Atelier Capital Partners has bolstered its leadership team as it appoints two non-executive directors to the board.
The institutional-grade short-term lender has hired Mark Burton, former chair of the Investment Property Forum and of the Urban Land Institute UK and former CIO of Real Estate at two sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi, ADIA, and ADIC; and Paul Horn, former lead restructuring partner at Arthur Andersen, currently chair of Dublin developer Marlet.
During a five-decade career in real estate that has spanned international banking, fund management, and investment, Atelier says Burton has developed a deep understanding of the debt market and now brings unmatched expertise, independence, and insight to Atelier’s board.
Horn has served on the boards of a number of ventures backed by Atelier Capital Partners’ lead investor, M&G Investments. With a reputation for financial rigour and a strong focus on governance, Atelier says his input will be crucial as it builds a platform for sustained growth.
Atelier says both men bring vast reserves of expertise, insight, and intelligence to the board as it rolls out the next stage of its expansion strategy.
Graham Emmett, co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners, commented on the appointments, saying: “Mark and Paul bring formidable talent and expertise to our board and will play a vital role in helping us drive Atelier on to the next stage in its evolution.
“They share our ambition and aspiration for the business, as well as our determination to not just grow, but grow well and sustainably.
“We’ve made impressive progress in our first six months, in terms of our loan book, our adviser relationships, and our origination capacity.
“We’ve applied robust governance to our operations and built a team of highly experienced and passionate professionals, to deliver consistently impeccable service and certainty of execution to our borrowers.”
Emmett continued: “As the market regains a degree of normality, we’re seeing a steady stream of astute developers identify exciting opportunities.
“Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help with finance that’s underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”
Atelier Capital Partners formally launched in January 2020 and has since assembled a team of property finance professionals.
The company offers a range of short-term and development finance solutions to professional small and medium-sized developers and property companies.
Atelier’s focus is primarily on urban regeneration, upcycling, and brownfield development.
Image: Graham Emmett, Co-founder, Atelier Capital Partners