Italian market-leading portal Immobiliare has appointed a new COO in the shape of former Ebury employee Paolo Giabardo who comes into the portal company to take on day to day operations with a special focus on the commercial side.
Speaking on his appointment, Giabardo said: “After more than ten years abroad, I am returning to Italy with a challenging objective. I will put my experience gained in a large fintech at the service of a portal that is already a market leader, with the ambition to broaden its commercial horizons and optimize internal processes, further accelerating the company's growth”
According to a press release, the role will also include the development of ancillary products and portals such as the international luxury property site Luxuryestate.com. This mention of the portal group’s ancillary services may be a nod to the fact that with EQT having consolidated the market with the purchase of both idealista and Casa.it, that Immobiliare is turning its gaze sideways. The purchase by Immobiliare’s parent group Real Web of Slovenian market-leader Nepremicnine would certainly indicate that the company recognizes the need for some growth in other areas.