Knight Frank launches debt advisory practice

By James Buckley - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:01

Knight Frank has today launched a new debt advisory practice with the senior appointment of Lisa Attenborough.

Lisa joins as Head of Commercial Debt, and will lead the new service line, as the firm continues to expand its remit.

Joining Knight Frank from CBRE where she was a director working across the capital advisory and specialist market teams, Attenborough will be at the forefront of building Knight Frank’s strategic debt and structured finance practice.

Attenborough’s previous experience includes over ten years of working at Barclays Bank in a range of teams which include structured property finance, debt finance and latterly in the corporate healthcare team. She was subsequently at CBRE for two years, before joining Knight Frank.

John Snow, Head of UK Commercial at Knight Frank, said: “As part of Knight Frank’s wider strategy to broaden the expertise and assistance we can offer our clients, Lisa will be working with both the Specialist Investment and Finance teams to advise clients on arranging development finance, operational real estate and brings with her access to over 150 financial lenders.”

Lisa Attenborough, Partner and Head of Commercial Debt, at Knight Frank, said: “We are encountering a challenging and ever-changing debt market and I am looking forward to the challenge of bringing my previous experience to launch and build a new practice at Knight Frank.

“As a leading global real estate consultancy, Knight Frank is in the perfect position to provide counsel to clients on how to navigate this shift and capitalise on the opportunities that exist in the market, amplifying the fantastic work that the teams here are already doing and growing the team and expertise going forward.”

Snow continued: “Lisa Attenborough is a leading expert in providing strategic commercial debt advice and has an exceptional track record, with unrivalled previous experience in this complex sector. We believe that she is the ideal person to launch this practice to broaden the work that our Specialist and Finance teams are doing and expand Knight Frank’s remit in the market.”

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