Mitiska REIM announced the expansion of its investment team with four new hires. These new appointments follow the recent successful final closing of Mitiska REIM’s first retail international 2 fund (FRI 2) at €223m, and reflect the increased investment activity of the company across all its European markets.
Marc Formisani joined Mitiska in the newly created role of director M&A and financial planning, to lead and execute the strong pipeline of investment opportunities the company is undertaking across its Western, Central and Eastern European markets. In this new role, Marc will work closely with the Mitiska REIM investment team to identify, assess and execute investment opportunities in both clustered and standalone retail parks, and integrated retail properties. Marc joins Mitiska REIM following 15 years’ experience in cross-border M&A at KBL European private bankers, where he was deputy CFO and head of M&A, and at Dexia Group.
Hanif Mohamed joined in the new position as Mitiska REIM’s general counsel, with overall responsibility for the company’s legal activities as it continues to expand its European retail park portfolio. Hanif brings over 20 years’ corporate legal experience, having held similar leadership roles at KBL European Bankers and Dexia Group, and international law firms Ashurst and Allen & Overy.
In addition, Mitiska expanded its analyst team with the appointment of two new investment analysts, Mateusz Szymczak and Enzo Guidez, who are both based in Mitiska REIM’s Brussels office and report to Marc Formisani.
Mateusz joins Mitiska REIM from MS TFI, a Polish real estate fund management company, where he worked as investment analyst for the closed-end investment fund MARS FIZ. Prior to this, Mateusz was a financial analyst at Unibail Rodamco.
Enzo Guidez also joins Mitiska REIM as an Investment Analyst. Enzo started his career in Lisbon as a consultant in capital markets, first at CBRE and then at Retail Partners Europe. He holds a postgraduate degree in finance from the University of Porto.
Axel Despriet, CEO of Mitiska REIM, commented, “We are excited to have Marc, Hanif, Mateusz and Enzo joining the team as we expand our investment platform across Europe. Their experience and expertise in different European markets reinforces our position as the leading specialist investor in retail parks across Europe, and expands our investment team to 20 professionals.”