Founder of the Stonehill Group
After reading law at Cambridge, Matthew Cartisser entered the real estate industry on his own account. Over a lifetime in the industry, he has developed most property asset classes in the UK and other European markets. He was involved in the early-stage emergence of the UK out-of-town retail sector, which also took him into the Polish and Spanish retail markets. His focus in recent years has been on pan-European student accommodation and related uses.
Country Manager – Italy
A graduate of the Istituto Universitario di Architetture di Venezia Ugo Reato started his career in Milano as an architect in 1985. He then joined Gabetti Spa where he became head of the international department. He then moved to JLL and headed their valuation department. As country manager for Stonehill, Ugo brings with him experience across multiple asset classes and an in-depth knowledge of the Italian real estate market.
Maria Raffaella Bertoli
Development Manager – Italy
Maria Bertoli has a degree in architecture. She was an associate Director of JLL based in Milan for 10 years before joining Doughty Hanson, where she was the sales & marketing manager for the Italian market until 2010. Maria has been closely involved in the Italian development industry and has a detailed understanding of the planning and administrative processes involved in delivering complex commercial projects in many of the well-known historic towns and cities of northern Italy.
Development Director – Germany
Dominic Braun as a Master’s degree in business administration and mathematics. He moved to Stonehill in 2015 from Pegasus Capital Partners and the Sontowski Group, where he specialised in development and real estate financing. At Stonehill, he is in charge of new development activity in the German market.
Country Manager – Austria
Mirjana Malaika Messerer’s background is operational management of Health & Fitness and Student accommodation. She was assistant general manager at Holmes Place in Vienna before moving to London to manage the former Nido student residence in Spitalfields, one of the largest private student residences in Europe. Moving back to Vienna in 2016 when she joined Stonehill, she has coordinated the delivery of the company’s 632 room Dresdnerstrasse student residence.
Country Manager – Hungary
Lukas Batthyány has a Master’s degree in economics from the Leopold-Franzens Universität of Innsbruck. His family has historic roots in Austria and Hungary. After 1989, Lukas became involved in the family’s agricultural and forestry interests in Hungary. Equally at home in the property markets of Hungary, Austria and Germany, in recent years he has become an expert on Hungarian real estate, focusing on the capital city Budapest.
Beatrice von Schilling
Development Manager – Germany
Beatrice von Schilling has a Master’s degree in History of Arts and a formation as a journalist. She has been working in the documentary film business for many years. She supports Dominic Braun in developing the German market for Stonehill projects.
Group Construction Director
Tony began his professional career as a Quantity Surveyor in the UK, working for both clients and contractors in the retail and residential sectors. Since 1995 he has been based outside the UK and has delivered numerous major developments, acting as a Project Manager, Project Director and Country Manager in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. His sector experience includes Residential, Retail, Commercial, Industrial and Airports.
For the last few years, Tony has been leading development teams on high profile schemes in South Eastern Europe, responsible for the commercial success of projects from initial feasibility through to exit.
Senior Development Surveyor
Jacob read law at Exeter University. He moved to Stonehill in 2018, having previously worked for Macfarlanes and Schroders in their investment funds and corporate legal teams respectively.
At Stonehill, he is providing support across multiple markets on a range of legal matters.
Kathrin trained as an architect in Hannover. In her early career she worked in an architectural practice specialising in the hospitality sector before moving into construction.
Since 2001 she has managed numerous construction projects, including hotels, residential developments, FF&E/OS & E contracts and trade fairs. She has also acted as a construction manager and project manager. Kathrin is involved in Stonehill projects in Austria and Germany.
MSc DGNB/ÖGNI Auditor
Markus studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Vienna, where he focused on general contracting and tunnel construction. Over a 10 year career since graduation, Markus managed numerous national and international university, office, hospitality, industrial and retail projects.
He played an important role in managing the Campus Business Economic University in Vienna, automotive projects in Germany and Hungary for Daimler and Audi and a student residence for Milestone in Budapest. He has specific expertise in sustainable technologies and administering the requirements necessary to achieve BREEAM, LEED, ÖGNI/DGNB certification.
Markus plays a multinational role in Stonehill’s pan-European development programme.