The firm

Redbrick displays a unique combination of real estate asset management skills and highly technical development management expertise, coupled with an extensive local knowledge

“We identify real estate investment opportunities creating value for our partners through complex, and capex-intensive strategies”

Nicola De Martino – Founder and Partner

About us

Redbrick is an independent real estate investment asset and development management and advisory firm, founded in 2011 by Nicola De Martino and Alexio Pasquazzo. We implement highly focused real estate investment strategies on underlying assets whose potential is untapped.

 

Redbrick maximizes value by deploying its team’s unique capabilities in capex-intensive investments and on assets characterized by a high level of complexity.

 

Our primary focus is on sourcing and developing real estate investment opportunities in the Italian market where our senior management team has over 50 years of experience through our in-house asset and develpment management expertise to create value for our partnerships.

Our investment approach

We target opportunities in which we believe we can increase value and produce strong unlevered returns. Our teams have extensive local knowledge and the ability to leverage their broad local, regional and global networks.

 

We use our market knowledge and networks to source off-market opportunities where we see pricing discounts and market inefficiencies, and the opportunity to enhance value by executing active asset repositioning, leasing, refurbishment and redevelopment strategies, with hands-on management in daily operations.

Our partnership model

We show adaptability and flexibility in partnering up with global investors to seek, develop and implement real estate investment opportunities with lasting impact.

 

Throughout the firm we emphasize cohesive collaboration with our investors and partners to leverage our teams’ thorough knowledge of the Italian market and of the real estate value enhancement process, our unique capability to rapidly identify solutions for complex real estate challenges and to translate them into articulated strategies.

 

We always seek a strong alignment of interests with our partners and investors through highly efficient investment platforms.

Our achievements

Since its foundation in 2011 Redbrick has been involved in major real estate complex and capex-intensive transactions in Italy managing real estate projects worth over €500mm

2011

Foundation of Redbrick investment Group.
Closed €50mm fundraising from alternative investment platform and family offices.
Closed two investments worth over €60mm.

2012

Successfully brought Milan Porta Volta mixed-use scheme to final authorization raising the value of the project to €70mm from €20mm.

2013

Managed to sell a large stake of the Porta Volta scheme.
Signed asset managment and development agreements for two projects in Nothern Italy.

2014

Investments reached €100mm.
Became the operating partner of a global investment fund.

2015

Signed partnership agreements with one of the most successful Italian hospitality teams

2016

Signed the acquisition of an office building in Rome to be demolished and redeveloped as prime residential and retail complex.

2017

Full value of ongoing investments reached €300mm.
Signed two new acquisitions in Milan and Rome for a total value of over €200mm.

2018

Launched a new investment platform with a global fund to deploy €1.0bn of equity on development/value added and NPL/special situations/complex restructuring deals.