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, and derivatives.

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

Michael Acratopulo
Head of Origination

+44 (0) 20 7759 7608

Scott Bottles
Senior Credit Officer

+44 (0) 20 7759 7450

Senior CRE contacts

Nicolas Brandebourger
+44 (0) 20 7759 7463

Shaun Connery
+44 (0) 20 7759 7479

Richard Craddock
+44 (0) 20 7759 7483


Stacey Flor
+44 (0) 20 7759 7651

Tim Gibb
+44 (0) 20 7759 7648

Robert Maddox
+44 (0) 20 7759 7625


Charles N. Roberts
+44 (0) 20 7759 7639

Michaela Robinson
+44 (0) 20 7759 7461

John Rubbert
+44 (0) 20 7759 7671


Sarah Stafford
+353 1 436 5795


Other contacts

Matthew Bennett
Head of Property Underwriting

+44 (0) 20 7759 7610

Martin Read

+44 (0) 20 7759 7604

Margot Waddup
Head of Syndicated Finance

+44 (0) 20 7759 7680


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£82 million

Bentley Portfolio
Acquisition facility
Arranger & Agent
October 2015

King's Cross logo

£75 million

R7 – King’s Cross Central
Development facility
Arranger & Agent
October 2015

Lone Star Funds logo

£425 million

Quintain Estates
Acquisition facility
Arranger & Agent
July 2015

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.


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.


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.

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).

Investment Property Forum UK Consensus Forecasts Summary Report

February 26, 2016

A summary of analysis from February 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.