Italia GRI 2018Milan, 5 - 6 June


Italia GRI is a gathering of senior level Italian and international real estate investors, lenders and developers.

The collegial discussions enable you to interact and engage - much like an after-dinner conversation in your own living room. Identify like-minded peers, build relationships, and continue the conversation afterwards.

Nikos Koulouras
Executive Director - Private Equity Fund
AEW Europe
United Kingdom
Nikos is an Executive Director in the Private Equity Funds at AEW Europe. He is responsible for deal origination and execution with an emphasis on UK, Southern Europe and CEE. Before joining AEW, Nikos was a Director and Co-Head of the Real Estate division at Salamanca Group, where he executed and managed investments in residential, commercial and retail developments across CEE, Spain, UK and Brazil. Nikos started his career as an architect with Ashton Raggatt McDougall and later joined the origination team at Merrill Lunch’s Real Estate group where he covered Switzerland, Germany and France. Nikos holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT.
David Brogi
Global Co-Head of Transactions
Generali Real Estate S.p.A.
David Brogi is Generali Real Estate Global Co-Head of Transactions. In his role he is in charge of supporting and coordinating transactions in France, Italy, Iberia, Benelux and Latin America. In parallel to this he is also the Chief Transaction Officer of the Italian branch Generali Real Estate SGR, where he is responsible for all the acquisitions, disposals and leasing transactions on behalf of the managed property funds and companies. Prior to joining the Generali Group in 2008 as the Director of Investment & Divestment, David spent five years at AEW Italy as the Head of Investments, working on direct investments in Italy and advisory on third party funds. Before he worked for two years in the asset management team of Archon Group.
Enrico Cibati
Chief Investment Officer
Cassa Forense
As the CIO of Cassa Forense, Enrico is leading the Investment Office Team that is constituted by 4 professionals with different roles covering all asset classes as from risk budgeting to tactical asset allocation. Responsibilities are distributed as follow: 1 professional in charge of risk budgeting, 1 professional in charge of listed investments portfolio, 2 professionals covering private markets portfolio (Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Private Debt, Venture Capital).
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.
Davide Albertini Petroni
Managing Director
Milan | Italy
Segment: Developer
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.
Jay Kwan
Managing Director
United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Mr. Kwan is a Managing Director based in London responsible for new investments for TPGRE in Europe. Prior to joining TPGRE in 2016, Mr. Kwan was a Partner at Grove International Partners (formerly Soros Real Estate Partners). During his time at Grove, he resided and invested in five countries including U.S., Japan, Spain, Germany and Russia completing over USD 5 billion of transactions across seven sectors. Prior to joining Grove in 2003, Mr. Kwan began his career at Lehman Brothers in 2001, where he was an Analyst in the Real Estate Investment Banking and Private Equity Group in New York. Mr. Kwan received his B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University.
Cyril Courbage
Managing Director
Fortress Investment Group
London | United Kingdom
Segment: Investor
Cyril Courbage joined as a Managing Director of the Credit and Real Estate Funds in the London office in February of 2012. Mr. Courbage is responsible for debt and equity investing across the Credit and Real Estate Funds in Europe. Prior to joining Fortress in February 2012, Mr. Courbage spent 10 years at Deutsche Bank in London where he was the European head of the Commercial Real Estate group, an activity encompassing financing and special situation principal investments. Prior to that, Mr. Courbage spent six years at Merrill Lynch, initially in the Distressed Debt group and subsequently as a director of the real estate Global Principal Investment business.
Massimiliano Di Pirro
Director Real Estate
Fondazione ENPAM
Degree in Engineering at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Master in Business Administration LUISS University in Rome Master "Energy and Environment Management" at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" Director of Real Estate Investments Area with the following lines of activity: Determination of the Asset Allocation for the part of the competence, implementation of investment choices and divestment of real estate, planning and dynamic and extraordinary management of the real estate property of the Foundation proposing the relevant interventions, monitoring of direct real estate management activities and allocated to real estate funds.


Delegate slots are available for anyone senior currently active in real estate. Immerse yourself in a dynamic environment of informal group discussions where everybody participates. Discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends with top level decision makers. 


Available exclusively to senior-level investors, developers and lenders that confirm their participation in advance, chairing a discussion at Italia GRI is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

Register as a delegate or co-chair


The GRI has a limited number of commercial packages available and our sponsorship team will be happy to tailor a package to ensure you maximise your return on investment. Enquire about Sponsorship


Available selectively to senior-level Investors, Developers and Lenders confirmed in advance, co-chairing is a way of attending while enjoying greater visibility, reduced rates and other benefits.

As a discussion Co-chair you do no more and no less than anyone else. Just bring your experience and opinions. Discussion co-chairs are featured in the marketing brochure, profiled on the website and event program book, and enjoy reduced rates to attend.

Each discussion has a limited number of places and these fill up fast.

If you are interested in co-chairing, select the co-chair option at registration, request a callback or contact

Sophia De Francesco
+44 (0)207 121 5077  | [email protected]


Savini, Milan

The Italy GRI Networking Dinner will take place at the Savini Restaurant after the Drinks reception on Day One (13th of June 2017). It is an ideal opportunity to catch up with those you might have missed during the day as well as enjoying the company of your friends and colleagues in a relaxed environment.

All Co-chairs, delegates and sponsors must book their dinner tickets in advance, select Networking Dinner option in Add Ons when registering online.

DINNER ENTRY: 150€ per person

13th of June 2017

17.00 – 18.00 - GRI Drinks Reception at the Rosa Grand Milano (following GRI Discussion Sessions)
19.00 – 22.00 -  Dinner at Savini restaurant, Via Ugo Foscolo, 5, 20121 Milano, Italy

*This includes a three-course meal with wine, beer, water and soft drinks. Spirits, liqueurs and other expensive items will be charged separately by the restaurant.

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Senior Director

+44 20 7121 5072

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Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Senior Director
GRI Club

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.

Club Partners

REAG Real Estate Advisory Group - Duff & PhelpsLudovici & PartnersMF Real Estate Advisory
REAG Real Estate Advisory Group - Duff & Phelps

The Duff & Phelps Real Estate Advisory Group (REAG) 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. 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, real estate, restructuring, governance and regulatory consulting. The firm’s more than 2,000 employees serve a diverse range of clients from offices around the world.

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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Antonio MazzaAntonio MazzaGeneral Manager ItalyAareal Bank
Alessandro MuccioAlessandro MuccioManaging PartnerADIM Partners
Gabriele CerminaraGabriele CerminaraCOOAedes Group
Stefano MantellaStefano MantellaDirector for RE Strategies & InnovationAgenzia del Demanio
Riccardo Delli SantiRiccardo Delli SantiChairmanAGIDI ( RE Legal Advisors Association)
Donato SaponaraDonato SaponaraHead of Transaction and Asset ManagementAllianz Real Estate
Mauro MontagnerMauro MontagnerCEO Southern EuropeAllianz Real Estate
Tracy DeBlieckTracy DeBlieckDirectorAngelo, Gordon & Co.
Nicola ZeniNicola ZeniCEOAngular
Antonio Barbieri RipamontiAntonio Barbieri RipamontiHead of Institutional InvestmentsArca Fondi SGR
Alessio LucentiniAlessio LucentiniMD and Head of Asset & Transactions MgmtAXA IM - Real Assets Italy
Hunt DoeringHunt DoeringManaging DirectorBaupost Group International

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Antonio Mazza
General Manager Italy
Aareal Bank
Rome | Italy
Segment: Antonio is General Manager of Aareal Bank AG – Italy and board member of several Italian companies within the Aareal Group. Anto
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 25 years in the real estate market for both Italian and foreign banks (namely Cariplo, Banca Intesa, Barclays Group, DEPFA Bank AG and Aareal Bank AG). 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 two books on property finance: “Finanziamento Immobiliare” ( Egea, Milan 2010) and “Property Finance – An international approach” (Wiley, London 2015).
Alessandro Muccio
Managing Partner
ADIM Partners
Milano | Italy
Alessandro Muccio is founder of ADIM Partners boutique of asset and investment management that currently has ca. 100 000 sqm of mix use assets under management and acts as local investment partner for family offices and private equity funds in Italy. He has 19 years of RE advisory investment and development experience 12 of which accrued to JLL where leaded the Italian opportunistic and value added investment services. He is Managing Partner of ADIM and Board member of companies focused on management and development of RE properties. He holds a degree in Business Administration and an Executive MBA at SDABocconi.
Gabriele Cerminara
Aedes Group
Gabriele has a degree in Business Administration at Bocconi University of Milan, with 20 years of experience in listed companies & international organizations, is responsible for Investment&Asset Management, Investment&Development Management, Property Management, Legal Real Estate, Human Resources, General Services e Information&Communication Technologies. He has gained 10+ years’ experience in administration & finance, as CFO of Aedes Siiq S.p.A. He has managed many strategic assets, including the operation in 2014 with the restructuring of debt for 450 million euros and capital increases in four tranches for 240 million, financing operations more than 4 billion euros of investment 8 divestment transactions for more than € 1 billion.
Stefano Mantella
Director for RE Strategies & Innovation
Agenzia del Demanio
Stefano Mantella is Chief Strategy Officer at Agenzia del Demanio, the Italian State Property Agency, and chartered lawyer under the Italian Association of Lawyers. He is member of the Urban Land Institute and member of the Scientific Committee of EIRE – Expo Italia Real Estate. He has been consultant on real estate finance at the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance, DLA Piper and Delli Santi & Partners, and also member of the Committee for Legislative Initiatives at Assoimmobiliare, the Italian Real Estate Industry Association. He is author and editor of several publications on real estate finance. Since 2017 he is member of GRI Club.
Riccardo Delli Santi
AGIDI ( RE Legal Advisors Association)
Roma | Italy
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).
Donato Saponara
Head of Transaction and Asset Management
Allianz Real Estate
Milano | Italy
Segment: Donato Saponara is a Managing Director in the Allianz Real Estate and the Head of Asset Management. He is responsible for the ma
Donato Saponara is a Managing Director in the Allianz Real Estate and the Head of Transaction and Asset Management. Since joining Allianz Mr Saponara has been responsible for more than 1.3bn of sales and acquisition transactions and around €600m of re-positioning projects. He is managing a multi-billion portfolio including all asset classes (office retail residential hospitality). Prior to joining Allianz Mr Saponara spent 14 year in Morgan Stanley acting as an Executive Director Co-heading the Italian Investing team leading more than 1bn of acquisition and € 5bn of assets sale/refinancing deals. Mr Saponara graduate magna cum laude from Bocconi University
Mauro Montagner
CEO Southern Europe
Allianz Real Estate
Segment: Investor
Mauro Montagner is CEO Allianz RE Southern Europe, and is member of the Allianz RE Executive Committee & Investment Committee. In his role, Mauro is responsible for the management of a €2.5 bil portfolio, as well as for the investment program of Allianz in the region. Before joining Allianz, Mauro was MD at Morgan Stanley, where he served as portfolio manager for a large pan-european RE fund and also as Country Head for the RE investment activity in Italy. 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.
Tracy DeBlieck
Angelo, Gordon & Co.
United Kingdom
Segment: Tracy DeBlieck is based in Milan and focuses on real estate investment opportunities in Europe for Angelo, Gordon & Co. Prior to
Tracy DeBlieck is based in Milan and focuses on real estate investment opportunities in Europe for Angelo, Gordon & Co. Prior to joining Angelo, Gordon, Tracy was co-head of acquisitions for Aventicum Capital Management.Before that, Tracy was the European Director of Property and Investments at Regus. Prior to joining Regus, Tracy was a senior advisor to First Atlantic RE and responsible for international development at IDeA FIMIT, following the merger of First Atlantic and FIMIT. Previously, Tracy was a MD at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she focused on the acquisition and management of opportunistic RE investments in Europe on behalf of the Whitehall Street RE Funds.
Nicola Zeni
Legnano | Italy
Segment: Investor / Developer
Owner and CEO of Angular, a privately-held company specializing in large-scale, retail developments around the world. Prior was partner at DLA Piper, and in 2006 Italian EU Director on Real Estate Tax; promoted legislative changes in Italian Real Estate tax law. In 2007 founded Zeni & Partners, a firm focused in italian and international tax law. The firm manages the financial aspects of structuring international mergers and acquisitions, real estate and project financing investments and strategic alliances. The firm’s client include Orion Capital Managers, EuroHypo AG and more. Mr. Zeni launched and is President of the Italian Diabetes Foundation.
Antonio Barbieri Ripamonti
Head of Institutional Investments
Arca Fondi SGR
Degree in Economics from L. Bocconi University Since 2016 responsible of advisory and institutional investment. 33 years experience, 25 years in Arca. Before joining Arca in 1992, he worked for Sige Consulenza and RAS. In Arca he covered different positions: 1992 - 2006 equity fund manager 2007 - 2012 institutional clients manager 2012 - 2015 business development manager 2015 - 2016 retail and institutional pension funds responsible
Alessio Lucentini
MD and Head of Asset & Transactions Mgmt
AXA IM - Real Assets Italy
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.
Hunt Doering
Managing Director
Baupost Group International
United Kingdom
Segment: Value investor
Hunt is a Managing Director in Baupost’s Private Investment Group and focuses on European real estate investments, including new joint venture partner and operating partner relationships. Baupost has extensive experience in direct real estate ownership, development, leasing, property management, financing, construction and asset management. Funds managed by Baupost have invested in real estate projects globally and currently own more than 300 real estate assets, which have an aggregate gross asset value of approximately US $10 billion. Prior to joining Baupost, Hunt was a Managing Director at Northwood Investors. Hunt graduated from Cornell University magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics and from Harvard Business School with an MBA.