Marco Rampin joins HSH Nordbank London Branch as Head of Real Estate (DE/UK)

The 42 year old Italian corporate and investment banker Marco Rampin joins HSH Nordbank London Branch as Head of Real Estate as of mid-June.

Rampin comes from BNP Paribas, London where he was Director for Principal Finance and Securitisation Real Estate. Previously he was also with AIG Global Real Estate and with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments, both based in London. He started his career with Jones Lang LaSalle with postings in London, Paris and Milan. He is a Member of the Italian Professional Board of the Real Estate Agents and Valuers.

Bernhard Visker, Global Head Real Estate at HSH Nordbank comments:
"With Marco Rampin as Head of Real Estate in the London Branch, we pursue the aim of further widening our customer base at the top level, with a particular emphasis on pan-European business."

Up to now, Real Estate London's successful growth has been principally focussed on the UK. New business in 2005 was around €1.6 billion, including the 100% underwriting of debt and equity for the acquisition of Woolgate Exchange, West LB's headquarter in the City of London. In 2006 so far the volume of deals mandated and approved is already approaching €1.0 billion. In addition to this, HSH Nordbank will strengthen the focus to join the UK real estate clients with their continental European investments.

Jurgen Lange, Head of International Investors, explains: "Besides the very successful UK-based business we see new challenges. UK domiciled investors and developers who are operating outside the UK present an opportunity for HSH Nordbank's network of Real Estate offices in various key European markets."

Marco Rampin will join an existing team of 10 in London which has been built up by Ray McColl since 1999. The further strengthening of the Real Estate team, and the widening of its geographical focus, completes the growth strategy of London Branch as a whole that is headed by Michael Langmack. The size of HSH Nordbanks real estate team worldwide is 400, with more than100 located outside Germany.

Source: HSH Nordbank

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