Director & Head of Debt Advisory
As Head of Debt Advisory, Ben is responsible for advising Colliers UK and European Clients on Real Estate debt facilities that delivers enhanced returns, more efficient structures and a greater connectivity to the financial markets.
With 20 years’ experience within the Structured Finance & Real Estate Banking sector, Ben established ALC in 2013, a specialist Real Estate Debt Advisory business, the team then joined Colliers in 2018. He previously worked for Standard Chartered, National Australia Bank and RBS in various Real Estate roles.
Ben has extensive experience in the arrangement and monitoring of Real Estate credit structures across the capital stack and asset classes. This includes senior, whole and mezz loans, with facilities arranged from several million to several hundred million.
The team work with over 240 global credit funders, from banks to debt funds to opportunistic Family Offices. As a single point of contact, Ben and his team are able to reduce execution risk, improve clients IRR and Cash on Cash Yields whilst striving to deliver an outstanding client experience.
Prior to joining Colliers in 2018, Ben grew the Debt Advisory team from concept to a team of 8 professionals and one of the most respected Debt Advisory teams in the UK.
Ben has a proven track record of delivering constant year on year growth built around the client experience and outstanding service.
BSc Business Management - Imperial College, London
MBA Finance - Keble College, Oxford
Masters in Wealth Management from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)
Memberships & Involvements
Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment
“Colliers Debt Advisory Team provide more than financial leverage. Their ability to filter a large group of lenders and approach the most appropriate ones quickly saves both time and money when looking for credit solutions. Direct and honest communication ensures all parties know where they stand and allows resources to be focused on other tasks which are not so readily consulted on.” Dixon Wilson
“We found Colliers Debt Advisory Team to be a team of dedicated and client-focused professionals with a wealth of credit experience, who can offer their clients access to a highly competitive range of credit providers. This needs-based approach has served all parties well, typically securing savings for the end client by using the team's buying power and reduced risk profile to find a universally beneficial solution.” JTC
Laurence is a Director at Colliers International in Jersey, where he joined the team in 2016.
He specialises in institutional and corporate debt financing. Working across all parts of the debt stack, and all real estate asset classes, he is passionate about structuring creative credit solutions to further a client’s investment objectives and maximise target returns.
Diana is responsible for structuring and brokering real estate debt solutions for institutional clients. She advises on all asset classes and across the entire debt stack, including senior, stretched senior, mezzanine, whole loans and profit-share arrangements. She covers properties ranging from single-tenant assets to diversified property portfolios as well as being experienced in the financing of development projects, both ground-up and refurbishments, and bridge financing.
Adrian is a Director at Colliers International in Jersey, where he joined the team in 2015.
He is responsible for driving the Private Client business forward and building strong links with Channel Island based Trust and Company Service Providers. He is passionate about finding the right solutions for his clients and helping them to satisfy their financing needs as seamlessly as possible.
Richard has over ten years’ experience working in high-security technology industries; including Defence, Nuclear and Oil and Gas. He joined the team in 2015 and applied analytical skills, developed within an engineering environment, to the finance sector and now specialises in modelling and credit analysis across all asset classes.
Richard also has a strong background in IT with experience implementing and supporting business systems for a number SMEs; including document management, CRM, accounting and network / system administration.
Carey Ann Scott
Carey Ann has over twenty years’ experience working in private banking in Jersey and has a strong background both in credit structuring and credit risk.
Carey Ann has a solid understanding of what is required by both parties within lending transactions. This enables her to collate and write finance applications on behalf of clients and match their lending requirements with the most suitable lenders.
Between 1997 and 2010 Carey Ann worked at Kleinwort Benson Private Bank before moving to Standard Chartered Bank where she was appointed Credit Risk Officer with the task of reviewing a wide range of credit proposals and structures for private banking clients. She joined the team in October 2014.