Graham Emmett, co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners

Two non-exec directors join board at Atelier

Atelier Capital Partners has added to its leadership team with the appointment of two non-executive directors, Mark Burton and Paul Horn.

Mark is the former chairman at the Investment Property Forum and at the Urban Land Institute UK, and former CIO real estate at two sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi, ADIA and ADIC.

During his career that has spanned international banking, fund management and investment, he has developed a deep understanding of the debt market.

Paul is the former lead restructuring partner at Arthur Andersen and currently chairman of the Dublin-based developer, Marlet.

He also served on the boards of ventures backed by Atelier Capital Partners’ lead investor, M&G Investments.

Graham Emmett, co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners (pictured above), said: “Mark and Paul bring formidable talent and expertise to our board and will play a vital role in helping us drive Atelier on to the next stage in its evolution.

“They share our ambition and aspiration for the business, as well as our determination to not just grow, but grow well and sustainably. 

“We’ve made impressive progress in our first six months, in terms of our loan book, our adviser relationships, and our origination capacity.

“As the market regains a degree of normality, we’re seeing a steady stream of astute developers identify exciting opportunities. 

“Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help with finance that’s underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”

The short-term lender formally launched in January of this year.

It offers a range of short-term and development finance solutions, for terms of up to 24 months.

Atelier’s focus is primarily on urban regeneration, upcycling and brownfield development.

Martin Gilsenan joined Atelier earlier this month from mezzanine lender, Iron Bridge.

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