CapitalRise continues growth with five new hires

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Uma Rajah - CEO, CapitalRise -

CapitalRise is announcing the addition of five new staff members to its growing team, including a new finance director.

The specialist lender experienced continued growth in 2020 to date, and since inception it has provided funding against £410 million of prime real estate assets with zero capital losses and remains the only dedicated prime property finance provider for developments in London and the South East.

Stuart Peel joins as Finance Director and will be responsible for overseeing all financial matters. He joins the business after seven years at the Berkeley Group.

During his time there he worked across several large Central London developments, most recently as a Finance Director in the St James Division.

Katy Katani joins the Lending team as an Associate Director, responsible for originating and managing both broker and borrower relationships for CapitalRise, as well as borrower marketing activities.

Prior to this role she was responsible for Business Development and Origination at Zorin Finance.

She has over 18 years of experience in the Real Estate industry in various roles, including four years at Charles Russell Speechlys as a Business Development Manager for the property team.

The newly appointed Head of Product, Sami Mziu, will be responsible for Product Development, a key role for growth.

Sami joins from the London Stock Exchange Group where he worked on product and innovation, building out the technology for the private capital markets.

Emily Gates is CapitalRise’s new Marketing Manager, with diverse marketing experience in niche financial services sectors. Most recently for a specialist mortgage broker, previously an insurance MGA.

In an essential analytical role, Arjun Riyait will be responsible for analysing Prime Property investment opportunities at CapitalRise. Prior to this role, he worked within private wealth management.

Stuart Peel commented:

“This role at CapitalRise offers the opportunity to work with a market leading lending business, with a clear ambition to build upon its already impressive platform.

I look forward to supporting the business in the delivery of its future growth plans.”

Katy Katani commented:

“CapitalRise has established itself as a leading alternative finance provider in the prime property finance space and I am delighted to join the team.

I look forward to being part of the continuing success and supporting the business in its continued growth.”

Uma Rajah, CEO and Co-Founder of CapitalRise, commented:

“As our rapid growth continues, it is wonderful to be able to welcome so many talented people to the business.

We pride ourselves on the depth of Prime property expertise we have, so it is great to continue to grow our lending team as well as build out some of our other functions.

We hope this will enable us to continue to successfully scale the business and serve the increased customer demand we have been seeing.”