Nuveen Real Estate adds senior hire to European debt team

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Nuveen Real Estate has appointed Peter Hansell as a Senior Director within its European Commercial Real Estate (CRE) debt team.

Hansell, 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 cEUR4.5 billion. Its global debt portfolio totals €35 billion globally.

Hansell 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, says: “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.”

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