Who i am Angelica Donati 2020-12-05T18:21:16+00:00


CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group

Angelica Donati is a construction 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 – as well as a proptech founder and investor. She is a venture partner with Concrete VC and is a contributor for Forbes, Agi and Property Week.

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.


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 July 2020 she was appointed President of ANCE Giovani Lazio.

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 is also proptech founder and investor as ventur partner of Concrete VC and she collaborates as a columnist for Forbes, AGI and Property Week.


Angelica has already been recognized for her efforts in Real Estate, construction and proptech sector. 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 2020 Angelica Donati received the “Woman of the Year” award at the Real Estate Awards.

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.


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.