Cornerstone appoints director of real estate finance for Europe

Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers Europe has appointed Kristina Foster as director, real estate finance – Europe, reporting to Chris Bates, head of real estate finance – Europe.

Foster will be responsible for sourcing new real estate financing opportunities to expand Cornerstone’s debt business, both in the UK and in mainland Europe.
She will also assist in developing the investment strategy, the marketing programme and structuring debt products in line with client requirements, and actively sourcing investments for Cornerstone’s existing clients. 
Foster is a RICS qualified real estate banker who has over 16 years’ experience across origination and restructuring environments in real estate markets. She joins Cornerstone from RBS where most recently she was a director in its non-core real estate division, which is tasked with the sale and run down of real estate assets identified as non-core to RBS long term strategy.
Prior to RBS, Foster worked at DTZ, where she completed the graduate training programme and RICS qualification, before joining its European valuation and advisory team.
Bates says: “Kristina is a great addition to the real estate finance team, and her proven track record in debt origination and management will be invaluable in helping us grow our existing circa GBP400m loan book. She joins the company at a time when we are looking for further transactions in both the UK and across our territories, in particular, using Kristina’s specialised expertise to seek more higher yielding and Continental European opportunities.”

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