Santander UK today announced it has expanded its Real Estate Finance team, with the appointment of Allan MacKenzie as Senior Relationship Director – Real Estate. MacKenzie will report into Nick Peet, Divisional Head – Real Estate Finance and be based in the bank’s Manchester office.

MacKenzie has more than 25 years’ experience within commercial real estate finance sector, and joins Santander from Lloyds Banking Group, where he held several roles including Head of Commercial Real Estate for Jersey, Guernsey, and Isle of Man and Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate and Housing for Scotland, North of England and Midlands.

The team’s new addition will be managing a large portfolio of the bank’s existing clients within the commercial real estate sector, alongside contributing to Santander’s growth strategy within the North West of England and nationally.

Nick Peet, Divisional Head – Real Estate Finance, Santander UK, said:
“I am delighted to welcome Allan to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience within the commercial real estate sector and invaluable connections across the North West, which will be vital as we continue to focus on our growth strategy within the Real Estate Finance team.” 

New joiner to Santander UK, Allan Mackenzie said:
I am thrilled to have joined the fast growing Real Estate Finance team at Santander and look forward to meeting both new and existing clients in Manchester and across the North of England, as I settle in to my new role. ” 

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Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 31 December 2023, the bank had around 19,800 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, 7 million digital customers via a nationwide 444 branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the FCA and the PRA in the UK. Santander UK plc customers’ eligible deposits are protected by the FSCS in the UK.

Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Santander aims to be the best open financial services platform providing services to individuals, SMEs, corporates, financial institutions and governments. The bank’s purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising €220 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2030. At the end of 2023, Banco Santander had €1.3 trillion in total funds, 165 million customers, 8,500 branches and over 212,000 employees.

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