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Current Responsibilities
Mr Galano heads up the JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group operation in Italy. Mr Galano combines international experience and deep understanding of the industry dynamics characterizing the domestic market, offering a wide range of advisory services to hotel investors and owners.

Experience
Mr Galano joined JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group in 1996. Prior to joining JLL, Mr Galano started his consultancy career with Horwath International in Portugal, where he gained significant experience as a hotel and tourism consultant. He then moved to London and completed advisory assignments in various countries throughout Europe, the Middle-East and Asia. Since 2004, he is based in Milan to provide hotel real estate advisory services to both national and international clients.

Mr Galano has over 20 years of experience in the industry. Major highlights in his career include the set-up of the first UK specialist hotel fund and the sale of prestigious assets for a total of €1.4 billion including the Principe di Savoia, Danieli, Venice Lido and Asolo Portfolio, the Excelsior Hotel Gallia, the Four Seasons Florence and the Four Seasons Milan setting the world record when expressing the sale price on a per room basis.

Education and Affiliations
Mr Galano earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Naples in Economics and Commerce. He is also one of the few Italian nationals who hold the post graduate degree from Cornell University where he earned a Master Degree at the School of Hotel Management. Mr Galano has been quoted in various industry publications and has been a guest speaker on numerous topics in hospitality and tourism seminars, including market analysis and financial projections and the state of the lodging industry in Italy. Mr Galano is bi-lingual (Italian and English) and has good knowledge of Portuguese and a basic understanding of Spanish and French.