BBS Capital expands its team with key appointments


BBS Capital (BBS) has announced significant key appointments, including Chris Tinker, former CEO of Crest Nicholson

Chris Tinker

Chris Tinker was instrumental in securing and promoting many of the group’s long-term major projects and was chair of the successful regeneration and strategic land divisions, with a combined development portfolio of circa £7bn across 30 sites.

Tinker brings a wealth of experience in large scale, high quality, multi-tenure urban and sub-urban development, including the delivery of circa 340 build-to-rent dwellings in Birmingham, sold to BBS Capital. He is a NED of a number of companies in related sectors.

Kazeem Afolabi will work on BBS’s debt advisory activities.

Afolabi joins from the financing team at Eastdil Secured, where he advised on equity and debt deals across residential, office, hotel, logistics, retail and student housing across Europe.

In his earlier career, Kazeem spent six years at Goldman Sachs in the real estate development team.

Vast industry experience

Ashwin Chockalingam joins BBS Capital to focus on debt advisory.

Chockalingam joins from JLL’s real estate debt advisory business, where he focused on pan-European hotels and hospitality. Prior to JLL, Chockalingam, a chartered accountant, spent four years post-qualification in EY’s asset management tax and structuring team, including a year on secondment at PIMCO.

Amandeep Uppal is BBS’s new In-House Counsel.

Uppal trained at Mayer Brown International and has specialised in real estate finance since 2013. More recently she was a consultant in the real estate finance team at Fieldfisher and worked on a broad range of transactions across both investment and development funding, acting for a variety of lenders.

Sebastian Patrick joins to work across both the debt advisory and the investment management sides of the business.

Adam Buchler, managing director, said: “These are important appointments for BBS, strengthening our expertise in both advisory and investment management as we continue to expand.

“Our pipeline of activity is very strong and we look forward to working with our new team members to progress some very exciting opportunities.”


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