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West One welcomes two new portfolio managers

West One has appointed Alan Coleman (pictured above) and John Newton as two new portfolio managers.


Alan started working in property finance five years ago at Castle Trust Bank, shortly before graduating from university.

He spent the last two years structuring and managing residential development finance transactions across a diverse portfolio.

John joins the specialist lender from Shawbrook Bank, where he worked as a portfolio manager for real estate development finance.

He has over 10 years of experience in property finance, having held positions at smaller and international banks in both New Zealand and the UK, such as Bank Leumi and AMZ.

“Within development finance, there isn’t always a straightforward solution; as such, I believe a lender must be willing to do everything within their power to help a client overcome whatever challenges they may be faced with,” said Alan.

“There is nothing better than working with clients, brokers and the various professionals involved towards realising a client’s dream.”

John commented: “Development finance, especially when dealing with smaller developers, has a lot of characters and makes the industry both interesting and different. 

“It’s quite satisfying working with developers who are visionary and entrepreneurial in nature who are genuinely proud of the developments they undertake. 

“Of course, dealing with the finance of something as physical as a building is much more memorable — especially if you pass a development that you financed years later knowing, ‘I financed that.’”

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