Real Estate & Family Office Overview

The Aldwych Real Estate & Family Office practice, AREFO, engages family offices, pension funds and institutional investment groups for non-securities special situations related transactions. Co-founded by William Corbett and Davide Nappo, AREFO provides buy-side transaction sourcing services to a strong cadre of institutional investors, family and multi-family offices, and selectively to high net-worth individuals.


AREFO specializes in providing a continuous flow of transactions to our extensive network of buy-side clients. Through our relationships we are able to secure attractive off-market opportunities while contributing value through financial analysis, due diligence, and facilitating seamless interactions between counter parties.


We work with leading developers and real estate owners while also collaborating with private equity firms and corporations to explore exit strategies for their real estate holdings.


AREFO has access to all Aldwych engagements (, but our central focus remains on commercial, hospitality and residential assets at every stage of the value curve from development opportunities through stabilized NOI.

Real Estate & Family Office Team

William P. Corbett

AREFO Co-Founder

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Mr. Corbett is Co-Head of the Real Estate & Family Office Practice at Aldwych. Mr. Corbett has worked with Aldwych since early 2009 focusing on family office, private equity and corporate relationship management and business development in domestic and emerging markets.

In his work at Aldwych, Mr. Corbett has advised and arranged debt and equity capital for private and public companies ranging in size from $50mm to $250mm+. His work has spanned North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in industries including power, oil & gas, real estate, financial services, food & beverage, and technology. Prior to joining Aldwych, Mr. Corbett was CFO, and former vice president at Northern Gulf Partners, a Middle East focused private equity firm. He previously held positions as a policy analyst for the White House National Economic Council, Star Energy, a European oil & gas exploration firm, and with Boyd Steamship, a Central American shipping company.

Mr. Corbett holds an MBA from Columbia University with a concentration in finance. He received his BA in psychology from Georgetown University. Mr. Corbett holds series 7 and 63 licenses.

Davide Nappo delli Paoli

AREFO Co-Founder 

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Mr. Nappo is Co-Head of Aldwych Real Estate & Family Office. He taps his extensive network of U.S. financial institution heads, private equity partners and real estate developers, as well as government entities and UHNWIs to secure continuous deal flow for his clients and partners.


In leading AREFO, Mr. Nappo provides financial analysis, due diligence and transaction facilitation in catering to institutional investors, family offices and pension funds. Mr. Nappo sits in London and is further in charge of EMEA financial institution and family office initiatives. Prior to founding AREFO, Mr. Nappo was engaged in commodity trading and technology ventures. His background includes private equity real estate experience spearheading acquisitions and transaction execution, structuring seller financing deals and designing optimal private mortgage instruments, as well as healthcare sector transactions.


Mr. Nappo holds an MS in Financial Economics from Columbia Business School. He graduated Valedictorian from Imperial College London with a M.Eng in Mechanical Engineering, recipient of the prestigious Bramwell Medal and Henry Ford II Scholar Award. 

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