Mike Russell is an ex-banker (Nedbank CIB and Barclays (London)) who specialises in structuring real-estate finance transactions. He holds more than 10 years’ experience within the commercial lending markets of South Africa and the United Kingdom. During his time at Nedbank CIB, Mike successfully secured funding solutions for Commercial, Hospitality, Retail, Residential, Industrial and Affordable Housing projects whilst managing a R4bn debt book. He has had extensive exposure to the property sector and has strong relationships with established property players in South Africa and abroad. He holds a Masters in Real Estate and a Bachelor of Business Science (Hons) Degree from the University of Cape Town.