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Quo Vadis Italia?

  • DLA Piper Italian Real Estate Summit
  • Tuesday, November 5, 2019
  • Milan
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DLA Piper's 5th Italian Real Estate Summit will be held at Hotel Rosa Grand, Piazza Fontana, Milan on 5 November 2019.

Political uncertainties - business as usual?

The recent crisis in the government evidences once more the uncertainties related to a political system incapable of taking the fundamental political decisions required to re-launch the Italian economy. However, despite a government which has more or less openly threatened to leave the Euro or at least not to respect the EU parameters any longer, the interest in Italian real estate has remained. The slow-down in certain market segments, such as retail, appears to be attributable more to general trends in Europe or in the world, rather than representing a negative judgment on the future of the Italian economy. Is a government crisis in Italy seen by international investors as “business as usual”? What will happen to the still existing gigantic amount of bad debt controlled by Italian banks? How long will logistics continue to attract Italian and foreign capital? Is residential the new destination for institutional money? Will Italian retail continue to suffer less than the US and other European countries from the challenges of online sales? The sixth edition of “Quo Vadis Italia?” analyses the views of international and Italian capital on the Italian real estate market in a context of continuous political uncertainties, not only in Italy, but also in Europe and globally. Seven panels with forty panelists from leading international and Italian investors, banks and asset managers will share with the audience their views on the Italian real estate market and the investment climate in Italy. Political uncertainties – business as usual?

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Sam Zell

Sam Zell

Chairman

Equity Group Investments

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Sam Zell is the Chairman of Equity Group Investments (EGI), the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. The firm's investments span industries and continents and include interests in finance, energy, transportation, communications, health care and real estate. Mr. Zell is recognized as a founding father of today's public real estate industry after creating three of the largest REITs in history.

He is also Founder and Chairman of Equity International, a private investment firm focused on building real estate-related businesses in international emerging markets. Mr. Zell has been particularly active in bringing Equity International's companies to the public markets.

Three of these investments are listed on the New York Stock Exchange: Gafisa, a leading homebuilder in Brazil; Xinyuan, a fast-growing regional homebuilder in China; and Homex, Mexico's leading homebuilder. A fourth, BR Malls, Brazil's largest retail property owner and operator, is listed on the Bovespa.

8:30am Hotel Networking Area
Registration
9am Aida meeting room
Welcome and plenary sessions
9:10am Aida meeting room
Key Note – Global Investment Outlook
Sabina Kalyan
Speakers
Sabina Kalyan

Sabina Kalyan

Global Chief Economist & Head of Europe Research

CBRE Gobal Investors

9:40am Aida meeting room
Investing in Italy from a global capital allocation perspective
Joe Azelby
Speakers
Joe Azelby

Joe Azelby

Head of Real Estate & Private Markets (REPM)

UBS Asset Management

10:20am Aida meeting room
NPLs and similar – anything new to expect?
Moderator: Giacomo Liberti
Salvatore Ruoppolo and Riccardo Serrini
Moderator
Giacomo Liberti

Giacomo Liberti

Managing Director

Lazard

Speakers
Salvatore Ruoppolo

Salvatore Ruoppolo

Head of Real Estate and Leasing NPLs

Intrum Italy

Riccardo Serrini

Riccardo Serrini

Chief Executive Officer

Prelios Group

11am Hotel Networking Area
Coffee break
11:20am
Special asset classes
Tosca meeting room
Logistics – still first in class?
Moderator: Elena Di Biase
Fulvio Delaiti and Manel Vericat
Moderator
Elena Di Biase

Elena Di Biase

Director

Jones Lang LaSalle

Speakers
Fulvio Delaiti

Fulvio Delaiti

Head of Asset Management

Allianz Real Estate Italy

Manel Vericat

Manel Vericat

Managing Director

Logicor

Fontana meeting room
Living – is Italy ready?
Moderator: Giuseppe Amitrano
Tony Smedley
Moderator
Giuseppe Amitrano

Giuseppe Amitrano

Chief Executive Officer

GVA Redilco

Speakers
Tony Smedley

Tony Smedley

Managing Director, Head of Private Equity - Europe

Heitman

Norma meeting room
Hotels – International capital ante portas!
Moderator: Francesco Calia
Alexei Dal Pastro, Maria de Rivera and Catherine Hilt
Moderator
Francesco Calia

Francesco Calia

Senior Director and the Head of Hotels in Italy

CBRE Hotels

Speakers
Alexei Dal Pastro

Alexei Dal Pastro

CEO

Covivio

Maria de Rivera

Maria de Rivera

Senior Advisor

Alpine Grove Partners

Catherine Hilt

Catherine Hilt

Group Senior Manager Development

Ruby Hotels

Carmen meeting room
Retail – survival of the fittest!
Moderator: Joachim Sandberg
Charlotte Ashworth, Florencio Beccar and Alberto Esguevillas
Moderator
Joachim Sandberg

Joachim Sandberg

Head of Italy and Southern Europe Region

Cushman & Wakefield

Speakers
Charlotte Ashworth

Charlotte Ashworth

Fund manager

Neptune

Florencio Beccar

Florencio Beccar

CEO

AXIS Retail Partners

Alberto Esguevillas

Alberto Esguevillas

Country Manager

Unibail Rodamco Westfield

12:15pm Aida meeting room
Developing Real Estate in Italy – Milan and nothing else?
Moderator: Paola Dezza
Donato Saponara and Giovanni Maria Paviera
Moderator
Paola Dezza

Paola Dezza

Editor

Il Sole 24 Ore

Speakers
Donato Saponara

Donato Saponara

Head of Italy and Head of Transaction Europe

Allianz Real Estate

Giovanni Maria Paviera

Giovanni Maria Paviera

President

Borio Mangiarotti

13pm Hotel Bar Grand & Lounge
Lunch