About us

REturn was established in 2017 by Mr. Enrico Signori in partnership with Mr. Umberto Borghesi as an independent investment, asset management and advisory firm that invests directly or in partnership with third parties investors.

REturn achieves interesting risk-adjusted returns mainly through the acquisition of assets that are performing, sub-performing or non-performing targeting a diverse range of opportunities across all areas of real estate, including both debt and equity products.

REturn has been so far focusing on distressed assets, uncompleted projects and buildings to be heavily refurbished, therefore exploiting the best opportunities that arise from the current Italian real estate market.


Activities

Investment

REturn invests directly or in partnership with third parties, in the Italian real estate sector providing full-process management for special purpose investment vehicle.
We can promote club deal for specific investments.

Asset management

REturn provides real-estate asset management services to meet the requirements of institutional/private clients providing assistance in order to identify the best strategies to add value to the investment.
REturn's team is completed by international business specialist network highly experienced in various real estate asset classes.

Advisory

REturn provides assistance to institutional/private clients defining and implementing business plans as well as achieving their investment objectives, evaluating the motivation, timing and pricing expectations.




Key People

Enrico
Signori
Co-Founder and President

Enrico Signori

President

  • Co-founder of Return
  • 2009-2016 Galotti - Chief Executive
    - over 700.000 sqm of mixed use development projects
  • 2000-2008 Pirelli Real Estate - Co general Manager - Residential
    Responsible for approx € 3.8 bln residential portfolio and over 700.000 sqm development projects in Europe
    Executive Director for various JV with international Partners
  • 1998-2000 UNIM - CFO/CIO
    Spin Off from INA and IPO of the Company with a € 2.5 bln market capitalization
  • 1994-1998 Piaggio - Finance director
    set up of various JVs in India, China, Vietnam
    project Financing for far east factories
  • 1990-1994 Fiat - Corporate finance (resp. For europe & north America)
  • 1987-1989 Fiat USA - V.P. Finance

Umberto
Borghesi
Co-Founder

Umberto Borghesi

Co-Founder

Florentine entrepreneur with 35 years of experience in the Asset Management sector.

  • His Alma Grande SA (a Luxembourg holding company) owns 100% of Albemarle Asset Management, a boutique Investment Management company based in London.
  • Chief Investment Officer of Albemarle Asset Management (AUM: 300 million) that manages two Irish fund: Atlante Funds Plc (Ucits Fund) and AAM Alpha Funds (AIF Fund).

He has received various awards, including:

  • "Premio Alto Rendimento 2015 and 2016" assigned in Milan by Il Sole 24 ORE for the category "Azionario Euro Italia"
  • "HFM European Awards 2015", assigned in London as "Best Global Macro Fund (under $500m)".

 

Massimo Paolo
Gentili
Director

Massimo Paolo Gentili

Director

He is the founder of Gentili & Partners and equity partner of the TMF Group. Gentili & Partners is a consulting firm which teams up Chartered Accountants and Lawyers, specialised in regulatory, organizational and corporate advice to all kinds of financial institutions and investment funds. He holds several appointments within financial institutions and he has published a number of articles and books, such as "The SICAVs. Luxembourg UCITS and non-UCITS investment companies", Edibank, January 2011.

He is based in Luxembourg and regularly travels between London, Geneva, Lugano and Milan.

Presently, he holds several appointments in financial intermediaries in Italy such as:

  • Algebris NPL Partnership GP S.a r.l and Algebris Investment (Luxembourg) S.a r.l. in office as Director;
  • Ambienta SGR S.p.A. (Management and Intesa SanPaolo) in office as Statutory Auditor;
  • Base Investment SICAV (Banca del Sempione) in office as Chairman of Board;
  • Charme Capital Partners Limited in office as Director;
  • Oyster SICAV, Oyster Alternative, Syz Asset Management S.A and Syz Europe S.A.(Syz Group) in office as Director;
  • Symphonia SGR in office as Director.
  • Quamvis SICAV SIF in office as President.
  • Decalia SICAV in office as President.

Marco
Granata
Director / Workout and Urban Planning

Marco Granata

Co-Founder, Director and workout/urban planning

He has fifteen years experience in business administration, corporate finance, debt restructuring and administrative/technical real estate.

He is predominantly focused on workout strategy and urban planning.


Guido
Pallanti
Asset management

Guido Pallanti

Asset management

He is a chartered accountant and a practicing auditor.

He has over five-year of experience in asset management of real estate.

He is a master teacher in Economic and Real Estate Master at the Tor Vergata University in Rome and he collaborates with the University of Florence .