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Nick Hill and Torsten Bickart to join the European Real Estate Finance Group

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UBS Investment Bank announced today the appointment of Nick Hill and Torsten Bickart to the European Real Estate Finance Group. Mr Hill joins as Executive Director, Head of UK Real Estate Finance and Torsten Bickart joins as Executive Director and Head of German Real Estate Finance. Both will report to Wilson Lee, Managing Director and European Head of Real Estate Finance.

Mr Hill joins UBS from Lehman Brothers Real Estate Mezzanine Partners where he was responsible for their European business. Previously, he worked in their Principal Transaction Group and prior to that he worked at HSBC in property finance. Mr Hill will be based in London and his appointment is with immediate effect.

Mr Bickart joins UBS from HVB where he worked for 13 years, most recently as Head of Real Estate Portfolio Lending for Germany. Mr Bickart will be based in Frankfurt and will join UBS in the Autumn.

The Real Estate Finance business was set up in March this year within the Securitized Products Group headed globally by Ramesh Singh based in New York. Real Estate Finance provides clients both debt and equity finance to our clients in the commercial real estate business leveraging expertise from across UBS Investment Bank.

These hires follow the appointments earlier this year of Matthew Bailey and Nick Bull, who joined the European Real Estate Finance Group in March this year. Mr Bailey joined as Director from Barclays Capital where he specialised in tax restructuring, securitisation and real estate finance. Mr Bull also joined as Director from the Global Real Estate Group at Lehman Brothers where he worked for five years. Prior to that, Mr Bull was a real estate finance lawyer at Clifford Chance. In addition, Soumen Das joined the Real Estate Finance Group as Director from the Real Estate and Leisure Group within UBS' Investment Banking Division where he has been covering UK property companies and corporates for the past 8 years. All report to Wilson Lee.

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