Alain Taravella

Alain Taravella is a French billionaire real estate developer. He is the co-founder, 42% owner, chairman and chief executive officer of Altarea Cogedim, a French multi-channel real estate company.

Alain Taravella is chairman and CEO of Altarea Cogedim, France’s third-largest retail property firm.

Headquartered in Paris, the firm operates in France, Spain and Italy, boasting a retail portfolio of 41 properties and revenues of nearly $2 billion.

Taravella co-founded the firm as Altarea SA in 1994 and retains 42% ownership of the group.

Taravella took the firm public in 2004 and three years later acquired Cogedim to form Altarea Cogedim Group