Ben Thomason

Ben Thomason

MBA

Director & Head of Debt Advisory

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Professional Summary

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.

Accomplishments

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.

Education

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

Testimonials

“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

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