CBRE bolsters regional Lending team with appointment of Kenny Orpin

Kenny Orpin has been appointed as an Associate Director in the Investment Advisory arm of CBRE’s Capital Advisors team. Based in the CBRE Manchester office, Kenny will be part of the Real Estate Lending team advising clients across the UK regions on the implementation of real estate lending strategies.

Kenny has a broad range of experience in senior, whole and mezzanine lending structures having previously worked in the Real Estate Lending team at Santander, and before that in the Structured Property Finance team at Barclays.

In his new role at CBRE, Kenny will work in the Real Estate Lending team, led by Andrew Antoniades, which specialises in advising private institutions and public bodies and to structure and implement loans on their behalf through specific investment strategies.

The team currently manages debt mandates totalling £800 million, including investment and development lending. Kenny will be working with funds specifically in the UK regions, where there is a scarcity of speculative development finance. Many of the CBRE fund strategies are linked closely to regeneration and increasing the socio-economic benefits of the surrounding are, including the North West Evergreen Fund and SCR Jessica.

Andrew Antoniades, Senior Director, CBRE Capital Advisors
Kenny is a key hire in our drive to expand of our Lending business and extend our reach to clients in the UK regions. We see many attractive investment opportunities as well as chances to make loans to fund regeneration across the UK regions, and in particular in the North West.
Andrew Antoniades, Senior Director, CBRE Capital Advisors