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

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

 

£515 million

100 Bishopsgate
Development facility
Joint Arranger & Agent
July 2016

King's Cross logo

£100 million

USAF Student Housing Portfolio
Revolving credit facility
Arranger & Agent
August 2016

£62.5 million

Mixed-use Portfolio
Acquisition facility
Arranger & Agent
April 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 for CMBS, balance sheet, and syndicated loans in the UK and other European markets:

  • 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.

Megatrends Research Scoping Paper

December, 2016

A paper setting out priorities for research into the implications of global megatrends on real estate investment, based on a survey of IPF members.

IPF Annual Residential Attitudes and Investment Survey 2016

December, 2016

Real Estate Crowdfunding Gimmick or Game Changer

November, 2016

An investigation into the origins and scale of the real estate crowdfunding industry, comparing growth in the UK to that in the US and China and the drivers behind the expansion of this new source of capital and its potential to disrupt the established market for debt and equity provision.

IPF UK Consensus Forecasts Report - Autumn 2016

November, 2016

A survey of 27 independent property consultants and fund managers, whose forecasts were generated within 12 weeks of the survey date (9 November 2016). The report covers forecasts of rental and capital value growth and total returns on a yearly basis to 2020 for all UK property and at the sector level.