3 Questions to Steve Gagro

We asked Steve Gagro, Chief Representative Toronto, about the people who use his services, what his customers expect and how he can surprise them.

Steve Gagro, LBBW Office Toronto

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Steve Gagro manages the LBBW representative office in Toronto since its opening in 2018. He is a real estate specialist with a MBA and an extensive history working for Canadian banks specializing in real estate and corporate finance.

1. Who uses your services and expertise?

LBBW’s global customer base includes real estate investors, Canadian domestic banks, pension funds, asset managers, REITs and Institutional-grade clients. Our focus is to provide information on cross-border real estate debt financing, as well as project and infrastructure financing for top-tier Canadian sponsors. We also liaise between the Canadian subsidiaries of LBBW’s corporate customers in Germany and their financing counterparts in LBBW’s home office. Finally, the Toronto Representative Office also facilitates the cross-border opportunities of LBBW’s Canadian institutional clients who are looking to access the European capital markets.

2. What attractive options do customers often underestimate?

LBBW’s global reach and customer profile often comes as a surprise. LBBW transacts business with global top-tier companies and gladly advice customers who express interest in tailor-made and creative approaches on deal structuring. Similar to our global partners, LBBW is a solutions-driven bank!

3. How can you surprise customers?

LBBW is client focused and the Toronto Representative Office plays an integral part in liaising between the bank’s Canadian customers and their financing counterparts in LBBW’s New York Branch and its other locations worldwide.

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