Dauphine d’un Magistère Banque Finance Assurance (License, Master 1 et Master 2) et d’un Master 2 (DEA) en Economie et Finance internationale. Il a débuté sa carrière chez PWC en 1997 (Auditeur Senior Banques et Assurance) avant de rejoindre Arthur Andersen en 2000 (Restructuring Transaction Advisory Services Paris, Senior Manager).En 2006, il a intégré la Direction Financière de Veolia Transport en tant que Responsable acquisitions. Il a rejoint la Direction Financière du Groupe Caisse des Dépôts fin 2007 au sein du département immobilier compte propre et a pris la direction générale de CDC GPI en juillet 2014, société d’asset management détenue à 100 % par la CDC.
Árpád Torok
TriGranit Development Corporation
Segment: Real Estate Platform
Árpád has been in the international real-estate business for more than 2 decades including 16 years with TriGranit. Previously he held senior management positions at Cushman & Wakefield in Europe. Was appointed to CEO of TriGranit in 2009, the company has since succeeded to obtain over 1 billion Euros in financing and refinancing to develop around 950,000 m² of projects completed or currently under construction. TriGranit - one of the largest fully integrated real estate investment, development and management platforms in CE.
Bernd Knobloch
Continuum Capital
Segment: Investor
Knobloch studied Law & Business Administration and is admitted to the German Bar. From 1979 until 1991 he was a Managing Partner of Allgemeine Bautraeger GmbH Cederbaum. In 1991 he joined the Frankfurter Hypothekenbank and was Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors of Eurohypo AG until 2008. From 2006 until 2008 he was Member of the Board of Managing Directors of Commerzbank AG. From November 2008 until August 2009 Knobloch was Member of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Real Estate Holding AG. From 2009 until 2012 Knobloch was Board Member of Josef Schörghuber Foundation. He is Non Executive Director of Palatium Investment Management Ltd. and Deputy Chairman of Citycon and Gem. Hertie Stiftung. He is also Partner at Continuum Capital.
Brian Betel
Managing Partner
ASG Iberia Advisors
Segment: PERE Value Add
Brian has worked for 25 years in the RE sector investing and managing assets in 6 countries covering a wide range of products in Private Equity RE including CRE value add, turnarounds and residential, hotel and resort development in addition to alternative asset classes. Brian has a further specialty in debt and NPL acquisitions and workouts navigating insolvency processes to unlock value in distressed special situations. He spent 14 years in North America and Europe at a major PE fund with his final position as MD in Spain before opening the ASG Iberia office in Spain as the Managing Partner and setting up ASG Homes Propcorp as a Founding Partner currently developing multifamily residential projects in ten cities throughout Spain.
Carlo Puri Negri
Aedes SIIQ
Segment: Reits, Developer
From 23 December 2014, Chairman of the Aedes Reit (Siiq) Board of Directors, from January 2015 Chairman of Augusto. It 'also Sator S.p.A. board member, Aon Italy S.p.A. and Banca Profilo S.p.A. He currently is Chairman in the company: Fratelli Puri Negri S.A.p.A., S.A.C.R.A. S.p.A., Sator Immobiliare SGR S.p.A. and Aedes. From 2002 to 2010, holds various other positions in: Artemide Group S.p.A., in Aon Italy S.p.A., in Capitalia S.p.A., in Olivetti S.p.A., in Permasteelisa S.p.A., in Telecom S.p.A., in Fratelli Puri Negri S.a.p.a. and foundations in Hangar Bicocca, in Assoimmobiliare, in the 'European Institute of Oncology, in Pirelli Foundation, is a member of the Real Estate International Advisory Board of the University Harvard.
Daniel Buaron
First Atlantic Real Estate
Milan | Italy
Segment: Investment Manager
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.
Daniel Mayans Asián
Managing Director, Head of Spain
Segment: Commercial Real Estate
Daniel Mayans joined FREO Group in 2015 and is responsible for FREO’s Spain operations. He brings over 18 years of experience in Commercial Real Estate and worked previously for GE Capital Real Estate for almost 9 years where he was the Head of Asset Management in Spain and managed a portfolio of €1,2bn. Before GE he worked for Metrovacesa as Portolio Manager where he also managed a portfolio of €500mm. Earlier in his career he worked for Aguirre Newman heading the Office and Retail department. Daniel holds a law degree from the FERT University and a Masters in Executive Management from IESE Business School in Barcelona.
David Brush
Merlin Properties
Segment: Acquisition & Management of Commercial R
David Brush has over 30 years’ experience as a real estate professional. He started his career at Philadelphia National Bank in 1983 and moved to Bankers Trust (now part of Deutsche Bank) as a Vice President in 1987. During his 20-year tenure at Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank Real Estate, Mr. Brush founded the Real Estate Opportunistic investing division, where he was a Global Head and CIO of the business for 13 years. During that time, he supervised the completion of over 150 transactions consisting of real estate acquisitions, equity investments, corporate recapitalisations and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions with an enterprise value in excess of $50,000 million.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Milan | Italy
Segment: Property Development Company
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.
Dmitry Mints
Chairman of the Board
O1 Properties
Segment: Investor Owner
Dmitry Mints has been Chairman of the Management Board of O1 Properties since the company foundation in 2010. From 2011 to 2012 he was member of Boards of Directors of Otkritie Bank and Otkritie Financial Corporation. From 2006 to 2011 he was Management Director of Otkritie Financial Corporation. From 2003 to 2006 worked with SDM-Bank, where he contributed to direct investment projects of the bank in the field of construction and industrial production as a Head of the international business department. Mr. Mints graduated from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and holds a degree in international commerce.
Domenico Bilotta
Managing Director
InvestiRE SGR
Segment: Asset Manager
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.
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