Atelier Capital Partners appoints two non-executive directors

By Bridging Loan Directory -

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The institutional-grade short-term lender Atelier Capital Partners has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of two Non-executive Directors with blue chip credentials and strategic expertise. They are:

Mark Burton, former Chairman of the Investment Property Forum and of the Urban Land Institute UK, and former CIO Real Estate at two sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi, ADIA and ADIC.

During a five-decade career in real estate that has spanned international banking, fund management and investment, Mark has developed a deep understanding of the debt market and launched a string of pioneering financial products.

He now brings unmatched expertise, independence and insight to Atelier’s board.

Paul Horn, former Lead Restructuring Partner at Arthur Andersen, is currently Chairman of the Dublin-based developer Marlet.

He has also served on the boards of a number of highly successful ventures backed by Atelier Capital Partners’ lead investor, M&G Investments.

With a reputation for financial rigour and a strong focus on governance, his input will be crucial as Atelier builds a platform for sustained growth.

Both men bring vast reserves of expertise, insight and intelligence to Atelier’s board as the fast-growing lender rolls out the next stage of its expansion strategy.

Atelier Capital Partners formally launched in January and has since carried out a co-ordinated and ambitious recruitment campaign, assembling an impressive team of highly-skilled property finance professionals.

It offers a range of short-term and development finance solutions, for terms of up to 24 months, to professional small and medium-sized developers and property companies.

Atelier’s focus is primarily on urban regeneration, upcycling and brownfield development. It views every real estate transaction as a potential opportunity to deliver genuine social and environmental improvement, and this ambition is reflected in its underwriting and lending decisions.

Graham Emmett, Co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners, commented:

“Mark and Paul bring formidable talent and expertise to our board and will play a vital role in helping us drive Atelier on to the next stage in its evolution.

They share our ambition and aspiration for the business, as well as our determination to not just grow, but grow well and sustainably.

We’ve made impressive progress in our first six months, in terms of our loan book, our adviser relationships and our origination capacity.

We’ve applied robust governance to our operations and built a team of highly experienced and passionate professionals, to deliver consistently impeccable service and certainty of execution to our borrowers.

As the market regains a degree of normality, we’re seeing a steady stream of astute developers identify exciting opportunities.

Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help with finance that’s underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”