Celebrations in Milan for the Italian MIPIM Awards

Apr 10 2018

The Italian Real Estate Community met up in Milan on April 5 to celebrate the country’s success at the 2018 MIPIM Awards in Cannes. Promoted by Assoimmobiliare as part of the Re/I Meeting initiatives under the patronage of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the event marked three Italian victories: the Prelios Group with FICO Eataly World in the “Best Shopping Center” category, and COIMA in the “Best Urban Regeneration Project” category with Porta Nuova and in the “Best Office & Business Development” category with Feltrinelli Foundation & Microsoft House.
Guests attending the occasion at the COIMA head office in Piazza Gae Aulenti included, in addition to Prelios Group CEO Riccardo Serrini, COIMA Sgr CEO Manfredi Catella and Prelios SGR General Manager Andrea Cornetti, Silvia Maria Rovere and Paolo Crisafi, respectively Chair and Chief Operating Officer of Assoimmobiliare; Roberto Tasca, Milan City Councilor for the Budget and State Property, and Pierfrancesco Maran, Milan City Councilor for Urban Planning; MEP Stefano Maullu and Italian MPs Alessandro Cattaneo and Andrea Ferrazzi; Filippo Rean, MIPIM Chief Operating Officer.
"The success of FICO Eataly World at Cannes was an all-Italian victory,” said Riccardo Serrini. "The project is completely Italian: we’ve used our creativity mixed with a touch of madness to realize the world’s largest agro-food park, focusing on a typically Italian area of excellence, food and the food supply chain. FICO is also an Italian victory for efficiency: through Prelios Integra, the Prelios Group oversaw the design and construction of this important location from the redevelopment of the Bologna food and agriculture center, and through Prelios SGR it took care of all asset management activities. In just two years we’ve created an attraction with a surface area of 80,000 square meters! Mention must also be made of the excellent work with the organizations and government agencies in the Bologna area. Finally, FICO is an Italian victory for investors, with 26 investors, all of them Italian, enabling this great urban redevelopment project and the recovery of a public asset. Twenty-six institutional investors, who placed their trust in the PAI Fund set up by Prelios SGR, and who in turn represent millions of subscribers, brought to life a “system Italy” project that is an investment in the real economy. An investment that is providing new jobs for the local community: 900 to date, not counting jobs in related industries. A project that makes Italy an international winner, and boosts its fame, with the New York Times adding FICO Eataly World to the places around the world worth a visit in 2018."