21st June 2021

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Blackfinch Property expands team with Investment Manager hire

Phil Downie joins from JP Morgan

Blackfinch Property has hired Phil Downie to join its expanding team as it continues to support developers across the UK with access to loan facilities. Phil will be responsible for enhancing the team’s capability and capacity to manage additional loans.

Phil joins Blackfinch after spending two years as an Associate with JP Morgan, where he worked in the Investment Banking and Real Estate Structured Finance teams. Phil also previously worked at Empiric Student Property Plc and Aviva Investors. He holds a BSc in Geography from the University of Manchester and an Executive Master’s in Real Estate from Cambridge University, as well as the Investment Management Certificate and the Certificate in Corporate Finance from the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Commenting on his new role, Phil said: “I was attracted to Blackfinch because they run their property lending business in an entrepreneurial and nimble way, with a flexible approach that understands their clients’ needs. I’m looking forward to helping more developers to build out the homes and property infrastructure that the UK needs.”

David Higson, Investment Director and Head of Blackfinch Property, said: “We are delighted to welcome Phil to the growing Property team at Blackfinch. His skills in modelling techniques and investment management practice will allow the team to manage an increasing number of property loans. Phil will be key in this and enhance our due diligence capabilities.”