Martin Gilsenan

Martin Gilsenan joins Atelier Capital Partners

Martin Gilsenan (pictured above) has left Iron Bridge Finance to join short-term lender Atelier Capital Partners as director of origination.

He previously served on the board at mezzanine lender Iron Bridge as managing director for sales, where he worked for over three years.

Before that, he was sales director at Fortwell Capital, formerly known as Omni Capital Partners.

His appointment comes after Atelier embarked on an ambitious recruitment campaign following its official launch in January 2020, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“Hiring and retaining the best talent is central to our ambitious growth strategy,” said Chris Gardner, COO at Atelier Capital Partners.

“Since launch, we’ve assembled a group of highly skilled institutionally trained professionals from across the development and short-term real estate finance sector, and we are now delighted to welcome Martin to the team, too.

“Martin’s pedigree and reputation are second to none, and his expertise will be invaluable as we consolidate our early growth by increasing both our loan book and origination capacity.

“As a degree of normality returns to the market, astute developers will identify opportunities.

“Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help, with a certainty of execution underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”

The lender offers a range of short-term and development finance solutions, for terms of up to 24 months, aimed at professional small and medium-sized developers and property companies.

Atelier Capital Partners’ focus is primarily on schemes on brownfield sites that support urban regeneration and the upcycling of UK real estate assets. 

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