Atelier appoints Bruce Robertson as lending manager for Scotland


Bruce Robertson of Atelier(1)

The specialist lender Atelier has appointed Bruce Robertson to spearhead the further expansion of its lending to property developers in Scotland. This is the latest move in Atelier’s strategy to increase lending across the UK.

Bruce, who has more than three decades of property finance experience, is tasked with delivering Atelier loans to Scottish developers building in the residential, student and care sectors.

Bruce is an experienced relationship director in the Scottish property market and his career also includes 30 years of progressively senior roles at Bank of Scotland and within Lloyds Banking Group.

He has overseen more than £350m of lending to property developers and investors in Scotland and northern England.

Supporting Atelier’s Chief Originations Officer Martin Gilsenan, Bruce will work with professional property developers and finance intermediaries across Scotland in his new role as Atelier’s first dedicated Lending Manager for the Scottish market.

Bruce Robertson, Lending Manager at Atelier, commented: 

“Atelier’s combination of market-leading interest rates and technology, and swift, certain deal execution has made it a lender of choice for the small and medium-sized developers who now build more than half of the new homes completed in Britain each year.

I am delighted to be joining Atelier’s experienced, professional team to grow its lending to Scotland’s developers.

The development market in Scotland is proving remarkably resilient and inventive, and I’m looking forward to working with intermediaries and property professionals to deliver Atelier finance and help get more homes built.”

Martin Gilsenan, Chief Originations Officer at Atelier, added:

“Bruce joins us with an outstanding track record in development finance and an unmatched knowledge of Scotland’s most promising markets.

Scotland is a market full of opportunity, where local knowledge and expertise are critical to deliver well-structured and competitive financial solutions that support both developers and intermediaries.”