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Atelier Capital Partners appoints non-executive directors

Atelier Capital Partners has appointed two non-executive directors, Mark Burton and Paul Horn.


Burton was formerly chairman of the Investment Property Forum and the Urban Land Institute UK, and former CIO real estate at two sovereign wealth funds in Abu Dhabi, ADIA and ADIC.

Horn was lead restructuring partner at Arthur Andersen, and is currently chairman of Dublin-based developer Marlet.

He has also served on the boards of a number of ventures backed by Atelier Capital Partners’ lead investor, M&G Investments.

Atelier Capital Partners formally launched in January, offering a range of short-term and development finance solutions, for terms of up to 24 months, to professional small and medium-sized developers and property companies.

Atelier’s focus is primarily on urban regeneration, upcycling and brownfield development. It views every real estate transaction as a potential opportunity to deliver genuine social and environmental improvement, and this ambition is reflected in its underwriting and lending decisions.

Graham Emmett, Co-founder of Atelier Capital Partners, commented:

“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.

“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.”

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