Avamore Capital expands underwriting team


Gili Cohen Avamore Capital

Avamore Capital has hired Gili Cohen, pictured, as its fourth underwriter; the appointment comes as the £300M lender targets ambitious growth plans for the remainder of 2021 and aims to build on its success to date.

Gili joins Avamore after spending 3 years at Pluto Finance where he was responsible for underwriting loans predominately in the £10m+ space.

His prior experience on larger ticket transactions will elevate Avamore’s capacity to access deals outside of the lender’s current parameters and this will play a key part in being able to expand market share.

Gili has historically been involved in transactions from front end origination, deal assessment and underwriting right through to asset management.

His ability to take a lateral approach, being both reflective and forward thinking on cases, will be hugely important particularly for deals which use the lender’s award-winning part-built product, the Finish & Exit.

Gili’s understanding of the development market and the range of transactions he has executed to date puts him in a strong position to align with Avamore’s solution driven ethos.

Expanding the underwriting team follows recent announcements of growth across all departments at Avamore with a particular focus on front end origination.

Gili Cohen commented:

“I am pleased to be joining a fast growing and dynamic team with a developer centric focus which will allow me to work with like-minded and forward-thinking individuals.

Avamore is on a significant growth trajectory; having the opportunity to drive that success whilst bringing in my prior experience to add value is truly exciting.

I am looking forward to supporting Avamore’s borrowers and brokers as well as forming strong relationships with all of its service providers.”

Philip Gould, Principal, Avamore Capital, commented:

“Gili’s hire comes at a crucial growth stage for Avamore. Earlier this year we crossed £250M of lending and then subsequently reached £300M very quickly which is a reflection of our commitment and dedication to delivering for our partners.

It is key that everyone we bring into the team demonstrates that same level of drive and tenacity along with a can-do attitude.

Gili is a quick thinker with a solution driven lens, and I have no doubt that he’ll make a huge contribution to the Avamore team.”