Global investment manager Nuveen Real Estate has appointed Peter Hansell as a senior director within its European commercial real estate debt team.
Based in London, he will focus on debt investments, including the origination of new opportunities and the management of the firm’s various continental Europe and UK debt strategies.
Hansell has over two decades of CRE debt experience, spanning several property cycles and including origination, lending, capital markets and restructuring. He joins from Cairn Capital in London, where he held the role of head of real estate debt. Prior to this he worked at Lehman Brothers, Bayerische Hypo and Vereinsbank, Standard & Poor’s, Royal Bank of Scotland and BNP Paribas Real Estate.
Nuveen Real Estate’s European debt platform has an AUM of around €4.5 bn. Its global debt portfolio totals €35 bn.
The European debt team originated around £500 mln in new loans during the first half of 2021, secured against a wide range of asset classes including logistics, residential, life sciences and offices.