CapitalRise has appointed five members of staff over the past few months, including a finance director and an associate director of its lending teams.
Stuart Peel joins as finance director following seven years at the Berkeley Group, during which he worked at several large central London developments, most recently as a finance director in the St James Division.
Katy Katani joins the lending team as an associate director, responsible for originating and managing both broker and borrower relationships for CapitalRise.
She has more than 18 years’ experience in the real estate industry in various role, including most recently being responsible for business development and organisations at Zorin Finance.
The prime property lender has also appointed Sami Mziu as head of product, responsible for product development. He joins from the London Stock Exchange Group where he worked on product and innovation and built the technology for the private capital markets.
Arjun Riyait left private wealth management to become responsible for analysing prime property investment opportunities at CapitalRise while Emily Gates has joined the lender as marketing manager, after working in marketing for a specialist mortgage broker.
“As our rapid growth continues, it is wonderful to be able to welcome so many talented people to the business,” said Uma Rajah (pictured), co-founder and chief executive of CapitalRise.
“We pride ourselves on the depth of prime property expertise we have, so it is great to continue to grow our lending team as well as build out some of our other functions.
“We hope this will enable us to continue to successfully scale the business and serve the increased customer demand we have been seeing.”