Zorin Finance

Zorin appoints new COO

Zorin Finance has appointed a new chief operating officer as the alternative property lending specialist expands its growing team.

Benoit Vanpoperinghe (pictured above) has over 19 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and has previously held positions at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley and Fitch Ratings.

As a director at Barclays Capital, Benoit traded real estate-backed bonds as well as managing a portfolio of legacy bonds and structured real estate fixed income securities.

“I am delighted to join a team of likeminded, talented individuals and help grow a company which has established itself as a leading alternative finance provider in the real estate sector,” said Benoit.

Benoit will be joined at Zorin by Richard Gosden, who has been hired as an associate director in the credit risk team.

Richard Gosden

Richard Gosden will join Zorin’s credit risk team

Richard has also previously held positions at Barclays as well as Bank Leumi, Israel Discount Bank and spent time at a privately funded development lender during his 25-year-plus career in the industry.

“This role at Zorin Finance is a fantastic opportunity to work with a forward-thinking, ambitious, market-leading lending business, which puts risk management at the forefront of everything it does.

“I’m very much looking forward to supporting the business as it continues to grow.”

The appointments have come after Zorin recently completed its largest loan to date, whereby it provided £36m to enable a developer to fund the conversion of an office building in London.

Luke Townsend, CEO of Zorin Finance, said he was delighted to welcome the new arrivals to the team.

“Both have a wealth of experience and will be invaluable in supporting the next phase of our growth plans.

“I am delighted that since Zorin’s launch in 2011, we have continued to grow meteorically and attract the very best talent.”

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