Your success is our success

Why partner with us?

We remove barriers to ensure we can offer our clients a straightforward, flexible and personal service. To us, our clients are our friends and we work in partnership to bridge the gap on your property investments.

Speed

We understand your urgency and will move fast so you can too

Transparency

We will always provide an open, honest and direct level of communication

Rates

We provide competitive, market leading rates for our clients

Direct Contact

We are super friendly and approachable, with our senior team on hands at all times

No Fees

We work to create long lasting relationships, not short one off deals

Flexible

We work on a case by case basis, every client and loan is different

Our Vision

Our exceptionally experienced  team has been formed exclusively from a property or financial background, to be able to apply our capabilities to speed-up, simplify and bring transparency to short term property finance.

Now a leading visionary in the market ,we pride ourselves on our ability to understand our clients needs. With no lengthy credit approval process, our clients should never have to miss an investment opportunity; we have a financial solution for every type of property investment.

"By continually questioning processes we push to create positive change not only in Glenhawk, but industry wide."
Harry Hill, Non Executive Director

Meet The Team

Glenhawk was concieved by young entrepreneur and developer Guy Harrington, who believes intellectual capital is critical to innovative solutions.

Now including the Founder of Rightmove and the former MD of Regis Group amongst others, our team at Glenhawk has been lucky enough to attract some of the most talented professionals in our industry.

Guy Harrington

CEO & Founder

Over the last 10 years, with the backing of international investors, Guy has developed over £100,000,000 of prime central London property. He has experienced the most complex development situations. From detailed lease extension issues to excavating triple height basements, Guy has gained experience of the whole development process. His career was built on trust and relationships, the very core of how Glenhawk operates.

Guy formed Glenhawk to provide a new angle on property finance, with the aim of becoming the best non-bank lender in the market, focusing on speed, service, and flexibility.

When he’s not working Guy enjoys cooking, long walks and renovating classic cars.

Harry Hill

Non Exec Director

Between 1985 and 2006 Harry was the CEO of Countrywide plc, the largest owned estate agency and property services group in Europe before it’s sale to American private equity for over £1 billion pounds.

During the same period, he was involved in the creation and public flotation of Rightmove plc (which he chaired for the first five years) and Chesnara plc.

Since retiring from Countrywide in 2006, Harry has built up a portfolio of non-executive directorships in both the public and private sector across a range of business activities. Harry qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1970 and has spent most of his professional career in the property industry.

Paul McFadyen

Managing Director

Paul is the former Managing Director for Regis Group, a specialist residential real estate investor in the UK and USA.

Here, Paul led a large team across four group companies where he managed a portfolio of over 30,000 assets, making it one of the largest privately-owned residential portfolios in the UK. In 2015 Paul spearheaded a pioneering complex securitisation of over 21,000 units within the group’s freehold portfolio.

Bringing with him his deep understanding of the operational and financial management within the real estate market, Paul has a degree in Land Management and also holds multiple real estate licenses in New York City. He is also an avid Chelsea supporter.

Nick Hilton

Director of Lending

Nick has a diverse background starting in Asset Management, moving on to property funds, specifically launching the first FCA regulated short term lending fund for a leading member of the London Stock Exchange.

Most recently Nick has been at the forefront of an established bridging lender, being instrumental in acquiring two significant funding lines. Since 2008, Nick has collectively lent over £300m across both residential and commercial bridging where there are now few situations he has not seen.

Nick has a very effective hands on approach with all our clients, using his experience to advise and support at all stages of the process. He also adores his French bulldog Hugo.

Naeem Tabassum

Finance Director

Naeem has over 20 years’ experience in financial management across multiple sectors, with over 12 years specifically in the bridging finance sector. As a qualified financial professional, Naeem holds MBA and PhD degrees in Corporate Finance and is a member of ICAEW and ACCA.

Having worked as Financial Controller for some of the industry’s biggest names including Lendinvest and Pivot Finance, Naeem now leads our growing finance team and is responsible for the company’s financial strategy. He is also responsible for the financial risk structure of the company to ensure that robust systems and internal financial controls are in place to protect the interests of private and institutional investors.

Damani Johnson

Head of Compliance

Damani has substantial experience in compliance and has spent the last seven years with a major high street lender assisting in their successful FCA application and funding. During this time, Damani implemented the compliance monitoring and audit programmes, managing the complaints and operational compliance teams, serving as the financial crime officer.

Damani also worked here as the MLRO where he successfully implemented a very effective anti-money laundering system from the ground up. This included designing and implementing new policies and procedures, including changes to the reporting format and structure.

A very good cook, Damani is also knowledgeable on FCA matters and brings with him his very practical approach to compliance.

Kynan Benjamin

Underwriter

Over the past ten years, Ky has built a solid foundation within real estate lending working in the broker market, retail mortgages and commercial lending sectors.

Having started his career at Shawbrook Bank and later Musthaven, he saw them both through key periods of growth where they were successfully rewarded their banking licenses respectively. More recently, Ky worked at Lendinvest where he was a key contributor to the expansion of their technological growth.

Ky has now bought his dynamic and very relevant experience to Glenhawk where he is driven by a strong and knowledgeable relationship with his clients. Ky’s other passions are with his two wheels and guitar.

Tom Tailby

Underwriter

With a background in development finance, Tom is an invaluable part of the underwriting team. Joining us from short term property financier Masthaven, he can provide advice and insight in a range of development types for our clients, with his underwriting experience ranging from single residences to large multi-unit developments across the UK.

Originally from Northampton, Tom’s early career begun in finance at Nationwide (head office). Here he gained valuable experience in understanding the importance of customer relations and communication which translates effectively with our clients at Glenhawk.

An avid football player, Tom is also a talented guitar player who can be relied upon to play on-demand in the office!

Annabel Crawshaw

Head of Operations

Since joining the financial services industry in 2001, Annabel has gained a wealth of knowledge in the property sector having previously been a key member of a large mortgage broker where she managed a team of administrators and brokers.

Annabel enjoys learning about different changes within the sector and has strong and mutually respected relationships with clients, solicitors and brokers throughout the industry.

At Glenhawk, Annabel is responsible for the smooth running of all internal and external administration. Her technical experience means she can manage effectively the day to day enquiries through to solicitor enquiries. Very practical and sociable, Annabel is also our resident problem solver.

Gabriella Powles

Head of Marketing

Starting her career at internationally renowned developers Candy & Candy, Gabriella brings with her over ten years of marketing experience within the property and finance sectors.

Having delivered the marketing on numerous developments in the UK for clients such as Blackstone, Argent and Northacre, Gabriella’s career profile also spans across USA where she successfully delivered campaigns for clients including RXR Realty and Tishmen Speyer. Here she also provided strategic consultancy on a number of corporate brand and awareness campaigns.

Gabriella’s experience specifically in development means she can provide invaluable insight into our client needs. A Barry’s Boot Camp extraordinaire, she is also known to enjoy a good glass of Merlot.

What our clients say

It’s a pleasure dealing with the team at Glenhawk. I can always speak directly with the lending team and get answers swiftly. They really understand my business needs, particularly when I’m looking to finance purchases quickly.

Acquisition Financier

They have a very comprehensive understanding of property, especially on the development side and I felt that we were on the same side, it felt like the whole team really understood the pressure I was under.

They are also able to take a pragmatic approach to dealing with issues which otherwise could have caused delays. The whole process felt streamlined from start to finish, these guys really know what they are doing.

Buy-To-Let Investor

We are delighted to work with them and wish to continue to build a long-term relationship. My loan application was quite complex, and the team made it very digestible and were so supportive throughout the whole process.

Completely unprompted, they also refunded me £500 for my legal fees as they explained that the legal fees I had been quoted and paid turned out to be less, they didn’t need to do this or be so transparent which makes me feel very confident to work with them.

Commercial Borrower

The team at Glenhawk have been very professional but also incredibly personable; I had direct contact from Nick throughout the process and he was always on hand whenever I needed and wanted some advice.

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