Meet Tonino Montesanti
I am Tonino Montesanti, nice to meet you.
Managing Director and co-founder of Inveztments, I can easily enjoy a tough day in the office, but I always pay attention to the little detail that makes the difference in my business world.
Tonino, tell us something about your life…
Aged 24, already sick and tired of the Italian system, I left for London. Cultural barriers were surprisingly low and, while working in various fields, I immediately fell in love with the property market. That’s how a three-month stint turned into a choice for life. Numbers, statistics and trends, that’s why I pursued a career as a real estate investor in the UK.
As a side, I entered the Army earlier when I was still in Italy. I won a competition and, after a hard five-month course, I became a lieutenant in a unit labelled Bersaglieri. On a mission in Somalia, I learned how to be a true leader by managing the emotions of younger adults. Discipline, ethics, courage, commitment, passion, and loyalty are all important bits that form the behaviour of a leader. These are my pillars, everyday. After risking my life for my country, due to the lack of the so-called political ties, I wasn’t given an opportunity, so I booked a flight to England. From a three-months stint to a choice for life in a flash!
By the way, is anything better than tennis, paddle, ping-pong, squash and badminton?
Curriculum Vitae & Property Journey
After a hard period of apprenticeship (my English was worse than now!) in some Italian restaurants, I deployed £5,000 in an apartment close to the Heathrow airport, knowing that a new terminal would have been built soon after, bringing enormous benefits to the area, while obviously creating thousands of jobs.
It was definitely my first real estate flip: I sold the flat after six months, for a 40% profit. With that money, I bought two other properties. This was just the beginning of my wonderful property journey.
Today, I commit to identifying areas, mainly in England, with high growth potential — the best places for real estate investments, both for our investors and us.
I have always been very excited about the possibilities and opportunities that exist in property. I’ve had to deal with many situations that investors just need to deal with, and that’s not fun, trust me, but I now know how to avoid trouble, and I want to help and guide you in your investment journey, simply by sharing my knowledge.
Elisa and I? Our business partnership has unofficially worked since 2004, then in mid-2016 we thought it would be a good time to launch Inveztments, mainly to help investors find properties that meet their investing criteria.
Investment opportunities remain thin on the ground while returns from passive investing often do not justify the deployment of capital at all, this is the world we live in — the property market remains a safe haven for us, though. For our clients too.
My mission is to identify hidden gems to enhance my personal returns but also to help you sift through a slew of investments that I have seen before. I do my best to help our clients achieve annual returns in double-digit territory as well as to build a bond of trust with customers.
We identify and offer clients high-yielding real estate investment that suits the needs of the retail investor and more sophisticated professionals.
My personal mission is to educate investors on property market trends, and all its sub-sectors. Clients can learn how to achieve success and prosper from property by sharing with me their views on facts and figures, and upcoming opportunities.