Paul Silva

Atelier Capital Partners names new CFO

Atelier Capital Partners has announced the appointment of Paul Silva (pictured above) as chief financial officer, along with two further hires.

Paul was most recently finance director at Puma Property Finance.

In addition, Smithi Sharma has joined as operations and assurance analyst, and Laurence Robinson as portfolio manager.

The lender officially launched in January 2020 and offers a range of development and short-term finance solutions, up to 24 months, for SME residential developers and property companies.

Its focus is primarily on schemes and assets on brownfield sites that support urban regeneration.

It lends for land acquisition, light and heavy refurbishment, development, auction, and more general commercial purposes.

Keith Aldridge, co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners, commented: “The current uncertainty in the market also brings opportunity, and we are confident that demand from developers will bounce back as a degree of normality returns. 

“Last month, we made four additions to our credit and risk team and I’m now thrilled to welcome aboard Paul, Smithi and Laurence, all of whom bring masses of experience and entrepreneurialism.
“Nobody is expecting a smooth ride for the property market or the wider economy in the months and, potentially, years ahead, but the supply deficit and the need to build homes remains high.
“Our message to brokers and developers alike is we are here; we are open for business and feel we can offer high certainty around deal execution, given our institutional funding.”

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