LONDON (16 July 2015) — Giancarlo Scotti, Founder and Director of GCS & Partners, has been appointed as the new chair of ULI Italy. He began his term on 1st July 2015 and will serve on a voluntary basis for the next two years.
One of Scotti’s main goals as chair of ULI Italy is to help foster connections between the Italian and international property professionals. “I think ULI Italy can serve as a bridge between local and international professionals as the Italian market becomes increasingly open to international investors,” said Scotti. “We can work to share best practices and educate the international real estate community on the challenges and opportunities we face in the Italian market.”
Scotti believes that ULI Italy’s events and programmes have the potential to become key meeting points for industry leaders from around the world to network, share ideas, and gain insight into international trends. To tap into this potential, Scotti will hold events that attract a broader international audience, such as the upcoming series of site visits, guided tours and speaker presentations coinciding with Expo Milano 2015.
Prior to his work at GCS & Partners, Scotti served as CEO and Managing Director of Generali Real Estate for seven years. He has also worked for Lazard & Co. in various roles including CEO of Lazard & Co. Real Estate. A longstanding member of ULI, Scotti has contributed to several ULI Advisory Services panels and served as Chairman of the ULI Europe Annual Conference in 2014.
“Giancarlo knows ULI inside out,” said ULI Europe CEO Lisette van Doorn. “His extensive knowledge of both Italian and international markets and his commitment to fostering dialogues make him a great addition to the leadership our National Council network. We look forward to working closely with him and his Executive Committee to further expand and develop ULI in Italy.”
About the Urban Land Institute
The Urban Land Institute (www.uli.org) is a global non-profit education and research institute supported by its members. Its mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. Established in 1936, the Institute has more than 35,000 members representing all aspects of land use and development disciplines.
ULI has been active in Europe since the early 1990s and today it has over 2,300 members across 27 different countries. ULI Europe has a particularly strong presence in the major European real estate markets of the UK, Germany, France and the Netherlands but is also active in emerging markets such as Turkey and Poland.