Craig Hardiman-Scott, formerly a senior associate in the structured finance team, has also been promoted to head of sales, joining the Sirius management team and directly supporting managing director, Nicholas Christofi.
The newly-created roles will all support the growing team at the specialist property debt adviser, said the distributor.
In the last year, Sirius said it has grown its team through significant recruitment in its commercial and structured finance teams, property debt advisory roles and with several new case administrators to provide support.
In May, Sirius Property Finance reportedly partnered with Chris Field to lead the debt adviser’s new specialist business finance team, focused on the care and hospitality sectors. Field held roles at a number of high-profile institutions including a corporate debt advisory firm, a specialist city broker, Lombard, Alpha Bank and Barclays.
Field will lead and grow the new specialist business finance team for Sirius, which includes Emma Vanson who joined the debt adviser in March to specialise in the care and education sectors.
Also in May, Sirius Property Finance strengthened its development division with the recruitment of ex-Mortgage Strategy journalist Devraj Ray as a senior associate who retrained as a broker to join Perception Finance, Enness Global Mortgages and Largemortgageloans.com.
Sirius Property Finance reportedly recruited Hari Patel to its structured finance team in June who has over 30 years of property and finance experience and Coreco Specialist Finance and Knight Frank on his C.V.
It confirmed the new lending team has already delivered more lending in 2021 than it did in the whole of 2020.
Managing director of Sirius Property Finance, Nicholas Christofi, said: “First, I would like to congratulate Craig and Leoni on their new roles, which are both richly deserved and a testament to their ongoing hard work and commitment to the business. I’d also like to take the chance to welcome all of our new recruits, who have been quick to adapt to our culture and focus on the highest levels of client service.
“It has been a challenging year for everyone, but there have also been opportunities to help individuals and businesses to secure the finance they have needed to navigate this difficult period and fund their objectives. I am very proud and pleased that we have been able to deliver on those opportunities and continue to grow the business in such a robust way.”