March 11, 2008

Deutsche Bank announces the appointment of Tim Ryan and Hugh Macdonald as co-heads of the Real Estate Investment Banking team in Australia and New Zealand

Deutsche Bank today announced the appointment of Tim Ryan and Hugh Macdonald as co-heads of its Real Estate Investment Banking (REIB) team in Australia and New Zealand.

Ryan joins the team in Sydney from New York where he is a Managing Director in the REIB team working in the Global Mergers and Acquisitions Group. With over a decade of experience, Ryan’s focus for the last six years has been on large cap M&A transactions on behalf of many of the bank’s leading real estate clients.

Macdonald joins Deutsche Bank from Citigroup where he was a Director in the Mergers and Acquisitions team in the Real Estate Investment Banking division. Prior to his role at Citigroup, Macdonald spent five years in London with Morgan Stanley working in capital markets. Macdonald brings with him valuable in-depth market knowledge and relationships with many of the leading players in Australia’s real estate sector.

Monte Koche, Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank said, “The combination of Tim and Hugh offers experience that covers the full spectrum – M&A, capital markets, local market knowledge and global connectivity. I am sure it will prove to be a winning combination for our clients.”

Deutsche Bank’s Real Estate Investment Banking team works with some of the sector’s leading players and consistently delivers excellent results in the largest and most complex real estate transactions in the region. Scott Perkins, Head of Global Banking for Australia and New Zealand said, “I am delighted with these appointments in what is a key plank of Deutsche Bank’s platform in Australia and New Zealand.”

For further information, please call:

Camilla Anderson
+61 2 8258 2731 

Kate Abrahams
+61 2 8258 2416

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