Axel Brinkmann, RBC

Axel Brinkmann is a Managing Director in Royal Bank of Canada’s Real Estate Capital Partners (“RECP”) group heading its London based commercial real estate lending team in Europe. RECP provides comprehensive mortgage, mezzanine and loan-on-loan portfolio acquisition facilities to real estate sponsors in the US, UK and Europe. Axel joined from LaSalle Investment Management’s Debt Investment and Special Situations group where he was responsible for originating and investing into various structured debt and equity transactions across Europe. Axel started his career at Wachovia’s real estate structured finance team which in late 2008 was acquired by Wells Fargo.