Dutch bank ING has appointed Darren Beatty as its head of real estate finance Australia, with responsibility for the further expansion of the bank’s real estate franchise in Australia and helping grow inbound and outbound business from that country to the rest of the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.
He will report to Margreet Rog-Stokkink, head of wholesale banking Australia (interim), and Robert Scholten, head of real estate finance Asia-Pacific.
Beatty, a career banker with more than 20 years of experience, has an established industry track record, successfully managing institutional and corporate real estate clientele across a wide geographical spread in markets including Australia, New Zealand, Asia, North America and Europe.
He joins ING from Westpac Institutional Bank, where he was senior director, institutional real estate. Prior to joining Westpac in 2014, he was with the institutional banking and markets team at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
“Commercial Real Estate is a priority growth sector for us in Australia,” Scholten says. “Beatty’s depth and breadth of international and domestic experience will no doubt be an asset to further growth.”