Mauro Montagner has joined Allianz S.p.A. as Chief Executive Officer on January 2, 2013 heading the Southern European platform of Allianz Real Estate based in Milan. He has longstanding experience both in real estate acquisitions and asset management and profound knowledge of the European real estate markets, both in equity and in debt.
Prior to Allianz Real Estate, Mauro Montagner held several senior management positions at Morgan Stanley real estate funds, AEW Europe in London and Baupost Group in the USA.
His role will be to consolidate the investment activities of the Italian hub of Allianz Real Estate increasing the overall real estate portfolio of Allianz Group. Mauro Montagner will mainly focus on screening the market in Southern Europe for direct, indirect and debt investments aligning with the investment strategy of Allianz and managing the existing portfolio. In his function as Chief Executive Officer he becomes a member of the Executive Committee of Allianz Real Estate.
"The market in Southern Europe especially in Italy is very interesting for us", said Olivier Piani, CEO of Allianz Real Estate. "The economic situation at the moment is not yet overcome but offers as well many opportunities - also in Southern Europe - which we would like to embrace. The appointment of Mauro Montagner as CEO of our Italian hub is an important step in expanding our real estate portfolio further."
Source: Allianz Real Estate