Club MeetingLondon, October 16th

Global Investments in Italy (second edition)

Will Brexit and country politics stimulate demand or crash values?

To most globally renowned institutional investors, the Italian real estate market is far down on their market wishlist. Political and economical risk leaves them undaring to dig deep into their pockets and invest for the long term. The result? A clear lack of product and developments that are only for the local, the opportunistic and the very few institutional investors buying up core in Milan.

And yet now, with a stream of new players and increasing amount of US, Asia and Middle Eastern funds eager to diversify portfolios, Italy might just be enjoying a renaissance of curiosity and moving swiftly up the ranking of desirable investment destinations. Increasingly, in light of Brexit, Italy’s 2018 elections and super low yields in more mature markets such as London, Paris and Frankfurt, it feels that 2019 might just be time to strike while the iron is hot and take the brave plunge into the market.

This club meeting will bring together a selection of the most respected and active investors, lenders and developers within Italy to share their experience with global institutional investors of where to find the most lucrative opportunities across Italy and whom to partner with locally. Assessing the political, economical and general performance of Italy vs. other markets, participants will be able to reflect on their investment strategies from both a debt and equity perspective in the collegial, friendly environment of the GRI Club.

Discussion will touch upon:

  • Italian Politics - Can the new government shock start investor confidence or leave a trail of expensive chaos?
  • Brexit - Upwards or downwards effect on Italy’s property values? 
  • The Brexit Battleground - Can Italy compete against other markets to attract capital?
  • Big Ticket Deals - Milan vs the rest 
  • Investor Profiles - Who’s in and who’s cashing out?
  • Investor’s Mindset - What do they need from the market to satisfy investment criteria?
  • Availability of Debt - So much floating around Europe, how can we ensure it lands in Italy?
  • Private Equity Investments - Is it wise in the current cycle?
  • Investment Strategies - Is co-investment the safest bet?
  • Which Asset Will Champion? Hospitality, Resi, Retail, Offices or something entirely different?
  • Is it too soon to get excited about alternatives?

Tuesday. October 16th, 2018

16.30- 17.00 Registration and Networking

17.00 -18.00 Discussion

18.00 - 19.00 Networking Aperitivo


Membership is subject to approval by a committee of peers and is reserved exclusively for senior investors, lenders and developers*.

Qualified individuals (C / Director Level) that believe they could benefit from being part of such a global community are welcome to further details.

*Some leniency is given to those outside this category up to a maximum of 10% ratio of the Club.

The Shard, Level 14, Duff & Phelps REAG
32 London Bridge St, London SE1 9SG


Our global investments in Italy series is graciously hosted by our GRI Club Italia Partner Duff & Phelps REAG. Paola Ricciardi, Country Managing Director, will deliver a special flash report offering the latest data insights on the market. After the discussion, members and guests will be treated to a sparkling aperitivo drinks reception offered by our host.

Hosted by


Fulvia D'Ippolito

Fulvia D'Ippolito

Senior Director

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
 Vittorio Cosma

Vittorio Cosma

Club Manager - Italy

+44 20 7121 5072

[email protected]
Fulvia D'Ippolito
+44 20 7121 5072
Senior Director
GRI Club
Fulvia is a Senior Director at GRI, with direct responsibility to lead GRI’s activities in Italy, and the GRI Hospitality Club on a Pan-European level. She joined GRI in 2014 to launch the GRI business in Italy while helping to strengthen GRI’s portfolio in Sub Saharan African markets. She has over 18 years of experience in b2b event production and brand marketing. Prior to joining GRI, she was Director at Fiera Milano Media for many years, and brand consultant for Italian start-ups in London. Fulvia is Executive MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano (2012) and M.Sc. in Business & Corporate Communications, University of Siena, Italy.
Vittorio Cosma
+44 20 7121 5072
Club Manager - Italy
GRI Club

Vittorio is the Club Manager of the GRI Club in Italy, with the responsibility of taking care of all the members within the Italian market. Since 2012, he worked in real estate both in Italy and at international level, especially on the Chinese market where he worked for a fortune 500 state owned company. He’s a M.Sc. in Political Sciences, Università Cattolica of Milan, Italy

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