Lucio Frigo

CEO

Materia, West & Southern Africa

Biography

Lucio Frigo is a real estate investor and developer operating across Africa through Materia, an impact-focussed real estate development company he established in 2014 to focus on housing and social infrastructure across the continent. Investment costs are lowered through the use of best-in-class construction solutions that leverage materials available locally and the long-term sustainability of projects is ensured through financing models that encourage ownership at affordable prices and investment into key social infrastructure that becomes the heart of residential communities. Lucio’s approach stems out of over a decade of property investment experience matured in Africa, the West and the Middle East at global firms such as Abraaj Capital, Apis Partners, Colony Capital and Goldman Sachs.

Lucio holds a MA in Philosophy and a Mmus in Contemporary Music Composition from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a BSc in Economics and Finance from Bocconi University, Milan.

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