“Catella has as a solid platform as a pan-European real estate investment manager, asset manager and advisor. With Gianluca onboard we can leverage our local expertise, our extensive experience, and European investment strategies to drive continued growth. Gianluca has unparalleled experience as a trusted advisor to both institutional investors and investment managers, and he is ideal for sharpening Catella’s strategy and reaching institutional investors around the world,” said Christoffer Abramson, CEO of Catella.
Catella is the sustainable link between property and finance, providing strong local expertise on a pan-European platform serving institutional investors globally. The company has operations in 12 countries and over EUR 13 billion in assets under management. Over the coming years, Catella will increase its product offering with a clear sustainability profile, broaden its offerings to best adapt to various stages of the economic cycle, and capitalize on the company’s strong financial position to expand into new businesses and markets.
“I am thrilled to join one of Europe’s most dynamic real estate investment platforms. The building blocks are in place for Catella to broaden its investor base. In an ever-changing and complex market environment, the platform is well-positioned to provide capital solutions for real estate investors. Catella has a great entrepreneurial culture and I look forward to bringing the firm’s market leading impact investment strategies to institutional investors globally,” said Gianluca Romano.
Gianluca Romano will be based in London and lead the group’s institutional investor client relations and capital raising, as well as advise on product development. He has over 25 years of consulting and investment management experience advising both institutional investors and investment managers in real estate.
Prior to starting at Catella, Gianluca Romano was managing director in JLL’s London office where he served as Global Head of Indirect Capital Research. Prior to JLL, he was a Partner of StepStone Real Estate LLP and of Courtland Partners, Ltd., and also served as a portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds and at ABN AMRO. Gianluca Romano earned an A.B. in Mathematics and Economics from Duke University, holds a Master in European Integration from the University of Amsterdam, and a Master in Economics from Miami University.
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Head of Capital Raising & Client Relations
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Acting CFO and Head of Investor Relations and Group Communications
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