CBRE boosts Debt Advisory team with senior HSBC hire
Global real estate advisor, CBRE has today announced the appointment of Matthew Featherstone as an Executive Director in its Debt and Structured Finance team, led by Paul Coates and part of CBRE Capital Advisors.
Matthew most recently served as Managing Director for HSBC, and formerly Head of Real Estate for Global Banking, UK, where he oversaw real estate clients and real estate lending exposures for the division. He has over 16 years’ of banking experience; including 13 years covering the real estate market, with extensive experience in debt origination across private and public clients and the various subsectors.
In his new role, Matthew will use his strong track record and market knowledge to further strengthen the business pipeline for CBRE’s UK Debt Advisory business, with a particular focus on larger sponsors across all sectors.
Last year’s CBRE’s Debt Advisory business completed €6bn of debt transactions across Europe, equating to more than 65 transactions across Office, Retail, Logistics, Residential, Healthcare, Datacentre and Hotel assets. This included the arrangement of a £303m debt facility for Singapore investor, Sun Venture, for their acquisition of 1 & 2 New Ludgate, a prime office asset in London.
Matthew’s hire follows the appointment of Chris Gow last year, who joined as an Executive Director to lead Debt Advisory for CBRE’s Operational Real Estate business.
Matthew is another prominent hire in our Debt Advisory business as we continue to strengthen and grow our capabilities, both in the UK and across Europe. Availability of bank debt is one of the biggest questions facing investors in the current climate and the extensive network of lenders that we partner with allows us to help clients successfully navigate the more challenging market landscape. Matthew’s deep relationships with both lenders and sponsors will be a great asset as we look to build on the success of 2020.
I am delighted to be joining CBRE’s Capital Advisors business. CBRE is the world’s leading full-service real estate services and investment firm and the financial capabilities within the Capital Advisors team are a key differentiator that help deliver market-leading results for clients. I am looking forward to working with and developing the team to build on the existing strong track record of success.