Hines Appoints Marc Sampietro to Pan-European Leadership Role at aparto

(LONDON) – Hines, a global real estate investment, development, and property manager, has appointed Marc Sampietro to lead the operations of aparto, its fully owned student accommodation platform, in Italy, Spain, UK and Ireland.

Student housing remains a strategic focus at Hines with the firm expanding to Italy and Spain this year with the launch of aparto Milan Giovenale and aparto Barcelona Pallars, respectively. In total, aparto operates 16 student accommodation sites across UK, Ireland, Italy, and Spain.

Marc joined Hines two years ago as director of living operations in Italy and Spain bringing extensive experience in operational management and finance from his background in the hotel sector. Prior to Hines, he worked at The Student Hotel where he managed hotel operations across Italy, France, and Spain, as well as leading the firm’s Southern European strategy. Prior to this he was regional operations director for NH Hotel Group in Italy.

Ronen Journo, Head of European Management Services & Operations, at Hines, commented: “We are delighted that Marc is assuming a pan-European leadership role at aparto. Marc’s extensive leadership and operational experience across hotel and student living will enable us to continue to deliver a best-in-class experience for our residents. We have exciting plans for student accommodation in Europe and have confidence Marc will take us through the next stages of aparto’s ongoing growth and success.”


Hines is a global real estate investment, development and property manager. The firm was founded by Gerald D. Hines in 1957 and now operates in 28 countries. We manage a $92.3B portfolio of high-performing assets across residential, logistics, retail, office, and mixed-use strategies. Our local teams serve 634 properties totaling over 225 million square feet globally. We are committed to a net zero carbon target by 2040 without buying offsets.

Since entering Europe in 1991, Hines has grown its European platform to include offices in 17 cities as well as a presence in 79 cities in 14 countries. Hines oversees investment assets under management valued at approximately €25.3 billion and provides third-party property-level services totaling 4.7 million square meters in Europe, in Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the United Kingdom.

To learn more about Hines, visit www.hines.com and follow @Hines on social media.

¹Includes both the global Hines organization as well as RIA AUM as of June 30, 2022.


aparto is the Hines student housing platform with 16 sites in the UK, Ireland, Italy and Spain, with another property due to open in Spain. Its objective is to be one of Europe’s leading student accommodation operators, with a special focus on cutting-edge facilities, specific attention to the management of individuals’ health and safety and community engagement links. The brand ensures a person-centric residential experience thanks to the many facilities provided by each single site and the hosting of events and opportunities for networking open to all.

For more info, visit https://apartostudent.com/it.

The entire student life experience is based on three core values:

  • Service - namely cutting-edge facilities and a sector-leading experience program, with expert friendly staff to provide residents with the best student experience in their new home-away-from-home
  • Belonging - to a community of like-minded individuals in great surroundings that promote health and wellness
  • Community - providing direct links with the public and local facilities to share ideas, create memories and host joint projects
Marc Sampietro
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