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UBS Hires Donald Belanger as Head of EMEA Real Estate Capital Markets
UBS announced today that Donald Belanger will join UBS as a Managing Director and Head of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Real Estate Capital Markets. Belanger will join UBS from Credit Suisse where he was Head of European Real Estate Finance and was responsible for the origination, structuring and distribution of all real estate debt in Europe.
Belanger will be based in London and will report to Ramesh Singh, Global Head of Securitized Products and Americas Head of Debt Capital Markets. He will work closely with Wilson Lee, Head of EMEA Real Estate Principal Finance and Head of Real Estate Finance for Asia Pacific. Lee continues to report to Singh and is also based in London.
Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Belanger was a Managing Director in the Global Real Estate Debt Markets Group at Deutsche Bank in New York where he also supported the European Real Estate growth initiative. Previously, he worked at Nomura Securities in structured products and at Fitch as an analyst evaluating commercial mortgage backed securities.
"Hiring a real estate veteran such as Don is an important step towards continuing to build our real estate capital markets capabilities in Europe" said Lee. "We are confident that we will be able to achieve our strategic goal of successfully growing a client-centric origination, structuring and distribution business, that is well integrated within the broader UBS client base and product platform." added Singh.
Belanger earned his B.A. in business economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and his MSc in finance and accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Rowan Staines, UBS Media Relations
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