United Kingdom Commercial Real Estate

Commercial real estate financing solutions in the UK and Ireland

  • Pan-UK and Republic of Ireland coverage
  • All major asset types
  • Loan sizes typically greater than £20 million
  • A wide range of lending products, including
    • Investment finance
    • Development finance
    • Corporate facilities
    • Floating and fixed rate loans
    • Fund finance
    • Portfolio lending

We also offer a range of associated products and services to real estate customers, including loan-on-loan financing, debt capital markets, derivatives, and loan servicing.

The UK commercial real estate team is based in London and combines local market expertise with the size and strength of Wells Fargo and its long established real estate franchise.

Our debt products cover a wide spectrum of funding requirements and we lend against all major real estate asset types.

We work closely with the Wells Fargo global business to provide our customers with comprehensive financial solutions.

Management team

Max Sinclair
Head of UK Division

+44 (0) 20 7759 7645
maxim.sinclair@wellsfargo.com

Michael Acratopulo
Head of Origination

+44 (0) 20 7759 7608
michael.acratopulo
@wellsfargo.com

Scott Bottles
Senior Credit Officer

+44 (0) 20 7759 7450
scott.l.bottles@wellsfargo.com

Senior CRE contacts

Nicolas Brandebourger
+44 (0) 20 7759 7463
nicolas.brandebourger
@wellsfargo.com

Shaun Connery
+44 (0) 20 7759 7479
shaun.connery@wellsfargo.com

Richard Craddock
+44 (0) 20 7759 7483
richard.craddock@wellsfargo.com

 

Stacey Flor
+44 (0) 20 7759 7651
stacey.flor@wellsfargo.com

Tim Gibb
+44 (0) 20 7759 7648
tim.gibb@wellsfargo.com

Robert Maddox
+44 (0) 20 7759 7625
robert.maddox@wellsfargo.com

 

Charles N. Roberts
+44 (0) 20 7759 7639
charles.n.roberts
@wellsfargo.com

Michaela Robinson
+44 (0) 20 7759 7461
michaela.robinson
@wellsfargo.com

John Rubbert
+44 (0) 20 7759 7671
john.rubbert@wellsfargo.com

 

Sarah Stafford
+353 1 436 5795
sarah.stafford@wellsfargo.com

 

Other contacts

Matthew Bennett
Head of Property Underwriting

+44 (0) 20 7759 7610
matthew.bennett@wellsfargo.com

Martin Read
Head of RETECHS UK

+44 (0) 20 7759 7604
martin.read@wellsfargo.com

Margot Waddup
Head of Syndicated Finance

+44 (0) 20 7759 7680
margot.waddup@wellsfargo.com

 

£150 million

UK portfolio
Investment facility
Mandated Lead Arranger
February 2016

King's Cross logo

£68.5 million

R6 and R3
King’s Cross Central
Development facility
Arranger & Agent
February 2016

£400 million

Airport property partnership
Refinancing facility
Mandated Lead Arranger
January 2016

Real Estate Merchant Banking

We can help you with non-standard opportunities, including:

  • Loan-on-loan financing
  • Subordinated debt
  • Preferred equity
  • Recapitalisations

Advisory services

Eastdil Secured is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo. In the U.S., Eastdil is well-established in sell-side brokerage and public and private capital raising. Its European office offers advisory services in the UK and throughout the rest of Europe.

Derivatives

We offer a full array of interest rate, foreign exchange, and other hedging products, and can ensure derivative delivery is fully integrated with the related financing.

Syndication

Our UK syndications team has significant experience arranging and syndicating loans, with more than £7 billion distributed since 1999. Along with underwriting facilities, we can form club deals to provide investors with a single point of contact within a larger capital pool.

Subscription lines

We have a global team dedicated to the subscription line business and work with a wide range of clients across all private equity sectors. Since 2012 we have arranged more than 250 transactions ranging in size from $25 million to $325 billion.

Debt capital markets

We offer a broad array of origination capabilities and distribution networks. As a market-leading U.S. private placement business, we can provide UK counter parties with access to U.S. capital markets. This team includes the former Eurohypo CMBS platform.

Commercial Mortgage Servicing

We currently offer the following roles in the U.K., Ireland, and the Netherlands:

  • Facility Agent
  • Security Agent
  • Servicer
  • Special Servicer
  • Liquidity Facility Provider

Ratings:

  • S&P “Average” rating for UK Commercial Mortgage Special Servicer
  • S&P “Average” rating for UK Commercial Mortgage Primary Servicer
  • Fitch rating of CSS3 for UK Commercial Special Servicer
  • Fitch rating of CPS2 for UK Primary Servicer

For more information

Download our commercial mortgage servicing brochure (PDF) for contact information.

IPF Report and Accounts 2016

June 1, 2016

The research programme newsletter provides summaries of recently published major research projects, short paper series, annual surveys, IPF work in progress, IPF research pipeline and regular publications. A full IPF back catalogue is listed. The newsletter also provides summaries of recent research from the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF), British Council for Offices (BCO), British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), British Property Federation (BPF), Property Industry Alliance (PIA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).

Investment Property Forum UK Consensus Forecasts Summary Report

May 27, 2016

A summary of analysis from May 2016 UK Consensus Forecasts of rental and capital value growth and total return forecasts. The economic setting is discussed and All Property forecasts presented by type of forecaster (property advisors and fund managers) until 2018 together with the five-year average to 2020. The trend of weaker rental and capital value growth continues and income will be the main driver of performance from 2017 onwards.

End of Fund Life Report

March 10, 2016

A consultation report sponsored by IPF, INREV and AREF, examining the end of fund life wind-up and extension strategies and identifying principle issues affecting end of fund life processes. The report sets out guidance and best practice designed to enhance the INREV and AREF code of practice. Best practice guidelines are developed for communication, transparency, timeliness, documentation, conflicts of interest, management decisions, fund extension and wind-up process. Case studies provide context for each guiding principle.

IPF Research Newsletter Issue 13 (Winter 2015)

February 29, 2016

The research programme newsletter provides summaries of recently published major research projects, short paper series, annual surveys, IPF work in progress, IPF research pipeline and regular publications. A full IPF back catalogue is listed. The newsletter also provides summaries of recent research from the Association of Real Estate Funds (AREF), British Council for Offices (BCO), British Council of Shopping Centres (BCSC), British Property Federation (BPF), Property Industry Alliance (PIA), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and Urban Land Institute (ULI).