Management Team

Altarea is organised as a limited partnership with share capital and is managed by:

Alain Taravella – Chairman and Founder

Born in 1948, Alain Taravella holds a degree from HEC. From 1975 to 1994, he participated in the development of the Pierre et Vacances Group, where he was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1985.

In 1994, Mr. Taravella created Altarea, a shopping center property group that went public in 2005. Following the acquisition of developer Cogedim in 2007, he created the Altarea Cogedim Group, a leading property group acting as both a commercial land owner and developer, and operating in all three classes of property assets (retail, residential and offices). Today, Alain Taravella is the group’s Chairman and Founder.

By acquiring one of the leading names in e-commerce in France, Rue Du Commerce, in 2012, Altarea Cogedim became the first multi-channel property company.

Jacques Nicolet - Chairman of the Supervisory Committee

Born in 1956, Jacques Nicolet was successively Programme Director, Development Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Pierre & Vacances Group from 1984 to 1994. He has been founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Altarea since 1994. Since 2007 and Cogedim’s acquisition by Altarea, he has been Chairman of Altarea Cogedim’s Supervisory Board.
Altarea Cogedim