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October 24, 2017

Gatehouse Financial Group (Gatehouse), a leading real estate focused shariah-compliant financial services group, today announced that it has successfully completed the sale of its FBI Regional Headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

The property is a four-story office building that totals 169,542 square feet located in Salt Lake City, the capital city of the State of Utah. The state-of-the-art, mission critical facility was completed in 2012 and is located adjacent to the Salt Lake City International Airport. The property houses the FBI’s Regional Headquarters and Field Office for the Rocky Mountain Division. The asset is backed by the credit of th...

October 23, 2017

LONDON – 23 October, 2017:
As part of the expansion of its activities and team, Gatehouse Bank plc is pleased to announce that Kenny Orpin has joined the bank as a Vice President with responsibility for the Bank’s growth in regional Commercial Real Estate Financing. Kenny joins from Santander where he managed a portfolio of North-West based real estate clients. Before this he was part of the Structured Property Finance team with Barclays Corporate in Manchester.

Kenny Orpin said:
“I am delighted to join Gatehouse at a very exciting time of growth for the Bank, with a clear strategy and desire to grow our Commercial Real Estate Financing client base re...

October 16, 2017

LONDON – 16 October, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc is delighted to announce the appointment of Mike Coles as Interim Chief Risk Officer from today. He brings his significant experience to the Executive Committee and will help develop Gatehouse’s entry into the residential finance sector.

Mike’s previous roles include Interim Deputy CRO at Aldermore and Interim CRO roles at National Bank of Kuwait and CAF Bank.
 

Charles Haresnape, CEO at Gatehouse said:
“I am delighted Mike is joining the senior team and I look forward to us benefitting from his experience as we develop the bank into new sectors. This is an exciting time for us all.”

October 12, 2017


Gatehouse Financial Group, parent company of Gatehouse Bank and Gatehouse Capital, is pleased to announce acquisition of a Strategic Industrial Portfolio (“The Portfolio”) advised by Gatehouse Capital comprising 11 industrial and office properties dispersed throughout the Midwest, Northeast, and Southeast regions of the U.S. Gatehouse Capital, assisted by Arch Street Capital Advisors, LLC, completed the transaction in partnership with a well-experienced US-based investment group, Brennan Investment Group (“BIG”).  The Portfolio current acquisition cost is approximately $100m.

The Portfolio is comprised of a 2.5m square foot portfolio consisting of 11 i...

July 24, 2017

LONDON – 24 July, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc is pleased to announce the following appointments. Tim Blease is joining Gatehouse as Chief Operating Officer. Sharron Harvey is joining as Executive Vice President, Head of HR.

Tim’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Gatehouse Bank. Tim will be contributing to Gatehouse’s new strategy including its move into retail mortgages. His previous roles include New Business Strategy and Innovation Director at Shawbrook Bank and Head of Retail Credit Risk at Metro Bank.

Sharron joins Gatehouse Bank from Habib Bank Zurich and has twenty years HR experience mainly in the financial sector. Sharron will be focus...

July 17, 2017

LONDON – 17 July, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc (“Gatehouse” or the “Bank”), a Shariah-compliant Bank based in London, is pleased to announce the following changes to the Board, with immediate effect:
 

  1. Andrew Gray has been appointed Non-Executive Director of Gatehouse. Andy has more than 30 years’ experience in the UK banking industry and was previously Managing Director of Mortgages at Barclays, Deputy Chairman of the Council of Mortgages Lenders and a member of the executive committee. Andy brings a depth of experience to challenge and assist in the development of the Bank’s future strategy and proposition.
     

  2. Lord Carrington of Fulham and M...

July 3, 2017

LONDON – 3 July, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc is pleased to announce the following changes to its executive committee. Paul Stockwell is being appointed as Chief Commercial Officer, with effect from 3rd July 2017. Danesh Mahadeva has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer, on 1st July 2017.

Paul joins from TSB Bank and brings with him extensive experience of property risk including commercial, residential and recoveries. Prior to TSB, Paul was with Aldermore Bank, a specialised lender in the UK, where he was responsible for all property development, commercial and residential property lending risk and valuation. Paul has over 20 years of real es...

June 13, 2017

New strategy managed by Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ global equities manager Simon Haines with Gatehouse Bank as Shariah Compliance Advisor to the Fund.

LONDON - 13 June, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc (“Gatehouse”) and Columbia Threadneedle Investments (“Columbia Threadneedle”) are pleased to announce the launch of the Threadneedle (Lux) – Gatehouse Shariah Global Equity Fund (the “Fund”), following regulatory approval by the CSSF (Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier) in Luxembourg and the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) in the UK.

The Fund draws on both Columbia Threadneedle’s successful investment philosophy and process and Gatehous...

May 15, 2017

LONDON – May, 2017: Gatehouse Bank plc (“Gatehouse” or the “Bank”), a Shariah-compliant Bank based in London, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Haresnape as Chief Executive Officer, with effect from the 8th of May. Charles has taken over from Fahed Faisal Boodai, Chairman and Co-Founder of Gatehouse Financial Group (“the Group”), who has acted as CEO of Gatehouse during the past year. Mr. Boodai will return to his role as Chairman of the Group. Charles’s appointment marks an exciting time for Gatehouse, as it seeks to deliver for shareholders on the opportunity, which exists in banking activities, real estate investment and financing, a...

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