LendInvest adds to funds team

Jake Carter

October 28, 2021

LendInvest has appointed two senior hires to its funds team, with Omega Poole joining as its new head of capital raising and Robert Pritchard joining as its head of fund management.

Poole joins LendInvest from law firm Mishcon de Reya where she worked within the debt advisory team. During her time at the firm, Poole supported clients in sourcing financing terms for their investment and development projects in the UK.

With over 18 years’ experience as a financier, real estate corporate finance advisor and lawyer, Poole has extensive experience in the real estate finance market and over the last nine years she has focused predominantly on sourcing capital.

She was also previously a partner at Brown Rudnick LLP and a director at CBRE.

At LendInvest Poole will be focused on leading capital raising efforts for the existing fund and new fund series going forward.

Pritchard joins LendInvest from Urban Exposure PLC, where he held the position of chief operating officer. He oversaw the company’s restructuring and return of shareholder capital.

Previously a director at CBRE and vice president of origination at Barclays, Pritchard has a range of real estate experience. Within his new role at LendInvest, he will be responsible for driving the growth and performance of LendInvest’s fund management business.

Poole said: “Having watched the LendInvest business carve a new niche and become a leading property finance asset manager supporting SME developers in the UK over the last decade or so, I’m absolutely delighted to have joined the funds team to help continue the development of our successful funds business.”

Pritchard added: “I am very pleased to have joined LendInvest during such an exciting time for the company.

“The strength of brand and entrepreneurial spirit at LendInvest positions us well to further expand our fund management business and become one of the leading specialist managers in the UK.”

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