ULI Italy Annual Conference 2021 | Social Value Creation: Role of Real Estate & ESG Criteria Approach


2021-06-16T15:00:00 - 2021-06-16T18:30:00

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    On Wednesday, 16 June ULI Italy will host their annual conference, this year titled“Social value creation: Role of real estate & ESG criteria approach”. Social value is becoming an increasing priority across the real estate industry, and its quantification is important for its inclusion in a business case. However, a univocal definition and assessment methodology for social value is still to be achieved.

    The event will feature the presentation of the ULI research report "Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate” by Lisette Van Doorn (CEO, ULI Europe), with the aim of analysing the existing social value measurement framework, also providing guidance on social value creation through the real estate sector. Interesting panel discussions will follow, where both Italian and international speakers will share their experience related to the topic, in light of the threats and opportunities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    La quantificazione dell’impatto sociale sta acquisendo crescente importanza nel settore del real estate e la sua inclusione in un business case richiede l’utilizzo di definizioni ed approcci di quantificazione condivisi.

    Mercoledì 16 giugno 2021 ULI Italia vi invita alla Conferenza “Social value creation - Role of real estate & ESG criteria approach”. L’evento vedrà la presentazione del report di ricerca ULI "Zooming in on the “S” in ESG: A road map for social value in real estate” da parte di Lisette Van Doorn - CEO, ULI Europe - con l’obiettivo di analizzare il framework esistente per la misurazione del fattore sociale in un approccio ESG e di fornire linee guida per la creazione di social value nell’ambito del real estate.

    Seguiranno tavole rotonde in cui speakers italiani ed internazionali si confronteranno sull’argomento, condividendo la propria esperienza e le proprie opinioni, anche alla luce delle nuove sfide ed opportunità evidenziate dalla pandemia di Covid-19. 

    15:00 Welcome & introduction: Davide Albertini Petroni, Chair ULI Italy
    15:10 Presentation ULI Report “Zooming I on the “S” in ESG: Lisette van Doorn, CEO, ULI Europe
    15:40 Panel discussion
    • Sofia Maroudia, ESG Officer, Director General Snam Foundation    
    • Stefano Corbella, Sustainability Officer – Coima                                                    
    • Federica Saccani, Head of Building Consultancy – JLL                                             
    • Anna Maria Pacini, Head of ESG Management – DeA Capital Real Estate
    • Moderator: Jacopo della Fontana, CEO, Design to Users – D2U
    16:40 International panel discussion
    • Dilip Khullar, Managing Director, Estabona Management
    • Basil Demeroutis, Managing Partner, FORE Partnership
    • Donato Saponara, Head of Transactions West Europe & Country Head of Italy, Allianz Real Estate 
    • Moderator: Carlo Castelli, Head of Cities Solutions Europe, Jacobs
    17:40 Closing remarks
    17:50 Close




    Lisette van Doorn

    Chief Executive Officer, Europe, Urban Land Institute

    As chief executive of ULI Europe, Lisette van Doorn is responsible for the development of the Institute’s activities across the region, including its renowned pan-European conferences and over 250 local meetings and events across 14 countries. She is responsible for working with ULI’s staff both locally and globally to deliver more high profile content and reports; coordinating Advisory Services panels and Urban Plan; and expanding the Institute’s thought leadership across Europe. Van Doorn joined ULI in January 2015 from LIRE, her own consultancy business, which advises international institutional real estate investors and fund managers on strategy, organisational optimisation and portfolio structuring. Prior to this, van Doorn was country manager for CBRE Global Investors where she managed a €1.6bn portfolio of assets in Italy and fund manager of two shopping centre funds (€ 1.3 billion) with assets in Spain, Portugal and Italy. Before joining CBRE Global Investors, van Doorn was founding chief executive for INREV, the European association for Investors in Non-Listed Real Estate Vehicles for four and a half years. Van Doorn started her career at ING Investment Management, where she held account manager and assistant controller positions before being made managing director of research & strategy for ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.


    Dilip Khullar

    Managing Director, ESTABONA MANAGEMENT, S.L.U.

    Dilip is Estabona Management’s Managing Director and has worked in Spain in the shopping centre sector for 25 years. Before establishing Estabona, Dilip held management positions in the American developer Hines where he was responsible for the development of Diagonal Mar shopping center in Barcelona and was previously Managing Director of the Canadian investment and development company TrizecHahn in Spain. Dilip holds undergraduate and post graduate degrees in Economics as well as an Advanced Certificate in Management and Technology Innovation from the MIT Sloan School of Business. Dilip is a British trained MRICS, a partner and board member of Spanish “think tank” the Círculo de Empresarios of Madrid and a member of the Shared Value Initiative.


    Davide Albertini Petroni

    Since 2009 he is Managing Director of Risanamento S.p.A, a property and development Company listed on the Milan Stock Exchange, with €1 bln of Assets Under Management and CEO of all the subsidiaries of the Group. As CEO of the vehicule companies, he sold assets for € 3.0 billion: Paris properties’ portfolio for €1,5 billion, a prestigious building in New York for €0,3 billion and other Italian assets. He is also the CEO of Milano Santa Giulia Spa, owner of Milano Santa Giulia mixed-use Development Project in Milan, with 440,000 sqm to be built - 50 per cent will be residential - in partnership with Lendlease, the leading Austrialian Group. Previously, he has been Head of the Real Estate Development by IPI (Fiat Group), as Director of the subsidiaries. Until 2000, he has worked with different leading Construction Companies, dealing the construction of infrastructures around Europe.


    Anna Maria Pacini

    Head of ESG Management, DeA Capital Real Estate

    Anna Maria Pacini has been ESG Manager at DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A. since 2020, and internal/external reference point on ESG issues. Anna Maria joined DeA Capital Real Estate SGR S.p.A. in 2014 as Head of Organisation, managing project management activities aimed at ensuring the reliability and effectiveness of organisational variables, processes and internal communication. Since 2017, she has also been responsible for internal training (planning, implementation and teaching) and coordination of regulatory compliance activities to support business areas. Previously, she was Project Manager for the Ministry of Health in the “European Joint Action on Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting” (2012-2014); Organisation & Communication Manager of Abaco Team (2000-2010); Head of Communication and MICE for various advertising agencies (1994-2000). In 2000, she was qualified by CEPAS as Auditor & Quality System Manager and in 2009, as Lead Auditor.


    Sofia Maroudia

    ESG Officer, Director General, Snam Foundation

    Born in Athens, Sofia Maroudia studied law at the University of Cambridge and Modern History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh. From 2001-2008 she worked at joined Goldman Sachs working primarily with institutional clients in the Debt Capital Markets area. In 2008 she moved to Italy, where she worked at the Boston Consulting Group in Milan for 2 years before moving to the social sector as COO of ActionAid, Italy from 2010 to 2019. She has served on the boards of Dada Spa and Impact Hub Milan and currently is a non executive board member of Hellas Direct. She is passionate about mentoring young women and diversity. She joined Snam in November 2019 as the ESG officer of the company and General Manager for Fondazione Snam.


    Donato Graziano Saponara

    Head of Transactions West Europe, Allianz Real Estate GmbH

    Donato Saponara is the Head of Transaction for West Europe Region and Country Head of Italy in the Allianz Real Estate Group. He is responsible of pursuing a multibillion acquisition strategy in the West Europe Region (France, Benelux, Iberia and Italy) and overseeing of the portfolio owned in Italy by Allianz Investors including all main asset classes (office, retail, hospitality). Mr. Saponara is leading several Board and Advisory Committee for Allianz and is sitting in Senior Management Committees in the Western Europe Region. Prior to joining Allianz in 2014, Mr Saponara spent 14 year in Morgan Stanley acting as Director Co-heading the Italian Investing team, leading billions of acquisition, sale and refinancing deals. Mr Saponara graduated magna cum laude from Bocconi University in Milan


    Basil Demeroutis

    Managing Partner, FORE Partnership

    Basil Demeroutis is Managing Partner of purpose-driven real estate investment firm, FORE Partnership. The firm has a portfolio of over one million square feet in the UK and western Europe, spanning offices, mixed use and residential sectors. FORE’s holistic approach brings together environmental sustainability, social impact and an authentic appreciation of how people live, work, and interact, turning these into drivers of profitability for investors and tenants. Prior to founding FORE, Basil was a partner at Capricorn Investment Group, the family office of Jeff Skoll (eBay), overseeing global real estate and serving on the firm’s investment committee. Previously he was Managing Partner at property fund Jargonnant Partners and spent the early part of his career in investment banking.


    Jacopo della Fontana

    President & Chief Executive Officer, Design to Users Srl

    Jacopo della Fontana, holds an MBA in Architecture (Polytechnic of Milan). Setting off from the native education and background of classical architecture he gained working experience in London, Frankfurt and Osaka, before coming back to Italy. He is founder and chairman of the Milan based architectural and consultancy practice D2U - Design to Users, active in the office, retail, mixed-use and leisure sectors. Jacopo has led D2U teams in the design of diverse projects typologies and market sectors, from interiors to architecture, always aiming to develops creative solutions, compatible with the objectives, the financial restrictions and the practices of professional Clients. In addition to practicing, he is regularly contributing to architectural magazines and he is lecturer at Milan Polytechnic University. Besides Italian, he his fluent in English and French and has a good knowledge of German and Spanish. He joined ULI in 2004. He is member of ULI Content Advisory Group, of the ULI Urban Regeneration Council and of the ULI Italian National Council Executive Committee


    Federica Saccani

    Head of Building Consultancy, JLL

    Federica has 23 years of experience in Italian real estate market; she had been serving CBRE between 2002 and 2020, as Head of Building Consultancy and Sustainability – Italy. Her day by day activity is focused on planning and motivating human resources and activities in consulting international investors, in acquisitions and sale of real estate assets, on an average of three to four billion worth assets per year since 2014, maintaining a leading market share position since then. Federica joined the JLL Italy team on March 2021 as Head of Building Consultancy team in Project and Development Services Department. She has a long track experience in Technical Advisory, Strategic Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Technical Due Diligence, Project Monitoring, New Development Management, Sustainability. These activities are focused on property acquisitions and disposal, particularly for international investors, covering office, retail and leisure, hotels, student housing, industrial assets and portfolios. Construction, legal, town planning and sustainability skills are blended to provide a comprehensive real estate advice to investors in transactions and property management. She has been developing sustainability projects for international investors, from energy assessment through all certification path, in offices, logistic projects and health Care projects. The protocols include LEED, WELL and BREEAM. Since 2008, Federica had been lecturer at MaRef, Master in Real Estate Finance at LUISS, Business School of Economics, in Rome, for the course of Technical Real Estate Advisory: Technical Due Diligence. In 2021, Federica offered a course on Technical Due Diligence to the Illimity Academy Federica is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and she has contributed to the European professional guidance on due diligence, as Italian representative. The “RICS, Technical Due Diligence Guidance Notes” was published in 2011. Since 2018, Federica has represented RICS at the Italian roundtable for guidelines of EeMaP, Energy Efficient Mortgage Action Plan, a Horizon2020 program, lead by European Federation of Mortgages(EFM), whose activity aims at reducing CO2 emissions of European Real Estate Sector, through the creation of a new financial instrument: the Green Mortgage Jointly with IAUV, Federica published on Sustainability, December 2018, a research on the value of green assets in Milan “Does Sustainability Affect Real Estate Market Values? Empirical Evidence from the Office Buildings Market in Milan (Italy)”, based on market transaction data. In September 2019, Federica joined EEFIG, Energy Efficiency Finance Institution Group, a work platform created jointly by European Commission, DG for Energy, and United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative (UNEP FI); aim of the platform is to create an open dialogue between public and private financial institutions to propose policy and market solutions to the long-term financing for energy efficiency. Federica was selected to be part of the working group for Multiple Benefits of Energy Efficiency, with the aim on investigating the topic and producing papers.


    Stefano Corbella

    COIMA SCR S.p.A.

    Sustainability Officer of COIMA, UK Chartered Engineer (C.Eng. MCIBSE) and RICS member –(Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor), member of the Advisor Board of the DABC department of Politecnico of Milan. He worked in London and Milan for global engineering consultant firms contributing to define the sustainability strategies of large urban regeneration projects, including Porta Nuova in Milan. His passion on sustainability led him to further focus on Real Estate portfolio carbon emission analysis on behalf of investment funds in the UK and Italy, expanding his skills in Real Estate finance. At COIMA, he contributes to integrate environmental, social & governance (ESG) strategies and policies alongside the corporate functions, during the different phases of the investment lifecycle; from the acquisition, development, management and disinvestment. Since 2017, he is secretary of the COIMA Sustainable Innovation Committee set up to promote, manage and accelerate the integration of new sustainable practices and innovation.


    Carlo Castelli

    Head of Cities Solutions , Jacobs

    Carlo Castelli is an architect and masterplanner. He studied architecture in Genoa, Italy where he completed a master’s Degree in architecture with distinction in 1999. Based in London since 2003, in 2011 he completed a masters in ‘City Design and Social Science’ at the London School of Economics and Social Science. With 20 years’ experience on diverse urban contexts and complex buildings, Carlo joined Jacobs in 2018 as head of cities solutions for the UK and Europe, leading the team of urban thinkers, masterplanners and urban designers that deliver exemplary and innovative projects locally and internationally, alongside colleagues from Jacobs’ inter-disciplinary platform. Carlo acts as business lead for the cities sector and leads teams on major inter-disciplinary urban projects at various scales, with a methodology that aims at leveraging physical and digital connectivity and infrastructure to deliver social, economic and environmental value. Recent projects include the Meridian Water urban regeneration project in London, the City Centre Transformation Plan for Edinburgh in Scotland and a renewed, integrated vision for a major private development in Milan. He is passionate about cities as places where economic opportunities and social capital can be accrued. His role implies thought leadership and participation to the current debate on urban issues with the objective to promote an integrated approach and stakeholder engagement as critical elements to tackle the challenges we are facing, identify opportunities, and deliver better cities for all.