On May 1, 2009, Ingeborg Warschke will be taking over as head of Helaba's real estate finance department in its London branch. The highly experienced banker has been working since 1995 in Helaba's international real estate finance, most recently for the Bank's real estate financing activities in Western and Southern Europe and for internationally active closed-end and open-end real estate funds.
Peter Wilson, who has successfully headed the real estate finance department in London over the past nine years, will take over as senior relationship director in the London branch. As an experienced team in the U.K. market, Warschke and Wilson will work together to continue to build Helaba's real estate finance activities.
Helaba's London branch has existed since 1980. The Bank has been operating locally as a real estate financier since the beginning of the 1990s. Having continually and successfully expanded the London real estate finance business, Helaba is now strengthening its presence in the U.K. market to take advantage of opportunities that will arise when the financial market crisis abates.
Helaba has had lasting success as a German real estate bank with an international focus. Its products and services in real estate range from development, funding and placement of real estate projects for investors. In real estate management, the Bank concentrates on Hesse and Thuringia and also the Rhine-Main region. Helaba conducts its real estate finance internationally, with particular focus on economic centers in the USA, Great Britain, France and Northern and Central Europe.