Starting from September 2016, our LUISS MBA Alumnus Alessandro Belli is the Head of Tourism Real Estate at CDP Cassa Depositi e Prestiti Investimenti SGR. CDP is a joint-stock company under public control, promoting Italian economy and, in particular, its industrial sector through state-guaranteed postal savings products and the issuance of bonds. Alessandro’s main task within the organisation is managing the its start-up business unit of tourism investments.

With a degree in Civil Engineering he got the Master in Business Administration in 2001. Alessandro is an Adjunct Professor in real estate finance at LUISS Business School, Faculty Member of the Master in Real Estate programme, RICS Member. He is also board member and co-founder of the LUISS Business School Alumni Association.

After initial technical roles in engineering companies, he joined Grandi Stazioni SpA in 2001, dealing with investment evaluation and finance. In 2005, he worked for Cushman & Wakefield as Senior Consultant, then for Torre SGR (Fortress group) as Acquisition Manager.

In 2007, he joined Pirelli RE SpA as Head of Acquisitions Tourism and later as Director of Highstreet Management Services BV (Amsterdam), in 2009 he became Head of Management team of Fabrica SGR, and later Head of Investments. In Fabrica he finalised investments for €1.55B (€430M in real estate asset acquisitions and €1,120M in asset contributions), managing the start-up of funds for institutional investors (pension funds). He was also involved in structuring a commercial partnership with CBRE Global Investors and in developing new products.

In 2015, he worked as Group Head of Real Estate in Mittel Group, an Italian listed company operating in private equity and real estate. He was CEO of MII srl, holding of the group’s real estate investments, and Member of the Board of Castello Sgr (Mittel shareholder 22%).