BNP Paribas today announced it has appointed Richard Choi as UK Head of Real Estate Advisory, Global Banking, BNP Paribas. He will be based in London and report to Matthew Ponsonby, UK Head of Global Banking and Pierre Semeria, Head of Real Estate Integrated Sector EMEA.
Richard was previously Head of International Business Development, DAMAC Properties and prior to this, Head of Real Estate & Hospitality Investment Banking, EMEA at HSBC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
Matthew Ponsonby , UK Head of Global Banking, BNP Paribas said: “UK Real Estate Advisory is a core part of our UK Global Banking strategy. We are delighted to welcome Richard to BNP Paribas and look forward to working together to further strengthen our existing Real Estate franchise and enhance the strategic dialogue with our UK clients.”
BNP Paribas has an established Real Estate practice in Europe and in the UK, which includes financing as well as equity research and the acquisition of Strutt and Parker in 2017.