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Who i am Angelica Donati 2018-07-01T14:57:53+00:00

ANGELICA KRYSTLE DONATI

CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group


 

Angelica Donati is a real estate entrepreneur and manager, a proptech expert with extensive knowledge of the impact of digital innovation on real estate.

She is CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group, an international property development company, and co-founder of proptech startup Houzen, an innovative London based lettings platform.

After working at Goldman Sachs and Ralph Lauren, and with a degree from the London School of Economics and an MBA from Oxford University under her belt, she took on the challenge of the real estate industry, with the aim of building an international business.

Studies and professional career


Angelica was born in Los Angeles. She spent her childhood in Rome, before moving to the United Kingdom for her studies.

She achieved a BSc in Management at the London School of Economics(LSE) and an MBA from Oxford University’s Said Business School.

She started her career in finance and marketing, first working for three years in the Foreign Exchange Sales team at Goldman Sachsin London, where she covered Southern European clients. After her MBA she worked at Ralph Laurenas a Retail Marketing Manager.

Associations


Angelica Donati is a strong believer in the importance of supporting other young entrepreneurs through association activities. She is a member of ANCE (the Italian Construction and Development association), and sits on the Young Entrepreneurs Board, for which she is in charge of all internationalization activities.

In the UK she sits on the Board of YEP Global (Young Entrepreneurs in Property) and is a member of the BPF (British Property Federation) and the NFB (National Federation of Builders).

Current roles


In 2012, she decided to focus on her family business. She joined Donati SpA, an established Italian construction company with a 40-year history in residential, commercial, infrastructure and residential projects both in Italy and abroad, as Head of International Business.

She set up Donati Immobiliare Group, a property development company, to manage Donati SpA’s development business and expand its operations internationally. She is currently CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group.

Angelica Donati is an ardent believer in the ever-growing importance of digital transformation in the real estate space. In 2016, she co-founded Houzen, an innovative London-based startup that aims to matchmake homes and tenants, reducing the time and costs for residential lettings.

Angelica Donati has recently cast her net further afield as well: in early 2018 she joined the Board of Episkey Srl, a medical devices company, and that of Episkey, a biotech startup which is developing cord blood based products for medical use.

Awards


Angelica has already been recognized for her real estate and proptech efforts. In 2017, she was a finalist for Disruptor of the Year in the First Women Awards, as well as a finalist for Young Personality of the Year at Property Week’s Property Awards, both in recognition of her work as a co-founder of Houzen.In 2018, Capital magazine listed Angelica in the top 100 of the thirty-year-olds who represent Italy’s future leaders across various sectors.

In June ’18 Angelica Donati has made Property Week’s prestigious RESI Trailblazers 2018 list, sponsored by Cluttons, among the individuals who are the disruptors, innovators, mould breakers and entrepreneurs really moving the dial in residential property.

WHAT I DO

Donati Immobiliare Group is property development company that operates internationally. It was founded in Rome in 2012 by Angelica Donati and specializes in residential and mixed-use developments.
Houzen is an innovative proptech startup, co-founded by Angelica Donati with two of her MBA classmates from Oxford SBS.