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Hilco’s specialist bridge lending division expands team with another appointment

The team at Hilco Real Estate Finance (HREF) with Charlie Job (second right, standing)

Hilco Real Estate Finance (HREF), that launched in 2023, is further strengthening its team with the appointment of experienced investment professional Charlie Job, who lives in Didsbury, Manchester, and will work across the UK, assisting the specialist real estate lender as it builds its presence nationwide.

With over five years’ experience across real estate, credit and M&A, Charlie joins HREF, part of Hilco Global, as an associate. He started his career at NatWest Markets before joining Arrow Global where he worked on numerous distressed and special situations credit and equity investments across Europe, as well as several key strategic platform acquisitions for the fund manager.

Charlie comments: “This is a great opportunity to help grow a dynamic, new division which benefits from the backing of a world-renowned financial services group. I already know a number of members of the team and like the business’ flexible approach to lending. In such a fast-growing market, I believe that HREF’s ability to provide loans rapidly, even in complex situations and at the £10m-plus level, will see it quickly gain momentum.”

Andrew Ward, managing director at HREF, comments: “With his strong track record of working in special situations investments and private credit, Charlie is a valuable addition as we seek to build out the team across the UK. Since launching last summer, HREF has got off to a flying start with businesses in a diverse range of sectors seeking bespoke loans from a reliable lender who is willing to look beyond the usual lending criteria.”

Hilco Real Estate Finance provides bespoke, flexible property finance solutions nationwide across various real estate sectors and capital structures, offering short term loans for growth, acquisition opportunities, development exits and refinancing exits with loan sizes ranging from £1m to £50m+. The business has already lent more than £50m in its first four months operational in the UK, with an average facility size of £10m.

Headquartered in London and with offices throughout the UK, HREF comprises a team of highly experienced finance professionals. It is a fully integrated subsidiary of Hilco Global (Hilco), the multi-national financial services group with more than $3bn of assets under management. HREF builds on Hilco’s long established credentials as a lender, valuer and asset manager.