Short-term lender, Atelier Capital Partners, has announced four senior hires into its credit and risk team, two of whom have joined the company during the lockdown.
All the hires, comprising three senior investment managers and an investment manager, will be involved in both the structuring and management of credit risk.
The appointments are as follows:
- Alan MacLeod, senior investment manager, joins from Santander Real Estate Finance, where he was a senior credit manager
- Matthew Measures, senior investment manager, joins from Hampshire Trust Bank, where he was head of loan analysis
- Anthony Dobinson, senior investment manager, joins from Wellesley Group, where he was head of credit operations
- Samantha Londerville, investment manager, joins from Laurentian Bank of Canada, where she was a credit analyst
Atelier Capital Partners, which officially launched in January 2020, offers a range of short-term and development finance solutions for a term of up to 24 months to professional small and medium-sized residential developers and property companies.
The lender’s focus is primarily on schemes and assets on brownfield sites that support urban regeneration and the ‘upcycling’ of UK real estate assets. It lends for land acquisition, light and heavy refurbishment, development, auction and more general commercial purposes.
Graham Emmett, chief investment officer, Atelier Capital Partners, said: “Despite these extraordinary times, we are confident that demand from developers will return once the lockdown measures are eased and they can get back to work in earnest. We have continued with our planned hires over the past two months, bolstering our credit and risk team, and I’m pleased to welcome Alan, Matthew, Anthony and Samantha onboard.
“While we expect uncertainty and flux in the short-term, there is one constant in the UK property market and that is the supply deficit and the need to build homes. To that end, we have put in place structures to enable our existing borrowers to access funds and continue to build and are open for new loan business. Our offering provides developers who require the funding with certainty over deal execution, which is important during these uncertain times.”