Rob Lankey joins Shawbrook as director of commercial investment

Former Aldermore managing director of commercial mortgages Rob Lankey will join Shawbrook bank as director of commercial investment.

Lankey was most recently managing director at Amicus Commercial Mortgages and has worked in the finance industry for 30 years, many of which have been in the commercial mortgages sector. He spent nine years at Aldermore before joining the NACFB in late 2016 before joining Amicus in early 2018.

Amicus Finance announced that it had entered administration at the end of last year.

Shawbrook has made a number of senior management appointments of late, including hiring John Eastgate from OneSavingsBank, who will join in the coming months.

Lankey will be leading the growth of Shawbrook’s Commercial Investment arm which the lender says is a key focus area moving into 2019 and beyond.

The Bank is adding 15 industry experts to this team including several senior underwriters, as well as credit risk and lending operations staff to “support an end-to-end customer journey.”

Lankey says:”Portfolio investors in the commercial space represent a key demographic for the UK, and supporting these businesses with their growth plans via the broker channel is a big part of Shawbrook’s future plans.

“Shawbrook has always led from the front with innovative products and a strong service proposition, and this is culturally something with which I am very familiar given my previous roles. I know the team well from my time in the industry and am looking forward to hitting the ground running in the summer”.

Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages sales director Emma Cox says: “Rob has a wealth of experience across the commercial landscape and having him take on this important role within the senior leadership team is a big win. This immediately dials up our capability in the commercial space and along with on-going investment in other areas of the business, demonstrates our appetite to grow in all our specialist markets.

“At a time where there is some industry turbulence from a lender perspective, it is encouraging to be able to make firm commitments for the future in support of brokers and property professionals”.

Lankey will begin the new role later this month.

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