Simon joined Carrig Partners in June 2022 as a Partner to expand our Commercial Real Estate Financing business.  He has over two decades of experience in Real Estate Principal Investing & Lending, Capital & Financial Advisory, Valuation and Operating activities across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.   Simon was previously Director of Capital Advisory with Blackbear Capital and prior to that was a Senior Associate with principal lender Fortwell Capital.  A graduate of Nottingham Trent University, Simon began his career in Central Europe and London with Cushman & Wakefield before joining Deutsche Bank’s European CRE team.  His Middle East experience was with two private equity real estate investors, Arady Capital in Abu Dhabi and Union Properties in Dubai.  Simon has originated, underwritten and closed financings across multiple sectors including residential, strategic land, development, commercial, industrial/logistics, PBSA and hotels.