(LONDON) – Hines, the international real estate firm, announced today that Mario Abbadessa has rejoined the firm at the director level to lead Hines’ further investment in Italy. Abbadessa will be responsible for Hines deal sourcing in Italy on behalf of various discretionary and non-discretionary investment vehicles, and also for investors with interest in one-off deals. Abbadessa will be based in London, but will spend half of his time in Italy to source deals locally.
Abbadessa previously spent five years with Hines’ acquisition team in Milan and as a fund manager with Hines Italia SGR. Hines recently sold its interests in its regulated Italian fund management business to Manfredi Catella, who previously served as Hines’ country head for Italy.
Abbadessa will work with London-based fund managers Peter Epping, Paul White and their teams, as well as Hines European leadership, including CEO Michael Topham, CFO Lars Huber and Senior Managing Director Andreas Schreurs.