"We have deliberately built a team of advisers who have extensive property experience from a variety of angles, which gives them a deeper understanding of developer and investor needs"
Sirius Property Finance has strengthened its investment team with the recruitment of Ashley Elkin as senior associate.
Ashley has more than seven years’ experience in the property industry, including five years in property finance. He has previously worked as a chartered surveyor for LSH Commercial Property Consultants, where he also held the role of head of property finance.
At Sirius Property Finance, Ashley will provide finance advice to developers and investors in the private sector and SME space, largely focusing on residential development across London, the South East and the North West. He will also focus on assisting the public sector, through ongoing consultancy across the UK.
Nicholas Christofi, co-founder at Sirius Property Finance, said: “I’m really delighted to welcome Ashley to Sirius. He has a very impressive track record and his background as a surveyor adds an extra perspective and skillset to the Sirius team. We have deliberately built a team of advisers who have extensive property experience from a variety of angles, which gives them a deeper understanding of developer and investor needs in addition to just the finance side of things. Ashley is an excellent example of this in action and it’s great to have him on board.”
Ashley Elkin added: “I’m delighted to join the fantastic team at Sirius Property Finance. As I was previously a chartered surveyor, I have a good understanding of the wider property market, analysing developments, local rents, sales prices and yields, which can prove invaluable for clients. It also helps when arguing with valuers! I genuinely enjoy providing advice to clients who find themselves in difficult situations, whether they have been let down by a lender, a broker or have fallen into hardship. I also take pleasure in structuring high leverage development finance using a combination of senior, stretch senior, mezzanine and equity finance to push a client’s return on equity to astronomical levels. I can’t wait to get started working with clients at Sirius.”