Natale Giostra, head of UK and EMEA debt advisory, is leaving CBRE after nine years to pursue a career in debt origination.
Giostra, in an email this lunchtime, confirmed his departure from CBRE, stating: “After over 9 years I have decided to leave CBRE to pursue different opportunities in the lending industry.”
Giostra, an executive director at CBRE, has more than 12 years of experience working in real estate banking across the UK, USA, Netherlands, Spain and Italy.
His experience includes origination and distribution of senior, junior and mezzanine commercial real estate (CRE) loans as well as loan sale and acquisition of performing, sub-performing and non-performing CRE loans.
CBRE’s debt advisory a team is led from London with local presence in Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Its 22 members all have a strong investment and real estate banking background, having held senior positions at major financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Anglo Irish Bank, Citi, Barclays, Lloyds, ING, ABN AMRO, and BBVA.
Giostra has led the UK debt advisory team since January 2010, in which period his team has in excess of £1.8bn of loans.
He has also been responsible for co-ordinating and supervising the debt advisory teams across EMEA.
Previously, Giostra was based in Madrid for two years and Amsterdam for two years, with the responsibility for the start-up of both debt advisory teams. He was head of Continental Europe of debt advisory from January 2008 to December 2009.