Atelier hires senior investment manager

Atelier has appointed Raj Hothi (pictured above) as a senior investment manager within its credit team.

Working with Atelier’s director of credit Alan MacLeod, Raj will be responsible for structuring and underwriting loans to SME developers working in the residential, student, care and commercial sectors.

Raj — who holds an MSc in Investment Analysis and began his career at Aviva — joins Atelier from Ingenious Group, where he worked for five years as an investment manager specialising in real estate debt.

Commenting on his appointment, Raj said: “Atelier’s professionalism and precision in the way it tailors and structures development finance has rightly earned it a reputation as a lender of choice for SME developers.

“I’m delighted to be joining the expert team, as we build on Atelier’s momentum further by growing the scale and variety of our lending across the real estate market.”

Alan added: “Raj joins us with a strong pedigree in structuring loans for new build development, refinancing and bridging finance, and he will play a key role in our team as we progressively grow our assets under management in 2023.

“This is an exciting time for Raj to be joining us, as we increase our lending towards our £500m total capacity by focusing on giving developers what they expect from Atelier — a trusted, expert partner able to provide certain deal execution, a competitive interest rate and ongoing support right through to the successful completion of their scheme.”

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