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Chris Holmes joins Deloitte to form real estate debt advisory

8 June 2021

Chris Holmes has joined Deloitte’s financial advisory practice as a partner to build a new business offering debt advisory services to the real estate sector.

Chris joins Deloitte from boutique firm Capra Global Partners and prior to that he was previously EMEA head of Debt Advisory at JLL until 2019. Chris brings with him over 25 years’ experience in European real estate debt and investment.

The new real estate debt advisory offering will be part of Deloitte’s 100-person strong UK Debt and Capital Advisory (DCA) team, headed by Chris Skinner. The offering will sit alongside the existing infrastructure and real estate assets teams headed by Phil Adam.

The wider DCA business provides borrower side debt advisory and treasury services to corporates, infrastructure, private equity and privately owned companies.

Commenting on the appointment, Chris Skinner, Deloitte partner and head of DCA said: “Having someone of Chris Holmes’ standing and experience to head our new real estate debt advisory business is a great coup, particularly given the strength of crossover with Deloitte’s real estate division and other service lines. Chris’s appointment and the launch of our new real estate vertical underlines our ambition to grow and enhance our market leading position.”

Chris Holmes, partner and head of real estate debt advisory, added: “Within debt advisory so many issues are converging, driving capital demands to real estate. As the sources of lender capital continue to evolve, the need for professional and timely advice on navigating debt markets has never been stronger. Offering clients this service through Deloitte’s leading DCA business is a strong statement of intent to expand in this field.”


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