Black & White Bridging, Fisher German, Nucleus and Newmanor Law bolster teams

Black & White Bridging, Fisher German, Nucleus Commercial Finance and Newmanor Law have welcomed new members to their teams.

Black & White Bridging

Black & White Bridging has appointed Naeem Tabassum as financial director.

Naeem has 20 years of experience in financial management across multiple sectors, particularly in the bridging finance market.

Throughout his career, he has held numerous senior positions at various companies, including LendInvest and, most recently, Glenhawk.

Commenting on his appointment, Naeem said: “Black & White Bridging has come a long way in a very short period of time. 

“It is an exciting time to join a business with so much energy and a clear plan of what it wants to become. 

“I am looking forward to creating the foundations that will support its expansion and clear goal of becoming a fully-fledged leader in its field.”

Damien Druce, commercial director at Black & White Bridging, added: “Our success last year has made us revise our longer term planning and it became clear that filling the role of financial director could not be delayed any longer. 

“We are fortunate to have secured someone with Naeem’s experience and skillset to fill the role. 

“As Black & White continues its expansion, Naeem will be central to developing the financial infrastructure which will see us develop into a full fintech business over the next few years. 

“I have known Naeem for some time and his understanding of the short-term lending market and how bridging lenders develop their capabilities will help propel our progress towards joining the top table of specialist lenders.”

Fisher German

Fisher German has appointed Charles Warrack as an associate director for its Birmingham office.

Charles specialises in the sale, letting and acquisition of offices, and has worked at various UK property consultancies, acting on behalf of a wide range of clients, including financial institutions, pension funds, local authorities and private high-net-worth investors.

In his new role, he will be working with occupiers to provide them with solutions which meet the future needs of their businesses, as well as advise landlords on tailor-made disposal strategies in order to identify suitable occupiers.

Commenting on his appointment, Charles said: “It is a very stimulating and interesting time in the office property market, with occupiers both reviewing and adapting to the accommodation they require going forward.

“The office sector has become a rapidly evolving and innovative marketplace, as more emphasis is placed on flexible working and owners and landlords seek to optimise their assets accordingly.

“Fisher German is a growing force which is making a real impact on the commercial property scene, and I look forward to using my knowledge and expertise to contribute to this.”

Mike Price, head of commercial agency at Fisher German, said: “We are pleased to welcome Charles to the business.

“He is a very experienced agent in Birmingham who has expertise in acquisitions, disposals and lettings and he will broaden the width of the services for our clients as we continue to grow the team.

“Understandably, a lot of businesses are going through a period of reflection and change, and the wider property market is currently providing exciting opportunities for property owners and occupiers alike. 

“Fisher German prides itself on providing the right advice to clients, and adding Charles to our team of experts means that we are well placed to support and guide businesses through this evolving market.”

Nucleus Commercial Finance

Nucleus Commercial Finance has appointed Gurinder Mandir as a BDM for the Midlands, as it looks to extend its support to businesses across the UK.

In his new role, he will be responsible for building strong broker relationships in the area and educating the broker network on Nucleus’ product range and offerings. 

Gurinder, who has worked in the finance sector for over a decade, joins the lender from Reparo Finance, where he served as a senior BDM.

Prior to this, he held roles at Barclays, Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank.

“I am delighted to be joining Nucleus Commercial Finance and becoming part of this successful team, where I will be able to support a wide range of clients with a strong array of financial products,” said Gurinder.

“Having seen the important role Nucleus has played through the government support schemes over the past two years, I look forward to helping more SMEs as they look towards recovering and thriving in 2022.”

Yasmine Holliday, business development director at Nucleus Commercial Finance, added: “We are delighted to welcome Gurinder to Nucleus as he brings a wealth of experience with him. 

“He has performed at both high-street banks, as well as alternative finance providers and will be a valued member of the team.”

Newmanor Law

Newmanor Law has appointed Alex Pelopidas as a partner.

He joins the company from Rosling King LLP, where he most recently worked as a partner.

Commenting on his appointment, Alex said: “Newmanor Law is making waves in the sector and its pragmatic, fixed-fee approach is attracting clients, large and small, across the sector – it’s a different approach and what attracted me to this innovative niche law firm.

“Specialist real estate law firms, such as Newmanor Law, combine experience and expertise with a focus on client service that breeds trust, instils confidence and grows the strong relationships that keeps clients coming back for more.

“I get a real satisfaction from building strong relationships with my clients, working hard to help them complete the transactions at hand efficiently and achieve their overall business aims.”

James Dakin, co-founding partner of Newmanor Law, added: “It is gratifying that the unique Newmanor Law offering is not only finding favour with commercial property developers and landlords, but also talented individuals, such as Alex, who understand the strength of our service.

“The firm was founded with agility at the heart of our business model; we continue to introduce new more efficient ways of working and new approaches to transactions that better reflect the needs of our clients. 

“Alex is a perfect fit for our innovative real estate finance work — he has built enviable experience across a broad practice, involving loan origination, restructuring and enforcement, as well as loan book transfers and work relating to loan servicing, acting for lenders and borrowers, developers, loan servicers, insolvency practitioners and receivers. 

“As a new partner, we expect Alex will bring fresh thinking to ensure we maintain the exceptional client service for which Newmanor Law is renowned. 

“As the sector returns to some semblance of normality, our focus is attracting new clients frustrated by the traditional less-involved approach of full-service firms.” 

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