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Marzio Longo has more than 25 years of experience advising clients on real estate transactions. Marzio takes a hands-on role in the negotiation and drafting phases of transactions to help clients pursue their legal and business goals. His work focuses on complex cross-border and domestic real estate deals involving the acquisition, disposal, and leasing of large scale retail, office, hospitality, and logistic portfolios.

Marzio has advised fund management companies and investors on several real estate funds-related transactions and acted for major investment and corporate clients on the development of real estate projects.

Concentrations

  • Real estate transactions – asset deals, share deals, fund structures
  • Real estate joint ventures
  • Leasing
  • Real estate funds
  • Development - building contracts

Capabilities

Experience

Acted for:

  • a major UK asset management group on the acquisition, from an insurance group of the units of a Real Estate AIF owning an office property and an hotel property located in Milan and on the simultaneous direct acquisition from a major French REIT of a third office property located in Milan.
  • a U.S. private equity house on the acquisition from a U.S. investment manager of four logistic properties located in Italy.
  • a German institutional investor on the acquisition from a U.S. investment management company of a landmark core office property leased to major tenant, located in the center of Milan.
  • a U.S. private equity house on the acquisition and lease back from/to and international logistic operator of a logistic portfolio located in Italy.
  • an international Real Estate investment platform on the acquisition from a major Italian institution of a mixed-use portfolio of properties located in Milano which will be subject to urban regeneration plan.
  • a German institutional investor on the acquisition and lease back from/to a major retailer of its iconic headquarter in Milan.
  • an international investment platform on the establishment of a Joint Venture with a US Student Housing specialist for the purpose of developing student housing schemes in Italy.
  • a Joint Venture between a UK private equity house and an Italian institutional State-owned entity on the redevelopment of an entire town planning compartment situated in a major city in the center of Italy.
  • a U.S. private equity house on the sale to a French insurance company of the units of the Real Estate AIF owning 13 logistic properties located in Italy.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Guide Europe, Star Individual, Real Estate – Italy, 2022 - 2017 
  • Listed, Legal 500,
    • Selected, Hall of Fame, Real Estate – Italy, 2022 - 2018
    • Selected, Leading Individual, Real Estate – Italy, 2018 - 2017
  • Listed Best Lawyers in Italy "Real Estate Law – Milan," 2021 
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal Italy, “Real Estate & Construction,” 2019
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal Real Estate, 2019
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders Global Elite, 2019
  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2020

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Trieste, Italy
Admissions
  • Italy
Languages
  • Italian, Native
  • English, Fluent