Downing Property Finance welcomes new Investment Manager to development finance team


Doug Bowley

Downing Property Finance has expanded its development finance team with the appointment of Doug Bowley as a new Investment Manager.

In his new role, Doug will be responsible for new business origination via his developer and broker network, leading the deal process from enquiry stage through to completion.

Doug joins following a two-year tenure at Hilltop Credit Partners, where he worked within a debt fund specialising in pan-European real estate credit opportunities.

Previously, Doug honed his expertise during a five-year stint as Business Development Manager with Octopus Real Estate’s lending team.

Doug said:

“I am delighted to be joining the team at Downing Property Finance at such a pivotal time of expansion.

The existing property finance team has cultivated a stellar reputation for its service offering, which made my decision to come aboard straightforward.

Downing’s strong capital position instils confidence in SME developers regarding the stability of their funding—critical for the swift and efficient loan execution process we’re known for, which simplifies the approval process for brokers and clients alike.

I’m eager to start contributing to the success of our current and future clients”.

Parik Chandra, Head of Property Finance at Downing, added:

“We are thrilled to welcome Doug to the team.

We constantly seek outstanding talent to join our ranks through our recruitment strategy, which values a blend of relationship management, sales acumen, and credit expertise.

This reinforces our commitment to becoming the leading lending partner for brokers and developers throughout the UK.