Downing appoints Head of Risk & Portfolio


Patrick Walton Downing LLP

Downing LLP has appointed Patrick Walton as Head of Risk & Portfolio in the property finance team. Patrick brings almost 20 years of experience within the property and real estate sector to Downing.

Patrick’s previous roles included being Head of Portfolio Management, Southern Region, at Homes England, which oversaw £450m+ of debt across 70+ clients. Before this, he held senior roles in both risk and coverage at HSBC and RBS.

Downing has appointed Patrick to oversee portfolio and transaction management, as well as bolster the overall credit risk function as the business continues to grow.

This news comes as Downing’s Property Finance team passed £300 million in commitments since inception.

This growth was delivered without any loss of capital or interest to date, despite tough market conditions.

Patrick Walton, Head of Risk & Portfolio, Downing LLP Property Finance:

“I am delighted to have joined the Property Finance team at Downing.

The team, which is made up of highly experienced property lenders continues to go from strength to strength, as evidenced by their achievements throughout the year.

I’m very much looking forward to utilising my skills to add further value to Downing’s proposition.”

Parik Chandra, Head of Specialist Lending, Downing LLP:

“By bringing Patrick into the team, we are providing a heightened level of risk management service to our investors and borrowers.

Patrick’s extensive experience will be of great value and will enhance our lending proposition. It’s great to have him on board.”