CEO & Founder, Hilltop Credit Partners
Paul is an investment professional with a 30-year successful track record in property development, asset management and financial structuring and has transacted over £1 billion in the UK and Continental European real estate markets.
Paul is the founder and CEO of Hilltop Credit Partners, a specialist residential development financing partner for established smaller and mid-sized residential developers and house builders across the UK.
In the early 1990s, Paul helped build the credit department of a major eastern European bank, from one to 20 people. Then from 1993 to 2010, he established one the largest fully integrated real estate advisory and investment businesses in Central and Eastern Europe, which became one of the largest commercial property developers in the region.
Until 2010, Paul acted as Chairman for Hauser-Oberschneider, working with international property and private equity firms like Apollo, Grainger PLC and Citigroup Property Advisors. The company pioneered the construction and financing of "western" styled residential apartments, retail hypermarkets and hotel properties across Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2010, Paul was also an investor in and Chairman of London-based healthy fast food retailer, Vital Ingredient, selling his stake in 2016 as part of a management buyout deal by private equity firm, LDC.
Paul is also the author of Why Sell Tacos in Africa? (2016) and Fast Track Entrepreneur: Success leaves footprints (2017).