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European Risk Capital expands real estate group

European Risk Capital, an independent investment banking practice specialising in structured capital raising and risk advisory activities, has appointed Robert Baskeyfield to its real estate group as executive director.

Formerly responsible for origination in KBC’s London real estate group, Baskeyfield built its commercial property business from a low base to a fully functional asset platform in the region of USD1bn. 

Prior to KBC, he spent nearly a decade in the German real estate sector and was instrumental in the establishment of Deutsche Hyp in London, the real estate lending arm of the Dresdner/Kleinwort Benson and Allianz Banking Group.

He subsequently led Deutsche Hyp as one of the key parties in the UK branch merger of the three real estate groups of Deutsche, Dresdner, and Commerzbank under Deutsche Hyp’s UK banking licence, resulting in the amalgamation of EuroHypo, the largest commercial real estate bank in Europe. 

Baskeyfield joins European Risk Capital with primary focus on arranging commercial and residential property finance transactions including structured debt and hybrid equity placements.

Tony Gioulis, managing partner, says: “We welcome Robert’s extensive skill base and significant prior experience in structured property finance across the UK and Europe; his arrival enhances European Risk Capital’s established real estate platform and enables us to expand its strategic focus.”

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