Martin Gilsenan (pictured) has joined Atelier Capital Partners as director of origination.

Gilsenan joins from Iron Bridge Finance, where he served on the board as managing director for sales. His previous roles have included stints with Dragonfly and Omni Capital.

Chris Gardner, COO at Atelier Capital Partners, said: “Hiring and retaining the best talent is central to our ambitious growth strategy.

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“Since launch we’ve assembled a group of highly skilled institutionally trained professionals from across the development and short-term real estate finance sector, and we are now delighted to welcome Martin to the team too.

“Martin’s pedigree and reputation are second to none, and his expertise will be invaluable as we consolidate our early growth by increasing both our loan book and origination capacity.

“As a degree of normality returns to the market, astute developers will identify opportunities.

“Whenever and wherever they do, we stand ready to help, with a certainty of execution underpinned by our compelling combination of institutional funding and first-class people.”

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