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Iain has spent over 17 year advising clients on all aspects of the securitisation of debt secured by commercial real estate (CRE). He is a strong advocate for the establishment of a fully functioning CRE CLO and CMBS market as a means of financing European CRE, but also the deployment of this technology as a mechanism for banks to offload significant volumes of non-performing loans. Iain is a market-leading expert on these topics and has spoken and written widely on these.


  • Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2004, 法律实务课程
  • Oxford Brookes University, 2003, 法律深造文凭
  • University of Durham, 2002, Environmental Geoscience

  • 英格兰和威尔士

Notable Quotes

  • 8 March 2019, “Pick-up in CMBS activity proves to be short-Lived” Property Week
  • 1 March 2019, “NPLs: Proposed Irish “No Consent, No Sale” bill could derail Irish RMBS issuance” CapitalStructure
  • 31 January 2019, “Alpha Bank shifts non-performing SME loans” GlobalCapital
  • 6 July 2018 “European CMBS surge continues” Structured Credit Investor
  • July 2018 “The Wolf at the Door: Italy Confronts its Menacing Bad Loans” AltCredit
  • 21 June 2018 “Two deals show resurgence of European CMBS market” Property Week
  • 23 May 2018 " The benefits of NPL securitisation” Real Estate Capital
  • 18 May 2018 "Securitisation 'right tool' for NPL disposals” Structured Credit Investor
  • 18 May 2018 "Split-mortgage securitisation mulled” Structured Credit Investor
  • 19 February 2018 "Why Blackstone took the agency CMBS route for its Italian refi." Real Estate Capital
  • 9 August 2017 "NPL ABS: Blackstone buys majority stake in Banco Popular's real estate asset portfolio; portfolio could provide platform for a number of securitisations." Capital Structure
  • 21 June 2017 "INSIGHT: Greek NPL securitisation may be a one-off, but outlook for European NPL ABS remains optimistic." Capital Structure
  • 15 May 2017 "FEATURE: Public and private CMBS deals mandated; punitive regulations still a major hindrance." Capital Structure
  • 14 December 2016 "UniCredit announces €17.7bn NPL ABS as investor interest heats up" Global Capital
  • 5 February 2016 "EU deal for Italian bad loans "helpful" to European CMBS" Real Estate Capital
  • 4 January 2016 "2016 Forecasts: Will debt get more expensive?” Real Estate Capital
  • 24 July 2015 "Expanding Brand" Structured Credit Investor