Francesco is a Partner based in London and a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee in Europe. Francesco is responsible for GreenOak’s pan-European investment activities and is Portfolio Manager for GreenOak Europe (Spain) Fund I and GreenOak Europe II.
Francesco began his experience as a real estate investor in 2001. He joined GreenOak in 2013 from Qatar Holding / Qatar Investment Authority, where he led a number of transactions in Europe and the United States and invested over $2.5 billion of equity in both direct and indirect strategies.
Prior to Qatar Holding, Francesco was a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing, based in Milan. During his 10-year tenure, Francesco was involved in the sourcing and acquisition of office, hotel, and retail assets in Italy for a total value in excess of €3Bn. Additionally, he played a leading role in complex non-performing loan portfolio acquisitions with a gross book value of over €2 Bn.
Francesco graduated magna cum laude with a BSc from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He was a recipient of the Landegger Certificate in International Business Diplomacy and of the Peter F. Krogh Scholar medal. Following his passion for Value Investing, he completed in 2010 the Value Investing Seminar offered by Columbia Business School Executive Education program.