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Bettina Graef-Parker

Managing Director, Special Property Finance Hotel Properties , Aareal Bank AG

Mrs. Bettina Graef-Parker is a Managing Director at Aareal Bank AG, responsible for the Bank’s Special Property lending. This includes the Hotel Finance Group, as well as the bank’s Turkish lending activities. With her team, she is responsible for the structuring and origination of various forms of loans to the lodging industry.  Aareal Bank AG provides property finance solutions in more than 20 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
Aareal Bank AG holds a portfolio of roundly EUR 6.8 billion of hospitality related financings. Including Mrs. Graef-Parker, the Hotel Properties Team consists of eight professionals with in-depth knowledge of the hospitality industry. The team focuses primarily on lending to first-class hotels in prime locations, as well as portfolio transactions.
Prior to joining Aareal Bank in 2003, Mrs. Graef-Parker was a Senior Associate with HVS International in New York, where she provided valuation and consulting services to various types of investors in the hospitality industry. Mrs. Graef-Parker holds a BSci degree in Hospitality Management from the Lausanne Business School of Hotel Management in Switzerland, where she graduated in 2000 with high honours.