London, 22 January 2013
Macquarie has appointed Neil Hasson as Head of Real Estate Lending within Macquarie’s Corporate and Asset Finance Group. Based in London, Mr Hasson will focus on managing and building out Macquarie’s real estate lending activities.
Mr Hasson joins Macquarie from Citi, where he was responsible for Citi’s real estate private equity platform in Europe. Having joined Citi in February 2005, during his tenure Mr Hasson raised in excess of €1.5 billion of equity capital from institutions and high net worth investors, and invested more than €1 billion in multiple asset classes across a wide range of jurisdictions. Key transactions include the 2005 recapitalisation of Deutsche Annington and the subsequent acquisition of Viterra, and together with Gazit, the recapitalisation of Meinl European Land/Atrium in 2008.
Florian Herold, Co-Head of Macquarie Lending Europe, stated: “We are delighted that Neil is joining Macquarie. Neil’s extensive experience in both the real estate sector and capital markets across Europe will help grow the already successful real estate lending business that Macquarie Lending has established over the past few years.”
Neil Hasson commented: “As I have come to know the team at Macquarie, I have been extremely impressed with their capabilities, work ethic and their approach to the business. Macquarie’s capital is flexible with the ability to fund in an expedited fashion, across various levels of debt funding, a product for which there is significant demand.”
Mr Hasson will work closely with the existing London-based team, including Peter Vega and Adam Joseph, who have significant experience executing real estate lending transactions across Europe having closed a total of nine transactions since 2010.
Macquarie Lending provides finance to corporates and invests in select debt assets trading in secondary debt markets. Since 2009, Macquarie Lending has made over $A18 billion of new lending commitments globally, with over €2.7 billion currently committed in Europe.
Macquarie Real Estate Lending provides bespoke finance solutions to companies operating across the full real estate spectrum including residential, retail, light industrial, data centres, office and hotels.