The SUR Lab is powered by four Partners: Hines, Intesa Sanpaolo, Milanosesto, Prelios.
Hines is a privately owned global real estate investment firm founded in 1957 with a presence in 240 cities in 27 countries. Hines has approximately $161 billion of assets under management and over 180 developments currently underway around the world. Historically, Hines has developed, redeveloped or acquired 1,450 properties, totalling over 45 million square metres. Its investment philosophy is inspired by the highest international standards of sustainability and energy efficiency, in line with modern ESG policies. From 2016, the Group in Italy has been one of the most active real estate players in the Italian market, mainly in Milan, Florence and Bologna, acquiring a number of high street retail and office assets, also entering in the Living sector, targeting student housing, multifamily and senior living, as well as the urban regenerations and logistics, both traditional and last mile, totalling more than €4 billion of assets under management in the last 5 years. Among the key projects in Italy: Cordusio 2.0, Torre Velasca, Ex Trotto area and MilanoSesto.
The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is one of the top banking groups in Europe and is committed to supporting the economy in the countries in which it operates, specifically in Italy where it is also committed to becoming a reference model in terms of sustainability and social and cultural responsibility. The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is the leading banking group in Italy, with 13.5 million customers and approximately 4,300 branches. The Intesa Sanpaolo Group is the leading provider of financial products and services to both households and enterprises in Italy. The Group has a strategic international presence, with approximately 1,000 branches and 7.2 million customers. It is among the top players in several countries in Central Eastern Europe and in the Middle East and North Africa, through its local subsidiary banks: the Intesa Sanpaolo Group ranks first in Serbia, second in Croatia and Slovakia, fourth in Albania, fifth in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt and Slovenia, sixth in Moldova and seventh in Hungary. As at 30 June 2021, the Intesa Sanpaolo Group had total assets of 1,057,595 million euro, customer loans of 463,297 million euro, direct deposits from banking business of 531,612 million euro and direct deposits from insurance business and technical reserves of 204,198 million euro.
MilanoSesto, the largest urban regeneration project in Italy and one of the most ambitious in Europe, will transform an area of more than 1.5 million square meters, where the Falck Steelworks of Sesto San Giovanni once stood, into an efficient, sustainable and inclusive urban center. The masterplan designed by Foster + Partners foresees progressive development over the next few years with landscaping, residential areas, new squares, retail and office spaces and, above all, places designed to connect people. The area will also include a 45 hectare park, integrated with the historic industrial buildings. It will also be the site of the Health & Research District, a major public complex of clinical and scientific excellence comprising the new sites of the Besta Neurological Institute and the National Tumor Institute, as well as the new university campus and hospital under the name Università Vita - Salute San Raffaele.
Milanosesto S.p.A., Hines and Prelios are the main player of the project.
Prelios is one of the largest Groups in alternative asset management, credit servicing and integrated real estate services in Italy and Europe, with a total of 40+ billion euro of assets under management. It is an independent platform with a track record spanning more than thirty years.
The uniqueness of Prelios’ range of services for Real Estate covers all the needs of banks, institutional investors, Italian and international investment funds and private clients: NPE, NPL and UTP management, asset management, investment management, due diligence, real estate advisory, assessment of real estate units and assets, building and project management, property management, real estate brokerage, and management of real estate investment funds.
Thanks to the quality of its resources – a workforce of more than 700 people – and an extensive network of external partners of the highest caliber, the Prelios Group provides a complete range of services and skills to manage funds, property portfolios and distressed loans, and is the only Italian player with the capabilities to act in every phase of the Italian real estate and economic cycle.