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Nuveen Real Estate bolsters European debt team with new senior hire

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Nuveen Real Estate, one of the world’s largest real estate investment managers, has appointed Peter Hansell as a Senior Director within its European Commercial Real Estate (CRE) debt team.

Peter, who is based in London, will be focusing on debt investments, including the origination of new opportunities and the management of the firm’s various continental Europe and UK debt strategies.

Nuveen Real Estate’s European CRE debt platform has an AUM of c. €4.5 billion. Its global debt portfolio totals €35 billion globally.

Peter joins the firm from Cairn Capital in London, where he held the role of Head of Real Estate Debt. He has a wealth of experience in origination, lending, capital markets and restructuring. Prior to his role at Cairn Capital, Peter worked at Lehman Brothers, Bayerische Hypo and Vereinsbank, Standard & Poor’s, Royal Bank of Scotland and BNP Paribas Real Estate.

Christian Janssen, Head of Commercial Real Estate Debt, Europe, at Nuveen Real Estate, commented: “We are delighted that Peter has joined the team, bringing over two decades of CRE debt experience and spanning several property cycles. In addition, he has a wide range of skills in origination, structuring and investment, as well as restructuring and asset management. Peter will be a key contributor in the continued expansion of our European debt business.”

Nuveen Real Estate’s global debt platform, which has been investing since 1934, is active across the US, Europe and APAC, investing on behalf of a range of mandates from an institutional global client list. It is designed for secure, income-focused returns and downside risk mitigation.

Nuveen Real Estate’s European CRE debt team originated c. £500 million in new loans during the first half of 2021, secured against a wide range of asset classes including logistics, residential, life sciences and offices.

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