Atelier Capital Partners appoints Martin Gilsenan as Director of Origination

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Martin Gilsenan Atelier Capital Partners

The short-term lender Atelier Capital Partners has further strengthened its senior team, appointing Martin Gilsenan, pictured, as Director of Origination.

Gilsenan joins from Iron Bridge Finance, where he served on the board as Managing Director for Sales.

A well-known and respected figure in the development and short-term finance sector, he has an impressive entrepreneurial track record that will make him a natural fit at Atelier Capital Partners.

His appointment comes after Atelier embarked on a coordinated and ambitious recruitment campaign following its official launch in January 2020, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

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

Atelier Capital Partners’ focus is primarily on schemes on brownfield sites that support urban regeneration and the ‘upcycling’ of UK real estate assets. It lends for land acquisition, light and heavy refurbishment and development with a focus on residential.

Chris Gardner, COO at Atelier Capital Partners, commented:

“Hiring and retaining the best talent is central to our ambitious growth strategy. Since launch we’ve assembled a group of highly skilled institutionally trained professionals from across the development and short-term real estate finance sector, and we are now delighted to welcome Martin to the team too.

Martin’s pedigree and reputation are second to none, and his expertise will be invaluable as we consolidate our early growth by increasing both our loan book and origination capacity.

As a degree of normality returns to the market, astute developers will identify opportunities. Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help, with a certainty of execution underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”