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August 17, 2018  

Deutsche Shifts UK Loan Chief Kogan to US

Deutsche Bank has tapped Roman Kogan, who was head of its European commercial real estate group, to oversee commercial real estate lending in the U.S.

Kogan, a managing director, will assume the new post shortly after Labor Day. He is in the process of relocating to New York from London.

His appointment was announced internally on Tuesday. Kogan will continue to report to managing director Matt Borstein, global head of commercial real estate.

Kogan succeeds Ed Adler, who took a buyout package in April. Last month, Deutsche also lost its conduit-lending chief, Kevin Pivnick, who jumped to Blackstone. Both were managing directors.

Kogan assumed the top real estate position in London in 2015 when Gad Caspy resigned to start investment manager Signal Capital, along with two other Deutsche alumni, Elad Shraga and Amit Jain. Kogan previously was Deutsche’s European originations chief.

Since the market crash a decade ago, European commercial MBS issuance has been minuscule. But balance-sheet lending has increased over the past couple of years.

Kogan, a native of Pennsylvania, has spent the past nine years at Deutsche. Before that, he worked at Bank of America and also had an earlier stint at Deutsche.