Umberto Ottaviani appointed NUMA Group General Manager Italy

  • Newly created position to lead the country and spearhead NUMA's ongoing expansion in Italy
  • Position is part of NUMA Group’s growth strategy in Southern Europe

Milan/Berlin, 15 February 2024 - The NUMA Group, Europe’s leading operator of a fully digitalized hospitality platform, has announced the expansion of its management team with the appointment of Umberto Ottaviani. As General Manager Italy, Umberto Ottaviani will strengthen the Group’s management team leading the country and spearhead NUMA’s expansion in Italy.

Based in Milan, Ottaviani’s responsibilities include the key areas of expansion in the Italian market and engaging with investors, real estate SGRs, and other companies in the sector. He will report to Christian Gaiser, CEO and Co-founder at NUMA Group. The newly created position is part of NUMA Group’s growth strategy, complementing NUMA’s existing Italian team, which has to date secured over 300 units.

Having completed his bachelor's degree in business administration at Bocconi University, Ottaviani launched his career as a Senior Analyst in the M&A department at Ernst & Young. In 2005 moved to Pirelli Real Estate as asset manager in the hotel investment division. Ottaviani joined Aedes SGR in 2007 as Fund Manager for Office and Retail real estate products and from 2008 to 2013, Ottaviani was active in the hospitality sector as Head of Real Estate and Insurance at VALTUR. From 2013 to 2023, he served as Head of Real Estate Italy & Malta at IWG and was responsible for expanding the company’s network of operations.

Christian Gaiser, CEO, NUMA Group, explains: “We are delighted to welcome Umberto Ottaviani, an experienced professional with extensive expertise in the fields of real estate, hospitality and networking, to the NUMA team. His business acumen and deep knowledge of the Italian market are a perfect fit for NUMA. We aim to innovate the guest experience in Italy and drive our expansion into the attractive Italian market.”

Umberto Ottaviani, NUMA Group, General Manager Italy, adds: "I am proud to be part of this amazing fast-growing company with a solid and profitable business model and having the opportunity to lead the Italian business and push on the Italian growth. Italy is home to the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world and a tourism magnet in Europe and is one of the future's most important European markets. The NUMA model, with its elegant boutique apartments/hotel rooms, fits perfectly with the local market characteristics. For property owners, real estate developers, and investors, NUMA's hybrid model offers an attractive, low-risk profile by allowing easy and flexible switching between short- and mid-stay. NUMA is also looking for more properties in prime locations like Rome, Milan, Venice and Florence in 2024, and more cities are also coming in next years."


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About NUMA Group

Berlin-based NUMA Group is the leading European operator of a fully digitized hospitality platform. The company offers modern travelers innovative design apartments and boutique studios. As a reliable partner for investors, owners and developers, NUMA uses proprietary technology-based operator solutions that largely automate operational processes and increase cost efficiencies and revenues. NUMA successfully operates more than 5,850 units in European A-cities, including Berlin, Munich, Rome, Milan, Madrid, Barcelona and Vienna. -

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