Director – Business Development

Niccolò Santocchini

Niccolò earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from University of Catania, Italy in 2014 and his International Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the MIP, Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business in 2019.
Niccolò’s started his real estate career with an internship at a small investment firm based in Milan in 2017. He jumped into further education by attending several master classes on real estate investments and negotiation techniques. From 2018 until 2019, Niccolò served as an advisor for Engel & Völkers Commercial.  In 2019, he was promoted to the head of capital markets & retail for the Sicilian division of Engel & Völkers Commercial, a role he held until 2021. During these years of brokerage and consultancy, he gained a deep knowledge of the Italian real estate market with a focus on “core” transactions between retail and institutional investors. Since 2018 he also worked as a business developer for Food Group Service, one of the most important Italian F&B/Fast Food companies.  Highlights of his career include the expansion of the KFC brand throughout Southern Italy. He began his adventure in RED in 2021 as a director of business development, focusing on deal origination and investment analysis.