Real estate finance advisory and investment management business BBS Capital has appointed five people as part of an ongoing expansion, including Crest Nicholson veteran Chris Tinker.

Chris Tinker joins BBS from Crest Nicholson as a non-executive director. Tinker spent 32 years at Crest Nicholson and was most recently acting chief executive at the company. He has a combined development portfolio of circa £7bn across 30 sites.

Kazeem Afolabi joins the BBS’s debt advisory services from Eastdil Secured. Prior to this, Afolabi was at Goldman Sachs in its real estate development team.

Ashwin Chockalingam, previously part of JLL’s real estate debt advisory business, has joined BBS’s debt advisory team. Prior to JLL, Chockalingam was a chartered accountant at EY’s asset management tax and structuring team.

Amandeep Uppal is BBS’s new in-house counsel and joins from Fieldfisher, where she was a consultant in the real estate finance team.

Sebastian Patrick joins both the debt advisory and the investment management sides of the business. He previously worked as a development surveyor at Tritax Symmetry.

Managing director at BBS, Adam Buchler 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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