Bank of Scotland Corporate has appointed Leonhard Goebel as head of real estate finance for Germany.

Goebel will have overall responsibility for the Frankfurt-based real estate team. Bank of Scotland wants to increase its client base and geographic spread in Germany.

Bank of Scotland has a lending book in excess of €5bn (£4bn) in the country, and has built up a significant real estate presence across Europe.

In the UK, it is one of the largest providers of debt to property investors, and has also built a joint ventures business by co-investing with property partners.