CBRE Hires Petr Svoboda to Head Up New Debt & Structured Finance Team in CEE
As head of Debt & Structured Finance for the region, Mr Svoboda will advise CBRE’s clients on all aspects of debt financing for real estate projects, including senior, junior, mezzanine or bridging finance.He joins from Komerční banka (SG group) where he worked for six years in the Real Estate Finance team in Prague. He was responsible for key commercial projects across all real estate sectors including the 2nd biggest ever transaction on the Czech market, the VGP industrial portfolio acquired by PointPark Properties (TPG/Ivanhoé Cambridge) and the development of the most significant office building in central Prague; Florentinum developed by PENTA. Prior to Komerční banka he spent four years at the Bank of Ireland in Dublin.
Jeff Alson, CBRE’s Head of Capital Markets, Czech Republic, will assume overall responsibility for this newly created department for CEE.
“We are delighted that Petr has joined to head up our new Debt & Structured Finance team. Over the last few years the European debt market has altered significantly, with the emergence of new lenders and a shift in the types of real estate property transactions being undertaken. We grew our Debt & Structured Finance team in the UK and Western Europe significantly in response to these changes, and have arranged over €2.5 billion in commercial property loan finance, for clients of all sizes, over the last 18 months.We are now beginning to experience similar changes in Central and Eastern Europe, therefore expanding our real estate financing offer to ensure we meet all our clients’ needs was the next logical step in our growth strategy.”