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paref
Group

Pioneers in sustainable real estate in Europe

Who are we?

PAREF is a leading European player in real estate, operating for over 30 years and recognised for its unique expertise. Present in France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland, PAREF, through its subsidiaries, manages and adds value to real assets throughout Europe.

The Group has an expertise across the entire real estate chain, enabling it to manage value creation from acquisition to sale, including portfolio and fund management, asset management, project management and property management.

This 360° approach enables it to offer integrated and tailor-made services to institutional and retail investors.

The Group is committed to creating more value and sustainable growth, and has put CSR concerns at the heart of its strategy. 

PAREF is a company listed on Euronext Paris. Compartment C, under ISIN FR0010263202.

Our purpose

Our Vision

To support you on a daily basis so that your investments bear fruit.

PAREF is a leading international real estate group. Our mission: to be a pioneer in 360° real estate.

Our Mission

Committed to the performance and dynamism of your investments, in France and abroad.

We carry out our business with dynamism and agility, to offer the best real estate solutions and products to our investors and clients.

Our
values

Our
story

PAREF signs sustainable financing to refinance the Group

PAREF has opted for sustainable financing, in line with its convictions and its ESG “Create More” strategy. This is a “Sustainability-Linked Loan” (SLL), with an ESG Framework based on Key Performance Indicators such as carbon emission reduction and asset labelling, as well as Sustainability Performance Targets during the financing period.

ANTOINE CASTRO

President

DIETRICH HEIDTMANN

INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

FUMIHIKO NIWA

DIRECTOR

DIETRICH HEIDTMANN

PRESIDENT

GUANGHUI QI

DIRECTOR

FUMIHIKO NIWA

DIRECTOR

MICHAELA ROBERT

President

GUANGHUI QI

Director

FUMIHIKO NIWA

director

DIETRICH HEIDTMANN

CHAIRMAN AND INDEPENDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ANTOINE CASTRO

CHAIRMAN MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PENGPENG SIA

MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ELLA ETIENNE-DENOY

EXTERNAL MEMBER AND ADVISOR

SANDER PAUL VAN TONGEREN

EXTERNAL MEMBER & INDUSTRY EXPERT

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AUDIT

Appointed at the constitutive general meeting of June 30, 1997, PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit was renewed for a period of six financial years at the general meeting of May 19, 2022.

GRANT THORNTON

Grant Thornton was appointed statutory auditor at the PAREF general meeting of May 17, 2017 and was renewed for a period of six financial years at the general meeting of May 17, 2023.

Antoine Castro

CHAIRMAN AND CEO

Antoine Castro has 26 years’ experience in real estate management. 

After starting his career as a portfolio manager, he progressed to senior management positions in international companies such as Morgan Stanley Real Estate, Quantum Global Real Estate and Fosun Hive Holding. 

Antoine is Chairman and CEO of PAREF. He joined PAREF group in 2017 as Managing Director in order to stimulate a new dynamic. In 2022, the Board of Directors appointed him Chairman in order to strengthen the responsiveness and effectiveness of the group’s strategic management in Europe and internationally. 

Antoine graduated in Finance from the University Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris I) and in Corporate Finance from the University of Evry-Val-d’Essonne. 

Anne Schwartz

DEPUTY CEO - PAREF
CEO - PAREF GESTION

Anne Schwartz has over 20 years of expertise in real estate markets. 

Anne began her career in asset management and then held various positions in real estate development and fund management, mainly at AXA Real Estate, where she became Deputy CEO of AXA REIM SGP, and a member of the executive committee of AXA IM Real Assets, in charge of managing various portfolios on behalf of third parties. 

Anne joined PAREF Gestion in 2019 to manage the development of the structure in France and Europe. In 2023, she was appointed Deputy CEO of PAREF for accelerating the deployment of the Group’s strategic plan in France and abroad, working alongside with Antoine Castro. 

Anne is a graduate of ESLSCA Business School Paris and holds a Master’s degree in real estate from Université Paris-Est Créteil, specialising in construction economics and real estate activities. 

Audrey Genovese

GROUP HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

Audrey Genovese has over 10 years of experience in the sector. 

Audrey began her career at Salvatore Ferragamo before joining Tory Burch, where she worked in a challenging and international environment. 

Audrey joined PAREF Group in 2018 with the goal to develop the HR strategy to match the Group’s ambitions. Among her many missions, Audrey oversees the Group’s recruitment processes as well as skills development and talents retention program. 

Audrey is a graduate of IAE Business School Paris in Human Resources and Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Azzdine Guechi

Group Real Estate Director

Azzdine Guechi has 13 years of expertise in real estate investment and asset management. 

Azzdine held several positions at Covivo, where he began his career as an analyst. He was responsible for various teams within its subsidiaries before becoming Head of the French Office portfolio. 

Azzdine joined PAREF Group in 2021 as Director of Asset Management. In 2023, he was appointed Group Real Estate Director to structure the real estate team and help accelerate the Group’s development. 

Florence Ordonneau

Group Head of Legal

Florence Ordonneau has over 15 years of experience, including 10 years in the property investment sector.

Florence began her career as a lawyer in international law firms. She then became Head of Legal Affairs at Klépierre Management, where she was responsible for the legal management of the Group’s M&A operations in France and abroad. 

She joined the PAREF Group in 2023 to roll out the Group’s global legal strategy at national and international levels. 

Florence holds a Master’s degree in business law from the University of Paris X-Nanterre, the Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat (CAPA), and a Master of Laws (LL.M) in German civil law from the University of Potsdam in Germany.

Jacek Kulakowski

CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT DIRECTOR - DACH AND CENTRAL EUROPE REGIONS

Executive Director of Investments and Director of Corporate Development for PAREF Group, based in Zurich, Jacek Kulakowski has over 10 years of experience in real estate investment. 

Jacek held various positions in mergers and acquisitions and financial management at international companies such as Crédit Suisse and UBS.

Then he was an Associate Director at FOSUN Group, in charge of European investments. 

Jacek joined PAREF in 2019 to source new investment opportunities for the Group 

Jacek holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Economics in Krakow. He is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). 

Jean-Christophe Caron-Telders

DIRECTOR OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT / FR&B INVESTMENT

Jean-Christophe Caron-Telders has over 20 years of experience in real estate investment. 

Jean-Christophe began his career in London at General Property Trust (an Australian REIT), where he was Head of the French business, before moving to the London office of Aerium Finance Ltd. He joined Acofi Gestion (a subsidiary of La Française) as head of real estate funds and investments, and progressed at La Française as Senior Investment Manager. 

Jean-Christophe joined PAREF in 2021 to accelerate the development of the Group’s third-party management.

Jean-Christophe holds a master’s degree in finance, urban, and property management from ESSEC. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and holds AMF certification.

Jia Wang

Group Chief Financial Officer

Jia Wang has over 10 years of experience in financial management and real estate. 

Jia began her career in 2011 at Schneider Electric in internal audit and financial control.   

In 2017, she joined PAREF Group as Financial Controller, then progressed to Head of Finance where she was in charge of several subjects such as financing, management control and financial communication. In 2023, she was appointed Chief Financial Officer.  

Jia holds a degree in management from HEC Paris and a double degree from CEMS (Master in International Management). 

Sophie Xianyu

GROUP COO

Sophie Xianyu began her career as a construction engineer and held various project manager positions at Geoxia and the Printemps Group before becoming AMO Project Manager at JLL.  

Sophie joined PAREF Group in 2018 in order to contribute to the elaboration of the land planning and development strategy and manage all real estate projects. 

Sophie is a UCLA graduate, specialising in civil and structural engineering, and is also a graduate of the Ecole spéciale des travaux publics, du bâtiment et de l’industrie (ESTP).