Founder & MD of Younicorn,
ItalyMonica Cannalire was able to build, in over 20 years of sound track records, a solid experience as executive manager in Retail Real Estate at EMEA level, working with several multinational companies, such as Klepierre, Multi Corporation, Sonae Sierra, IKEA and JLL. In Jan 2021, she founded YOUNICORN, a boutique retail advisory service, providing retail intelligence to both landlords & retailers. From large specialized institutional investors and developers, investment funds and asset management companies, to financial institutions and family offices, in developing or refurbishing retail real estate destination or mixed schemes including a retail element. Opinion on value, strategic asset management, masterplan, feasibility studies, rent roll, merchandising mix and leasing are some of the main services provided. On the retailer side, YOUNICORN provides Tenant Representation and occupier’s services, working with a large portfolio of national & international brands with different positioning, assisting retailers for their strategic expansion of new stores and/or for the restructuring of existing POS network, as well as lease regears or improvements. Great focus Great focus is dedicated to retailers’ strategic development and road-map, also negotiating with landlords on behalf of the brands, while collaborating with other advisors for design, planning and legal matters. YOUNICORN transversally covers from luxury to mainstream high street, mixed use urban destinations, designer outlets, shopping or entertainment centers and retail parks. Always taking special care of the retail component, Monica also contributes to main urban regeneration projects encompassing retail, living, student housing and offices. She collaborates with several organizations and business schools as a lecturer, as well as with various retail publications, as an expert and columnist. She is driven by a sincere passion for the world of Retail.