Meet The Team
We are specialists in senior debt funding for the experienced real estate investor and developer. We offer investment property finance, commercial mortgages, development finance and renewable energy finance.
Kevin Beevers Commercial Lending Director
Kevin Beevers has been the Commercial Lending Director at Hodge Bank since September 2013. Kevin joined following a 24-year career at HSBC, during the course of which he gained UK-wide experience and led successful teams in a broad range of areas including large corporate banking, leveraged acquisition finance, commercial business development and working capital provision, as well as experience in the credit & risk function.
Since joining Hodge Kevin has guided the department through a series of increasingly profitable years and overseen material growth of the lending team, business and portfolio.
While Kevin’s role is primarily strategic and leadership focussed, client relationships and new business remain a key focus. Kevin works closely with the senior team at the inception of new relationships; as a key decision-maker in the credit approval process, his hands-on approach helps to ensure that new customers get the very best service.
Contact Kevin on 029 2078 7637
Brent Arthur Senior Relationship Manager
Brent is an experienced banking professional, having held managerial posts in HSBC’s Brecon and Cardiff branches before serving as a senior commercial manager in South and South-East Wales for 12 years.
Since joining Hodge Bank in 2015, Brent has taken over the management of many longstanding relationships as well as developing new business connections, most notably with the introduction of a mixed-use redevelopment project for a Grade II listed chapel in Central London.
Contact Brent on 029 2078 7694
Michael Clifford Relationship Manager
Michael joined Hodge in May 2018, following an 11-year career at Santander where he held various regional, national and international roles in U.K, U.S and Spain. Whilst Michael’s experience has primarily been focused on Real Estate finance, he also has experience in cross border transactions, syndicated finance, strategic planning and project delivery.
Contact Michael on 029 2080 3061
Andy Button Head of Investment Finance
Recruited from HSBC in 2014, Andy is an accomplished property banker with over 30 years’ experience in the field. In his time with Hodge he has introduced many high-profile property professionals and has an excellent track record for negotiating long-running relationships with clients.
As Head of Investment Finance, Andy’s remit centres around the provision of funding products that allow property owners to secure long-term investment against income-producing real estate assets.
On top of this Andy has also negotiated several renewable energy deals for wind turbines in Scotland and has completed a number of development projects with prolific city-specific developers Urban Creation.
Contact Andy on 029 2078 7695
Gareth Davies Head of Origination
Gareth joined Hodge Bank from the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in January 2015 after nine years in corporate finance and real estate finance roles. As a senior director in corporate real estate finance for the south of England and South Wales, he managed a £900 million property portfolio.
In his time with Hodge Gareth has overseen a significant portfolio of property deals in Bath and Bristol. He has also introduced new developments in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and a first deal in the North East with funding for the conversion of office space to residential apartments in Gosforth, Newcastle.
A qualified accountant and Fellow member of Chartered Certified Accountants, Gareth spent his early career in audit and corporate finance roles with Grant Thornton and Baker Tilly in London, before joining RBS in 2007.
Contact Gareth on 029 2080 3032
Paul Green Head of Development Finance
Paul joined Hodge Bank from Chartered Trust in 2001. Before joining the Relationship Management team, Paul undertook the role of Credit Risk Manager for the Commercial Real Estate Lending Team focusing on credit risk and loan structuring.
Since 2009, Paul has worked extensively with a number of Commercial and Residential Investors and developers on a range of projects, across all sectors to include the funding of renewable energy projects. Now, as Head of Development Finance, Paul facilitates key development deals for the Commercial Lending team.
As the team’s principal originator for development finance, Paul has negotiated significant Commercial and Residential deals in prime central London and the suburbs as well as major UK city locations, which includes the funding of 58,000 sq. ft. of Grade A office space in the centre of Cardiff, mixed-use redevelopment of a property in The Strand, London and development of luxury residential accommodation in Sunningdale.
Contact Paul on 029 2078 7636
Paul Williams Senior Relationship Manager / Project Manager: Commercial Distribution
Prior to joining Hodge in 2014, Paul had a 20-year career with HSBC where he held a number of senior roles throughout Wales, working latterly as a Senior International Commercial Manager. Since that time he has negotiated key investment and development deals in London and across South Wales, notably to assist with the development of Tivoli Arcade on Mumbles sea front.
As a Senior Relationship Manager, Paul’s experience has been crucial in securing several high-profile property deals in recent years.
Paul has a dual role at Hodge, leading the commercial distribution project that will allow the Commercial business extend their value proposition into adjacent markets and across new ventures.
Contact Paul on 029 2078 7696
Steve Blake Head of Commercial Credit
Steve’s role as Head of Commercial Credit at Hodge Bank draws on his specialist experience in the real estate banking sector to ensure that new lending relationships are thoroughly evaluated in-house.
Following roles with NatWest and Bank of Scotland, Steve worked a s a senior corporate banking manager with HSBC prior to joining Hodge. Steve has a wealth of experience to draw on and provides a supportive sounding board to the Relationship Management team for new and existing cases alike. He has significant experience of larger corporate and institutional clients as well as sole traders and entrepreneurs.
Alongside his credit risk remit Steve also fulfils key responsibilities to ensure that the department meets regulatory reporting and operational requirements.
Contact Steve on 029 2078 7613
Paul Lobl Head of Portfolio
Paul joined Hodge in January 2018 in a newly created role as Relationship Support Manager. Paul brings a wealth of banking and real estate finance experience to the team, gained during a 34-year banking career.
Paul joins us from Bank of Ireland where he worked for 12 years in the specialist Bristol & West Property Finance team, a department which he managed for the last 5 years. In this role Paul was responsible for managing a £1bn+ real estate investment portfolio. Prior to that he spent 4 years with Bank of Scotland and 19 years with Barclays in a variety of roles.
In addition to his expertise in real estate finance Paul brings valuable leadership, people management and client service skills to the team. Paul’s new role will support the Relationship team in continuing to provide a fast, efficient and professional service to clients.
Contact Paul on 029 2078 7654
Meet the rest of the team