Peter Cosmetatos

Peter became CEO of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe (CREFC Europe), the voice of the European commercial property finance industry, in October 2013, after more than five years as finance policy director at the British Property Federation. He is also a member of the Real Estate Finance Group and principal author of its report, A Vision for Real Estate Finance in the UK, which sets out recommendations for improving the resilience of the UK financial system to the property cycle while maintaining a sustainable flow of credit to commercial property.  Peter is taking that agenda forward at CREFC Europe with a particular focus on improving transparency and training.  His broader priority is to improve understanding – especially among regulators and investors – about commercial property debt as an asset class, as well as how it can best support a healthy, resilient property market and financial system.