Ex-Castle Trust director joins CapitalRise

Online property finance marketplace CapitalRise has made two new senior appointments to its growing team.

Nick Oakley (pictured above) joins the company as its new head of lending and has over two decades of experience in real estate financing.

He previously served at Castle Trust, where he spent the last three years as director of structured finance and was instrumental in expanding its loan origination efforts across products including residential development and structured lending.

Prior to that, Nick worked at private bank Arbuthnot Latham, where he was director of structured lending.

In his new role, he will head up the lending team’s efforts to proactively grow the loan book.

CapitalRise has also appointed Lior Zaidner (above) as its new head of marketing to drive growth in customer acquisitions.

Lior will assume responsibility for all aspects of CapitalRise’s marketing strategy.

He joins from Cogress Ltd, where he spent the past four years as marketing director and was key to building and growing its investor base.

Commenting on the new appointments, Uma Rajah, co-founder and CEO at CapitalRise, said: “These high-calibre appointments come at a pivotal time for CapitalRise as we see interest surge from both investors attracted to our secure, income-led investment proposition and borrowers who continue to struggle to access suitable finance.

“With two years under our belt and an established track record of delivering returns averaging 10%, CapitalRise is now a proven concept and we need the best team in place to take it to the next level.

“I’m confident that both Nick and Lior – who respectively have a wealth of relevant experience – have the right skillset and enthusiasm to help drive the business towards meeting its ambitious growth targets.”

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