Matthew Bird joins Octane Capital as director of commercial

Octane Capital has hired Matthew Bird as director of commercial real estate finance.

Bird has joined from Legal & General Investment Management and before that he worked at real estate fund management fund manager Frogmore in a 20 year career within commercial property.

Bird said: “Jon, Mark and the rest of the Octane team have always been at the cutting edge of specialist lending and so the opportunity to work with them again was impossible to turn down. Octane’s revolutionary pricing model is reinventing the sector and has given investors a whole new option when it comes to commercial property finance.”

“This is a lender that has massive plans and I hope to play my part in helping it achieve them.”

Bird is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, board member of the Investment Property Forum and founding member of the IPF Proptech board.

Mark Posniak, managing director, Octane Capital, said: “Matt brings a huge amount of experience, sectoral knowledge and technical know-how to our rapidly growing team.

“For the large and highly complex commercial loans we are targeting, his skillset is second to none.

“Residential clearly remains a massive market for us but commercial has vast potential, too, and we plan to make our mark.

“With Matt on board, we certainly have all bases covered.”

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