Chris Tinker

BBS Capital expands team with new hires

BBS Capital has made a series of new hires to support its expansion.


Chris Tinker (pictured above) has been appointed as non-executive director (NED), joining the company from Crest Nicholson, where he worked for 32 years.

He brings a wealth of experience in large scale, high quality, multi-tenure urban and sub-urban developments, including the delivery of approximately 340 BTR dwellings at Park Central, Birmingham, sold to BBS Capital.

Kazeem Afolabi and Ashwin Chockalingam also join the business to work on the company's debt advisory activities.

Previously, Kazeem was part of Eastdil Secured’s financing team, where he advised on equity and debt deals across residential, office, hotel, logistics, retail, and student housing in Europe.

In his earlier career, Kazeem spent six years at Goldman Sachs in the real estate development team.

Ashwin joins BBS from JLL’s real estate debt advisory business, where he focused on pan-European hotels and hospitality.

Before this, he was a chartered accountant, and spent four years post-qualification in EY’s asset management tax and structuring team, including a year on secondment at PIMCO.

Newly-appointed Sebastian Patrick will also focus on BBS Capital’s debt advisory activities, as well as investment management.

He joins the company from Tritax Symmetry, part of FTSE 250 company Tritax Big Box REIT, where he worked as a development surveyor.

Lastly, BBS Capital welcomes Amandeep Uppal, who will be the business’s in-house counsel.

Amandeep trained at Mayer Brown International and specialises in real estate finance.

More recently, she was a consultant in the real estate finance team at Fieldfisher, and worked on a broad range of transactions across both investment and development funding, acting for a variety of lenders.

Commenting on the new appointments, Adam Buchler, managing director at BBS Capital, said:

“These are important appointments, strengthening our expertise in both advisory and investment management, as we continue to expand. 

“Our pipeline of activity is very strong, and we look forward to working with our new team members to progress some very exciting opportunities."

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