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Francesco Calia

Head of Hotels Italy – CBRE

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Francesco Calia, based in CBRE Hotels Milan office, is an Executive Director and the Head of Hotels in Italy.

Francesco has more than twenty-three years of experience in the hotel industry and is responsible for transactional and advisory services throughout Italy, working closely with the other country leaders across the EMEA Hotels group at CBRE.

Francesco joins CBRE from Cushman & Wakefield where he was a senior member of the company’s Italian Hospitality team for six years. During his time there, Francesco completed the sale of the Hotel Eden in Rome to Dorchester Collection owned by BIA for a price of € 104M. Previously, he was at Arthur Andersen and Deloitte for nine years, participating in a number of engagements and advisory work on major hotel transactions.

His expertise extends across Italy and the Mediterranean, and he brings with him a comprehensive range of services in the real estate and hospitality sectors; including strategic advice and consultancy, transaction services, operator selection and valuations. Francesco is also registered as MRICS and as an Italian Real Estate Broker at the Chamber of Commerce Milan.

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