JLL appoints Amadeo Gimenez as Director in Debt Advisory team
New hire bolsters JLL’s debt and structured finance advisory business across EMEA and expansion into Southern Europe
LONDON, 11 January 2023 – To mark the growth of its debt and structured finance advisory capabilities in Southern Europe, JLL has appointed Amadeo Gimenez as Director within its Debt & Structured Finance team across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He begins his role immediately.
Gimenez joins JLL from Spanish based international financial services firm Alantra where he was a Director in the Credit Portfolio Advisory team leading the disposal of NPL & REO portfolios with Real Estate exposure and the Financing & Refinance of Real Estate. Previous experience also includes specialist financial advisory on Commercial Real Estate Assets at Deloitte covering a wide variety of CRE transactions. Prior to supporting commercial real estate clients on credit advisory, Gimenez held various roles as Master Architect to design and deliver public and private developments across the globe.
Situated in JLL’s Madrid office, Gimenez will work closely with JLL’s London-based Team, led by Brad Greenway and Edward Daubeney, to drive forward the debt and structured finance advisory business across EMEA. Since 2018, its EMEA debt and structured finance team has completed $3Bn of financings across Southern Europe with an additional $2Bn of current mandates. Gimenez will be pivotal to maintaining and establishing local and global relationships.
Brad Greenway, Co-Head, EMEA Debt & Structured Finance for JLL said: “Amadeo’s extensive knowledge of commercial real estate debt advisory in the region will greatly bolster our team as local borrowers grow reliance on international capital sources due to traditional domestic financial institutions progressively reducing their exposure to the real estate sector. Amadeo will be pivotal to this by bridging local relationships with global funds.”
Since 2018, JLL’s European Debt Advisory team has closed 398 financings with 129 lenders, of which 76% are international lenders providing debt in their non-domestic market. In the same period, the debt and structured finance team has completed in excess of $40Bn of financings across 19 European and 1 middle eastern country. In 2022, the JLL EMEA debt and structured finance team completed in excess of $12Bn of financing across Europe.
Amadeo Gimenez, Director, Debt and Structured Finance, EMEA for JLL, commented: “JLL brings a unique opportunity through its proven track-record of importing international capital into markets and there is a strong foothold to expand the $40Bn achieved since 2018. It’s great to be part of a team with impressive results thus far and to be joining at a time when it is becoming crucial for borrowers to have specialized financing teams to rely upon to achieve and exceed the objectives set."
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