Paola Casali, born in Rome and newyorker of adoption, has recently founded the boutique consultancy firm, Casali & Partners, after having developed an international extensive experience in structuring and overseeing development iconic projects in Italy and in New York, mainly luxury residential, offices and hotels. Creative, with strong business acumen, expert in capital raising, acquisitions and structuring financial real estate and infrastructures opportunities, she managed public and private funds for governmental authorities, banks, national pension funds, individual investors and family offices for about 1 billion Euro real estate portfolio for Beni Stabili Gestioni SGR (owner Leonardo Del Vecchio, Luxottica founder), where she was the Head of the Development and Hedge Funds Business Unit and before, in Abertis Grup in project financing infrastructures’ projects across Europe.
Paola, passionate of fine architecture and design, in NY was the CEO of Fine Properties New York and the Real Estate Development Director for Pizzarotti USA Corp in the development of 45 Broad Street and 251 West 14 th street projects. She successfully forged long-term relationships with most international talented and celebrated architects and engineers, prestigious interior designers and brilliant zoning analysis experts that support her in new constructions, or assets repositioning or renovations.
She has been recognized as “the Italian developer that brought the Italian style in Ny apartments”. In Italy Paola obtained some awards for the buildings sustainability. Paola began her career over 20 years ago after receiving Bachelor and Master in Civil Engineering from University of Rome and Master in Business Administration in Bocconi, Milan.