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

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

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


£35 million

Industrial/Logistics Portfolio
Investment facility
Arranger & Agent
December 2016

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£35 million

Logistics Portfolio
Investment facility
Arranger & Agent
December 2016

>£10 million

Rathbone Market
PRS facility
Arranger & Agent
November 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.


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.

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


  • 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.

MSCI Solvency II Update 2017

March 17, 2017

This latest report adds six years of European investment market records, updates the capital risk analysis to December 2015, and includes data from five additional countries.

IPF UK Consensus Forecasts Winter 2016/17 at a Glance

March 8, 2017

Document summarizing the key findings from the first quarterly survey of 2017, based on the forecasts of 25 independent property consultants and fund managers.

IPF UK Consensus Forecasts Report - Winter 2016-17

February 24, 2017

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.