Derek has extensive UK, international and pan-European real estate experience working within property companies and private equity to acquire assets, form business plans, re-position, arrange funding, structure Joint Ventures, appoint professional teams and also working within banks to originate, underwrite, structure, manage and close transactions.
At present, he is managing the exit and wind-down of GE Capital Real Estate involving the disposal of equity assets, loans and liquidations on an international basis.
Derek experienced a series of life events where, he says, one thing led to another. He contacted LionHeart initially with one question he needed advice on, and subsequently found support in a number of different areas.
He says: "It is a great benefit to know that somebody is there but that they are also part of an experienced team that can offer help, assistance and guidance for the situations we can find ourselves in. Knowing how difficult it can be to seek support is one reason why I wish to make others aware of the positive help they can find at any time through LionHeart."