Real Estate Investments.


A technology-enabled real estate investment platform

Lio Capital is the investment arm of Lio Factory  focusing on direct investments in niche segments of the Real Estate market.

Lio Capital encompasses the firm’s longest-running strategy, value-added assets with the potential for increased returns through operational or capital improvement and a strong focus on risk mapping and management.

We operate a dual strategy across value-added real estate investments:

  • Special Situations = solving complex and inefficient frameworks behind real estate investments;
  • Development = repositioning and upgrading real estate assets.

Unlock the potential of real estate investments


We champion the power of technology to facilitate access to selected investment opportunities, investment analysis and decision-making


Deal-by-deal exposure to our real estate investments

  • Investors are seeking to gain more control over their portfolio. We have developed a proprietary platform enabling selected investors to pick unique opportunities and co-invest along us leveraging our proprietary platform

Access to institutional-grade real estate investments

  • Through our proprietary platform selected investors get direct access to real estate investments previously vetted and analysed by our investment team

Tech-enabled solutions support our investment professionals in their day-to-day activities.

  • We lever on in-house developed algorithms to drive and validate investment analyses and decisions. We aim to empower our investment process and asset management activities with the use of data and analytics

Asymmetric payoff portfolio

  • Value-added real estate investments provide for superior and uncorrelated returns for investors

Track Record

400 M€

of investments across all asset classes in the last 36 months

800 M€

total deal size (Real-estate)

Our investment approach

off-the-beaten track

There is comfort in following the well-trodden path, but overlooked opportunities often lead to superior risk-adjusted returns.

This is why, at Lio Capital, we adopt a deal-by-deal cherry-picking approach aimed at carefully selecting investment opportunities.


Specialized investment team and experienced advisors

Every investment decision is previously analysed and vetted by our investment team.

We boast an experienced and with diverse backgrounds investment team which rigorously evaluates and sources differentiated deal flow and unique investments.

Francesco Marini

Founder and CEO of Lio Factory Group

Founder of Lio Factory Group

18+ years of experience in the investments industry earned at major financial institutions such as McKinsey, Merrill Lynch, Lehman Brothers and Mediobanca.

Maurizio Dallocchio

Chairman of Lio Capital

Full professor of the Department of Finance at Bocconi University and former Dean of the SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Supervisory Board / Board Member in major Italian financial and industrial companies.
Founder of DGPA Capital Private Equity, successfully investing in Italian SMEs.

Carlo Michienzi

Board Member of Lio Lux (Holding)

CEO of C-Quadrat AM France, Chairman and Founding Member of

C-Quadrat AM UK. Co-founder of BCM & Partners.

Previous experience includes executive roles at Morgan Stanley and Commerzbank.

Francesco Molinari

CEO of Lio Capital

CEO of Lio Capital with 18+ years of experience in Real Estate Private Equity and Special Situations investments earned at Carlyle, Invel and PwC

Lina Liuzzo

VP Investments – Lio Capital

Investment professional with 7+ years of experience in Real Estate Private Equity, Structured Finance and Special Situations investments earned at Deloitte FA, Castello SGR and Generali SGR.

Francesco Ronzoni

VP Investments – Lio Capital

Investment professional with 7+ years of experience in Corporate M&A, Real Estate Private Equity and Special Situations earned at Société Générale, Goldman Sachs and Castello SGR.

Contact us

We are listening

Whether you are looking to raise capital for a project or want to invest with us, we would love to hear from you.


Via Arrigo Boito, 8
20121 Milano
+39 02 87068561


11-13 Boulevard de la Foire I,