Management Team

Stéphane Amine
STÉPHANE AMINE
Chairman Trustee
Mr. Stéphane Amine has over 20 years of management experience in the European real estate market and will serve as the Chairman of the REIT.

Since founding Inovalis in 1998, Mr. Amine has helped build Inovalis into one of Western Europe’s leading privately owned real estate investment management companies. Under his stewardship, Inovalis has grown to manage 97 commercial real estate properties in France and Germany which, as of the end of fiscal 2012, had an approximate value of $2.3 billion.

Prior to founding Inovalis, Mr. Amine managed the multinational investors of Constructa S.A., a leading developer and property manager with offices, at the time, in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and the United States. Mr. Amine graduated with a Masters in Management from Reims Management School (RMS Grand Ecole / Sup de Co Reims).
David Giraud
DAVID GIRAUD
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Giraud has over 20 years of management experience in the European real estate market and will serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the REIT. Since co-founding Inovalis in 1998, Mr. Giraud has helped build Inovalis into one of Western Europe’s leading privately owned real estate investment management companies, growing from approximately $19 million in equity under management to almost $750 million in equity under management and ten key accounts as of the end of fiscal 2011.

During this time Mr. Giraud has focused on fund structuring, investor relations and overall fund management. Prior to co-founding Inovalis, Mr. Giraud acted as Chief Operating Officer of various private equity companies which made investments in various industries Turkey, Lebanon and France. Mr. Giraud graduated with a Masters in Management from Reims Management School (RMS Grande Ecole / Sup de Co Reims).
Khalil Hankach
KHALIL HANKACH
Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Hankach has 10 years of experience in the European real estate market. From 2003 to 2006, he worked in the acquisitions department and was responsible for acquiring assets in both France and Germany. During this same time he helped Inovalis cultivate strong relationships with various European banks and was charged with raising senior debt for real estate acquisitions.

In 2006, Mr. Hankach headed a joint-venture between Inovalis and U.S. and Middle Eastern investors in order to purchase performing loans and secure mezzanine financing for third party buyers of real estate. Since 2010, Mr. Hankach has managed the internal Inovalis’ team responsible for bank and investor relations while also securing senior debt financing for a variety of real estate acquisitions. Mr. Hankach graduated from the University of Manchester with a bachelors degree and Masters degree in Economics.
ANNE SMOLEN
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Smolen is Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Inovalis REIT. She brings to the role, over 25 years of experience in senior real estate and financial roles for companies located across Europe and North America. The breadth of her career experience includes acquisitions, business valuations, restructuring, mergers, liquidations, financial planning, accounting, tax, auditing, treasury, investor relations and corporate real estate.

Since joining the REIT in mid-2016, Ms. Smolen has been involved in raising capital in the public markets, structuring acquisitions and reporting on financial results. Prior to joining the REIT, MS. Smolen was Chief Financial Officer for Inovalis S.A. which then had $5 billion in assets under management.